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Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2019-07-19
Page : 350
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948053195
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From New York TimesBestselling author Cynthia Wright comes a thrilling new romance of 16th century Scotland! A PROUD HIGHLANDER Darkly handsome Ciaran MacLeod revels in his life as a Highland warrior. He spends his days training with his comrades at Duntulm Castle on the far cliffs of the Isle of Skye, and taking his pick of smitten lasses. However, Ciaran harbors a secret, passed down from his dead mother, that has caused him to become deeply suspicious of love. He’s grateful he doesn’t have to worry about taking a wife, for the castle is efficiently run by Violette, a plain young Frenchwoman who covers her head with a gable hood and reveals nothing of her own past. SECRETS REVEALED Violete Pasquiére fled to Scotland to escape a vengeful stepfather. She feels safe on the remote Isle of Skye, disguised in drab clothing and and tending to these strong clan MacLeod men who would be lost without her care. The potent attraction Violette feels for Ciaran MacLeod is just one more secret she keeps. But a threat to Duntulm Castle changes everything, and Ciaran’s elders propose that he marry Judith MacRae to bring additional lands and warriors to the clan. Rebelling against the efforts to control him, Ciaran proposes to Violette instead, setting in motion a passionate series of events that shake not only their future, but challenge their carefully guarded hearts... Connecting Books: The St. Briac Family in the 16th century: YOU AND NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée) OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline) ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora) The St. Briac Family in the 18th century: THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) coming in 2021...HER IMPOSSIBLE HUSBAND (Justin & Mouette) “Cynthia Wright magically entwines passion and history!” ~ RT Book Reviews


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2021-07-22
Page : 803
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948053411
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Step back in time with Cynthia Wright and immerse yourself in a world of knights, castles, and Highlanders…where adventure, romance, and humor all conspire to weave tales you will never forget! Meet the St. Briac family and their friends in Crowns & Kilts: Collection Two – Kilts. ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR – Scotland & France, 1538 – In 16th century Scotland, a vibrant lass from the Isle of Skye crosses paths with a charismatic French outlander. Destiny beckons, but dark forces are conspiring to keep them apart… RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE – Scotland & France, 1540 – Proud Highlander Ciaran MacLeod is falling in love...with Violette, the plain lass he wed for convenience. But when the honor of his clan is at stake, will he put her aside for another? QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER – Scotland & England, 1541 – On a quest for his true identity, Lennox MacLeod sets out from the Isle of Skye and meets beguiling tapestry weaver, Nora Brodie, at Stirling Castle. He helps her flee, but when truths are uncovered in Tudor London, can their budding love withstand the powerful winds of fate? This collection contains three magnificent, full-length novels from Crowns & Kilts: The St. Briac Family: 1526: YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée) 1532: OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline) 1538: ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) 1539: RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) 1541: QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora) The St. Briac Family in the Regency: THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) coming in 2021… HER IMPOSSIBLE HUSBAND (Justin & Mouette)


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
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Page : 112
Category : Fiction
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Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2011-11-02
Page : 360
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0989091937
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From a New York Times Bestselling author comes a captivating novel of deception, love, and renewal... A Bold Masquerade ~ When Andrew Weston, the reckless Marquess of Sandhurst, is forced by King Henry VIII into an arranged marriage with a young French widow, he conceives a bold masquerade to outwit the king. Disguised as a humble portrait painter, Andrew travels to the French court of François Ist to have a look at his would-be bride. Betrayed by her dead husband, Micheline Tevoulère has given up on love...and so she reluctantly agrees to wed an unseen English nobleman. Yet, when she sits for a portrait by a dashing artist with tender eyes, her heart begins to thaw. As passion blooms, Andrew refuses to reveal his true identity unless Micheline renounces her betrothal to the wealthy and powerful Marquess of Sandhurst… even though he is his own rival! In this novel of irresistible passion, New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Wright illuminates the world of Tudor England and France. CROWNS & KILTS: The St. Briac Family 1526- YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée) 1532 - OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline) 1538 - ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) 1539 - RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) 1541 - QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora) The St. Briac Family in the Regency 1808 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 1818 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) coming in 2021...HER IMPOSSIBLE HUSBAND (Justin & Mouette) Cynthia Wright always delivers, book after book. If you are a tried and true fan already, you can't wait for another new release. If you are new to her books....well, lucky, lucky you. Let the reading begin!! ~ Elizabeth Clayton, Amazon reader


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2016-12-26
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Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0998229539
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Author : Tricia McCannon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-03-06
Page : 512
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1591437768
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An initiatic journey into the Mysteries of the Goddess and humanity’s return to an age of peace and celestial light • Details the ceremonies and rituals of initiation into the Fellowship of Isis • Reveals the lost teachings of Jesus about the Divine Mother and Father and how the goddess Sophia is connected to Mary Magdalene as the Female Christ • Explores the many archetypes of the Goddess, including Isis, Brigit, and the Black Madonna, and how we can transform into Homo luminous, spiritual beings of light Called through her dreams by the Priestesses of Isis, Tricia McCannon set out on a spiritual journey into the Mysteries of the Goddess. After a fateful encounter with a high initiate of the ancient Fellowship of Isis, she began researching the history of Judaism and Christianity to find out how and when the Divine Feminine became lost. She discovered a forgotten age when the Creator was honored as female and humanity lived in peaceful societies completely free of war. She shows how we can return to an age of peace and celestial light if we work to bring the masculine and feminine energies of the world back into balance. Sharing her journey into the heart of the Divine Mother, McCannon details her initiation into the Fellowship of Isis, a process rich with ceremony, ritual, and myths of the Goddess from ancient Egyptian, Celtic, Greek, Hebrew, and Native American traditions. She reveals how the many archetypes of the Goddess, including Isis, Ishtar, Brigit, and the Black Madonna, can become our allies for self-transformation. She explores Mysteries at the heart of Christianity that have remained hidden for nearly 2,000 years and how the Gnostic goddess Sophia is tied to the Second Coming, Mary Magdalene, and the Female Christ. She reveals the lost teachings of Jesus about the Divine Mother and Father and about the Divine Daughter and Son. Through her story and her in-depth research, McCannon takes us on a journey to awaken the creative power of the Divine Feminine within each of us. Equipped with the teachings of the Goddess, we gain the mastery to overcome the deeply rooted masculine-feminine imbalance of the patriarchy and to embark into the future as Homo luminous, beings of light.


