Four Weddings and A Sixpence

Four Weddings and A Sixpence

An Anthology

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A heartwarming collection of stories follows four friends, who meet at Mrs. RochambeauxÆs Gentle School for Girls, as they find an old sixpence in their bedchamber and decide that it will be the lucky coin for each of their weddings, in a book that includes contributions from Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Stefanie Sloane and Laura Lee Guhrke. Original. 200,000 first printing.

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Beloved authors Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Stefanie Sloane deliver the stories of four friends from Madame Rochambeaux’s Gentle School for Girls who find an old sixpence in their bedchamber and decide that it will be the lucky coin for each of their weddings…

“Something Old”
Julia Quinn’s prologue introduces her heroine Beatrice Heywood and the premise for Four Weddings and a Sixpence.

“Something New”

In Stefanie Sloane’s unforgettable story, an ever-vigilant guardian decrees that Anne Brabourne must marry by her twenty-first birthday. But love finds her in the most unexpected of ways.

“Something Borrowed”
Elizabeth Boyle tells the tale of Cordelia Padley, who has invented a betrothed to keep her family from pestering her to wed. Now she’ll need to borrow one to convince them she’s found her true love.


“Something Blue”
In Laura Lee Guhrke’s story, unlucky Lady Elinor Daventry has her sixpence stolen from her and must convince the rake who pilfered the coin to return it in time for her own wedding. 


“... and a Sixpence in Her Shoe”
Julia Quinn finishes with the story of Beatrice Heywood, who never believed that the sixpence was anything but a tarnished old coin—until it led all of her friends to true love. But her faith in the coin is tested when it keeps sending her to the wrong man!

 



Publisher: New York : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2017
ISBN: 9780062428424
Branch Call Number: PB FIC FOU
Characteristics: 407 p. ;,18 cm

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marthabwaters
Dec 19, 2016

I don't tend to read romance anthologies, because they almost never work for me -- <100 pages per story is never enough for me to feel fully invested in the couple in question. However, I will read anything Julia Quinn ever writes, which is what led me to this give this one a chance -- and I'm glad I did. The conceit of this one -- that there are four best friends from finishing school who pass around a lucky sixpence -- strengthens the individual stories, because they feel more like parts of a cohesive whole, and while I definitely preferred some of the stories to others, I found this, overall, to be quite successful and generally charming.

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