The Matchmaker Bride

Will love conquer…her boss?

The Matchmaker Bride

Will love conquer…her boss? Beautiful, clever, rich—and determinedly single—Emily Wood is the youngest ever head of HR at her company. Whether dousing corporate fires or matchmaking lonely colleagues, Emily's at the top of her game. Only her handsome, sardonic boss, Jason Kingsley, appears to remain immune to her charm… Jason is used to women falling at his feet, but relationships, with all their illogical demands, are not for him. So why does he find Emily so attractive? She's a highly unsuitable target for his seduction and merger skills—what with her misguided belief in the power of love…

The Matchmaker Bride

ALSO BY GINNY BAIRD THE BLUE HILL BRIDES SERIES The Duplicate Bride The Matchmaker Bride THE HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES The Christmas Catch The Holiday Bride Mistletoe in Maine Beach Blanket Santa THE CHRISTMAS TOWN SERIES The Christmas ...

The Matchmaker Bride

A delightful romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Ginny Baird... Successful Boston matchmaker and television personality Meredith Galanes’s reputation is on the line. During a guest appearance on a morning talk show, she’s broadsided by questions about her own romantic attachments, just as she’s trying to secure a syndication deal. Afraid to admit her love life is a total disaster, Meredith blurts out that she’s seriously involved with a very special man—a boatbuilder in Maine. She never expects that small slip to get spun into a story about her supposed engagement. Or that the paparazzi will track the guy down... Derrick Albright is laid-back about many things. Being hounded by the press about some imaginary engagement to a woman he’s only met once—and couldn’t stand—isn’t one of them. Then Meredith actually shows up at his cabin in Blue Hill, Maine, with an apology, a pot roast, and a proposal—play along until she secures her TV deal, and she’ll help him win back his ex. It’s a simple plan, but if they have any chance of pulling it off, they’ll have to survive each other first... Each book in the Blue Hill Brides series is STANDALONE: * The Duplicate Bride * The Matchmaker Bride

The Matchmaker Bride The Bride Series 3

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A lonely matchmaker unexpectedly falls in love with a forbidden client— a gorgeous, high-flying CEO with a secret past? Confirmed bachelor and sexy jetsetter Carlos Bradley III is in need of a contract bride to win a ...

The Matchmaker Bride  The Bride Series  3

What happens when a lonely matchmaker unexpectedly falls in love with a forbidden client-- a gorgeous, high-flying CEO with a secret past? Confirmed bachelor and sexy jetsetter Carlos Bradley III is in need of a contract bride to win a secret custody battle. He will pay any price for an elite and discreet matchmaking agency to hook him up with an emotion-free relationship of convenience. What he did not bargain for was his attraction to the agency's newest matchmaker, Sophie. Single and not-searching, Sophie Wilson is the newly-hired consultant for Stone's elite matchmaking services. Desperate to pay off her medical bills, she tries to match the agency's top-paying client with charming Carlos, but he has already decided his match. Torn between ethics and her emotions, can she afford to trust him with her heart and her future?

Frontier Matchmaker Bride

Books by Regina Scott Love Inspired Historical Frontier Bachelors The Bride Ship Would-Be Wilderness Wife Frontier ... His Frontier Christmas Family Frontier Matchmaker Bride Lone Star Cowboy League: Multiple Blessings The Bride's ...

Frontier Matchmaker Bride

The Lawman Meets His Match Successful Seattle matchmaker Beth Wallin has her most challenging assignment yet—find Deputy Hart McCormick a bride. Beth’s still smarting after the handsome lawman spurned her affections a year ago. But if she finds Hart a wife, Beth will gain favor with the city’s most influential women…and perhaps free her own heart, as well. Marriage is the last thing on the deputy’s mind. After tragically losing his sweetheart, he vowed never to love again. But as sweet, spunky Beth introduces him to potential fiancées, Hart finally feels a spark…for her! The stubborn bachelor will be Beth’s first matchmaking miss, unless they can both admit that she just might be his perfect match.

