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Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they'll learn how to live—and love—again... Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is wh Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they'll learn how to live—and love—again... Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she's so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack. After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever.


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Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they'll learn how to live—and love—again... Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is wh Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they'll learn how to live—and love—again... Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she's so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack. After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever.

30 review for Wedding the Widow

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    Wedding the Widow was a delightful romance featuring a couple who must overcome all odds if they’re to be together. Out of all of her widowed friends, Elizabeth Easton was the only one who had a good marriage and is still devoted to the memory of her husband. Elizabeth doesn’t believe she’ll remarry and certainly never expects to fall in love again. So when she meets Jemmy, Lord Brack, while she is attracted to him she believes that is all it is. When Elizabeth and Jemmy do fall in love and wish Wedding the Widow was a delightful romance featuring a couple who must overcome all odds if they’re to be together. Out of all of her widowed friends, Elizabeth Easton was the only one who had a good marriage and is still devoted to the memory of her husband. Elizabeth doesn’t believe she’ll remarry and certainly never expects to fall in love again. So when she meets Jemmy, Lord Brack, while she is attracted to him she believes that is all it is. When Elizabeth and Jemmy do fall in love and wish to marry they face some unexpected obstacles on the way to their happily ever after. Elizabeth is still grieving the loss of her husband and is very focused on healing and providing a good life for her children. She had a fairy tale marriage once and doesn’t think having it a second time is in the cards for her. I admired how dedicated she still was to her husband as he’d been gone only a year. It was nice to read about a heroine who is a widow that had a happy marriage as opposed to a bad one as that’s not something you see too often. James, or Jemmy as he prefers to be called, never gave much thought to marriage despite being the heir to his father’s title. After coming of age he spent his time traveling and after ten years away he only recently returned to London. Jemmy and his sister Georgie, one of the other widows, have a great sibling relationship and I enjoyed when they got to spend time together, something they have difficulty doing as their father cut Georgie off for following her heart and marrying for love. Elizabeth and Jemmy’s relationship is at first very much based on the lust they feel for each other. I did enjoy watching them fall for each other but was surprised by how quickly it happened, especially on Jemmy’s side. Elizabeth’s reluctance to enter into a relationship with Jemmy felt real as she did still love her husband as he’d only been gone just over a year and they had a good marriage. I liked how understanding Jemmy was of that and that he didn’t want to diminish her love of her first husband in any way. The physical relationship between Elizabeth and Jemmy was very well done although I wish there had been more scenes. I enjoyed seeing all of the widows together again as they have a fantastic friendship and are so supportive of one another. Georgie continues to be one of my favorite side characters and I can’t wait for her to eventually get her own book. Unfortunately I didn’t love the other side characters, namely Elizabeth and Jemmy’s parents. The parents are so incredibly unsupportive and look out only for themselves. The reason for the families being opposed to the match was interesting though but I felt it was drug out too long. Wedding the Widow was a quick read with just a bit too much drama for my taste but it was still enjoyable overall. I’d recommend this series if you’re a fan of the widow finding love again in your historical romances. **I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Geha

    Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon The Widows Club #2 At the Harvest Festival Elizabeth and Lord Brack seem overcome by lust, do the deed and then she tosses him out of her room. Why? She is still grieving, sort of, for her deceased husband. She spends time grieving and angsting and such as he wishes he could be with her. When she realizes she is in the family way and he finds out they realize they love one another but there is one big blockade to them finding happiness…his father. As the story unf Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon The Widows Club #2 At the Harvest Festival Elizabeth and Lord Brack seem overcome by lust, do the deed and then she tosses him out of her room. Why? She is still grieving, sort of, for her deceased husband. She spends time grieving and angsting and such as he wishes he could be with her. When she realizes she is in the family way and he finds out they realize they love one another but there is one big blockade to them finding happiness…his father. As the story unfolds we learn of why Jemmy’s father is against the marriage and how the two end up having a HEA. I found that Jemmy seemed immature at times as did Elizabeth and I found that I had trouble relating to them and why they were attracted to one another. This is a rather predictable historical romance with a couple that do end up together and yet at the end I was more interested in finding out about Jemmy’s sister and other widows than the fate of this couple. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books – Lyrical Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 2-3 Stars

