The Bride's House

The Bride's House

[a Novel]

Book - 2011
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Whiter Than Snow and Prayers for Sale comes a novel about the secrets and passions of three generations of women who have all lived in the same Victorian home called the Bride's House.

It's 1880, and for unassuming seventeen-year-old Nealie Bent, the Bride's House is a fairy tale come to life. It seems as if it is being built precisely for her and Will Spaulding, the man she is convinced she will marry. But life doesn't go according to plan, and Nealie finds herself in the Bride's House pregnant---and married to another.

For Pearl, growing up in the Bride's House is akin to being raised in a mausoleum. Her father has fashioned the house into a shrine to the woman he loved, resisting all forms of change. When the enterprising young Frank Curry comes along and asks for Pearl's hand in marriage, her father sabotages the union. But he underestimates the lengths to which the women in the Bride's House will go for love.

Susan is the latest in the line of strong and willful women in the Bride's House. She's proud of the women who came before her, but the Bride's House hides secrets that will force her to question what she wants and who she loves.

Sandra Dallas has once again written a novel rich in storytelling and history, peopled by living, breathing characters that will grab hold of you and not let you go.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312600167
Branch Call Number: DALL
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 22 cm


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Oct 26, 2017

Was an ok story to fill in time. Found it disjointed at times

GillyGal Oct 21, 2017

This is my favorite Sandra Dallas book. I was drawn in by the character development and history of Georgetown, CO. Historical fiction readers will love the Bride's House.

AnnabelleLee27 Sep 28, 2016

The secrets & passions of three generations of women, set in Georgetown, Colorado. Surprising and a page turner with complex characters. Enjoyable!

Nov 09, 2011

3 generations of women in the Bride's House and what they do for love and family. very good read and found it very hard to put down.

paulette4317 Oct 07, 2011

Sandra Dallas' best book by far. Three generations of women; their loves, losses, and gains. One of the better books I've read in a while.


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ared May 15, 2011

Nealie falls in love w/ aristricate becomes pregnant. Marries local & moves to the brides house. Three generations of women love and marry & live in the Brides houes

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