The Beauty Bride

The Beauty Bride

by Claire Delacroix
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The Beauty Bride by Claire Delacroix

More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love...The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste.

Lady Madeline's heart is not for sale...especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry. Yet Madeline's hand has been sold, to none other than this battle-weary warrior with a price on his head. A more dutiful maiden might cede to the Laird's command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient. She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her. She does not expect this taciturn man to woo her with fanciful stories, much less that each of his enthralling tales will reveal a scar upon his shielded soul. She never imagines that a man like Rhys could imperil her own heart while revealing so little of his own feelings. When Rhys's past threatens his future, Madeline takes a leap of faith. She dares to believe him innocent - and risks her own life to pursue a passion more priceless than the rarest gem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780987839909
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 01/20/2012
Series: Jewels of Kinfairlie , #1
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author Claire Delacroix published her first romance novel - a medieval romance called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE - in 1993. Since then, she has published over forty romance novels and numerous novellas, including time travel romances, contemporary romances and paranormal romances. THE BEAUTY, part of her successful Bride Quest series, was her first book to land on the New York Times list of bestselling books. Claire has written under the name Claire Cross and continues to write as Deborah Cooke as well as Claire Delacroix. Claire makes her home in Canada with her family, a large undisciplined garden and a growing number of incomplete knitting projects.

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Beauty Bride 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 232 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
what a wonderful tale of finding true love even when you thought you already had it. i love regency romance from time to time and this one didn't disappoint and the best part is it's free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced and well written book. I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of fairy, fable and the story of Rhys and Madelyn. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Madeline and Rhys' story is a wonderfully written love story. While these two might not have started out under the best of terms, the way the author softens Madeline's feelings toward Rhys as he tells his tales, is very sweet. As the bond between them grows, Rhys realizes that the truth is best no matter what the outcome....even if it means the woman he didn't expect to love walks away. 600+ pages
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Beauty Bride has become my favorite romance novel. Madeline, the lead female character, is smart, brave, and honest about herself while Rhys, the male lead, is the perfect hero, mysterious, heavily armed, and clever. This book has lots more adventure than most romance books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story, very well written. I will be reading the rest in the series ASAP. Great Love story.
CarmellaS More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!! I felt like the beginning dragged a bit but all of a sudden I was in love with these characters! Rhys and Madeline have such great chemistry, I love their bantering and humor. I really enjoyed Rhys' tales/fables. He told so much about himself through his stories and he didn't even know it! Vivienne and Elizabeth, Madeline's sisters were funny and we can't forget Darg, our little Fairy/Sprite. Alexander, the oldest of brothers, who has just become the new Laird even grew up during the story. I enjoyed this so much that I just bought 4 more of Claire D's books, 3 of them being part of this series.
MaggzD More than 1 year ago
The mysterious stranger that shows up at an auction to purchase a bride is a wanted man. Madeline is being auctioned off to save the family keep. However, a spriggans, Darg, is awakened from a long slumber and out to make mischief. Madeline decides to run away from this force marriage and is assisted by one of her deceased father's mercenaries. Trouble besets Madeline, however, she is rescued by her purchaser, Rhys. With lots of twists and turns regarding inheritance laws and church laws, and Darg tagging along to make mischief, Rhys & Madeline are wed & the marriage consummated. Madeline & Rhys make for Rhys' inheritance, a Welsh keep, but they are pursued by Madeline's family. This novel is sexually explicit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book this morning and i coulndt go away or think of something else but to finish the novel and see to it that i finish it by today!! Omg, i wasnt disappointed at all the plot, the characters, and the vivid descriptions of every event in the strory kept me in my bed, reading and anticipating with every page. It is free and worth your time :)
Anonymous 7 months ago
Madeline and Rhys... not a cliffhanger! This is a story of a time long, long ago when brides were expected to be virgins and when royalty begat children on both sides of the blanket. I was entranced by the story of five sisters and their brothers. Alexander's conduct, who is the oldest brother, was especially spiteful. The stories of his pranks were not funny but it reflected the truth for other stories supported what was told. I hope Darg fixes the story of Rosamund whose life he set asunder when he ripped the ribbons ofher love. I found that this story between Madeline and Rhys to be one of suspense, growing up, and love. I recommend this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this amazing story. I was going stop reading this and delete it because it was confusing and it was boring. I am very pleased I kept reading. So give it a chance and read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must admit i did skimmed through some of the book. But this book captured my attention even though the begining to me seemed too slow but it picked up when the auction began. Very great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Beauty Bride is a fun little escape complete with fairy tales and fey creatures. I enjoyed it.
Momof4IN More than 1 year ago
What a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Claire D. has mad writing skills. I found myself laughing and nervous, excited and anxious. What a well-crafted story. It is NOT really 700 pages; more like 350, (i find page numbering an arbitrary thing at Barnes and Noble), but still a complete tale in and of itself. Then you find out there are more stories with the same characters? Bonus. I got this free, but will be purchasing the boxed set. An editor needs to clean this up a bit, but it does not detract from the story. A must-have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written book, really enjoyed it
readingfrenzytn More than 1 year ago
This was quite an enjoyable read for historical fiction fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good! Cannot wait to read the others!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first i was having doubts about this book but then i literly coudents stop reading it took me a day to finish because its that good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story. Hope to read more by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that I'vr read by this author but it won't be the last! You're drawn to the characters immediately
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good fast read.
Anonymous 29 days ago
I was hooked from the very first paragraph, couldn't stop reading it as soon as I started . I recommend starting this series to everyone.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I was expecting a typical romance novel. However, going through the 15th century Scottland and Wales piqued my interest. Definitely worth reading.
Anonymous 9 months ago
A great love story. You never know where you will find true love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago