✓ The Kiss of a Stranger || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ Sarah M. Eden

By Sarah M. Eden | Comments: ( 177 ) | Date: ( Oct 21, 2019 )

When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence But he couldn t be mistaken the maid is not only a lady of birth, she s the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentleman, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption The dismayedWhen Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence But he couldn t be mistaken the maid is not only a lady of birth, she s the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentleman, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption The dismayed young lord has no choice but to marry Miss Catherine Thorndale, who lacks both money and refinement and assumes all men are as vicious as her guardian uncle Trapped between an unwanted marriage and a hasty annulment, which would leave his reputation tainted and Catherine s utterly ruined, Crispin begins guiding his wife s transformation from a socially petrified country girl to a lady of society Their unfolding relationship reveals encouraging surprises for both of them, and privately, each of them wonders if theirs may become a true marriage of the heart But their hopes are dashed when forces conspire to split asunder what fate has granted, and as a battle of wits escalates into a life threatening confrontation, will it be possible for Crispin and Catherine to live happily ever after About the Author Sarah M Eden read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been an Austen addict ever since Fascinated by the Regency era in English history, Eden became a regular in the Regency section of the reference department at her local library, painstakingly researching this extraordinary chapter in history Eden is an award winning author of short stories and was a Whitney Award Finalist for her novel Seeking Persephone 2008.


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  • Author: Sarah M. Eden
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Comments The Kiss of a Stranger

  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation

    Whenever I read one of Ms. Eden's regencies, I always end up wanting to re-read all the rest of her books as well. I find her books to be a tad addicting. I've read this one a few times, each time it sucks me in and I have a hard time putting it down. Even knowing how everything plays out, the characters are captivating and the story compelling. I love our heroine Catherine. She has had a hard eight years, after loosing her loving father she becomes the ward to her abusive uncle. I think having [...]


  • TJ

    Given the fact that one of my biggest pet peeves in plot devices is H/h drowning in misunderstandings that threaten to destroy them while refusing to SPEAK to each other and clear them up, four stars is actually a miracle for me. Understanding others may not have the same prejudices, however, Ms. Eden's quality won't be penalized.Aside from said fact that the characters spend the entire book angst ridden by their own stupidity (the not talking thing,) this is a very sweet, well-written story. On [...]


  • Taylor

    This book actually wasnt that good. I should give it more credit, it wasnt that bad, and i actually quite enjoyed the book in it's earlier stages. It was cute, and i loved the hilarity the author added. Brilliant. I also loved the pianoforte scene. That was lovely. However, as the book went on, i became slightly tired of the repetitive cycle of "im mad at you, oh im sorry, misunderstanding, la la la." my slight feelings of contempt escalated as the book went on. I found it annoying how the autho [...]


  • Vintage

    Insanely sweet Regency romance between an honorable hero and a sweet heroine and some nice low-key banter In trying to escape an extremely annoying young stalker the H gets caught in a MOC with a meek and abused young woman. Sweet and slow romance with the two H and h head over heels for each other but too stupid blind to see it. Throw in a perfectly VILE guardian who abused and abuses the heroine and a couple of evil other women wannabes that pop in to spice things up. The OW get more of a come [...]


  • Allison

    This entire book was based on the couple never actually talking to each other and on perpetuating misunderstandings by guessing what each other were thinking. Despite that being one of my least favorite Romance plot devices, I still enjoyed it quite a bit. It was a good escape.


  • Emily Michelle

    On an intellectual level, I understand that this book has many failings. There's not quite as much plot as there are pages; the author could have gotten rid of about fifty pages and had the same (or a better) story. I don't even read romance novels, and I know the forced-to-get-married plot is overdone and cliche. Parts get repetitive. Some bits are just advertisements for the author's other books; it's fun that all of Eden's novels take place in the same universe, but if you haven't read her ot [...]


  • Jane

    3.45 stars - pg13 (physically & verbally, violent, abusive relative)So I may be about to lose all my GR friends Sarah Eden is one of my all-time favorite authors. And I love all the other books in this series. But, I strongly recommend that anyone new to her writings should start with book #1 Friends & Foes. If I didn't already love Crispin (the hero) from his appearance in books 1-3, I probably would have rated this book even lower. I adore him in the other books, but this bookt so much [...]


  • Lisa(Bookworm Lisa)

    This book started off great, Crispin in trying to escape unwanted attention from a socialite, kisses a woman he does not know. He enjoyed himself until interrupted by an unhappy guardian. He has a hasty accidental marriage. I loved the beginning.The middle was a little frustrating. The couple were indecisive and given to a lot of self doubt. Add in the evil uncle and I was slightly frustrated. Fortunately, for me, the book was written by Sarah Eden and she is an amazing author. I love her quick [...]


