The Countess

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"Be mine for a year and a day and I will possess your heart forevermore!"

Driven from her late husband's estate, Countess Eglantine de Crevy fled to wildest Scotland to claim a castle, only to find a ruin - and a clan chieftain standing guard. Kinbeath was hers, she declared, vowing to rebuild the manor and launch a bride quest so her daughters could marry for love. But Duncan MacLaren had devised a bride quest of his own, swearing to win the land - and the fiery countess - in a...

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Overview

"Be mine for a year and a day and I will possess your heart forevermore!"

Driven from her late husband's estate, Countess Eglantine de Crevy fled to wildest Scotland to claim a castle, only to find a ruin - and a clan chieftain standing guard. Kinbeath was hers, she declared, vowing to rebuild the manor and launch a bride quest so her daughters could marry for love. But Duncan MacLaren had devised a bride quest of his own, swearing to win the land - and the fiery countess - in a war of sweet seduction...

Eglantine declared she would never be captured by this barbarian. Yet Duncan awakened passions she had never known before. She promised to fight him with every weapon at her command even as he vowed to woo her for a year and a day - and make her his pagan bride.

Each thought Kinbeath the prize the most desired, a prize to be won at any price. Until passion turned to love, and the chieftain found himself fighting for the heart and hand of the woman he was born to possess.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780987839992
  • Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first romance, a medieval called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE, in 1992. Since then, she has published more than forty-five romance novels and numerous novellas. She has also written under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke. THE BEAUTY, part of her successful Bride Quest series, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies, and is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels. She makes her home in Canada with her husband and family. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns.

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  • Posted January 9, 2014

    Starts out Slow, but got better 1/3 into book. I almost gave up

    Starts out Slow, but got better 1/3 into book. I almost gave up on this book, because all you heard from our two main character's was, 'YOU'RE LEAVING, NO YOU'RE LEAVING!! OMG! But, finally the author moved away from who was staying to start writing a good story. I loved the little girl in this story, so funny I laughed out loud. This book is worth the read and especially if you bought the bundle of this series. My heart ached at times for Duncan, but I ended up with a glow, so all is good. Eglantine had only one goal, to make her 2 daughter's and awful step-daughter lives better. In the end you will love this story, the middle and end far outweigh the beginning. (ljb)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    compassionate medieval love story

    In 1176 Countess Eglantine de Crevy has no time to consider her feelings towards her recently dead spouse Theobald who left her in dire straits. With no place to turn except the remote Scottish Highlands, Eglantine immediately leaves what was once her home. <P>In Kinbeath, Eglantine meets the local chieftain Duncan MacLaren. Though attracted to the ruggedly handsome Scotsman, Eglantine vows never to succumb to the ¿charms¿ of this barbarian. She knows at the ripe old age of twenty-eight that feelings, especially love, fail in a relationship as she learned from Theobald. Though she falls in love with Duncan, the only marriage Eglantine has in mind involves obtaining husbands for her daughters. <P> THE COUNTESS, the fourth tale in Claire Delacroix¿s Bride Quest, is a compassionate medieval love story that focuses on the romantic squabble between the lead charcaters. The story line is very entertaining because Duncan and Eglantine share many traits such as obstinacy and love. Their battle for supremacy is amusing and entertaining as both use their wits to trump their opponent and obtain their desires. As with THE PRINCESS, THE DAMSEL, and THE HEIRESS, and now this novel, fans know that a Ms. Delacroix tale is tasteful and fulfilling. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    Excellent read...a wonderful series

    Excellent read...a wonderful series

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Recommended nice read

    The characters are likable. The story is a little different from most. A mother tries to make a life for her children and she finds love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Hello

    Purchased book but received blank pages. Barnes and noble seriously needs to upgrade their electronics. Tried shutting down nook tablet and rebooting but didn't work.

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