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Sourcebooks Giveaway for Amanda Forester’s Midsummer Bride

To celebrate the release of Amanda Forester’s Midsummer Bride, Sourcebooks would like to give away a wedding themed gift basket to one lucky reader! Amanda is usually known for her Highlanders but her brand new regency series is receiving great reviews! A Wedding in Springtime was named a Top 10 Romance for 2013 by Booklist and a PW 2013 Best Summer Book. Midsummer Bride is out on November 5th  and has just received a starred review from PW! Enter to win this beautiful wedding themed basket filled with everything from gourmet hot chocolate, truffles, a sparkly candle and of course a copy of Midsummer Bride!

Side note: Her new novella, Highland Bride’s Choice, is currently free. It’s the first in a new trilogy of short stories set in medieval Scotland, bridging Amanda Forester’s medieval and Regency series. Three Campbell sisters find true love with the ancestors of the three heroes featured in the author’s new Regency romances.

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And how about they answer the question: Which famous literary couple’s wedding do you wish you could have attended?


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  1. Carolyne
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 10:50:44

    This is a hard question, because I want to avoid the obvious (Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy!); there’s my sentimental favourite (put on my elf ears and eat all the fairy cakes at Arwen and Aragorn’s reception); and there are certain weddings you absolutely don’t want to attend (George RRM, I’m looking at you).

  2. Brooke James
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 11:29:00

    I would LOVE to have attended Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer’s marriage ceremony! A modern-day fairytale… Here’s the link to Amanda’s rehash of their big day (plus 1 faux wedding in the streets of New Orleans)!

  3. Cassandra B.
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 11:37:29

    Lord, what a question. I am not sure. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy is what springs to mind first, but a close second is any of the weddings from the Hathaways series by Lisa Kleypas.

  4. Kim
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 12:12:55

    Darcy and Elizabeth appears to be the consensus. Some of Julia Quinn’s characters would have had an entertaining wedding.

  5. Tammy
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 12:16:36

    Let’s just go with Bella and Edward’s from Breaking Dawn because with all the vampires in attendance more food for me.

  6. Justine
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 12:21:15

    Hidden text for those who haven’t read The Hunger Games*:
    [spoiler]Did Katniss and Peeta ever actually get married? Given how Katniss felt, that would’ve been an interesting wedding to attend.[/spoiler]

  7. Ludo
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 12:24:34

    I wish I could have attended the wedding of Horatia Windwood and Marcus Derelincourt from The convenient marriage by Georgette Heyer.

  8. Sarah
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 13:04:15

    Elizabeth and Darcy first came to my mind too, but I also wouldn’t mind being a guest at the wedding of Amelia Peabody and Emerson.

  9. Julie B.
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 13:29:18

    I would love to have attended Lord Dain and Jessica Trent’s wedding from LORD OF SCOUNDRELS. Let’s face it: He’s ruined me for anyone else!

  10. JessiG
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 13:41:09

    Beatrice and Benedick. You KNOW that would have been a fun one.

  11. Jamie Beck
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 14:04:11

    Oh…such a hard question to answer. Since this giveaway involves historicals, I’ll go with an historical couple. I’ve loved all of Lisa Kleypas’s stories (Hathaways and Wallflowers and more), but my favorite couple might be Beatrix Hathaway and Christopher Phalen. There was something really beautiful about those letters (to me, anyway).

    I’ve never read Amanda Forester’s books, but I’m going to try A Wedding In Springtime now.

  12. flchen1
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 14:14:26

    Sebastian and Evie’s elopement in Devil in Winter :)

  13. hapax
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 14:31:41

    Easy-peasy — Tej and Ivan Vorpatril’s wedding, from LORD VORPATRIL’S ALLIANCE. It’s the funniest wedding ceremony I’ve ever read, complete with Ivan’s frantic rummaging through the cupboards for breakfast serial and Security pounding on the door…

    Second most fun would be Ranma’s and Akane’s wedding in RANMA 1/2; even though I don’t think they actually *quite* got married in the manga, I’m sure they got around to it eventually.

  14. Marcy Shuler
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 14:44:58

    I still have to say Elizabeth and Darcy.


  15. Maureen
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 15:15:39

    I would have like to have atteneded the wedding of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.

  16. jcp
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 15:35:05

    The couple from Lessons From A Scarlet Lady by Emma Wildes. The book starts 3 months after their wedding.

  17. Heather S
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 17:27:05

    The wedding of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, hands down!

  18. LauraB
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 17:47:37

    Viola and Orsino’s wedding from 12th Night. Easily my favorite Shakespeare play. :)

  19. kp
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 18:19:17

    The wedding of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy!

  20. MissE
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 18:21:13

    I usually find weddings to be boring, so I’m not sure I’d want to attend any of them. However, that’s not to say I wouldn’t want to attend the receptions for any of the endless number of billionaires that seem to be out there.

  21. Becky
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 18:27:39


    Yes! I’m going to second that :)

    Just watched Joss Wedon’s version the other day–it was wonderful!

  22. Karen
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 18:33:38

    The wedding of Jocelyn and Jane from Mary Balogh’s More Than a Mistress…one of my favorite romance couples of all time.

  23. MaryC
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 18:39:45

    Eve Dallas’ and Roarke’s wedding from the In Death series.

  24. Nancy B
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 18:57:56

    I just finished The Chocolate Thief, so Sylvain and Cade’s wedding comes to mind.

  25. Megan B
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 19:18:45

    I would have to go with Anne and Captain Wentworth. Most underrated Austen couple ever!

  26. Lynnette
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 19:33:19

    I’ll go with Eve and Roarke.

  27. Julie
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 19:48:18

    Arwen and Aragorn. Can you imagine the grandeur and the guest list?

  28. Lynn Pauley
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 20:07:34

    Hard choice — If I am looking at historicals, I would have to say either Anne and Captain Wentworth or one of Julia Garwood’s couples. I also would love to attend Eve and Rourke’s wedding and MilesVorkosigan and Ekaterin’s wedding.

  29. Sandypo
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 21:50:21

    Scarlett and Rhett

  30. Suz Glo
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 06:52:49

    Buttercup and Westley from The Princess Bride

  31. Sherry Haut
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 08:56:48

    Scarlett and Rhett

  32. Lea
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 19:11:14

    Elizabeth and Darcy were the first thought into my head. Then I saw all the other suggestions – Scarlett and Rhett and Buttercup and Westley…sigh.

  33. Barbara Elness
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 22:24:35

    I think Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s wedding would be entertaining.

  34. Leah Warner
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 19:26:09

    I would love for Scarlett and Rhett to have attended!!

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