The Bride of Black Douglas

The Bride of Black Douglas

by Elaine Coffman
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The Bride of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman

Lady Meleri Weatherby is desperate to escape the unthinkable: marriage to a man she does not love, a man she knows to be unspeakably cruel. In a bold move, she breaks off her betrothal to Lord Philip and flees her home in Northumberland, vowing to marry the first man she meets, never considering the consequences of such a show of independence.

Robert Douglas has been dealt an equally dark hand by fate: the proud Scot must take an English bride or lose his ancestral home and noble name. It seems an impossible situation, until destiny puts him in the path of a strong-minded English lass with a will to survive that equals his own.

Marriage is an ideal salvation for both. Meleri will be safe from her vengeful fianc in Beloyn Castle with the Douglas clan, and Robert will be able to keep all he holds dear. But neither has bargained on a heartless man who will go to any lengths to seek revenge, the tenacity of a stubborn ghost and the most powerful force of all: love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460362143
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 03/15/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 137,606
File size: 807 KB

About the Author

Elaine Coffman is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels, which have been published worldwide and won numerous awards. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she is working on her next novel. Visit

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Bride of Black Douglas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1785 England, Meleri Weatherby ends her betrothal to Lord Philip Ashton because she finds him cruel, dangerous, and repulsive. He gleefully agrees because he plans to marry his lover until his father threatens to disown if he fails to wed the wealthy Meleri. The Ashton family is near broke. When she learns about her ex-fiancé's plans, Meleri flees to Scotland.

On the way, she runs over Lord Robert Douglas. The Scottish nobleman is in England because he needs to marry quickly a wealthy English lady to satisfy his debts and is under the King's command to do so. When he learns that Meleri broke off with Philip, he offers to marry her because he hates her former fiancé, who raped and killed his sister. Meleri and Robert marry and begin to fall in love. Meanwhile, Robert's ancestral ghost visits Meleri and rapidly develops a loving grandfather-granddaughter relationship. However, Philip lurks in the background and the ghost has yet to reveal the hidden family treasures that will solve so much for the Douglas clan.

THE BRIDE OF BLACK DOUGLAS is an exciting, non-stop supernatural historical romance that simply runs out of gas. The story line is fun and entertaining through most of the book, but the climax loses momentum in spite of two wonderful lead characters and an insightful look into late eighteenth century Scotland and England. Sub-genre fans will finish this novel with the knowledge that Elaine Coffman is a very talented author worth reading, but this novel's ending leaves a bit of disappointment.

Harriet Klausner

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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like a book with romance, mystery and humour, you will love this book. I read it in one day and found myself walking from one room to another without putting the book down. It's a great read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent tale woven in time. Elaine blends an enchanting story of love, mystery and intrigue. This book is a must have for every library. I just couldn't stop dreaming of the story she wrote. Beautifully done! *****
Guest More than 1 year ago
Exactly what I love-- a stubborn Scot and a headstrong English lass locked into a marriage of convenience. Beautifully drawn characters and a ghost with a sense of humor. An excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing much happened.