UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

The Missing Bride

E.D.E.N. Southworth

Book Overview: 

Prepare yourself for a journey, full of adventures and plot twists which will keep you guessing until the very end. This is psychological romance at its best. In the war of 1814, an American heiress falls in love with a British officer. This ill-fated marriage brings together a large group of interesting people who would never have met in other circumstances.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . . her brow several times, as if to clear her mental vision, and gazing upon Edith, said:

"Ah! old playmate! Did the palms lie? The ravaged tome, the blood-stained hearth, and the burning roof for me—the fated nuptials, the murdered bridegroom, and the fatherless child for you. Did the palms lie, Edith? You were ever incredulous! Answer, did the palms lie?"

"The prediction was partly fulfilled, as it was very likely to be at the time our neighborhood was overrun by a ruthless foe. It happened so, poor Fanny! You did not know the future, any more than I did—no one on earth knows the mysteries of the future, 'not the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.'"

This seemed to annoy the poor creature—soothsaying, by palmistry, had been her weakness in her brighter days, and now the strange propensity clung to her through the dark night of her sorrows, and received strength from her ins. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is an entertaining book, written in the late 1800's, about life in the early 1800's. The female leads are young and driven by society's norms. The elders are fairly nasty and the young men are angelic. Marriage, murder, and religion play significant roles in the story. Note that slavery is i...more

Set during the revolutionary war initially, this tale could refer to several different women who are "missing" when they are estranged or rejected by family members because of their marriage choice, or experience other hardships as a result. Some are minor characters. It would be a creative discu...more

It was a bit thick with the Victoria goodiness of certain people but overall it was a good story.

I went into the story comparing it too much to some of the author's other works: The Hidden Hand, and Ishmael or Self-Raised. It reads similar to The Hidden Hand but it didn't feel as expertly done as that wonderful story was.

The beginning was confusing as there was a string of brides and it was...more