Royal Bridesmaids: An Original Anthology

By Stephanie Laurens

Thanks to Pippa Middleton, we're extra interested than ever through bridesmaids . . . specifically those in Royal Weddings.

Now, during this unique anthology, New York Times bestselling authors Stephanie Laurens, Gaelen Foley, and Loretta Chase let us know what it particularly takes to get the bride to the royal altar. they should do greater than "smile, wave, and glance delighted"!

Stephanie Laurens: A go back Engagement
Lady Nell Daughtry has her arms complete getting her reluctant bride sister adequately married to the Prince of Lautenberg. Then she learns she's paired with Robert Knightley . . . the fiancé who walked away.

Gaelen Foley: The Imposter Bride
Lady Minerva needs to be sure her country's princess is wed to good-looking Prince Tor. Then the bride bolts, and bridesmaid becomes—bride!

Loretta Chase: Lord Lovedon's Duel
When Chloe Sharp hears the good-looking Earl of Lovedon say her sister's royal marriage is a fit made in funds, she demanding situations him to a duel—for love and honor.

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Taking a look down at his bride-to-be, situation crammed his face. “Liebchen? ” Robert all yet heard the breath Frances gulped in, then she drew her hand from Frederick’s sleeve and began to show away. earlier than Frances had comprehensive a quarter-turn, Nell had accelerated and was once there. Sliding an arm approximately her sister’s waist, she masked Frances’s flip with a wave and the phrases, “Isn’t that the main really good magnolia? It’s like the one we now have at domestic, isn’t it? ” therefore disguising Frances’s move as a desire to indicate the massive flowering tree to Frederick. Frederick blinked, then raised his gaze to the tree. “I see. ” After a second, he drew breath and appeared down into Frances’s face. He smiled lightly. “It is sweet that you've anything to remind you of your place. Does your tree flower to boot? ” Frances tipped her head, then studied the tree anew. “I think this tree is bigger—older. It has extra branches, so extra vegetation, i feel. ” “We may still glance to work out what else there's the following that’s similar to domestic. ” Nell forged a look at Robert, faintly huge eyes imploring his relief. His diplomatic masks in position, he waved forward. “If we move on a bit additional, there are a few elders. As I bear in mind you could have plenty of elders round your family’s kingdom condo. ” the remainder of their stroll remodeled right into a ramble, one choked with recognizing common vegetation. even though led via Nell, with Robert in help, either Frederick and Frances have been finally drawn into the sport, and in any case, the betrothed couple have been once more comfortable and giggling jointly. Robert glanced at Nell as, ultimately, she fell again to walk along him. He might virtually believe her exhausted reduction. while, sensing his gaze, she glanced up at him, he stuck her darkish eyes and stated only one notice. “Later. ” She sighed rather audibly, nodded, and confronted ahead. taking a look forward, too, palms clasped in the back of his again, he persisted to speed beside her. “Four extra days! ” Nell sprawled in an armchair within the sitting room of the suite her mom and dad were given. “Neither I nor Frances will continue to exist. ” “Don’t be melodramatic, dear—it’s so not like you. ” within the different armchair, Valeria settled a gauzy scarf approximately her shoulders. “Besides, it’s not often an issue of survival. simply of handling, and also you, darling, are excellent at that. ” “Flattery, Mama, will, during this example, increase your reason under no circumstances. I’m exhausted. ” Valeria sighed. “So what degree has terrible Frances reached? ” “I needed to step in two times this day and prevent her from . . . good, i think if I hadn’t interfered, she could have fled the scene. ” “Oh, expensive. ” Valeria appeared extra apprehensive than she had. “That is troubling. ” “Yes. specifically as—as aforesaid—we nonetheless have 4 extra days to ‘manage. ’ ” Nell sighed. “And there’s extra, that is particularly why I’m the following. Robert knows—oh, now not the explanation, yet after this present day he’s not likely to relaxation till he has a proof, and that i worry Frederick’s . . . a bit greater than curious. Suspicious, in truth. ” She met her mother’s eyes. “So what may still I do? ” They have been within the hiatus among coming inside of and dressing for dinner; Valeria had replaced her costume, yet had but to have her maid post her reasonable hair, or don her jewels.

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