Nominated for Best Historical Novel
in Romance Writers of America’s
prestigious RITA Awards.
Destiny ~ How does a Single Brother secure the bride of his heart when it’s not his choice to make?
Duty ~ How does a Single Sister resist a charmer like Brother Nicholas Blum when she’s pledged her life to duty?
Restless charmer Nicholas Blum, Jacob’s oldest son, wants nothing more than to marry the secret sweetheart of his youth. But the village Elders won’t let him marry, period; Moravian men must be established before they can wed. He’s failed in four trades so far, so they send him away to learn a new one–as a merchant’s assistant.
There, Nicholas is plagued by tiny Abbigail Till, a smart, self-confident taskmaster and the merchant’s spinster daughter. But sparks fly in all directions after the Elders pick Nicholas’s younger brother to marry the woman he left behind.
What’s a man to do? Nicholas hurries home, leaving Abbigail to deal with a theft in the store–and the theft of her own heart…
Judith Stanton has taken the standard ingredients for a great romance — a delectable scamp of a hero and a heroine as pure and true as morning — and somehow combined them with both a radiant innocence and finger-singing sensuality to create a deliciously fresh tale. Beautifully written, sweetly funny, wickedly sexy, and deeply satisfying.
~ Barbara Samuel/Ruth Wind
For me, the remarkable hero of Judith Stanton’s His Stolen Bride is the most interesting element in a highly readable book, with its setting…the Moravian community of 1796…running a strong second. (read complete review)
~ Nancy J. Silberstein, Reviewer, The Romance Reader
If you are ready for something different - a bit off the beaten track for historical romance – take a look at His Stolen Bride by Judith Stanton…. It’s an engaging story with a memorable hero and heroine, and full of the little details of everyday life that make historical romance fun to read. (read complete review)
~ Colleen McMahon , Reviewer, All About Romance
A delightful romance that will charm your heart.
~ Sabrina Jeffries, author of The Forbidden Lord
Judith Stanton entertains with a sensual mix of passion and purity. I adored it. A story not to be missed.
~ Pamela Morsi, author of Sweetwood Bride
Ms. Stanton has penned an exceptional, inviting romance with lovable characters and a plot that twists and turns almost as much as a squirming spinster whose heart is caught off guard by loyalty and love. His Stolen Bride will steal your heart. (read complete review)
~ Pamela James, Reviewer, Old Book Barn Gazette
Many romance readers say they’re looking for something different in the stories they read, something other than cowboys and babies. Judith Stanton offers just that in His Stolen Bride. (read complete review)
~ Mary Lynne Nielsen, Bookbug on the Web