  3. 3 out of 5

    Sissy's Romance Book Review

    Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon is book Two in The Widow's Club. This is the story of Elizabeth Easton and James 'Jemmy', Lord Brack. I have read the previous book but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Elizabeth has been a widow for about a year and still feels the loss of her husband. But she meets Jemmy who she started to desire and he to her. Although Jemmy just returned from service thinking nothing of marrying starts to grow strong feelings for Elizabeth...but c Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon is book Two in The Widow's Club. This is the story of Elizabeth Easton and James 'Jemmy', Lord Brack. I have read the previous book but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Elizabeth has been a widow for about a year and still feels the loss of her husband. But she meets Jemmy who she started to desire and he to her. Although Jemmy just returned from service thinking nothing of marrying starts to grow strong feelings for Elizabeth...but can he get her to start thinking in the lines of something more between them? Enjoyed reading their story!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rinou

    Je sais bien que les romances historiques ne sont pas toujours très réalistes à la base (rien que le nombre de ducs qu’on y rencontre le fait comprendre) mais une certaine mesure de vraisemblance est quand même nécessaire. Là je soupirais à chaque nouvelle bizarrerie en me demandant ce qui allait bien pouvoir arriver encore. Dommage parce que le héros est sympa et compréhensif et qu’ils font un joli couple avec l’héroïne. A prendre au second degré. Avis complet https://www.goodreads.com/review/sh Je sais bien que les romances historiques ne sont pas toujours très réalistes à la base (rien que le nombre de ducs qu’on y rencontre le fait comprendre) mais une certaine mesure de vraisemblance est quand même nécessaire. Là je soupirais à chaque nouvelle bizarrerie en me demandant ce qui allait bien pouvoir arriver encore. Dommage parce que le héros est sympa et compréhensif et qu’ils font un joli couple avec l’héroïne. A prendre au second degré. Avis complet https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Les Romantiques

    Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du site Reviewed by Rinou Review Copy from the Publisher Second volume in the Widows’ Club series in which all the heroines are widows. Here Elizabeth lost the husband she loved at Waterloo and she’s quite disturbed to feel attraction for Lord Brack less than two years later. I must warn you that if you didn’t read the first volume you won’t have the beginning of Elizabeth and Jemmy’s story. Indeed they met when staying at a party hosted by the heroine of the fir Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du site Reviewed by Rinou Review Copy from the Publisher Second volume in the Widows’ Club series in which all the heroines are widows. Here Elizabeth lost the husband she loved at Waterloo and she’s quite disturbed to feel attraction for Lord Brack less than two years later. I must warn you that if you didn’t read the first volume you won’t have the beginning of Elizabeth and Jemmy’s story. Indeed they met when staying at a party hosted by the heroine of the first volume, meeting that is just alluded to here, and the novel begins during another stay when they’re both attending a harvest festival. So there’s some kind of gap which is frustrating, especially as they act upon their attraction that very night. Jemmy is a patient and comprehensive hero, and we realize this from the start because during their first love scene the heroine says her late husband’s name, and he tells her several times that it doesn’t bother him. She’s much more mortified of this faux pas and she uses it as a proof she’s not ready to move on. By the way Elizabeth spends a lot of time during the first half of the novel thinking she loved her late husband and she shouldn’t feel anything for the hero, which is a bit repetitive. She lets herself being manipulated by her parents when an event puts her couple in danger, and I didn’t understand why they had decided everything had to be done overnight (literally, the decision is taken in the afternoon for the next day), or why she lets herself be pushed around. From misunderstandings to avoidance, at the half of the novel they had finally decided to get married and I was wondering what would happen to fill the rest. Frankly the twists that follow made my opinion on this story go down. We have a character locked in a bedchamber during four days and escaping by going down the window with the bedsheets, a forced wedding narrowly avoided, a kidnapping, - I so wanted to tell her the world doesn’t revolve around her -, and finally a “bad guy” who changes his mind in a second to finally give his benediction to the wedding. Not talking about an intense exchange of letters during four days when the hero has to ride all night to come to London so I was left wondering if the letters were send by pigeons. I know historical romances are not always really realistic (just the number of dukes we can meet is proof enough) but some amount of verisimilitude is needed all the same. Here I was rolling my eyes with each new oddity while wondering what would arrive next. To conclude a novel easy to read but easy to forget apart from the eccentric twists.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lori D

    Widow Elizabeth Easton seems very unlikely to marry again after the loss of her husband at Waterloo. But fate often takes a hand and in this case in the form of Jemmy, Lord Brack. Having suffered years in the war himself, he is only looking to remain carefree. But when he meets Elizabeth, all those thoughts quickly leave his mind. A mutual attraction erupts and Jemmy wants to marry the beautiful widow but she does not even want to consider his proposal. Can he change her mind? As things progress Widow Elizabeth Easton seems very unlikely to marry again after the loss of her husband at Waterloo. But fate often takes a hand and in this case in the form of Jemmy, Lord Brack. Having suffered years in the war himself, he is only looking to remain carefree. But when he meets Elizabeth, all those thoughts quickly leave his mind. A mutual attraction erupts and Jemmy wants to marry the beautiful widow but she does not even want to consider his proposal. Can he change her mind? As things progress there are a few twist and turns that kept the story entertaining. Looking forward to the next installment in this delightful series.

