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The Valcourt Heiress
     

The Valcourt Heiress

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by Catherine Coulter
 

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Set in King Edward's medieval England, this exciting historical romance delivers the trademark wit and vivid characters that fans have come to know and love from #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter.

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Set in King Edward's medieval England, this exciting historical romance delivers the trademark wit and vivid characters that fans have come to know and love from #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This seventh installment in hardworking Coulter's (Knockout) Medieval "Song" series employs stock characters (including a wicked witch for a mother), loyal household retainers, a plucky, resourceful heiress named Merry, a villain called the "Black Demon," a benevolent queen, a medley of wastrels, a conveniently separated-at-birth twin, and Garron, one of King Edward's strong-willed yet honorable guards. With a talent for saucy humor and a tumultuous 13th-century backdrop, the author ably turns such formulaic material into the winsome account of Merry's escape from an arranged marriage. Beginning when Merry flees her mother and joins Garron at Wareham castle, the novel details the woman's efforts in aiding his people, the lies she spins to conceal her identity, and the consequence of revealing the truth. Most chapters conclude at the cliff's edge, and there is little doubt that Merry will eventually achieve her desires, but Coulter's irresistibly escapist storytelling more than makes up for the predictable plot and one-dimensional villains. Fans of lighter historical romances and readers intrigued by an era when honor, power, land, and notions of duty were bound by the mandates of royalty will relish this tale. (Oct. 5)
From the Publisher
"Coulter is a multitalented author who moves from traditional Regency romance to modern-day thrillers with ease. After decades she returns to the Middle Ages with a sprightly tale that showcases her hallmark sense of humor, skill for crafting a clever mystery, and ability to create "witchy" characters who draw on the atmosphere of the era. Readers will be enthralled through the surprising, smart climax of this enchanting romance."
Romantic Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515150063
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
318,289
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.78(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

"Coulter is a multitalented author who moves from traditional Regency romance to modern-day thrillers with ease. After decades she returns to the Middle Ages with a sprightly tale that showcases her hallmark sense of humor, skill for crafting a clever mystery, and ability to create "witchy" characters who draw on the atmosphere of the era. Readers will be enthralled through the surprising, smart climax of this enchanting romance."
-Romantic Times

Meet the Author

Catherine Coulter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the FBI Thrillers featuring husband and wife team Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. She is also the author—with J. T. Ellison—of the Brit in the FBI series. She lives in Sausalito, California.

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The Valcourt Heiress 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
goguins66 More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a light read, and got vacuous. The original plot was solid enough but became untethered with the addition of "magick" and other silliness. The entire second half of the book is so confusing and ridiculous that I found myself skipping chapters in the hope that Ms. Coulter would get back on track. She didn't. The result was a completely unsatisfying read.
Sparkle461 More than 1 year ago
This book was not of her usual caliber. The plot dragged, there was no real chemistry, sexual or otherwise between the hero and heroine. The magic in it doesn't make sense and feels like a random plot line that was thrown in as an afterthought. The book was so boring and the characters so uninteresting that I could barely finish the book. I am sorry I spent the money on it, what a waste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot unfolds too quickly. The relationship between the two main characters never fully develops. The ending is rushed and totally unsatisfying.
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gretchenkristine More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Kept me interested from beginning to end. Another.great book by her. Makes you feel like you are there.....
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Once again, Catherine Coulter wrote a great book that I'm so glad I bought. I recommend anyone to buy and read.
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RPM23 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down and read it in one day. It's an engaging read and the characters are well developed. I hope there's another book building on this one in the future.
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I always enjoy a Coulter novel.
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