Frontier Matchmaker Bride Mills Boon Love Inspired Historical Frontier Bachelors Book 8

Also By Regina Scott Frontier Bachelors The Bride Ship Would-Be Wilderness Wife Frontier Engagement Instant Frontier Family A Convenient Christmas Wedding Mail-Order Marriage Promise His Frontier Christmas Family Frontier Matchmaker ...

Frontier Matchmaker Bride  Mills   Boon Love Inspired Historical   Frontier Bachelors  Book 8

The Lawman Meets His Match

The Bride Series Collection Books 1 5 and other stories

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A lonely matchmaker unexpectedly falls in love with a forbidden client— a gorgeous, high-flying CEO with a secret past? Confirmed bachelor and sexy jetsetter Carlos Bradley III is in need of a contract bride to win a ...

The Bride Series Collection  Books 1 5 and other stories

Contains two romance series (4 novels and 4 novellas) in one volume The Bride Series An Unexpected Bride (A Kindle #1 Bestseller in Romance & Humor) The Jilted Bride The Matchmaker Bride His Island Bride An Unexpected Baby The Billionaire's Whirlwind Romance Series Accidentally Married to the Billionaire (A Kindle #1 Bestseller in Humor) Accidentally Flirting with the CEO Accidentally Falling for the Tycoon

The Duplicate Bride

THE MATCHMAKER BRIDE THE HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES The Christmas Catch The Holiday Bride Mistletoe in Maine Beach Blanket Santa THE CHRISTMAS TOWN SERIES The Christmas Cookie Shop A Mommy for Christmas Only You Preview of The Matchmaker ...

The Duplicate Bride

Saying “I do” has never been this much fun in this charming new romance from New York Times bestselling author Ginny Baird. Hope Webb can’t believe her twin sister, Jackie, is begging her to swap places and play fiancée at Jackie’s pre-wedding festivities. Sure, it’s only a business-deal sort of marriage, but Hope is a carb-loving teacher who enjoys curling up with a good book. Jackie is a workaholic whose idea of a good time is a brisk five-mile run at the crack of dawn. The two sisters couldn’t be more opposite. Now, Hope is stuck in the middle of a warm, tight-knit family she can’t help but adore and a groom who turns out to be entirely wonderful...for her. Hotel magnate Brent Albright knows something is off about his fiancée, but he doesn’t care. Gone is the driven woman with similar career goals, and in her place is someone warm and funny who not only charms his family but him as well. She’s doing everything she can to avoid him, but that’s probably just nerves. Two people about to wed couldn’t know each other less. Now Brent is determined to woo his fiancée, for real this time, because the more he gets to know her, the more his sweet fiancée turns out to be entirely wonderful...for him. And that’s when things start to get really complicated... Each book in the Blue Hill Brides Series is BEST READ IN ORDER: * The Duplicate Bride * The Matchmaker Bride

The Matchmaker

From the journal of Miss Olivia Byrde: Lord H...Drinks too much.

The Matchmaker

From the journal of Miss Olivia Byrde: Lord H...Drinks too much. Ill-mannered and altogether too bold. Though rough-edged, he is tall and reasonably handsome. But he proves the rule that looks can be deceiving. Ill-suited for marriage. Since her entry into society three years ago, Olivia has kept detailed notes on every eligible man with whom she's ever sipped a cup of tea or twirled across the dance floor. Some of her diary entries have resulted in successful matches for her friends, but she's never found any man she considered remotely suitable for herself. But once Lord Neville Hawke comes into her life, the other men in her book look positively perfect. Neville's a notorious scoundrel with a shady and painful past, and a penchant for destroying rooms in fits of drunken rage. A heartbreaker and a rogue, Lord Hawke is the kind of man who knows how to seduce a woman with only his taunting eyes and challenging words. The kind of man to whom a well-bred lady like Olivia is quite definitely immune. Until he kisses her. And in that kiss he lets her know she is his salvation. With each caress he dares her to stop looking in her book and start listening to her heart. For two very stubborn souls have just found their perfect match...

The Jilted Bride The Bride Series 2

... BY SHADONNA RICHARDS THE BRIDE SERIES An Unexpected Bride, #1 (Emma Wiggins & Evan Fletcher) The Jilted Bride, #2 (Jody Anders & Jake Anderson) The Matchmaker Bride, #3 (Sophie Wilson & Carlos Bradley III) His Island Bride (Free), ...