  • Charmaine Anderson

    If I was 12-16 years old I would have given this 4 or 5 stars. Actually I can't believe I read it but here is what happened: There was a very charming review in last Sunday's DN paper. The next day I decided to see if it was at the library. It was written by a local girl and published by a Utah publisher (Covenant) I was 121 in line for the book at the library. Wow, this must be good! The next day on a shopping trip I stopped in at Seagull and a hundred books were stacked in the entry on sale, e [...]


  • Hannah

    This is one of my favorite Eden titles so far! I felt so authentically all of Catherine's pain and how Crispin tries to help her without realizing how deeply his heart is becoming involved. The two nearly bumble their way apart, but interesting and dangerous complications continue to occur and lead to an unexpected ending.


  • Caz

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hated having to put it down. It was a nice change to find a hero who is not a rake, a gambler, a-man-with-a-deep-dark-secret-past etc. Instead, Crispin is an all-round decent sort of fellow with a wicked sense of humour, wit, style and a degree of sensitivity not often found in romantic heroes. Sure, he's got his faults (he has a tendency at times to be too flippant) but it was a refreshing change, and I think I'd probably go for a guy like Crispin over any num [...]


  • Heather

    4.5 Stars. I really enjoyed this! The story had all the elements I love in a book! I loved to see Crispin's sister try to fix everything and set Catherine up with someone else, and the jealousy that brought out in Crispin! One thing I would have liked to be different though(just personal preference) was, I would have liked to see Catherine make a fool of herself in the company of the Ton and have Crispin feel protective of her and come to her rescue, instead of her being able to hold her own and [...]


  • Anne Osterlund

    Crispin has no desire to marry any of the rich society girls who have been stalking him ever since the beginning of the season. So he hightails it to the country.Sadly, one particularly obnoxious young woman follows him. Desperate and by no means cautious, our dear Crispin latches on to the first young maid who comes wandering by and kisses her. All with the intention of ridding himself of an avaricious bride.Mission accomplished.Unfortunately it turns out the girl isn’t a maid, but a lady. An [...]


  • Mara

    Seventy-five percent of this book is really good (4 stars maybe even 5). I loved the romance, the dialogue, the characters and the story. But then there was the other 25 percent (which is the ending of the book). I got so frustrated by the constant misunderstandings and the "I love him so I have to leave" conflicts. I almost threw the book down when Crispin realizes he loves Cathrine and wants to stay married and She decides in that moment that he would be "safer and happier" with an Annulment. [...]


  • Megan

    I COMPLETELY LOVED EVERY PART OF THIS BOOK.Pleasantly surprised to say I LOVED THIS!! It's not a normal genre for me, I normally wouldn't give a history looking book a first glance, but my tides are turning and Crispin and Catherine made me fall. It was easy!! I love strangers to more reads and even more so those strangers to spouse. I can’t begin to explain how I felt during the entire read. Given the time span of this book, I’m on a new path so I know that had a lot to do with it. The mome [...]


  • Elevetha

    As much as I enjoy these books, really, I think it would be ultimately beneficial for readers of Eden to read a maximum of three of her books, as they are all essentially the same, with slight plot differences.Anyways, the plot of this book is thus: Crispin and Catherine meet on page 5. They are married by page 12. The rest of the book is spent trying to get closer to one another, figure out whether they'll stay married, and fending off the unwanted attentions of a scummy creepo loser who is int [...]


  • Kristen

    1/18/18 - Sigh, this I think is still my favorite of hers. And since I've read it four times I know what is going to happen but does that keep me from frantically reading it to make sure it doesn't change And we get introduced to Philip, Earl of Lampton- one of the Jonquil Brothers - stellar!Moral Note: Some physical & emotional abuse (hitting, belittling, etc.) between Uncle & niece, language clean, romance clean. 12/29/13 - Still my favorite of hers. Love Crispin's character. 12/22/12 [...]


  • Melissa

    This was a great quick fun read. I liked how everything in this book was true to the time period. It was not easy to get an annulment and the words they used and they way they spoke was of the time period. Very clean and silly in parts, but a good love story is full of misunderstandings-read- 6-5-17- This is on of my favorite Eden regency reads. The writing is good and the characters are full of flaws and fun to read. I could have just punched Crispin a couple times. It is so fun to go back and [...]