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2017-10-12
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948053004
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"Romance the way it was meant to be!" - Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews Guarded Hearts… ~ A French pirate of smoldering passions, Justin St. Briac will never marry. However, when his manipulative mother beckons him to her deathbed in Cornwall, he succumbs to her plea that he take a bride. ~ Mouette Raveneau, once the toast of the London ton, has been ruined by her dead husband’s crimes. With two adolescent sons and no means of support, she reluctantly takes refuge in Cornwall. A Pretend Marriage… To grant his mother’s dying wish, Justin devises an elaborate charade. Her days are numbered, after all, and soon he’ll return to his life of unfettered romantic conquests and adventure in France. But, what if his mother isn’t really dying? And what if he begins to enjoy the very thing he’s avoided his whole life? Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series: 1 - SILVER STORM (André & Devon) 2 - HER HUSBAND, THE RAKE: a sequel novella (André & Devon) 3 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia) 4 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 5 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay) 6 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) 7 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne) 8 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2021-07-23
Page : 650
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948053403
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Step back in time and immerse yourself in a world of knights, castles, and Highlanders…where adventure, romance, and humor all conspire to weave tales you will never forget! Meet the St. Briac family and their friends in Crowns & Kilts: Collection One – Crowns. YOU AND NO OTHER – France, 1526 – Bold and witty Thomas St. Briac is a trusted knight with a perfect life. His courage in battle is legendary, but is he brave enough to withstand one delicate maiden who seeks to carry off an impetuous masquerade in the royal court? OF ONE HEART – France and England, 1532 – When the reckless Marquess of Sandhurst is forced by King Henry VIII into an arranged marriage with a young French widow, he disguises himself as a humble portrait painter, and travels to the French court to have a look at his would-be bride.” This collection contains two novels from Crowns & Kilts: The St. Briac Family 1526: YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée) 1532: OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline) 1538: ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) 1539: RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) 1541: QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora) The St. Briac Family in the Regency: 1808: THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 1818: HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) coming in 2021…HER IMPOSSIBLE HUSBAND (Justin & Mouette)


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2011-10-05
Page : 480
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0989091945
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"YOU & NO OTHER positively sparkles with historical details, real-life characters, and an utterly unforgettable hero!”~ PAST ROMANCE Historical Romance Blog Thomas Mardouet, Seigneur de St. Briac, is a man with a perfect life – bold, witty, and splendid to behold, he is the King of France’s trusted knight. But the day that captivating Aimée de Fleurance appears in the woods to interrupt a hunt, St. Briac’s life is turned on end. When she takes her sister’s place and joins the royal court to avoid an arranged marriage, St. Briac is drawn unwillingly into her impetuous scheme. To save Aimée from the king’s bed, St. Briac shocks them both by declaring that they are betrothed. After all, marriage is the last thing he wants, especially to this infuriating maiden… Journey back to the magical world of 16th century France and join Aimée and St. Briac for an adventure filled with enchantment, laughter, and sensuous passion! CROWNS & KILTS: The St. Briac Family 1526 - YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée) 1532 - OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline) 1538 - ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) 1539 - RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) 1541 - QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora) The St. Briac Family in the Regency 1808 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 1818 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) coming in 2021...HER IMPOSSIBLE HUSBAND (Justin & Mouette)


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2018-01-31
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948053330
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Step back in time with Cynthia Wright and immerse yourself in a world of rakes and rebels…where adventure, romance, humor, and intrigue all conspire to weave tales you will never forget! "Cynthia Wright always delivers, book after book. If you are a tried and true fan already, you can't wait for another new release. If you are new to her books....well, lucky, lucky you. Let the reading begin!!" ~ Elizabeth Clayton, Amazon reader Meet the Raveneau family and their friends in Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family, Books 6-8: HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE – Cornwall, 1818 – Untamable pirate Justin St. Briac and destitute widow Mouette Raveneau bring all their baggage, defenses, and hidden longings to a marriage that's only make-believe. Will they be able to open their hearts to real love? HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN – England & Barbados, 1818 – Regency rake Nathan Raveneau masquerades as protector to impetuous Adrienne Beauvisage, charged to keep her safe and chaste… but matters get complicated when he abducts her himself, sailing off to magical Barbados. TEMPEST – America & Barbados, 1903 – Newport heiress Catherine Parrish eludes her mother’s ambition that she wed a duke by proposing a marriage of convenience to destitute rake Adam Raveneau. On his neglected Barbados estate, can Cathy and Adam navigate the bumpy path to real love? The collection contains Books 6-8 in Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series: 1 - SILVER STORM (André & Devon) 2 - HER HUSBAND, THE RAKE: a sequel novella (André & Devon) 3 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia) 4 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 5 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay) 6 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) 7 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne) 8 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2020-11-19
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948053306
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New York Times Bestselling author Cynthia Wright “magically blends passion and history!” – RT Book Reviews A HIGHLANDER NO MORE Lennox MacLeod was raised on the Isle of Skye as the grandson of the powerful chief of Clan MacLeod, yet his kind heart and artistic talent set him apart from other Highland warriors. When Lennox uncovers a shocking secret, he angrily sets out on a quest to discover where he truly belongs. BOLD DREAMS DASHED Beautiful, strong-willed Nora Brodie has devoted her life to becoming a master weaver of royal tapestries, even though men scoff at a woman achieving such a goal. At Stirling Castle, Nora is determined to make her dreams come true, until the night a dissolute Englishman steals something she can never replace. THE WINDS OF FATE Hiding a shameful secret, Nora must leave Stirling, and the only person who can help her is the splendid Highlander, Lennox MacLeod. Traveling together, Lennox and Nora forge a passionate bond as lovers and soulmates. But upon arriving in Tudor London, truths are revealed and choices loom. Does the flame of love stand a chance against the powerful winds of fate? This full-length Scottish historical romance is Book 5 in the Crowns & Kilts series, but can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. In QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER, readers will reunite with Andrew & Micheline from OF ONE HEART (Crowns & Kilts, Book 2). CROWNS & KILTS: The St. Briac Family 1526: YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée) 1532: OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline) 1538: ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) 1539: RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) 1541: QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora) The St. Briac Family in the Regency: 1808: THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 1818: HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) Cynthia Wright always delivers, book after book. If you are a tried and true fan already, you can't wait for another new release. If you are new to her books....well, lucky, lucky you. Let the reading begin!! ~ Elizabeth Clayton, Amazon reader