The Jilted Bride  The Bride Series  2

Jody Anders’ adoptive grandparents surprised her with a short visit from New York and they can’t wait to meet Gregory, her wonderful new husband with whom she had eloped. Trouble is, she forgot to mention that he jilted her at the altar and is no longer in the picture. Now what to do? Turn to her hot, sexy neighbor, Jake, whom she knows very little about? Will he pretend to be Greg, her-would-have-been husband, for the day? This will be one night to remember ... or one to never forget. Jake Anderson had always been attracted to his cute neighbour ever since she moved into his condominium building owned by his family—a secret nobody knows. When she propositions him for one night to pretend to be her husband—he’s determined to make her wish it were for real. But can he have her for more than just a day?

A Bride for the Billionaire Bad Boy The Romero Brothers Book 2

BOOKS BY SHADONNA RICHARDS THE ROMERO BROTHERS The Billionaire's Second-Chance Bride, #1 (Antonio III & Lucy) A Bride ... (Books 1-5) THE BRIDE SERIES An Unexpected Bride The Jilted Bride The Matchmaker Bride His Island Bride (Free) An ...

A Bride for the Billionaire Bad Boy  The Romero Brothers  Book 2

She needs security… When Maxine Summers took over Dream Weddings, Inc., her friend’s former business, she had no idea what a nightmare she would have. It is believed a past disgruntled client is making attempts on her life and she can no longer return to her apartment. Feeling alone, Maxine has nowhere to turn—until the sexy, notorious bachelor, Lucas Romero, offers her a proposition. Her heart says yes, but her mind is saying “no way!” He needs stability… Scandal-ridden billionaire, Lucas Romero, knows his reputation with women could cost him everything he’s worked for. He previously met Maxine when she helped plan his grandfather’s remarriage, a fifth one at that, so when Lucas discovers she needs protection, he is all too willing to help. Except, falling in love was never a part of the arrangement. Will Maxine be the one to tame his bad boy ways?

An Unexpected Bride The Bride Series 1

BOOKS BY SHADONNA RICHARDS THE BRIDE SERIES An Unexpected Bride, #1 (Emma Wiggins & Evan Fletcher) The Jilted Bride, #2 (Jody Anders & Jake Anderson) The Matchmaker Bride, #3 (Sophie Wilson & Carlos Bradley III) His Island Bride (Free), ...

An Unexpected Bride  The Bride Series  1

*NOW AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIOBOOK Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days--too bad he doesn't know it yet! Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather’s last wish to see her settle down and get married, Emma Wiggins, a 30-year-old, career-focused executive tells him a little white lie on his deathbed that she is in fact engaged--to her boss, deliciously handsome and emotionally unavailable, Evan Fletcher. The situation takes an unexpected turn when her grandfather's condition improves slightly and to her shock, he goes ahead and arranges a wedding ceremony at his hospital bedside before he passes on. Now, all Emma has to do is convince unsuspecting, commitment-phobic Evan to tie the knot with her in seven days. Can love blossom in the most unlikely situation? THE BRIDE SERIES An Unexpected Bride The Jilted Bride The Matchmaker Bride His Island Bride An Unexpected Baby *the sequel to An Unexpected Bride REVIEWS "...A smash hit!" - KINDLE FIRE DEPARTMENT "Author Shadonna Richards has an "unexpected" bestseller on her hands with this unheralded romantic comedy...." -KINDLE NATION DAILY "Shadonna Richards is a wonderful author!...It's a sweet and romantic story that will sweep you off your feet." -REVIEWS BY MOLLY “This sweet and humorous romance is sure to keep you entertained as well as have you giggling” – TWEEZLEREADS "I would recommend this book to fans of chick-lit and light romance or anyone looking for a book to curl up with on a rainy afternoon." -HANDS AND HOME “If you love a romance that's filled with laughs, ups, downs, twists and turns then this is for you. I am now a fan of Shadonna Richards and I can't wait to see what she has in store for her readers next!” --REVIEWS BY MOLLY "...an endearing story about a devoted granddaughter wanting to give her grandfather his last wish... Pick up a copy and experience Shadonna’s writing!" --Barb (SUGARBEATS BOOKS) "For me, this was one of those books you cuddle up with on a stormy day, with your favorite beverage in your favorite chair, and just get lost in the story…a fun read.” --TWEEZLEREADS

The Billionaire s Bride for a Day

... Romance Anthologies in May 2012 * Five of her Bride Series novels were simultaneously listed in the Top 20 Bestsellers list in Romance Anthologies in May 2012 * Her novels: The Matchmaker Bride, His Island Bride and The Bride Series ...

