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  • Spare Brides

  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Tor Leijten
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Spare Brides

By: Adele Parks
Narrated by: Tor Leijten
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Summary

Hope. Glamour. Independence. A new era has begun… 

With the Great War behind them, four friends are ready to live again.

Lydia, a society beauty, has everything—wealth, status and a husband who survived the War. All she has to do now is provide an heir.

Widowed Sarah cares for her wounded brother, certain that no one will ever replace her brave husband.

Younger sister Beatrice finds it hard to shine, especially when there are so few men left to shine for…

And independent Ava—who can light any room—is determined to seize the freedom of being a single woman.

But when these four meet the irresistible war hero Sergeant Major Edgar Trent, everything changes…

Spare Brides is a glorious novel about love, loss, change and chances from the Number One bestselling author Adele Parks.

©2022 Adele Parks (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"You’ll love the drama, the gorgeous dresses, grand houses and in particular, the handsome but damaged love interest." (Good Housekeeping)

"A wonderfully absorbing tale of friendship, rich in period detail." (Stylist)

"A wonderful novel about a group of women struggling to deal with life after World War One… a heady cocktail of love, class and beaded frocks. Her most accomplished novel yet." (Daisy Goodwin)

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Romantic but predictable

The narrator has a beautiful voice but it was very irritating that so many words were mispronounced. The story itself was sweet and reminiscent of Georgette Heyer.