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2021-08-29
Page : 986
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948053357
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Step back in time with 3 passionate, thrilling, full-length Beauvisage Family novels! TOUCH THE SUN – Philadelphia, 1789 - Lion Hampshire aspires to a seat in America's first Congress, but his rakish reputation needs mending. An arranged marriage with Virginia-bred beauty Priscilla seems a good idea until Lion meets her lady's maid, the enchanting Meagan South. SPRING FIRES – Philadelphia & London, 1793 – Lisette Hahn, proprietress of a popular CoffeeHouse, is proudly resistant to men's advances until grief causes her to succumb to one night of passion with Nicholai Beauvisage. But what will the dawn bring? HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT – France, England, & Philadelphia, 1814 – Natalya Beauvisage is determined to write about romance, not live it, but when Grey St. James escapes from Napoleon's French prison and bids her travel with him, she is caught up in an adventure that awakens her deepest passions. Reunite with favorite characters from other Beauvisage Family novels in this unforgettable romance! "Cynthia Wright magically entwines passion and history!" ~ RT Book Reviews Rakes & Rebels:The Beauvisage Family series: 1 - STOLEN BY A PIRATE: a prequel novella to RESCUED BY A ROGUE (Jean-Philippe & Antonia) 2 - RESCUED BY A ROGUE (Alec & Caro) 3 - TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan) 4 - SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette) 5 - HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT (Grey & Natalya) Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family intertwines with The Raveneau Family series: 1 - SILVER STORM (André & Devon) 2 - HER HUSBAND, THE RAKE: a sequel novella (André & Devon) 3 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia) 4 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 5 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay) 6 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) 7 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne) 8 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy) "Cynthia Wright always delivers, book after book. If you are a tried and true fan already, you can't wait for another new release. If you are new to her books....well, lucky, lucky you. Let the reading begin!!" ~ Elizabeth Clayton, reader