The Billionaire s Bride for a Day

Desperate to see his sons settle down, especially after he’s been given six months to a year to live, elderly hotel magnate and family patriarch Jonah E. Belmont, III gives his sons a bucket list challenge. They each must wed—or at least be in a stable, loving relationship before he passes on and in order to keep their respective inheritance in the prestigious Belmont Hotels & Resorts legacy. Only his sons are not too convinced about getting married for any reason and vow to remain single…and safe from heartbreak. Read book 1 in Billionaires of Belmont Series… Dane & Olivia’s story Dane Romano-Belmont (a Belmont heir born on the wrong side of the sheets) considers himself too emotionally damaged to ever become a marrying man, especially after having his heart ripped out by his ex who was on the rebound when they’d met—a bad mistake. But when his father gives him a final-wish ultimatum to settle down, he’s torn, until… Olivia McAlister, a young social worker, stumbles into Dane’s life…The pretty bride-to-be has three hundred wedding guests booked into the Belmont Hotel on the eve of her nuptials. Too bad her groom, Jack Laster, just called off the wedding. She’s now officially through with men—for good! But, Dane, the hot and sexy Belmont executive, has given her a proposition so she can save face on her big day. Can she really trust him with her heart?

His Island Bride

THE BRIDE SERIES An Unexpected Bride, #1 (Emma Wiggins & Evan Fletcher) The Jilted Bride, #2 (Jody Anders & Jake Anderson) The Matchmaker Bride, #3 (Sophie Wilson & Carlos Bradley III) His Island Bride (Free), #4 (Jessica Mills & James ...

His Island Bride

She wasn't looking for love, but love found her...while vacationing on the sunny island of Jamaica. With mixed emotions, Jessica Mills can't wait to escape to the Caribbean--away from an arranged marriage agreement to honor her new found heritage. She is to meet her potential groom-to-be in two weeks. She finally books her long-awaited vacation to a resort in Jamaica only to be double booked in the same suite as a gorgeous, irresistible stranger--who happens to get under her skin. Sexy, undercover billionaire, James Carrington has more on his mind than relationships. On the verge of making an important business decision that can affect his entire future and everything he's worked for, he goes to Jamaica to think and indulge in recreational activities. He did not count on having a beautiful brunette in his suite--a pleasant but ill-timed distraction. There's no mistaking the sparks that fly between Jessica and James at one of the island's hottest resorts. But Jessica is betrothed to someone else...which direction will her heart follow?

The Billionaire s Second Chance Bride The Romero Brothers 1

SOME INTERESTING FACTS: * All books in her Bride Series (as of May, 2012) have hit the #1 spot in their ... Romance Anthologies in May 2012 * Her novels: The Matchmaker Bride, His Island Bride and The Bride Series (Novels 1-4) made the ...

The Billionaire s Second Chance Bride  The Romero Brothers  1

USA Today bestselling author Shadonna Richards introduces you to the Romero brothers! They're hot, sexy, powerful and eligible! The Billionaire’s Second-Chance Bride (The Romero Brothers, Book 1) Betrayed by Mr. Wrong. Could she ever trust Mr. Right? After losing her fiancé, Jeff, in a tragic accident (with his mistress!), Lucy Shillerton throws herself into running the company her eccentric aunt has left her: Dream Weddings Inc. Her current project is to present an outrageous wedding for her latest client, a wealthy, older tycoon who wants to marry his young nurse. In comes sexy, rich, dripping-with-charm and sworn bachelor, Antonio Romero III, the grandson of said tycoon, who has a good reason to shut down Lucy’s “scam wedding” business. However, when he meets with sweet, wounded Lucy, shutting her down is the last thing on his mind.

