The Marriage Bed by Stephanie Mittman – book cover, description, publication history. Prologue Maple Stand, Wisconsin March He lay on the old oak bed in the darkened bedroom listening to the thud, thud, thudding of his heart compete with . Set on the Williamson Farm in Wisconsin, we are introduced to Olivia and Spencer on their wedding night. Spencer’s life has been beset with tragedy;.

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Two people can tell a story or a joke but one is obviously better at telling the story or joke. It will take a near tragedy for him to realize all that he stands to lose.

The Marriage Bed 3. To get Olivia back he has to work hard and what I loved about the book is that Olivia didn’t take him back quickly like stephahie books- there is close to a hundred pages of groveling here which is not excessive considering Spencer’s treatment of Olivia.

The Marriage Bed

I highly recommend it. I especially loved the trip back from Milwaukee when the om feeds her liqueur filled chocolates and she becomes mildly stoned and he does a bit of seducing. Practical Magic Alice Hoffman. All sorts of tender mushiness ensues, especially when Olivia opens her eyes.


I so hated the H and wished the om had gone the whole way! Sponsored products related to this item. I was with intense hatred of the hero and the heroine looked more like a doormat and a servant for him. He’d expected to get through it at least once with Olivia.

Marriage Bed

But even with those annoyances I made allowances for them. He didn’t marry Olivia because he loves her and he never intends to love her. With no small amount of regret, he conceded as much. The three points of view – hero, heroine, the middle boy – round out the story.

Lists with This Stephaniw. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte. Of course she was. Feb 05, Wati rated it it was amazing. I’m fine now, really. I won this book at a conference and I loved it. Stephanie Mittman has created a permanent niche for herself with this story of Olivia and Spencer Williamson. This page contains affiliate links and advertising. It made me cry despite the fact that I am a tough, cynical writer.

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He knew all that and let her suffer and be pitied by the whole town while she idolized him for never rebuking her for being barren. He only marries her because he needs the chickens to be fed and the stephxnie to be milked. I understand sex was a taboo subject back in those days, but seriously!


The hero is a pity partying schmuck; the heroine is soooo much in love and is stephznie by the jackass. OL o la la Maybe having children around will help Spencer let go of the pain he has clung to for so long.

The Marriage Bed by Stephanie Mittman

Not that the book was all heavy handed and gloomy. Well, this book starts off the opposite way. I would recommend it to anyone.

I love Spencer but Mittman is not as wordy as Spencer, thank goodness! After all, you’ve been a father. Year One Nora Roberts.