  • Lady Wesley

    It isn't often that I disagree with my good friend Caz, but I did not enjoy this book five stars' worth as she did. I liked the hero and heroine, but just felt that their failure to communicate went on too damn long! Just one or two forthright conversations would have made things much smoother for them -- but then I guess it would have made for a much shorter book. I do think the author did a marvelous job portraying a woman who had been mentally and physically abused for years and who just coul [...]


  • Melanie Jacobson

    This story isn't going to blow your mind, but Oh My Gosh, will you enjoy reading it. I am completely delighted to have found funny, clean, snappy Regencies again. In fact, in honor of this book, I'm creating a new category on my shelf: A Great Friday Night Read. On those increasingly rare Friday nights that I get the chance to curl up with a book and read all night guilt-free (like Father/Sons campouts), this is exactly the kind of book I would want to spend it with.


  • Tammie

    3.5 stars. I would have given this 4 stars if the characters in the book would have just communicated with each other about their feelings. I thoroughly enjoyed the book except for the bi-polar behavior of the main couple concerning those feelings. I don't think I've read a Regency romance yet that doesn't employ this worn out trope to some degree, but I'm still looking for one.


  • Amy

    Still one of my faves even after all this time. This is the kind of plot I love in a Regency. Though of course the never ending failure to communicate as ever is the reason for all the problems. Naturally, considering the time period - all of that is plausible. Who am I kidding? I love Sarah's books about the Duke of Kielder, Crispin & the Jonquils Englands aristocratic heroes. I love Catherine's character. She's been abused in such a tragic way by her cruel uncle. It's unfathomable what she [...]


  • Natasha

    Hmmm . . . When was the last time I was so delighted to see a villain's plan foiled? Not since Cinderella's stepmother gasped in horror as the glass slipper slid onto Cinderella's foot! Catherine Thorndale is kissed quite passionately by a stranger in the garden of an inn. Unbeknownst to her, Lord Cavratt (Crispin) has kissed her in an attempt to rid himself of an aggressive husband hunter, Miss Bower. Mistaking Catherine for a servant, Crispin is surprised when he finds himself answering to the [...]


  • Scribs

    Sarah Eden was the MC of the last writer's conference I added and she is hysterical. Really, best MC ever. I looked forward to picking up her book.Crispin, a Lord who hates the ton and plans never to marry, grows tired of one Lady persuing him and decided to prove to her that though he doesn't plan on kissing her, he does know how to kiss a woman. So he kisses the first maid he sees--a woman he assumes is a servant standing nearby.Catherine is the abused niece of a titled uncle. Her uncle forces [...]


  • Gail

    I know I am a hopeless romantic. I have watched a movie many times and the scene I am most waiting for is at the end when the husband and wife are finally together and they are discussing what name she should be called by from her husband. I love this book because it gives me the same hopeless feelings that true love comes softly when we realize the good qualities of others. This book is set in the time when proper etiquette rules society. A young man who is sought after by many woman, has troub [...]


  • Katie W

    Crispin (Lord Cavratt) scandalously kisses a young woman in the gardens to vex a lady in pursuit of him. He assumed she was a serving girl, but found an angry uncle, demanding him to marry her after that "compromising" kiss. After an immediate marriage, the couple goes back to London, expecting to get an annulment, but finding something even more unexpected instead.I loved the humor between Crispin and Catherine. Very witty comments and funny "inside" jokes. They had a magical chemistry, althoug [...]


  • Tori

    Feb. 2014:I LOVED it. Crispin is awesome and Catherine was sassy. They're perfect together. I didn't really want the book to end because I was having too much fun reading it. <3Reread 11/2014: Oh this book just makes me happy. The silly banter between Crispin and Catherine is so fun. Such a great read.Reread 07/2016: Everytime I reread any of Sarah Eden's books, I have to reread them all. I read Seeking Persephone last week and now The Kiss of a Stranger. I think I'll read all the Jonquil bro [...]


  • Valerie Waters

    A I love Sarah edens writing!! Another cute great romance. It was a little frustrating at times but of course in the end the book redeemed itself


  • Ivy H

    This was the story of an extremely bullied and cowed heroine, Catherine whose uncle is such a monster of a man. He deprives her of proper clothing, treats her like she less than an animal and marries her off to the H to get rid of her. Then, when he discovers that she is due to inherit fifty thousand pounds from her late mother's estate he tries to declare her marriage illegal or null just so that he can be her guardian again and steal all that money.The H was a real Prince Charming type of man [...]


  • Lesr Kew

    Their banter had me laughing out loud throughout. Some definite cheese but I didn’t feel it was over the top. Our lady dealt with some serious issues but the book balanced her seriousness with his playful and humorous character. I enjoyed his personality to the max!


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