Ingela F. Hyatt
What can I say about this book? Bride of the Beast is the thrilling sequel to Devil in a Kilt. A wonderful, sensual tale of passion, danger and long lost love finally found. Sue-Ellen Welfonder has a remarkable ability to draw you into the story as if you are actually there, making you laugh, cry and sigh along with her very real and vibrant characters. If you liked Devil in a Kilt, you will love Bride of the Beast. A keeper! (Historical Romance Club)
The Historical Romance Club
The best historical romance we have read all year. BRIDE OF THE BEAST is pure magic. A joy to read, Welfonder has the talent to make you feel as if you are actually there. This is a novel to cherish for years to come.
on the book's win as The Historical Romance Club's Favorite Historical Romance of the Year for 2003
A thrilling story. Vibrant characters. So sensual at times it will give
you goosebumps. Ms. Welfonder spins pure magic. No wonder she won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best First Historical Romance with Devil in a Kilt. With writing like this, Ms. Welfonder is headed for super
Reader to Reader Reviews
4 1/2 Stars and a Top Pick
Romantic Times Bookclub
4 1/2 Stars and a Top Pick
Emotionally intense, highly sensual, soaring with romance and peopled
with unforgettable characters, Sue-Ellen Welfonder gifts readers with a
tale that will leave an indelible mark on their hearts and minds. Marmaduke
is a hero to dream about and you'll be as much under his sensual spell as
Caterine. With this magical love story Ms. Welfonder secures her place as a
on the way to stardom.
Everything I had hoped for and more. Ever since meeting Sir Marmaduke in Welfonder's DEVIL IN A KILT, I have been anticipating his story. I was not disappointed. He is one of the best knights in shining armor that I have ever had the pleasure to read about. For a true love story, readers need look no further than BRIDE OF THE BEAST. Read this one to fall in love with love.
Romance Reviews Today
A fantastic Scottish historical romance. The perfect hero. A strong, independent heroine. Vividly described scenery, from the castle grounds to the darkened torch lit hallways. Old castles, knights protecting fair maidens. Ahh ... if only. Welfonder once again proves why she is an author to watch out for. Her characters are multilayered, her writing creative and innovative. BRIDE OF THE BEAST will carve a place for itself in your heart and is definitely not to be missed.
Word on Romance
Welfonder has given Bride of the Beast's memorable hero, Sir Marmaduke, the magic to wrap himself around the hearts of millions. It was a joy to read and review such an extremely moving novel. Ms. Welfonder once again has produced another winner!
Myshelf.com and Bridges Magazine
Welfonder's style is beautiful, her characters finely written, and her storyline draws readers into a historical world so real, that one can almost taste the sea spray crashing against the cliffs. She has penned an utterly unique hero in Sir Marmaduke, one strong enough to conquer every woman's longing heart, but sensitive enough to win the love of even the most jaded readers. Far and away, one of the best books I've read in a good long while.
Road To Romance
The sequel to Welfonder's much-loved DEVIL IN A KILT, with a haunted but strong heroine and a tough but caring hero - both these books are not to be missed.
Filled with emotions, passion and sensual characters. Welfonder takes the reader to the hills of the Highlands and we never want to leave.
Waldenbooks and Romance Sells, 1999 RWA Bookseller of the Year
Welfonder is adept at spinning a historical Scottish tale filled with love,
dripping with sensuality, and laced with deceit and danger. Existing fans
and new readers will be delighted with Bride of the Beast; charming and
Bookloons Romance Reviews
With her newest release, Welfonder proves she is one of the most outstanding historical romance authors today. She whisks readers into a long ago magical world that could only be brought to life by a truly talented author. Bride of the Beast is a shining example of an extraordinary romance at its best. A keeper among keepers whose sheer beauty is sure to bring tears to your eyes and joy to your heart.
Reviews That Grab Your Attention at WritersUnlimited.com
Larger-than-life characters and a scenic setting add color to Welfonder's 14th-century romance, but the story's lack of historical detail will ultimately frustrate readers. Since her husband's death, Lady Caterine Keith has been forced to stand by as greedy Englishmen threaten her Scottish stronghold. To protect the castle from a royal edict, Caterine's sister, Linnet (the heroine of Welfonder's first novel, Devil in a Kilt), sends Caterine a prospective husband of the highest virtue-Sir Marmaduke Strongbow. Caterine grudgingly marries the scarred, English-born knight but refuses to offer him her heart because she was once raped by English soldiers and now hates any man with English blood. Marmaduke, however, fears Caterine really resists because of his appearance. Although Caterine's opposition to Marmaduke feels contrived, Welfonder pens some steamy scenes in which the two first use sex to bridge their differences and then continue giving into desire while the differences remain. In the end, the rescue of a drowning lapdog finally brings the couple together, but readers will be left wondering how love finally prevailed and why it took so long. (Jan.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.