Author : Claire Delacroix
Publisher : Deborah A. Cooke
Release : 2013-01-23
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1927477212
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The Laird of Kinfairlie has helped his sisters, each a gem in her own right, to find husbands. Now the laird himself seeks to wed, and pins his hopes on The Snow White Bride. Lady Eleanor knows better than to dream of romance and love. Married twice to secure her father's alliances, she has learned that she is desirable only for her fortune. When the Laird of Kinfairlie's sisters ask her to wed their brother, Alexander, Eleanor agrees, expecting only to save herself from danger. But Alexander is like no man she's known before, a man more interested in courting her smile than her obedience, a man who values her counsel as much as her newly awakened passion…and a man unaware that Eleanor is the key to a fortune that could ensure the future of everything he holds dear. Now, ruthless enemies will stop at nothing to secure Eleanor's capture. Will she dare to trust her new husband before it's too late for her, for Alexander, and for Kinfairlie? ***** I’ve written many series set in my fictional medieval Scottish world of Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre. This is the order in which the stories take place, although you can start with any series. I recommend you read each series in order. There’s a tab on my website for ALL books in this world: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/ I. The Rogues of Ravensmuir This is the first series to take place in this world. These three books are a bit more gothic in tone and less tightly linked to each other than the books in subsequent series. 1. The Rogue Merlyn and Ysabella’s story is a second chance romance with a bit of intrigue and suspense. Their relationship is a class war - he’s the laird and she’s a village girl - but there’s an immediate attraction between them. Can Merlyn trust in love at first sight? Can Ysabella trust her rogue of a husband when he returns five years after their parting to ask for her help? This is the first book featuring Ravensmuir and in it, we learn the story of its sister holding, Kinfairlie. 2. The Scoundrel Can a notorious bad boy like Merlyn’s brother Gawain be redeemed by love? In this story, Gawain meets his match, the enticing Eglantine, who is not just as adept a thief as he is but is prepared to seduce him to regain the prize she desires. This is cat-and-mouse story of action, adventure and intrigue takes us from York to the highlands of Scotland, to Eglantine’s home at Inverfyre. 3. The Warrior At the end of The Scoundrel, Inverfyre is lost to the notorious MacLaren clan, but years later, Eglantine and Gawain’s son Michael - the Hawk of Inverfyre - returns to reclaim his legacy. He has need of an heir so he abducts Aileen to be his bride, never guessing that these two have shared a great passion in their past lives. At Inverfyre, Aileen is plagued by visions and fears she is going mad, while the Hawk is uncertain whether his beguiling new bride can be trusted—or whether she has let the MacLarens in the gate. This medieval Scottish romance has some fantasy elements as it’s a reincarnation story. II. The Jewels of Kinfairlie At the end of The Warrior, there is a family gathering at Inverfyre. We briefly meet Merlyn and Ysabella’s son Roland, his wife Catherine, and their eight children. This series begins several years later, after Roland and Catherine’s tragic death, when their oldest son Alexander suddenly becomes laird. The treasury is empty. The harvest will be poor. Alexander needs to see his sisters married as quickly as possible, but they wish to wed for love. 1. The Beauty Bride Alexander arranges an auction for the hand of his defiant sister, intending to manage the list of bidders - but a notorious mercenary, Rhys fitzHenry, pays the highest price. This arranged marriage doesn’t begin well, as Madeline is a runaway bride, but Rhys pursues her, saves her, and tries to court her. I love that Rhys tells Madeline stories to win her heart, and that she quickly figures out that each choice of story reveals one of her husband’s secrets. 2. The Rose Red Bride Alexander thinks he’s learned his lesson and is thrilled when Vivienne’s former suitor, Nicholas Sinclair, wants to claim her hand. It’s a little uncommon that Nicholas wants to abduct his bride, but Alexander is sure that Vivienne will think that a romantic gesture, and when the wedding is held in the morning, all will be well. But the highlander seeking Alexander’s agreement isn’t Nicholas - it’s his brother Erik in disguise, a man who needs a wife only because he needs a son to claim his legacy. He’s not counting on Vivienne stealing his heart, too. 3. The Snow White Bride It’s Christmas at Kinfairlie and a mysterious noblewoman seeks refuge in the chapel. When the sisters learn that she’s a widow in need of protection, they decide to play a trick on Alexander and arrange his marriage. Eleanor thinks husbands are all the same, so is agreeable, although she isn’t counting on Alexander’s youth, charm, and desire to claim her heart. When her past catches up to her and Kinfairlie is at risk, how much will Eleanor sacrifice to see her new husband safe? What price will Alexander pay to defend his bride? 4. The Ballad of Rosamunde Rosamunde, the pirate queen and aunt of the siblings at Kinfairlie, was adopted by Gawain in The Scoundrel and trapped in the realm of the Fae in The Rose Red Bride. In this short story, a friends-to-lovers story, Padraig rescues Rosamunde, his valor making her realize that she loves him, too. III. The True Love Brides At the end of The Snow White Bride, Alexander decrees that his remaining sisters will marry for love. The portal to the realm of the Fae has been opened, though, and the Fae king Finvarra desires Elizabeth. Finvarra agrees that he will abandon his suit if four of the siblings marry their true loves, although Elizabeth knows that the portal to the Fae realm has to be closed as well. 1. The Renegade’s Heart Isabella is smitten with a rogue knight, come to Kinfairlie to demand the return of his family’s stolen treasure. She takes Murdoch’s cause against that of her brother, then learns that Murdoch has been claimed by the Fae queen - who holds his heart still. Can a mortal maiden defeat an immortal queen by winning Murdoch’s love for her own? 2. The Highlander’s Curse Garrett is cursed to hear the thoughts of others as clearly as his own, a spell intended to make him an outcast so his legacy could be stolen. He finds solace in the company and the touch of gentle Annelise. Can Annelise’s love heal him so he can recover his stolen legacy and give her the home - and the husband - she deserves? 3. The Frost Maiden’s Kiss Malcolm returns to Ravensmuir after years as a mercenary with a hoard large enough to finance the rebuilding of his legacy and his soul due to the Fae. When pregnant Catriona arrives at Ravensmuir, Malcolm knows he can give her a future with a marriage of convenience that makes her child heir to Ravensmuir. Catriona expects nothing of men, but Malcolm’s kindness and strength earns her love - and makes her determined to save his soul, regardless of the price. 4. The Warrior’s Prize The mercenary Rafael thinks his companion’s sister, Elizabeth, could be an angel come to earth, and one who will hold him accountable for his sins. Challenged by her and enticed by her, Rafael offers himself instead of his comrade Malcolm and begins to change his life with his choices. Can he save Elizabeth from Finvarra? He’s determined to try, no matter what the risk to himself - and Elizabeth cannot resist a man who chooses nobly, just for her. IV. The Brides of Inverfyre There is one sibling left unmarried (Ross) and we follow him to Inverfyre, where the children of the Hawk and Aileen also need to be married. 1. The Mercenary’s Bride This Scottish medieval romance is a Christmas novella, the story of a knight returning to Inverfyre to keep his promise to the laird’s daughter. Having been attacked and left for dead, Quentin is no longer the man he was and he blames the Hawk for the change in his fortunes. But his bitterness melts before the admiration of Mhairi, for the maiden he admired has become a beauty he would die to serve. 2. The Runaway Bride Even though Aiofe is a beauty and an heiress, she wants to marry for love. Her marriage is arranged to the oldest son of the Hawk of Inverfyre, but she chooses to flee instead, hoping that his cousin, Ross, will be sent after her. Aiofe intends to claim Ross’s heart, no matter the price, for she knows with one glimpse that he’s the man for her. Ross is caught between his duty and his heart - and the wicked MacLarens who would use Aiofe as a pawn in their own plan to possess Inverfyre. There will be more stories in this series, too. There are Family Trees for Inverfyre, Ravensmuir and Kinfairlie available as free downloads in my online store. The links are on my website, right here: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/family-trees/ ***** medieval romance, Scottish romance, historical romance, widow, arranged marriage, marriage of convenience, romantic suspense, secrets, hidden identity, heiress, Christmas romance


Author : Marianne Willman
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release : 1998-11-15
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780312966249
Description :


The Prize: Lacey's Folly-- a charming manor house, shrouded in magic and mystery, haunted by tales of hidden treasure, and legends of a bride who vanished 100 years ago on her wedding day. The Lovers: Chloe Hartsell-- a lonely and passionate woman, ripe for falling in love, and suddenly denied the promised inheritance of her beloved home. Gideon Stone-- the rakehell artist is intent on selling his windfall inheritance-- until he learns he must find a husband for Chloe. The Legend: One hundred years before, a beautiful woman vanished on her wedding night, along with a fortune in jewels. Now her lovely portrait and baffling disappearance haunt Gideon's dreams. The Lost Bride: Thrown together by fate, drawn together by passion, Gideon and Chloe are separated by his pride-- and her secret. Then a woman appears-- the very image of the bride lost to the night a century ago. Gideon must choose between his dream image and the flesh-and-blood woman who can teach him the true meaning of love. And Chloe must risk everything, to win all she holds dear.