  7. 3 out of 5

    Sakshi Singh

    I like historical romances. I really like them. I enjoy the innocence and strong element of the heroine and the appeal and charisma of the hero from those times. This book made me question if I really like historical romances. The sheer stupidity of this book left me boiling mad. As the title suggests our heroine, Elizabeth, lost her dear husband in the famous Battle of Waterloo. She was still grieving for him and desiring for another man was unpalatable to her (she did that a number of times but I like historical romances. I really like them. I enjoy the innocence and strong element of the heroine and the appeal and charisma of the hero from those times. This book made me question if I really like historical romances. The sheer stupidity of this book left me boiling mad. As the title suggests our heroine, Elizabeth, lost her dear husband in the famous Battle of Waterloo. She was still grieving for him and desiring for another man was unpalatable to her (she did that a number of times but who am I to judge?). She was not ready to step into the unchartered territory with another man. Elizabeth had no mettle at all and gave me a serious whiplash by vigorously swinging between her feelings for the hero. She did show some backbone in later part of the book that made me like her some but the surrounding events did little to lift the book in my eyes. Our idiotic hero, Jemmy seriously seemed like a dummy and is one of the weakest heroes I have ever read. His character (if it can be called that) had no strength. He was supposed to be this dashing, irresistible, charming and brave knight in shining armor but he was the exact opposite of all those things. He was smitten with the girl (his reasons are beyond me) and was so sickeningly sweet as times that it became nauseating. The story opened up to Jemmy and Elizabeth accompanying in each other in a traditional ceremony. This was pretty soon followed by a hot and heavy make out session. This led to the supposed turning point when Elizabeth called out her dead husband's name in their most intimate moment. Although Jemmy (being the super understanding lad he was) forgave her then and there, she was engulfed by mortification and could not face him again. Then began the story of her running away and his following her like a lovesick puppy. She hopped back and forth from desiring him to avoiding him. Elizabeth struggled with her feelings for Jemmy and guilt over betraying her husband since the start of the book but the moment the news came over about her carrying his child, all her guilt vanished into thin air and she was suddenly overwhelmed with her love for Jemmy. I think they fell in love too fast for my taste. The beauty of a historical romance was ruined by the omission of any kind of story behind the courtship. The book was unnecessarily stretched at times. Details were absolutely omitted where they were necessary and were present in abundance where they weren't needed. Last few chapters seemed present only to increase the number of pages in the book. Elizabeth had two children, who were her greatest concern and priority, with whom she was supposed to have an unbreakable deep bond. However, the bond was neither elaborated nor expressed here. Jemmy's father endless refusal to accept their marriage, trouble to get special license and then the extraneous kidnapping was all some overbearing drama and it really felt like the whole universe was plotting against them. At some point, I felt like the problems along with the book were never going to end. After annoying me endlessly throughout the book by Jemmy's father's outrageous behavior, his suddenly agreeing to the marriage on his ridiculously preposterous condition took the cake. At this point, the book had gotten from almost two to a generous one star. Another thing that I did not like was that the author threw in so many irrelevant names into the mix from the very start of the book that it was hard to keep track of who was courting whom and who was marrying whom. I understand it was all part of the ton gossip but I could have done with a bit less of that. It wasn't even interesting. The author added ludicrous drama to thicken the plot but it made the book just infernally aggravating. She tried to make a book with a non-existent plot with clichéd characters and the results were as expected. At this point, I am just happy that the book has finally ended and I am still left with some brain cells to write this review. You can give me a medal anytime now for my undaunted efforts.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Krystal

    Let me begin by saying that although book number one introduces the characters (especially the widows), and this book references some of the happenings from the prior novel, you do not need to have read it in order for this one to make sense. In fact, I rather enjoyed the first novel more than this one, and that is a shame considering how much I usually enjoy this author and her stories. However, this story was such a mess that it was at times hard to get through. The sheer amount of obstacles t Let me begin by saying that although book number one introduces the characters (especially the widows), and this book references some of the happenings from the prior novel, you do not need to have read it in order for this one to make sense. In fact, I rather enjoyed the first novel more than this one, and that is a shame considering how much I usually enjoy this author and her stories. However, this story was such a mess that it was at times hard to get through. The sheer amount of obstacles thrown at this couple was ludicrous, and frankly downright boring at times. We get it, his father holds a grudge for reasons I cannot explain without giving away spoilers. However, the lengths he goes to (kidnapping, forced imprisonment, arranged marriages, blackmail) seemed a bit too extreme ESPECIALLY when he finally gives his blessing for the smallest and stupidest condition ever. Don't get me wrong, parts of this story were good. And others seemed like words on the page to increase the overall word count. I also had trouble fathoming how Elizabeth could spend such a great deal of time away from her six year old twins when they were all she had left of her late husband. These were her children, and she had no qualms leaving them for days or weeks at a time. Instead of the ridiculousness of having their nuptials denied and thwarted so many times, I would have instead rather have read about how Jemmy won the affections of her children (especially Colin who was so against his mother re-marrying in the first place). I do think this story may still appeal to fans of historical romances, and I would read more from this author. DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