Performing Grief

The lament cycle comments on many elements of this process, particularly the calling for the horoscopes, the successive payment of the bride-price, the negotiations with the matchmaker, and the preparation of the bride's dowry.

Performing Grief

This is a study of Chinese bridal laments, a ritual and performative art practiced by Chinese women in premodern times that gave them a rare opportunity to voice their grievances publicly.

The Collected Works of M A Czaplicka

time comes , the bridegroom leaves the parents of the bride , and his parents frequently move their camp near to her home . The matchmaker and his wife come to fetch the bride ; he states the price paid for her and inquires what her ...

The Collected Works of M A  Czaplicka

Since her death in 1921, the celebrated Polish anthropologist Marya Antonina Czaplicka's life and works have retained a remarkable contemporary significance. This is the first publication to gather together the complete writings of Czaplicka and includes letters and other previously unpublished material.

The Billionaire s Proposition The Romero Brothers Book 4

The Jilted Bride The Matchmaker Bride His Island Bride (Free) An Unexpected Baby (The sequel to An Unexpected Bride) The Billionaire's Second Chance Bride The Belmont Christmas Bride THE BRIDE SERIES COLLECTION (Books 15 and other ...

The Billionaire s Proposition  The Romero Brothers  Book 4

Sworn bachelor and sexy charismatic billionaire, Carl Romero, needs to find himself a wife and child before he announces his run for mayor-but only for a one-year commitment. He's determined to win in the next election but being a young, single man is his only obstacle to gaining the voters' confidence. In politics, image is everything. He has his eyes set on his delightful executive assistant, a single mom, Venus Jackson. His troubles compound when he realizes winning votes isn't all he wants, so is winning Venus's heart. Struggling single parent, Venus Jackson, has a dark secret in her past and too much emotional baggage. She simply can't handle any more drama in her life, but when her irresistible boss, Carl, offers her a proposition to play his doting wife for one year as he embarks on a political career, her mind is telling her to run the other way, yet her heart is pulling her in his charming direction. THE ROMERO BROTHERS The Billionaire’s Second-Chance Bride, #1 (Antonio III & Lucy) A Bride for the Billionaire Bad Boy, #2 (Lucas & Maxine) The Playboy Billionaire, #3 (Zack & Blue) The Billionaire’s Island Romance, #3.5 (Christian & Arianna) The Billionaire’s Proposition, #4 (Carl & Venus) The Billionaire’s Baby, #5 (Jules & Amber) The Billionaire’s Assistant, #6 (Dion & Jenna-Lynn) Snowbound with the Billionaire, #7 (Troy & Pamela) The Billionaire’s Marriage Proposal, #8 (Dr. Alonso & Britney)

Billionaires and Brides A First in a Series Collection

Books by Shadonna Richards THE BELMONT FAMILY / BILLIONAIRES OF BELMONT The Billionaire's Bride for a Day* (Dane & Olivia) ... #1 (Emma Wiggins & Evan Fletcher) The Jilted Bride, #2 (Jody Anders & Jake Anderson) The Matchmaker Bride, ...

