Wizard's Daughter (Bride Series)

Wizard's Daughter (Bride Series)

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by Catherine Coulter
     
 

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With characters from the Sherbrooke novels and a paranormal twist, Catherine Coulter delivers a “beguiling” (Midwest Book Review) 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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With characters from the Sherbrooke novels and a paranormal twist, Catherine Coulter delivers a “beguiling” (Midwest Book Review) 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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"One of the greatest authors today." MyShelf.com  "A one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more." — Best Reviews

“A good storyteller…Coulter always keeps the pace brisk.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Ms. Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more.”—The Best Reviews

“Coulter is excellent at portraying the romantic tension between her heroes and heroines, and she manages to write explicitly but beautifully about sex as well as love.”—Milwaukee Journal

“Coulter instinctively feeds our desire to believe in knights in shining armor and everlasting love—historical romance at its finest.”—BookReporter.com

“One of the genre’s great storytellers.”—Kansas City Star

“One of the masters of the genre.”—The Newark Star-Ledger

“Catherine Coulter is one of the best authors of exciting thrillers writing today.”—Midwest Book Review

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:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/18/2007
Series:
Bride Series, #10
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
479,179
Product dimensions:
4.23(w) x 6.72(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“A good storyteller…Coulter always keeps the pace brisk.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Ms. Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more.”—The Best Reviews

“Coulter is excellent at portraying the romantic tension between her heroes and heroines, and she manages to write explicitly but beautifully about sex as well as love.”—Milwaukee Journal

“Coulter instinctively feeds our desire to believe in knights in shining armor and everlasting love—historical romance at its finest.”—BookReporter.com

“One of the genre’s great storytellers.”—Kansas City Star

“One of the masters of the genre.”—The Newark Star-Ledger

“Catherine Coulter is one of the best authors of exciting thrillers writing today.”—Midwest Book Review

Meet the Author

Catherine Coulter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 70 novels, including historical, contemporary romantic suspense and her wildly popular FBI thrillers The Cove, The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, TailSpin, KnockOut, Whiplash, Split Second, Backfire, Bombshell, and Power Play.  She lives in Northern California.

She is also the author—with J.T. Ellison—of the Brit in the FBI series, including The Final Cut and The Lost Key.

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Wizard's Daughter (Bride Series) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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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Enjoyed this very much
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Jendreams More than 1 year ago
A perfect twist in the Sherbrooke series!
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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 More than 1 year ago
Fun read with a myterious twist. Not just the normal lords and ladies. I enjoyed it very much