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2021-08-24
Page : 375
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948053349
Description :


Step back in time with NYTimes bestselling author Cynthia Wright in this 2-Book set that begins the Beauvisage Family series! STOLEN BY A PIRATE – England, 1749 - Meet the couple that launched the Beauvisage family! Dashing corsair Jean-Philippe Beauvisage revels in his life of freedom until one night at a ball, when a Russian beauty steals his heart. When she sails to America, will they be parted forever? Formerly published as Heart of Fragile Stars, now with a new EPILOGUE! RESCUED BY A ROGUE – Philadelphia, 1783 - Major Alexandre Beauvisage is returning from the Revolutionary War when he discovers an injured female with no memory of her past. Against his better judgment, Alec takes Caro home with him to Philadelphia and quickly falls under the innocent foundling’s spell. "Cynthia Wright magically entwines passion and history!" ~ RT Book Reviews Rakes & Rebels:The Beauvisage Family series: 1 - STOLEN BY A PIRATE: a prequel novella to RESCUED BY A ROGUE (Jean-Philippe & Antonia) 2 - RESCUED BY A ROGUE (Alec & Caro) 3 - TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan) 4 - SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette) 5 - HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT (Grey & Natalya) Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family intertwines with The Raveneau Family series: 1 - SILVER STORM (André & Devon) 2 - HER HUSBAND, THE RAKE: a sequel novella (André & Devon) 3 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia) 4 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 5 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay) 6 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) 7 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne) 8 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy) "Cynthia Wright always delivers, book after book. If you are a tried and true fan already, you can't wait for another new release. If you are new to her books....well, lucky, lucky you. Let the reading begin!!" ~ Elizabeth Clayton, reader


Author : Claire Delacroix
Publisher : Deborah A. Cooke
Release : 2013-01-16
Page : 298
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1927477018
Description :