  9. 3 out of 5

    Brenda

    Publisher's Description: Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they'll learn how to live—and love—again... Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she's so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettab Publisher's Description: Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they'll learn how to live—and love—again... Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she's so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack. After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever. My Thoughts: Although I enjoyed the first book in this series this one didn't grab my attention as much. The hero is great and very likable; the heroine not so much. There is maybe too much conflict between the two and although the attitude of the heroine is understandable she just put this reader off. Although they each can be read as standalone titles it is maybe better if read in order so you do not become lost. I gave this book 3.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.75 of 5.0 flames. Intimacy is not the main point of this book. I received a complimentary ARC of this book from the author via paperback and digital version through Netgalley. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

  10. 3 out of 5

    Janet

    3.75 Stars Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are re-entering London society, where they’ll learn how to live—and love—again . . . Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband Dickon. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable 3.75 Stars Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are re-entering London society, where they’ll learn how to live—and love—again . . . Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband Dickon. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord. Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favour of carefree pleasure. However after a night of passion & despite their mutual desire, Elizabeth refuses to consider his proposal. This is the second book in the series but could well be read on its own, however the characters do overlap. I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the book & thought everything was straightforward but then past grievances started to make themselves known & the second half turned into a melodrama that at times really stretched my belief. The characters were well portrayed & whilst I liked Jemmy, Elizabeth annoyed me no end & several times I wanted to shake her, I also questioned her love of her twins, what type of mother forgets about her children for 2 days! I was interested enough to complete the book but whilst I will read the rest of the series I won’t reread this book My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

  11. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

    Elizabeth Easton is still not over her late husband, Dickon. She loved him with all of her heart and letting him go was the hardest thing she ever had to do. Lately, Elizabeth, has been in the company of a good friend and her friend's brother, Jemmy, Lord Brack. Jemmy is easy to be around and Elizabeth likes him from the start. When they share a passionate encounter, Elizabeth is left feeling hurt and confused, so she pushes Jemmy away. Jemmy holds Elizabeth in much esteem. After what occurs bet Elizabeth Easton is still not over her late husband, Dickon. She loved him with all of her heart and letting him go was the hardest thing she ever had to do. Lately, Elizabeth, has been in the company of a good friend and her friend's brother, Jemmy, Lord Brack. Jemmy is easy to be around and Elizabeth likes him from the start. When they share a passionate encounter, Elizabeth is left feeling hurt and confused, so she pushes Jemmy away. Jemmy holds Elizabeth in much esteem. After what occurs between them, he means to offer for her. Unfortunately, Elizabeth runs. Jemmy gives pursuit and fights to win Elizabeth's hand. The only problem is that Jemmy's father is threatening to cut him off if he marries Elizabeth. What will Jemmy do? I am really enjoying author Jenna Jaxon's THE WIDOW'S CLUB series. I love the concept of war widows getting a second chance at love. These women truly deserve it. WEDDING THE WIDOW is the second installment and is widow, Elizabeth, and Jemmy's story. It is clear that Jemmy and Elizabeth share a special connection. Jemmy is a man after my own heart. He already knows what he wants and won't let anything stand in his way. Elizabeth is strong and smart. She just has to let her past go in order to have a much-deserved future. Elizabeth will always love her first husband, Dickon, but comes to realize that if love comes around a second time, it isn't wrong to take it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Connie Fischer