Billionaires and Brides  A First in a Series Collection

Read the first books in four bestselling romance series: The Romero Brothers, Billionaires of Belmont, The Bride Series, and Accidentally Flirting with the CEO, all in one volume. The Billionaire’s Bride for a Day (Billionaires of Belmont Book 1) The Billionaire’s Second-Chance Bride (The Romero Brothers Book 1) An Unexpected Bride (The Bride Series Book 1) Accidentally Flirting with the CEO (Accidentally Flirting with the CEO Books 1-3) REVIEWS "For me, this was one of those books you cuddle up with on a stormy day, with your favorite beverage in your favorite chair, and just get lost in the story. .. This sweet and humorous romance is sure to keep you entertained as well as have you giggling. "-JUST ONE MORE PARAGRAPH If you love a romance that's filled with laughs, ups, downs, twists and turns then this is for you. I am now a fan of Shadonna Richards and I can't wait to see what she has in store for her readers next!" -Reviews by Molly THANK YOU FOR THIS BOOK!, You had me with The Romero's Brothers, But OMG! The Belmonts (Dane and Olivia), You hit it out of the park. Let's not mention the last two pages of the book. WOW! –AMZ REVIEW I am addicted to Shadonna’s books!! I absolutely loved the Romero series and now just as i thought am already loving the Belmont's. This sexy, steamy love story between Olivia and Dane will surely keep you wanting more. Your in for a big surprise with a twist i NEVER saw coming!! --AMZ REVIEW Again Shadonna Richards has excelled with this second book of the series... This is the story of Lucas and Maxine..If you love a feel good gooey romance this book is for you.. you will laugh out loud at times..you will also tear up..I cannot wait for the next book in the series.. you have to read this book you will not be disappointed.. I will give nothing of the story away I detest spoilers.. I recommend this book 100% - Goodreads reviewer I could not put this down. I enjoyed how the characters worked their way into each other's life by being friends first and turning into a fairy tale romance… a mystery, thriller, and romance… - Goodreads reviewer

Kosovo

According to popular belief, one of the shoelaces of the matchmaker should be untied on his way to the bride's family in the hope that there will be no obstacles on the way. Usually, the matchmaker would have to make several polite ...

Kosovo

This new fully updated 3rd edition of Bradt's Kosovo is the only full-length English guidebook to this land rich in cultural heritage, generous hospitality and stunning scenery which is celebrating its 10th anniversary of unilateral independence from Serbia. Updated by two resident tourism experts, this new edition is an ideal companion for all visitors, offering maps, contacts and detailed information not easily accessible online, insider knowledge of one of Europe's last unspoiled destinations, and comprehensive detail on sites, attractions and practical information. What was once a hub for adventurous backpackers and international organisations has become an outdoor adventure destination in its own right with a compelling buzz thanks in part to a vibrant and dynamic young population: the average age here is 26. Mega-hiking trails like the Via Dinarica and Peaks of the Balkans have brought attention to the country's unmatched scenery and multitude of 2,500+ metre peaks. New via ferratas - climbing routes - in the country's north and west appeal to the adventurous set, while newly restored archaeological sites offer a haven for history buffs as well. This third edition contains a wealth of new tour operators and fully updated maps to key cities and regions that make it easier than ever to explore Europe's youngest country. Ringed by high mountains and recovering from a turbulent past, Kosovo is enjoying a tourism renaissance. Following this guide, visitors can ski over pristine snowfields and hike among saw-toothed mountains, explore the ebb and flow of Islam and of Orthodox Christianity at beautiful shrines such as Gracanica Monastery or Prizren's Sinan Pasha Mosque, sample raki at one of the vineyards, visit a traditional stone kulla, and be initiated into Prishtina's coffee-drinking culture. Bradt's Kosovo caters for all travellers. With detailed descriptions of the country's lively cafés and wide-ranging restaurants, as well as the thriving outdoor adventure scene, plus accommodation to suit all budgets, this new edition is the ideal companion for tourists, NGOs and long-term visitors.

Marriage Migration and Gender

Since it is difficult to arrive at a socially agreed bride price due to the disparity in wealth of the two families in ... As mentioned earlier, the commercial operations require the bridegroom to give the matchmaker a fixed sum that ...

Marriage  Migration and Gender

This is the final volume in the five volume series on Women and Migration in Asia. The articles in this volume bring a gender-sensitive perspective to bear on aspects of marriage and migration in intra- and transnational contexts. In particular, they consider: a) how, given specific rules of marriage and (post-marital) residence, the institution of marriage may itself entail women's migration; b) how marriage can be used as an individual and family strategy to facilitate migration, and conversely, how migration may become an important factor in the making of marriages; c) the fluid boundaries between matchmaking and trafficking in the context of migration; d) the political economy of marriage transactions; and finally, more broadly, e) the impact of intra- and transnational migration on the institution of marriage, family relations and kinship networks. While most of the articles here concern marriage in the context of transnational migration, it is important- given the reality of uneven development within the different countries of the Asian region - to emphasise the overlap and commonality of issues in both intra- and international contexts.