More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest of men may fight for their love…The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste. Like a heroine in an ancient tale, Vivienne waited in the highest chamber of Kinfairlie's tower for her fated lover. In the darkness he came for her, cloaked and hooded so that she would not see his face. He loved her sweetly, thoroughly…and Vivienne knew she had met her destiny. But in the morning light, her dream is shattered. Erik Sinclair of Blackleith is no romantic hero but a disinherited warrior who arranged her abduction to regain his own legacy. Outraged by Erik's insistence that he needs her solely to beget a son, yet ensnared by the passion he awakens, Vivienne realizes that there is more merit in her taciturn spouse than he would admit. Erik is skeptical of her growing faith in his honour and her desire to recapture his stolen birthright…Little does he suspect that his rare gem of a bride intends to capture his barricaded heart as well. ***** I’ve written many series set in my fictional medieval Scottish world of Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre. This is the order in which the stories take place, although you can start with any series. I recommend you read each series in order. There’s a tab on my website for ALL books in this world: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/ I. The Rogues of Ravensmuir This is the first series to take place in this world. These three books are a bit more gothic in tone and less tightly linked to each other than the books in subsequent series. 1. The Rogue Merlyn and Ysabella’s story is a second chance romance with a bit of intrigue and suspense. Their relationship is a class war - he’s the laird and she’s a village girl - but there’s an immediate attraction between them. Can Merlyn trust in love at first sight? Can Ysabella trust her rogue of a husband when he returns five years after their parting to ask for her help? This is the first book featuring Ravensmuir and in it, we learn the story of its sister holding, Kinfairlie. 2. The Scoundrel Can a notorious bad boy like Merlyn’s brother Gawain be redeemed by love? In this story, Gawain meets his match, the enticing Eglantine, who is not just as adept a thief as he is but is prepared to seduce him to regain the prize she desires. This is cat-and-mouse story of action, adventure and intrigue takes us from York to the highlands of Scotland, to Eglantine’s home at Inverfyre. 3. The Warrior At the end of The Scoundrel, Inverfyre is lost to the notorious MacLaren clan, but years later, Eglantine and Gawain’s son Michael - the Hawk of Inverfyre - returns to reclaim his legacy. He has need of an heir so he abducts Aileen to be his bride, never guessing that these two have shared a great passion in their past lives. At Inverfyre, Aileen is plagued by visions and fears she is going mad, while the Hawk is uncertain whether his beguiling new bride can be trusted—or whether she has let the MacLarens in the gate. This medieval Scottish romance has some fantasy elements as it’s a reincarnation story. II. The Jewels of Kinfairlie At the end of The Warrior, there is a family gathering at Inverfyre. We briefly meet Merlyn and Ysabella’s son Roland, his wife Catherine, and their eight children. This series begins several years later, after Roland and Catherine’s tragic death, when their oldest son Alexander suddenly becomes laird. The treasury is empty. The harvest will be poor. Alexander needs to see his sisters married as quickly as possible, but they wish to wed for love. 1. The Beauty Bride Alexander arranges an auction for the hand of his defiant sister, intending to manage the list of bidders - but a notorious mercenary, Rhys fitzHenry, pays the highest price. This arranged marriage doesn’t begin well, as Madeline is a runaway bride, but Rhys pursues her, saves her, and tries to court her. I love that Rhys tells Madeline stories to win her heart, and that she quickly figures out that each choice of story reveals one of her husband’s secrets. 2. The Rose Red Bride Alexander thinks he’s learned his lesson and is thrilled when Vivienne’s former suitor, Nicholas Sinclair, wants to claim her hand. It’s a little uncommon that Nicholas wants to abduct his bride, but Alexander is sure that Vivienne will think that a romantic gesture, and when the wedding is held in the morning, all will be well. But the highlander seeking Alexander’s agreement isn’t Nicholas - it’s his brother Erik in disguise, a man who needs a wife only because he needs a son to claim his legacy. He’s not counting on Vivienne stealing his heart, too. 3. The Snow White Bride It’s Christmas at Kinfairlie and a mysterious noblewoman seeks refuge in the chapel. When the sisters learn that she’s a widow in need of protection, they decide to play a trick on Alexander and arrange his marriage. Eleanor thinks husbands are all the same, so is agreeable, although she isn’t counting on Alexander’s youth, charm, and desire to claim her heart. When her past catches up to her and Kinfairlie is at risk, how much will Eleanor sacrifice to see her new husband safe? What price will Alexander pay to defend his bride? 4. The Ballad of Rosamunde Rosamunde, the pirate queen and aunt of the siblings at Kinfairlie, was adopted by Gawain in The Scoundrel and trapped in the realm of the Fae in The Rose Red Bride. In this short story, a friends-to-lovers story, Padraig rescues Rosamunde, his valor making her realize that she loves him, too. III. The True Love Brides At the end of The Snow White Bride, Alexander decrees that his remaining sisters will marry for love. The portal to the realm of the Fae has been opened, though, and the Fae king Finvarra desires Elizabeth. Finvarra agrees that he will abandon his suit if four of the siblings marry their true loves, although Elizabeth knows that the portal to the Fae realm has to be closed as well. 1. The Renegade’s Heart Isabella is smitten with a rogue knight, come to Kinfairlie to demand the return of his family’s stolen treasure. She takes Murdoch’s cause against that of her brother, then learns that Murdoch has been claimed by the Fae queen - who holds his heart still. Can a mortal maiden defeat an immortal queen by winning Murdoch’s love for her own? 2. The Highlander’s Curse Garrett is cursed to hear the thoughts of others as clearly as his own, a spell intended to make him an outcast so his legacy could be stolen. He finds solace in the company and the touch of gentle Annelise. Can Annelise’s love heal him so he can recover his stolen legacy and give her the home - and the husband - she deserves? 3. The Frost Maiden’s Kiss Malcolm returns to Ravensmuir after years as a mercenary with a hoard large enough to finance the rebuilding of his legacy and his soul due to the Fae. When pregnant Catriona arrives at Ravensmuir, Malcolm knows he can give her a future with a marriage of convenience that makes her child heir to Ravensmuir. Catriona expects nothing of men, but Malcolm’s kindness and strength earns her love - and makes her determined to save his soul, regardless of the price. 4. The Warrior’s Prize The mercenary Rafael thinks his companion’s sister, Elizabeth, could be an angel come to earth, and one who will hold him accountable for his sins. Challenged by her and enticed by her, Rafael offers himself instead of his comrade Malcolm and begins to change his life with his choices. Can he save Elizabeth from Finvarra? He’s determined to try, no matter what the risk to himself - and Elizabeth cannot resist a man who chooses nobly, just for her. IV. The Brides of Inverfyre There is one sibling left unmarried (Ross) and we follow him to Inverfyre, where the children of the Hawk and Aileen also need to be married. 1. The Mercenary’s Bride This Scottish medieval romance is a Christmas novella, the story of a knight returning to Inverfyre to keep his promise to the laird’s daughter. Having been attacked and left for dead, Quentin is no longer the man he was and he blames the Hawk for the change in his fortunes. But his bitterness melts before the admiration of Mhairi, for the maiden he admired has become a beauty he would die to serve. 2. The Runaway Bride Even though Aiofe is a beauty and an heiress, she wants to marry for love. Her marriage is arranged to the oldest son of the Hawk of Inverfyre, but she chooses to flee instead, hoping that his cousin, Ross, will be sent after her. Aiofe intends to claim Ross’s heart, no matter the price, for she knows with one glimpse that he’s the man for her. Ross is caught between his duty and his heart - and the wicked MacLarens who would use Aiofe as a pawn in their own plan to possess Inverfyre. There will be more stories in this series, too. There are Family Trees for Inverfyre, Ravensmuir and Kinfairlie available as free downloads in my online store. The links are on my website, right here: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/family-trees/ ***** abduction, medieval romance, Scottish romance, historical romance, arranged marriage, disguise, secret identity, lost heir, hero with kids


Author : Qian Jiang
Publisher : Funstory
Release : 2019-10-07
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1646772490
Description :


Five years ago, Qi Mansu ran away from the marriage as an abandoned wife.Five years later, Qi Mansu returned as the Queen of the Press!In the past, she would always be able to fight back against all of the damage they dealt.When they met again, the man said, "Qi Mansu, do you think you can destroy me with that little trick of yours?"She smiled. "Let's wait and see!"However, he didn't expect ...One day, he would actually offer everything he had to her, willingly allowing her to destroy him.


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2018-09-21
Page : 343
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948053128
Description :


From a New York Times bestselling author comes an irresistible novel of 16th century Scotland! When a spirited Scottish lass crosses paths with a charismatic Outlander, sparks fly that threaten to set fire to their separate worlds… Vibrant Fiona MacLeod has never left the Isle of Skye, except in the pages of cherished books. However, everything changes when her mother makes a deathbed request that Fi travel to Falkland Palace and experience the royal court. It may be her last chance to see the world before she is married off to an overbearing Highland warrior. Across the ocean in Europe, architect Christophe de St. Briac enjoys a perfectly-ordered life. He’s a rising star among the artistic builders of the Renaissance and has his pick of women to warm his bed - until King François I pressures him to accept a project at Scotland’s Falkland Palace. Although Fiona and Christophe are from different worlds, they soon find their passionate souls have everything in common. But while they seem to be on a collision course with destiny, dark forces are conspiring to keep them apart… CROWNS & KILTS: The St. Briac Family 1526 - YOU AND NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée) 1532 - OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline) 1538 - ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) 1539 - RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) 1541 - QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora) The St. Briac Family in the Regency 1808 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 1818 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) coming in 2021...HER IMPOSSIBLE HUSBAND (Justin & Mouette)