    Wrotham, Kent - 1816 Lord James (Jemmy) Brack, age 29. is attending a house party where he has met the lovely widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Easton, age 26. She lost her husband at the Battle of Waterloo around 18 months ago. She has twins, Colin and Kate, and her happy memory of her husband has left her unsure if she is ready to open herself to the possibility of marriage. Jemmy is escorting Elizabeth around some festivities at the house party which sexually excited them resulting in a stolen kiss and lat Wrotham, Kent - 1816 Lord James (Jemmy) Brack, age 29. is attending a house party where he has met the lovely widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Easton, age 26. She lost her husband at the Battle of Waterloo around 18 months ago. She has twins, Colin and Kate, and her happy memory of her husband has left her unsure if she is ready to open herself to the possibility of marriage. Jemmy is escorting Elizabeth around some festivities at the house party which sexually excited them resulting in a stolen kiss and later followed by them making love. When Elizabeth calls Jemmy by her late husband’s name, it shocks her making her realize she may not be ready to marry again. Embarrassed, Elizabeth flees back home to London where she lives in her parents’ home, Worth House. Determined to prove his love to Elizabeth, Jemmy goes to London and seeing her at a dance, promises her his love and asks for a chance with her. It so happens there is yet another reason they do need to marry. They do love one another but it appears that very few people support their wanting to marry. Every time they turn around, they face yet another roadblock. Will they ever find a way to be together to share their love? This is a good book. It truly is unreal how often they are foiled in their attempts to marry. I think readers will enjoy this story as the tension builds and you find yourself cheering for them. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marti

    Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon is an historical romance set after the Battle of Waterloo. This is the second book in a series about war widows and their life after their husbands didn’t return. This particular novel is about Elizabeth Easton and Jemmy, Lord Brack. Both Elizabeth and Jemmy have feeling for each other, but Elizabeth is fighting them because she has some misplaced understanding of how she could feel something for Jemmy, when she was still missing her dead husband, Dickens. On top Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon is an historical romance set after the Battle of Waterloo. This is the second book in a series about war widows and their life after their husbands didn’t return. This particular novel is about Elizabeth Easton and Jemmy, Lord Brack. Both Elizabeth and Jemmy have feeling for each other, but Elizabeth is fighting them because she has some misplaced understanding of how she could feel something for Jemmy, when she was still missing her dead husband, Dickens. On top of that after a passionate night with Jemmy, guilt overwhelms her and she pushes him away. However, that is just the first of many trials for them as they move forward in their relationship. I feel I need to state, that too much angst drives me crazy and Elizabeth Easton was all about angst, so she was not my favorite character. There are parts of the book that flow so smoothly that the pages just flew by. I enjoyed those parts tremendously. Other parts seemed to crawl and be filled with Elizabeth wallowing in pity, remorse and embarrassment. I felt the story line was too contrived in a couple of places, however that is not usual for historical romance. Overall I would say the book was okay. Perhaps not a favorite, but an author I would read again, before I made up my mind about her.

  14. 3 out of 5

    Amanda Richardson

    Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon was a lovely mix of sexy and sweet. Elizabeth is a relatively young widow and was in love with her husband. She is still devastated by her loss and is absolutely not ready to remarry or take a lover. Jemmy is intrigued by the lovely widow and believes they may have a future together. Meeting Elizabeth he begins to believe he can settle down, be a good stepfather to her children and expand their family. A passionate display at a fair sweeps them into their own pas Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon was a lovely mix of sexy and sweet. Elizabeth is a relatively young widow and was in love with her husband. She is still devastated by her loss and is absolutely not ready to remarry or take a lover. Jemmy is intrigued by the lovely widow and believes they may have a future together. Meeting Elizabeth he begins to believe he can settle down, be a good stepfather to her children and expand their family. A passionate display at a fair sweeps them into their own passion. Elizabeth believes she made a mistake, and Jemmy believes she is perfect for him. Elizabeth runs and Jemmy follows. These two have many circumstances to conquer before they can begin to find their happily every after. Elizabeth was a bit too stubborn, Jemmy would definitely be a nice guy today. Sure, he likes women, but he realized Elizabeth was his heart's desire and set out to win her. As a reader, I wanted to shake Elizabeth (more than once) and hopefully wake her up to what she could lose by rejecting Jemmy. And their unusual circumstances are maybe a bit too contrived. This is a couple that deserves a happy ending. And reading their journey was delightful. Lots of passion, with some extra sweetness thrown in. Would recommend to romance lovers.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Urban

    Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon is a hot historical romance. From the first page, Jenna Jaxon swept me into the plot. A young widow is not in a rush to remarry. But when she met Jem at an event, he never once left her side. She felt an instant pull towards Jem. He was completely a gentleman and never pushed her to far. Elizabeth's heart still belongs to her former husband. That loss hasn't left her yet. Jem understood. I liked how well they treated each other and others around them. There were Wedding the Widow by Jenna Jaxon is a hot historical romance. From the first page, Jenna Jaxon swept me into the plot. A young widow is not in a rush to remarry. But when she met Jem at an event, he never once left her side. She felt an instant pull towards Jem. He was completely a gentleman and never pushed her to far. Elizabeth's heart still belongs to her former husband. That loss hasn't left her yet. Jem understood. I liked how well they treated each other and others around them. There were plenty of sexy scenes. Scenes that made me blush as red as a beet and melt to my toes. However, Jem and Elizabeth seem to always be in company or in a situation that didn't allow them as much alone time. I was a tad disappointed there. But I could still feel the lust coming off the pages. Instant heat, attraction, and love at first meeting. Neither one planned to marry but it just happened. There are some obstacles that were different than most. I wasn't expecting the big obstacle but loved how they all bounded together as a group. Truth, anger, love, and a strong HEA are all found, here. Absolutely one of the best romances, I have read.  I received this copy from the publisher. This is my voluntary review.

