The Damsel

The Damsel

by Claire Delacroix

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BN ID: 2940157486242
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 09/14/2017
Series: The Bride Quest , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 192,421
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She's a member of Romance Writers of America, and is on the RWA Honor Roll. She lives in Canada with her family.

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Damsel 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
 Book two in the Bride Quest series brings us Burke, the man who tried to win Brianna’s hand with a troupe of performers in book 1, The Princess, though it was clear his heart was not in it. He had already given his heart to a woman three years prior to this poor attempt to win Brianna so when she charges him to go find this woman and win her, he does. What he finds is a spirited woman who is treated as a servant though she is directly related to the people of Kiltorren. She also hasn’t forgotten Burke and she doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind about what she thinks of his betrayal, abandonment, and the fact he has come to woo her cousin and not her. Or so she thinks. Lies told by the family to keep them apart come to light and her past with her dead mother's memory leave Burke with a challenge to prove to her his affections are real and that he doesn’t want a simple tumble in the hay, he wants forever. It was a cute story. Antagonists were really easy to hate; it almost had a stepsister and stepmother/ Cinderella vibe to it at times. The plot was slow at times and the character development could have been a bit more fast-paced. The story as a whole was enjoyable if a bit slow. There is one moment I found annoying though, near the end of the story when Burke goes to see his mother alone, Alys immediately jumps to the conclusion that he has come to his senses and left her after she promised him that she wouldn't doubt him again. I found her lack of trust in Burke a little frustrating.  He proved himself to her and the first moment of testing that trust, she let her doubts and fears lead to her doubting him.  I would have liked to have seen her trust in him more in that moment. Overall, it is a good story, not great, but good. A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
lucy117 More than 1 year ago
A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion. Secrets and lies but the truth will triumph!!!!
lucy117 More than 1 year ago
A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion. Secrets and lies but the truth will triumph!!!!
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, excellent book. A knight, Burke Fitzgavin, fell in love with Alys, the lord of Kiltorren Castle’s orphaned niece on first sight. Her uncle insisted that his daughters be married first, and Burke was sent away. He later returns, pledged to complete a Bride Quest and find his long-lost-love. They will have to battle their way through tricks and lies to find their path to love. I loved this book so much! This book can be read as a standalone story, though it is part of the Bride Quest series with related characters. I look forward to reading more books in this series, as well as others by this author. A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
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Characterization made hero and heroine appear to lack any common sense; appearing almost stupid.......just terrible story development. If I could give this one 0 stars I would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of the three books in the series this is my least favorite. I vannot stand the female lead's character. And, there is not much to the plot to draw you in. I am not a fan of physical abuse on anyone. The best book in the series was the first book, The Princess. I wish there really were Luc's out there!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a boring book, more or less the story of cinderella. So this is going to be my last book to read of this trilogy
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I read the first book in the trilogy and scoured the bookstore shelves waiting for this one. The deceit of the poor girls family will keep you reading. I can't wait for the last book. It's a must on my reading list.