Author : Cynthia Wright
Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
Release : 2012-12-17
Page : 479
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1938907752
Description :


A marriage of convenience in the Gilded Age… Newport heiress Catherine Beasley Parrish has been groomed all her life to marry an English duke. However, when she meets Adam Raveneau, the latest in a long line of Raveneau rakes and a newly created viscount, Cathy awakens to a destiny worth fighting for. Although Raveneau insists that he is not marriage material, he is in desperate need of funds to restore Tempest Hall, his crumbling family estate on Barbados. And when Cathy begs him to save her from the toad-like duke her mother intends her to marry, Adam realizes that they may be able help each other. Following a passionate honeymoon voyage on the high seas, Cathy and Adam arrive at their island home to find legends of pirate treasure and face the realities of their complicated marriage of convenience. Can two people who wed for all the wrong reasons discover that a lasting love is the greatest treasure of all? "TEMPEST is Cynthia Wright at her best, and I savored every delightful page! I was swept away by sinfully sexy Adam Raveneau, wondering how he and Cathy could ever untangle their problems, and thrilled to find myself in the midst of adventures with pirates, buried treasure, and a romantic abduction. I believe Cynthia Wright will make a lifelong fan out of every person who reads TEMPEST.”~ Lauren Royal, Bestselling Author of AMETHYST Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series: 1 - SILVER STORM (André & Devon) 2 - HER HUSBAND, THE RAKE: a sequel novella (André & Devon) 3 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia) 4 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 5 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay) 6 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) 7 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne) 8 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)


Author : Claire Delacroix
Publisher : Deborah A. Cooke
Release : 2013-01-16
Page : 292
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 098795489X
Description :


