Thief

Thief

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by Linda Windsor
     
 

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Exiled in shame and wounded in battle, Caden O’Byrne accepts a mission of penance—to search for his healer’s long-lost daughter. At worst, he’ll finally get his death wish. At best, this could be God’s second chance. But the lovely minstrel Sorcha wants no part in him, his newfound God, or the rescue. In fact, she’s robbed him

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Exiled in shame and wounded in battle, Caden O’Byrne accepts a mission of penance—to search for his healer’s long-lost daughter. At worst, he’ll finally get his death wish. At best, this could be God’s second chance. But the lovely minstrel Sorcha wants no part in him, his newfound God, or the rescue. In fact, she’s robbed him blind—to help finance her work of buying young captives and returning them to their families. She’s also gone into debt and promised to marry a man she doesn’t love—all for the chidlren’s sake. But before she and Caden can sort out the situation, a treacherous murder forces them to run for their lives…together. While Caden’s rekindled faith is tested, Sorcha wonders if his God is real. If so, can a thief like her dare hope for His mercy? And do the two of them have a chance of reaching home—Sorcha’s real home—alive?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This work, the second in the Brides of Alba series by the prolific romance novelist Linda Windsor, centers on Caden O'Byrne, a jaded soldier who was one of the villains of Healer, the first book in the series. Given a chance to redeem himself after a near-fatal injury, Caden agrees to rescue a beautiful young Celtic woman sold into slavery to the Saxons as a child, and the rest of the novel plays out their romance and adventures at the Saxon court. Windsor loves her sixth-century Britain setting, and while this period has been thoroughly explored in all types of literature, her weaving of Christian themes with Arthurian legend adds distinctiveness. Likewise, even though her plot and characters are mostly overused types—a handsome, troubled hero meets a beautiful, kindhearted heroine and together they fight a villain, perform a daring escape, find new hope, and live happily ever after—Windsor's competent storytelling makes her tropes fresh and entertaining again. While the novel will win no awards for originality or depth, it should be a welcome diversion for anyone seeking simple entertainment that reflects Christian beliefs and values. (June)
Library Journal
Caden O'Byrne has been exiled. He agrees to search for Sorcha, the estranged daughter of Brenna of Gowrys, who nursed him to health after he was wounded in battle. When he finds Sorcha, he discovers that she is a thief who wants nothing to do with him or her mother. A murder forces them to flee, giving the two time to sort out their differences and fight off the attraction developing between them. VERDICT Though this novel (the second in the series after The Healer) has a decidedly Christian bent, it is set during the time of Arthurian legend and is sure to appeal to readers interested in that period. Recommend it to fans of L.A. Kelly's "Tahn" novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434764775
Publisher:
Cook, David C
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Series:
The Brides of Alba Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
697,085
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Windsor is the best-selling, award-winning author of thirty novels, with an estimated million books in print. A former professional musician, Linda speaks often (and sometimes sings) for writing and/or faith seminars. Her recent work includes Healer and the early Celtic Fires of Gleannmara trilogy.
 

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Thief 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series! Following this family kept a great continuity and let you get to know the characters in more and more depth! Who'd have thought after the first novel that Caden would be my favorite brother!!! Just go ahead and get Rebel now too because you'll want to read all three!! Is it a challenging read NO! it's enjoyable. One of those books you curl up with over a cup of tea at the end of a long day and simply enjoy.
Miraleef More than 1 year ago
This was in my top three books I've read so far this year...an amazing work of fiction. The story of Sorcha's search for her roots--who she is, where she belongs, and who she loves, drew me in and held me captive. The characters are beautifully drawn, the plot and dialogue never drag, and I loved the interaction between the variety of characters. Good action, adventure, and a glimpse into an era not often written about. I didn't know there was a "book 1" when I read this one, and while I did miss a little background and would recommend you DO read book 1, I still thoroughly enjoyed this one. I've read very little of this author's work in the past, but am now a die-hard fan. I bought the first book in this series and plan to read it and the one that comes after. I HIGHLY Recommend this series, this book and this author!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Brides of Alba series by Linda Windsor was just as terrific as her first series. Great character development, built into rich historical detail. You are quickly in another time and place! The romance and faith are strong in all three novels. Enough to make you blush and laugh, but not so much to make you nervous of your mom finding your book! Love them all.
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