  16. 3 out of 5

    Arec Rain

    The second in the series, Wedding the Widow jumped right into the action. Unfortunately, it can leave the reader a bit lost. More is explained at the story goes on, but not much. While it’s not necessary to read the first novel to enjoy this one, the addition information would benefit the reader. The story has other issues, however. Despite the hero being attentive, patient, and everything a hero should be, the heroine is hardly tolerable much less likable. While her emotions yoyo throughout the The second in the series, Wedding the Widow jumped right into the action. Unfortunately, it can leave the reader a bit lost. More is explained at the story goes on, but not much. While it’s not necessary to read the first novel to enjoy this one, the addition information would benefit the reader. The story has other issues, however. Despite the hero being attentive, patient, and everything a hero should be, the heroine is hardly tolerable much less likable. While her emotions yoyo throughout the story, it feels like she is only harming the hero in her indecisiveness and inability to let her late husband go. The story itself is also stuff full with action. While that may sound like a good thing, the story ends up coming off as saturated and overdramatic. There is just too much going on to the point that it’s laughable with scenarios and villians that feel like parodies and caricatures than plausible. The story as whole held promise, but the issues overrode any interesting plot and characters. The writer has an easy style that will have the reader flying through the pages as well as having many characters with depth that felt authentic.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Violet Heart

    Jenna Jaxon writes a stunning Regency Romance. The characters, dialogue, and activities smack of Austen and Heyer. What sets Jaxon apart is the heat she adds to her love scenes. Regency Romance appealing to the modern reader through exemplary writing and a touch of purple prose is what you'll find in The Widow's Club series. In Wedding the Widow, we find the love story of Elizabeth Easton and Lord Brack, who had met at Lyttlefield Park on To Woo a Wicked Widow, the first book in the series. This Jenna Jaxon writes a stunning Regency Romance. The characters, dialogue, and activities smack of Austen and Heyer. What sets Jaxon apart is the heat she adds to her love scenes. Regency Romance appealing to the modern reader through exemplary writing and a touch of purple prose is what you'll find in The Widow's Club series. In Wedding the Widow, we find the love story of Elizabeth Easton and Lord Brack, who had met at Lyttlefield Park on To Woo a Wicked Widow, the first book in the series. This second book is a gem in that Elizabeth must overcome both personal conflict and external roadblocks to be with the man she comes to love almost against her will. Elizabeth has hidden strengths and a character worthy of the finest lady. Lord Brack is a historical hottie you may choose as your next book boyfriend. His heart is true and implacable, his determination is commendable, and Ms. Jaxon has given us a truly beautiful man. I enjoyed Wedding the Widow as much as I loved To Woo a Wicked Widow.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    What an entertaining read! The second book in Jenna Jaxon’s Widows’ Club series was every bit the story as the first one was. This series chronicles the lives of several war widows, all friends, who dispense with society’s romance rules of engagement, and make their own way to pick up the pieces of their lives. Eyebrows do get raised, and tongues do wag in this tale. Widowed Elizabeth Easton is visiting at the country house of a widowed friend. She meets Lord Brack. She’s a respected woman, but What an entertaining read! The second book in Jenna Jaxon’s Widows’ Club series was every bit the story as the first one was. This series chronicles the lives of several war widows, all friends, who dispense with society’s romance rules of engagement, and make their own way to pick up the pieces of their lives. Eyebrows do get raised, and tongues do wag in this tale. Widowed Elizabeth Easton is visiting at the country house of a widowed friend. She meets Lord Brack. She’s a respected woman, but the ale and firelight and the ritual of the local harvest celebration weaken her resolve to keep Lord Brack at a respectable distance. That sets in motion the scandal that could come of it—that will come of it—if she does not marry. But she has her own idea about the hows and whys of marriage. Just like the other widows, she’ll not be pushed or rushed into a marriage for any reason other than the one she feels is right. Jaxon deftly wove a love story that kept me turning the pages. Delightful read!