More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest of men may fight for their love…The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste. Lady Madeline's heart is not for sale…especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry. Yet Madeline's hand has been sold, to none other than this battle-weary warrior with a price on his head. A more dutiful maiden might cede to the Laird's command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient. She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her. She does not expect this taciturn man to woo her with fanciful stories, much less that each of his enthralling tales will reveal a scar upon his shielded soul. She never imagines that a man like rays could imperil her own heart while revealing so little of his own feelings. When Rhys' past threatens his future, Madeline takes a leap of faith. She dares to believe him innocent - and risks her own life to pursue a passion more priceless than the rarest gem. “A lyrical medieval-era romance!” —Publishers Weekly “Claire Delacroix is always a winner for me with her tales of chivalry, passion and lush romance—I simply love her books. I found this one to be a great read, and recommend it highly to anyone liking a rousing, medieval-period romance. Five angels!” —Fallen Angel Reviews “Ms. Delacroix creates an atmosphere so real that you’ll feel the wind in your hair as you race across the land with the protagonists. This writer is a genius at stirring the emotions of her readers and letting them share the excitement of the characters.” —Rendezvous “Once again, Claire Delacroix comes through with an historical romance that does not disappoint…There are few medieval writers who can sweep me away as Claire Delacroix can. I cannot wait for the following books of this trilogy.” —Romance Reader at Heart “Ms. Delacroix has painted a tale of love and romance fit to be framed…I quite literally devoured this book in a single day of reading. It was so entertaining and well written that I could not bring myself to put it down. I even forgot to eat because I was so wrapped up in this wonderful tale and, gasp, there was chocolate in the house!” —Coffee Time Romance “After reading this magnificent book, it’s easy to see why Ms. Delacroix is considered one of the best medieval romance authors around. With careful attention to detail and a beautiful writing style, she whisks you to the Middle Ages for a grand romantic adventure...The Beauty Bride is a fabulous read!” —The Romance Studio “Ms. Delacroix has a wonderful way of pulling you into the story…you will not be able to put the book down until you are finished.” —The Romance Readers Connection “The Beauty Bride is a book that captures you from the first page…a magical and inspiring story. Four hearts!” —Pink Heart Reviews “An exciting action tale fully packed with an assortment of well-defined forceful characters, both old and new…This is a prime example of the highly imaginative and entertaining novels Delacroix is celebrated for, in a stellar start to what looks to be a sensation new medieval series that is heading straight for my ‘keeper shelf’!” —Historical Romance Writers “The Beauty Bride is a gripping read—a passionate, compelling treasure of a book." —Julianne Maclean, USA Today bestselling author ***** I’ve written many series set in my fictional medieval Scottish world of Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre. This is the order in which the stories take place, although you can start with any series. I recommend you read each series in order. There’s a tab on my website for ALL books in this world: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/ I. The Rogues of Ravensmuir This is the first series to take place in this world. These three books are a bit more gothic in tone and less tightly linked to each other than the books in subsequent series. 1. The Rogue Merlyn and Ysabella’s story is a second chance romance with a bit of intrigue and suspense. Their relationship is a class war - he’s the laird and she’s a village girl - but there’s an immediate attraction between them. Can Merlyn trust in love at first sight? Can Ysabella trust her rogue of a husband when he returns five years after their parting to ask for her help? This is the first book featuring Ravensmuir and in it, we learn the story of its sister holding, Kinfairlie. 2. The Scoundrel Can a notorious bad boy like Merlyn’s brother Gawain be redeemed by love? In this story, Gawain meets his match, the enticing Eglantine, who is not just as adept a thief as he is but is prepared to seduce him to regain the prize she desires. This is cat-and-mouse story of action, adventure and intrigue takes us from York to the highlands of Scotland, to Eglantine’s home at Inverfyre. 3. The Warrior At the end of The Scoundrel, Inverfyre is lost to the notorious MacLaren clan, but years later, Eglantine and Gawain’s son Michael - the Hawk of Inverfyre - returns to reclaim his legacy. He has need of an heir so he abducts Aileen to be his bride, never guessing that these two have shared a great passion in their past lives. At Inverfyre, Aileen is plagued by visions and fears she is going mad, while the Hawk is uncertain whether his beguiling new bride can be trusted—or whether she has let the MacLarens in the gate. This medieval Scottish romance has some fantasy elements as it’s a reincarnation story. II. The Jewels of Kinfairlie At the end of The Warrior, there is a family gathering at Inverfyre. We briefly meet Merlyn and Ysabella’s son Roland, his wife Catherine, and their eight children. This series begins several years later, after Roland and Catherine’s tragic death, when their oldest son Alexander suddenly becomes laird. The treasury is empty. The harvest will be poor. Alexander needs to see his sisters married as quickly as possible, but they wish to wed for love. 1. The Beauty Bride Alexander arranges an auction for the hand of his defiant sister, intending to manage the list of bidders - but a notorious mercenary, Rhys fitzHenry, pays the highest price. This arranged marriage doesn’t begin well, as Madeline is a runaway bride, but Rhys pursues her, saves her, and tries to court her. I love that Rhys tells Madeline stories to win her heart, and that she quickly figures out that each choice of story reveals one of her husband’s secrets. 2. The Rose Red Bride Alexander thinks he’s learned his lesson and is thrilled when Vivienne’s former suitor, Nicholas Sinclair, wants to claim her hand. It’s a little uncommon that Nicholas wants to abduct his bride, but Alexander is sure that Vivienne will think that a romantic gesture, and when the wedding is held in the morning, all will be well. But the highlander seeking Alexander’s agreement isn’t Nicholas - it’s his brother Erik in disguise, a man who needs a wife only because he needs a son to claim his legacy. He’s not counting on Vivienne stealing his heart, too. 3. The Snow White Bride It’s Christmas at Kinfairlie and a mysterious noblewoman seeks refuge in the chapel. When the sisters learn that she’s a widow in need of protection, they decide to play a trick on Alexander and arrange his marriage. Eleanor thinks husbands are all the same, so is agreeable, although she isn’t counting on Alexander’s youth, charm, and desire to claim her heart. When her past catches up to her and Kinfairlie is at risk, how much will Eleanor sacrifice to see her new husband safe? What price will Alexander pay to defend his bride? 4. The Ballad of Rosamunde Rosamunde, the pirate queen and aunt of the siblings at Kinfairlie, was adopted by Gawain in The Scoundrel and trapped in the realm of the Fae in The Rose Red Bride. In this short story, a friends-to-lovers story, Padraig rescues Rosamunde, his valor making her realize that she loves him, too. III. The True Love Brides At the end of The Snow White Bride, Alexander decrees that his remaining sisters will marry for love. The portal to the realm of the Fae has been opened, though, and the Fae king Finvarra desires Elizabeth. Finvarra agrees that he will abandon his suit if four of the siblings marry their true loves, although Elizabeth knows that the portal to the Fae realm has to be closed as well. 1. The Renegade’s Heart Isabella is smitten with a rogue knight, come to Kinfairlie to demand the return of his family’s stolen treasure. She takes Murdoch’s cause against that of her brother, then learns that Murdoch has been claimed by the Fae queen - who holds his heart still. Can a mortal maiden defeat an immortal queen by winning Murdoch’s love for her own? 2. The Highlander’s Curse Garrett is cursed to hear the thoughts of others as clearly as his own, a spell intended to make him an outcast so his legacy could be stolen. He finds solace in the company and the touch of gentle Annelise. Can Annelise’s love heal him so he can recover his stolen legacy and give her the home - and the husband - she deserves? 3. The Frost Maiden’s Kiss Malcolm returns to Ravensmuir after years as a mercenary with a hoard large enough to finance the rebuilding of his legacy and his soul due to the Fae. When pregnant Catriona arrives at Ravensmuir, Malcolm knows he can give her a future with a marriage of convenience that makes her child heir to Ravensmuir. Catriona expects nothing of men, but Malcolm’s kindness and strength earns her love - and makes her determined to save his soul, regardless of the price. 4. The Warrior’s Prize The mercenary Rafael thinks his companion’s sister, Elizabeth, could be an angel come to earth, and one who will hold him accountable for his sins. Challenged by her and enticed by her, Rafael offers himself instead of his comrade Malcolm and begins to change his life with his choices. Can he save Elizabeth from Finvarra? He’s determined to try, no matter what the risk to himself - and Elizabeth cannot resist a man who chooses nobly, just for her. IV. The Brides of Inverfyre There is one sibling left unmarried (Ross) and we follow him to Inverfyre, where the children of the Hawk and Aileen also need to be married. 1. The Mercenary’s Bride This Scottish medieval romance is a Christmas novella, the story of a knight returning to Inverfyre to keep his promise to the laird’s daughter. Having been attacked and left for dead, Quentin is no longer the man he was and he blames the Hawk for the change in his fortunes. But his bitterness melts before the admiration of Mhairi, for the maiden he admired has become a beauty he would die to serve. 2. The Runaway Bride Even though Aiofe is a beauty and an heiress, she wants to marry for love. Her marriage is arranged to the oldest son of the Hawk of Inverfyre, but she chooses to flee instead, hoping that his cousin, Ross, will be sent after her. Aiofe intends to claim Ross’s heart, no matter the price, for she knows with one glimpse that he’s the man for her. Ross is caught between his duty and his heart - and the wicked MacLarens who would use Aiofe as a pawn in their own plan to possess Inverfyre. There will be more stories in this series, too. Most of the books are also available in audio. There are Family Trees for Inverfyre, Ravensmuir and Kinfairlie available as free downloads in my online store. The links are on my website, right here: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/family-trees/ ***** free medieval romance, free historical romance, free scottish romance, free series starter, free first in series, marriage of convenience, runaway bride, outlaw hero, beauty and the beast, scotland, wales, action adventure, intrigue, first in series, series starter, free read, Welsh rebel, Scottish medieval romance novel, arranged marriage, bride auction, wounded hero, stolen legacy, bastard son, fairy tale romance, Owain Glyn Dwr, Gelert, wolfhound, Gwraggedd Annwn, family saga, fae, religious relics, Scotland, Wales, enemies to lovers, scars, outcast, protector