The Renegade's Heart: The True Love Brides 1

The Renegade's Heart: The True Love Brides 1

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by Claire Delacroix
     
 
Released from the captivity of the Fae, Murdoch Seton wants nothing more than to forget his lost years. Undertaking a quest to recover treasure stolen from his family seems the perfect solution - but Murdoch is not counting upon a curious maiden who holds both the secret to the theft and his sole redemption.

Isabella is outraged to find her brother's keep besieged

Overview

Released from the captivity of the Fae, Murdoch Seton wants nothing more than to forget his lost years. Undertaking a quest to recover treasure stolen from his family seems the perfect solution - but Murdoch is not counting upon a curious maiden who holds both the secret to the theft and his sole redemption.

Isabella is outraged to find her brother's keep besieged by a renegade knight - especially one who is too handsome for his own good or hers. After a single encounter, she becomes convinced that his cause is just and decides to unveil the true thief, never imagining that their single shared kiss has launched a battle for Murdoch's very soul.

As the treacherous Fae move to claim Murdoch forever, Isabella seeks to heal the knight who has stolen her heart. But will Murdoch allow her to take a risk and endanger herself? Or will he sacrifice himself to ensure Isabella's future?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987839930
Publisher:
Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date:
07/28/2012
Series:
The True Love Brides , #1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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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The Renegade's Heart: The True Love Brides 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the continuation of a family's story, though The Renegades Heart can stand on it's own, you really need to start at the beginning, if you don't you do yourself a disservice! Claire Delacroix makes you fall in love with each character and writes a way that makes you feel that you are standing in the shadows watching everything take place. You need to to start at the beginning with the "The Rogues of Ravensmuir",(The Rogue)(The Scoundrel)(The Warrior),then you need to continue with "The Jewels of Kinfairlee" (The Beauty Bride)(The Rose Red Bride)(The Snow White Bride)and(The Ballad of Rosamunde). Each of these books run at least 600+ pages(on the nook),but yet they do not seem long enough, they leave you wanting more. The Ballad of Rosamunde is a short novella but a great read. I will keep myself busy with other books of Claires' while waiting until Dec. to get here for the second book in this series! I know that this was suppose to be a review on this book, however I would feel awful if someone did not know that there are seven five star books ahead of it!!! I was told and I'm so happy they did!
Midniteiz99 More than 1 year ago
05-01-16 Overall "The Renegade's Heart" Doing battle with the Elphine Queen cannot be easy, especially when she is holding the heart of the man you love. Isabella must use all her strength, knowledge, and faith while still encouraging her love to not give up. Hello hath no fury like that of a spurned woman, be she fae or mortal. Neither of the women intends to lose this battle over Murdoch's heart and soul. I thought it was an excellent book to read, as well as listening to the fascinating audible version. Sonia Maarleveld is an outstanding narrator as well! Personally, I would encourage you to get both if possible, so you can switch back and forth depending on what's going on around you. They are both excellent, non-gory, lovely historical romances with a touch of magic. Claire Delacroix never disappoints me in her storytelling ability. - KElizabeth
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Claire Delacroix aka Deborah Cooke has been entertaining readers for many years with her bold heroines and lusty heroes from medieval times, and just when you thought the only way to experience the era with her was through her previous series she comes out with a brand new companion series staring the characters we’ve loved from Kinfairlie and Ravensmuir and the previously released and just recently re-released Jewels of Kinfairlie series. This first installment stars Isabella Lammergeier sister to Alexander (The Snow White Bride) and Murdoch Seton. These characters will endear you to them within the first few pages, Murdoch with his arrogant yet honorable air and Isabella with her curiosity. Now if you don’t read historical novels everyday it may take you a page or two to get into the dialogue swing of things but once you do you’ll find a richly flowing narrative that will bring the action right to you. The plot involves a lot more fantasy then the last one’s did so you’ll see a fair amount of fairies flying about and raising havoc. The romance is sweet, it’s sensuous and it’s just a little racy too and I love how Claire describes it to us in her typical perfect time period fashion. Bring on round three and thank you so much Claire for giving your fans what we so appreciate. It’s a bitter homecoming for Murdoch Seton, after 3yrs held captive in the fairy realm he returns to find his father has died, his brother is laird and the coffers at the keep are empty. The relic that cost so much of the treasury has disappeared and with it the wealth and health of the estate. Murdoch is sent on a quest to find the treasure and to punish the villain who stole it. His crusade takes him to Kinfairlie where he’s met with falsehoods and deceits by it’s Laird and a fair maiden who intrigues him. It’s also become clear to Murdoch that the Elphine Queen who tricked him isn’t done with him by far, in fact she’s got permanent designs on him. Isabella is shocked by her reaction to the renegade Murdoch, his mere touch causes shivers that are not from the cold, his heart seems true and his undertaking noble, but can he be trusted with her heart, and her innocence, and will she discover the secret to saving him from the fae Queen before he’s lost to her forever. Together they search for the lost relic and what they find will change them, the question is will they survive the fae, and her kin.