  19. 3 out of 5

    Marcia

    I received an ARC of this book from the author. This is my unbiased and voluntary review. Mrs Elizabeth Eaton was married to her beloved Dickon for 7 years, until he died at the Battle of Waterloo. She was then forced to move back to her parent's home with her twins. About a year and a half later, she is so devoted to her husband's memory that she has no intention of ever remarrying, but she does not like the way her mother has taken over the raising of her children. Meanwhile, Jemmy, Lord Brack, I received an ARC of this book from the author. This is my unbiased and voluntary review. Mrs Elizabeth Eaton was married to her beloved Dickon for 7 years, until he died at the Battle of Waterloo. She was then forced to move back to her parent's home with her twins. About a year and a half later, she is so devoted to her husband's memory that she has no intention of ever remarrying, but she does not like the way her mother has taken over the raising of her children. Meanwhile, Jemmy, Lord Brack, the brother of one of her closest friends, Georgina, has returned from a grand tour, and despite no plans to marry any time soon, he is so taken with Elizabeth that he pursues her. However, wooing and winning her is one thing, but dark forces, try to keep them apart. I did not read the first book, (which I will now have to remedy), so read this as a stand alone. The author included enough content to follow the plot. The author weaves artfully developed characters into a fast pace plot with quick-witted dialogue and a very unusual resolution.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Debra Martin

    I didn't read the first book in this series so I was quite lost with the relationship between James "Jemmy," Lord Brack and Mrs. Elizabeth Easton. This beginning of the book doesn't explain much of their previous encounters. I felt like I missed some important factors into each of their's current state of mind. Elizabeth spent so much time mourning her deceased husband that I was surprised when they fell into bed together so quickly at the beginning of the book. I also thought that Jemmy's fathe I didn't read the first book in this series so I was quite lost with the relationship between James "Jemmy," Lord Brack and Mrs. Elizabeth Easton. This beginning of the book doesn't explain much of their previous encounters. I felt like I missed some important factors into each of their's current state of mind. Elizabeth spent so much time mourning her deceased husband that I was surprised when they fell into bed together so quickly at the beginning of the book. I also thought that Jemmy's father was just so outlandish in his threats. Perhaps there are men like that, but I didn't enjoy his machinations at all. There are lots of twists and turns in this book and I did read until the end just to see how everything was resolved. Unfortunately, this wasn't one of my favorite books. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review and I was not obligated to leave a review.

  21. 3 out of 5

    Norah Gibbons

    I received an ARC of this book to read from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Wedding The Widow by Jenna Jaxon is the second book in her Widows Cub series. While you can read it as a stand-alone I think you would enjoy it more if you have read the first one because some of the courtship between James (Jemmy) Lord Brack and Elizabeth Easton (one of the widows) happens in the first book. Jemmy has been assiduously courting Elizabeth who is not sure she is ready to put aside her mourning and I received an ARC of this book to read from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Wedding The Widow by Jenna Jaxon is the second book in her Widows Cub series. While you can read it as a stand-alone I think you would enjoy it more if you have read the first one because some of the courtship between James (Jemmy) Lord Brack and Elizabeth Easton (one of the widows) happens in the first book. Jemmy has been assiduously courting Elizabeth who is not sure she is ready to put aside her mourning and move on with her life. Their path to HEA is truly an adventurous one complete with secret passages, Jemmy’s extremely evil father, daring escapes, a kidnaping, an arranged marriage to someone else and all sorts of other good stuff. Medium Steam, Publishing Date July 31, 2018 #NetGalley #WeddingThe Widow

  22. 4 out of 5

    SH

    “Wedding the Widow” by Jenna Jaxon is the second book in the series “The Widow’s Club”; however, this is a stand alone novel. The story follows Elizabeth who finds herself drawn to Jemmy, Lord Brack, despite still grieving her husband’s death. This twist on the usual tale, finds a widow who actually loved her first husband, combined with a new suitor, who genuinely cares for her and is also very honourable – what a lovely difference. Jemmy is such a delightful character. He loves his sister and d “Wedding the Widow” by Jenna Jaxon is the second book in the series “The Widow’s Club”; however, this is a stand alone novel. The story follows Elizabeth who finds herself drawn to Jemmy, Lord Brack, despite still grieving her husband’s death. This twist on the usual tale, finds a widow who actually loved her first husband, combined with a new suitor, who genuinely cares for her and is also very honourable – what a lovely difference. Jemmy is such a delightful character. He loves his sister and does all that he can to win over Elizabeth. Despite Elizabeth being torn by her conflicting feelings, and at times, this could be frustrating, it was lovely to see such a great couple. This is a great addition to a wonderful series and i look forward to more in this series. I received an advanced review copy in exchange for my honest review.

