Wizard's Daughter (Bride Series)

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With characters from the Sherbrooke novels and a paranormal twist, Catherine Coulter delivers a sensational novel of a woman at the center of a centuries-old mystery and the man who will help her unravel the secrets of her heart.

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Overview

With characters from the Sherbrooke novels and a paranormal twist, Catherine Coulter delivers a sensational novel of a woman at the center of a centuries-old mystery and the man who will help her unravel the secrets of her heart.

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Publishers Weekly

Coulter's latest in the historical Sherbrooke series (following Lyon's Gate) stars Rosalind de la Fontaine, a beautiful young woman with an ethereal voice who has no memory of her name, her family or her heritage since being saved and adopted by Ryder Sherbrooke as a girl. Nicholas Vail, the new earl of Mountjoy, returns to England and recognizes her as the girl he has seen in his dreams since childhood chanting, "I am your debt." The two are soon inseparable, and their relationship reaches an altogether new level when they inexplicably discover an old book written in code, with tales of a magical place filled with dragons, wizards and abundant evil: the book urges them toward the realization of Nicholas's "debt" and the interpretation of a haunting song that Rosalind sings spontaneously. Coulter leaves some important questions unanswered, and her emphasis on the supernatural results in a faltering romance, but the suspense and the spirited mystery will keep readers glued. (Jan.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515143942
  • Publisher: Jove
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Series: Bride Series , #10
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 298,925
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 7.06 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine  Coulter
Catherine Coulter is the author of the New York Times-bestselling FBI thrillers The Cove, The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, TailSpin, KnockOut, and Whiplash. She lives in northern California.

Biography

The author of dozens of bestsellers, Catherine Coulter made her Romance debut with 1978's The Autumn Countess, a fast-moving story she describes as "a Gothic masquerading as a Regency." Six more Regency romances followed in quick succession; then, in 1982, she penned her first full-length historical novel, Devil's Embrace. She counts several trilogies among her most popular historicals, notably the Bride Trilogy -- which, in turn, spawned an ongoing story sequence featuring the beloved Sherbrooke family of Regency-era England.

In 1988, Coulter tried her hand at contemporary romance with a twisty little page-turner called False Pretenses. Her fans ate it up and begged for more. Since then, she has interspersed historicals with contemporary romantic thrillers (like the novels in her bestselling FBI series) in one of the most successful change-ups in the history of romance publishing.

Good To Know

Suspense writer Catherine Coulter tells us her top ten sleuths and her top ten heroes. We think you'll be as intrigued by her answers as we were ...

TOP TEN SLEUTHS:
Hercule Poirot
Jane Marple
Columbo
Inspector Morse
Jack Ryan
Indiana Jones
Pink Panther
Sherlock Holmes
Sid Halley

TOP TEN HEROS:
Harry Potter (Every Single Book)
Colin Firth as Darcy
S.C. Taylor from Beyond Eden
Lucas Davenport
Dillon Savich
James Bond (Sean Connery)
Jack Bauer
John McClain (All Die Hard)
Shrek (l & 2)
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    interesting paranormal historical romantic mystery

    In coastal Eastbourne, England Lord Ryder Sherbrooke sees a small female child lying unconscious in the alley, obviously the victim of a terrible beating. Unable to walk away he brings the almost lifeless child into his home and provides her with the best of care. Over the next couple of months the girl recovers, but fails to utter one word. That is not one sound until six months after her rescue, she sings: ¿I dream of beauty and sightless nigh I dream of strength and fevered might I dream I¿m not alone again But I know of his death and her grievous sin¿. She has no idea what the sad refrain denotes, why she was beaten and left to die or even her real name. She uses Rosalind de la Fontaine. Over a decade passes under the care of the Sherbrookes when in 1835 her adopted family sponsor their ward¿s first season. At a ball she meets an Earl, Nicholas Vail, who has just come to London after spending time in Portuguese controlled Macau, China. They are attracted to one another but in an atypical way and soon with Grayson¿s help find a sixteenth century book written by a wizard who claimed that a Captain Jared Vail owes him his life for eternity. As Rosalind is the only one who can read the coded tome, strange events occur that Grayson believes flow through Rosalind and that eerie song he never forgot as he fears for the life of his charge from things he does not comprehend. --- This is an interesting paranormal historical romantic mystery filled with several fascinating twists that keeps the audience¿s attention wondering what next although the title gives away too much. The story line is fast-paced from the onset as Rosalind¿s past begins to unveil even as her guardian and the man who loves her worry about her safety. Fans will appreciate this beguiling nineteenth century thriller with mysterious roots in the sixteenth century. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Enjoyed this very much

    Enjoyed this very much

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Really Bad

    Not worth the time or money. It was probably the worst book I've ever read. The characters were lame and the story line was weak.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Just did not go with the series of the Brides

    A good written book but just did not go along with the series of the Brides to my idea. The other books in this series was much better.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    Sherbrooke line

    A perfect twist in the Sherbrooke series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    Wizard's Daughter is fun

    Based upon the title, I honestly expected a different type of story. The characters are fun and different and Catherine does a good job of incorporating historical facts into the fantasy of magic. I really enjoyed the book and so did my sister.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2009

    Unusual Romance Read

    Fun read with a myterious twist. Not just the normal lords and ladies. I enjoyed it very much

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  • Posted February 21, 2009

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    The Bride Collection

    I have read the Bride Collection in order and I can imagine that you have not understood much of the new book Wizards Daughter because you have not followed the Sherbrook Family from the start.. It is a path you must follow to understand the next book in line... Please do not put down a book that you have not read in the proper lineage...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2008

    Not That Great....

    I love the way Catherine Coulter writes but this book was a serious disappointment. Its not at all like her other books. The story line was kind of hard to follow and didn't make much sense at the end. I would have to reread it in the hopes of actually fully understanding it but I doubt that would help. The other titles in this series seem interesting so I may just check those out, but this one is a waste of time. I'm still a fan, but now i'm a disappointed one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2008

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    Rosalind de La Fontaine knows only one fact about her life ¿ she is the ward of Ryder Sherbrooke. Everything has remained a mystery since Ryder found her abused and near death and took her into his home where he raised her alongside his son, Grayson. This all Rosalind knows for sure but she does not know her true name or how she came to be in the alley holding on to life by every breath. Nicholas Vaile, Earl of Mountjoy has known everything about his life. His father despised and banished him, his step mother and brothers hate him for inheriting the title and his grandfather was the only person who ever loved and cared for him. The other fact that Nicholas knows is that he has been given a mission to find and care for Rosalind. He does not know why but he knows that this is his duty and obligation in his and one that he will fulfill. When these two people meet at a ball everything else seems to fade away and their individual lives fall into place a little too quickly for the family and friends who fear this is not a match made in heaven. Nicholas and Rosalind fall in love while trying to decipher a strange and unusual book called Rules of the Pale. This book falls into the hands of Grayson who uses Rosalind¿s mysterious ability to decipher the markings and figure out what this book means and how it will impact their lives. With all this going on you would think that there would be no time for love but love there is and marriage naturally follows. Rosalind and Nicholas move to his inherited family estate where they discover Nicholas¿ long dead grandfather has decided to haunt ¿ at least they hope it is him, one never knows with the afterlife who is coming back for a visit! While trying to figure out who they are as a couple, deal with the ghost and interpret the Rules of the Pale they must also put the pieces of Rosalind¿s sketchy and questionable past together. When Rosalind finds that Nicholas has been spinning lies to keep her forever she feels deceived but were his mis-truths meant to protect their future or her past. Only wandering into the Pale will all of the questions be answered and explained but will this be enough? This book is not for any true romance historical or paranormal aficionado. There are a number of story lines going on all at one time and some which don¿t quite fit the overall character development or make sense in the chapter. With all the paranormal publications that are deep in content and character development this book cannot hold up. However, this book is for all Catherine Coulter historical fans who know what a wonderful writer she is and that regardless of the characters or story she will produce a body of work that is worthy of the time to read even when it is not the best ever written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2008

    Couldn't finish it...

    I have started this book several times but I just can't seem to get into it. It's puzzling that Ms. Coulter could put something this dry out, but I guess everyone has their bad moments. To be fair, I'd like to stress that I HAVE NOT read this book....I can't seem to get past the first couple of chapters. I try to read it in between my other books, thinking maybe a fresh start will help, but nope...still dull.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2008

    Not the Sherbrooke standard.

    Boring. Catherine Coulter is a good writer I don't know what happened. Skip this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2007

    Something to be confuse about

    I was excited about this book comingout and all. I've kept track of all the characters and new advanture, but along with this book, it just seems to twist the delicate historical setting into a paranormal theme full of confusion and disorder. A part from the confusion, the characters were not really interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    Way off the mark...

    Disappointing. She has written so many wonderful story's, I just can't understand what happened with this one. Don't waist your time or your money on this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

    BORING

    I usually enjoy this author...but not this time. I finally gave up and threw the book away. A total waste of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2008

    Awful

    I picked this book up because I remembered reading the Sherbrooke Bride and the others in the series and loving it. This was not only poorly written, it was confusing and the characters were simply not interesting. Skip this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2008

    Highly Recommended!

    I found this book to be entertaining, exciting, and highly enjoyable. I liked the characters (good and bad) and the plot keep me content and happily reading along to see what was going to happen next. I ham happy to recommend it to anyone that enjoys this genre! Get your copy today!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2007

    Absolutely Awful!!

    I was so excited to finally buy this book after waiting so long but it was so badly written that I could barely force myself to finish it. I usually finish a paperback romance novel within 3 hours but this one took me 4 days because I just wasn't interested. The characters are badly written and the plot is ridiculous and idiotic. Skip this one.

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    Posted January 2, 2010

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