  23. 3 out of 5

    Angela

    While I enjoyed the first book in this series, I really liked this book. Jemmy’s perseverance is a lot more than most men would go through to marry the woman he loves. I had a hard time with Elizabeth’s standoffishness during the first half of the book but over time I liked her more and more and realized she was like that only because she felt she was hurting Jemmy. I have never read a book where more things could go wrong in a short time period with trying to get married. If one more thing happ While I enjoyed the first book in this series, I really liked this book. Jemmy’s perseverance is a lot more than most men would go through to marry the woman he loves. I had a hard time with Elizabeth’s standoffishness during the first half of the book but over time I liked her more and more and realized she was like that only because she felt she was hurting Jemmy. I have never read a book where more things could go wrong in a short time period with trying to get married. If one more thing happened, I would have thrown in the towel. Loved Jemmy and this story was very nice. So there are little hints of the next book and maybe the next? I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

  24. 3 out of 5

    Andrea Stoeckel

    I won this book in a giveaway and with this Jenna Jaxon will now be on my authors to watch for list! Elizabeth Easton, war widow with young twin children, is drawn to Jemme Blackham. After the Harvest Festival at a mutual friend’s house, the result will change everything.... This book made me laugh, cry, want to clobber some characters and adore others. Jaxon writes how I read:fair, fast paced, enjoyable and entertaining. The story pulls you in and doesn’t let you go- signs of a good read. Elizabe I won this book in a giveaway and with this Jenna Jaxon will now be on my authors to watch for list! Elizabeth Easton, war widow with young twin children, is drawn to Jemme Blackham. After the Harvest Festival at a mutual friend’s house, the result will change everything.... This book made me laugh, cry, want to clobber some characters and adore others. Jaxon writes how I read:fair, fast paced, enjoyable and entertaining. The story pulls you in and doesn’t let you go- signs of a good read. Elizabeth and her mother are intelligent well rounded characters and I wanted to clobber Jemme’s father for being so.... calculating...and mean-spirited. I’m off to our library to find the first Widows’ Club and will look for other books by this author in the future. Highly recommended 5/5

  25. 3 out of 5

    Synergy Quest

    3.75 stars - I enjoyed this regency romance, though it did drag a bit for me during the later middle of the book. I just wanted them to get married already. If there's an upside, the author used the lull in the story to help us learn more about some supporting characters, whom I'm sure we'll see much more of as they find their own HEAz. All in all, it’s a pleasant read that if it were 1/3 leaner, I'd like it at least 1/2 a star more. I received an ARC of this book, via Net Galley, in exchange for 3.75 stars - I enjoyed this regency romance, though it did drag a bit for me during the later middle of the book. I just wanted them to get married already. If there's an upside, the author used the lull in the story to help us learn more about some supporting characters, whom I'm sure we'll see much more of as they find their own HEAz. All in all, it’s a pleasant read that if it were 1/3 leaner, I'd like it at least 1/2 a star more. I received an ARC of this book, via Net Galley, in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anna Swedenmom

    While it was not as good as number one in the series this was still a nice addition. I enjoyed this book with its characters and plot line. It felt a little drawn out but all in all it was a light read that made me buy both in the series. So buy them both and sit and enjoy them. The author has a wonderful way of story telling. I was given this arc via NetGalley. All opinions in this review are my own. Regards, Anna

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews

    I *really* liked this! One thing that can bug me about romances is that the plot is entirely character driven, often by simple miscommunications on the part of the main characters. It was fun to read a book where the characters were settled in their feelings by the first 1/3 of the book and the rest was external factors getting in the way. There were a lot of twists and turns in the plot, and I thoroughly enjoyed the book! I loved it so much I read it in an afternoon!

  28. 4 out of 5

    ShariB

    This is a second love for the widowed Lady Elizabeth Easton and a first for Lord Jemmy Brack. Family secrets and guilt, threaten their road to a happy ending. The premise for revenge and forgiveness was a little out in left field but a good story none the less. I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest opinion.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

    An extended house party gives the opportunity for Lord Brack, Jemmy, to pursue the widow, Elizabeth Easton. Passion took them both by surprise, eventually necessitating marriage. Only Lord Brack finds himself in dire straights when his father refuses his consent and threatens to cut off his funds. Less obstacles and a stronger heroine who could say "NO," would have been my preference.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sally Hannoush

    This is the second book in the series. You don't have to read the first book to enjoy this one. Some people can really hold a grudge and demand total control. What an ordeal to finally be married but have everything going against you. Enjoyable characters and an entertaining Historical Romance.

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