The Rose Red Bride (Jewels of Kinfairlie Series #2)

The Rose Red Bride (Jewels of Kinfairlie Series #2)

by Claire Delacroix

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BN ID: 2940014826433
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Series: Jewels of Kinfairlie Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 63,065
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first book in 1992, a medieval romance called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE. Since then, she has published over forty-five romance novels and numerous novellas in a wide variety of sub-genres. She also has written under the name Claire Cross and continues to write as Deborah Cooke. THE BEAUTY, part of her popular Bride Quest series, was her first book to land on the New York Times' List of Bestselling Books. In 2009, she was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library, the first time that the TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre. In 2012, she was honored to receive the RWA PRO Mentor of the Year award. She makes her home in Canada with her husband.

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Rose Red Bride 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But about a quarter of the way thru it got kind of stupid. It felt like the author went off on tangents about Darg, Tyan's relationship with Rosamunde and the dude who met up with the couple and helped then reach Eriks home. Speaking of Erik he was so indecisive, one minute he wanted her and the next he was abandoning her. Erik i found as a strange leading man, not sure what attracted him to our leading lady...certainly wasnt his stunning personality or his good looks. Compared to the first book i found this one lacking. I hope the next one is a little better! Would i recommend this book to a friend: NO but once i started it i felt obligated to finish it since it wasnt free. Hope this review has helped someone make up their mind about purchasung it, if you feel the need go borrow it from the library!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I paid for book and not one word on pages! Has this happened to anyone else?
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1421 Scotland, Alexander, Laird of Kinfairlie, feels euphoric about his marriage auction that worked so well in spite of the objection of the bride, Madeline the oldest of his sisters. Alexander blithely ignores all that went wrong as he keeps thinking all¿s well that ends well as Madeline, who previously refused to marry, is happily wedded to Rhys Fitzhenry................... The successful brotherly matchmaker turns to Vivienne though Alexander plans to improve the process since the Madeline caper (see THE BEAUTY BRIDE). He thinks he found the solution when Nicholas Sinclair, the man who broke Vivienne¿s heart years ago, arrives to court his beloved as he can offer a home since his older brother Erik has been disowned. Nicholas insists he bed her in her tower where she awaits his return so that she has no choice but to marry as he needs a bride and heir rather quickly to deflect any estate challenges. Rationalizing he needs the coins for the other sisters, Alexander agrees. Vivienne and her beau enjoy the night together until morning light reveals cynical Erik as her mate and he insists she will begat him a legitimate heir................. Though similar in design to the first Kinfairlie medieval romance, THE ROSE RED BRIDE has a flavor of its own because Vivienne and Madeline have different personalities. The story line is fun due to Erik¿s denials that he loves her while vivacious Vivienne believes they were destined together, but rejects his cold insistence that she is an heir breeder. Fans will enjoy Alexander¿s latest matrimonial fiasco and look forward to the next jewel Snow White in the fall...................... Harriet Klausner
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful story - loved the characters - Love this author!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Erik and Vivienne's story. Even though it was quite sad at times, Vivienne's promise to help Erik, whether he believed the truth behind her actions or not, was very sweet. Both could feel a passion between them even though it may have taken time to admit it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book two out did book one mudt keep reading
Janie_tx More than 1 year ago
Love it! I truly enjoyed the story. Alexander, you have to wonder when he is going to learn. This is his second blunder at marrying off his sisters. Vivienne was so naive to believe that a fairy prince would come through the window but it was romantic. I started reading this book and couldn't put it down. I wanted to struggled Vivienne, everytime Eric brushed her off after he took her but she was stubborn ot the end. At the end I was so mad when Eric's wife was still alive, and here she commited another sin. I am hoping Vivienne's uncle would end up with Rosamund still end up together. He can't be dead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story, I love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Book two in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series brings us the second to the eldest sister, Vivienne's story. She is a lover of tales so when her brother tells a tale about the uppermost room in the Kinfairlie keep, she knows she must sleep there to see if the tale is true. What she doesn't expect is that her brother tricked her into sleeping there so that the man her brother paid to marry her can get access to her. A deal is struck between her brother and a man he believes is Nicholas Sinclair, a man who courted Vivienne years ago, has come back to win her hand. What neither sister or brother knows, is that it isn't Nicholas and he hasn't come to marry her, he has come to kidnap her in order to bare a son with her in hopes of gaining back his home and daughters from his brother Nicholas who stole all from him. Vivienne is a trusting sort and falls easily into his arms, but come morning, she expects one thing and he gives her something entirely different, he kidnaps her and she believes her brother is in on the scheme the whole time. Eric Sinclair takes Vivienne and runs off, completely (well almost completely) unrepentant for his behavior. What he doesn't expect is for Vivienne to pledge to give him a son when she learns the truth or that she stands by him and travels with him towards his home. Their relationship was full of errors, bumps, bruises, and thoughtless actions (as seen from each party's point of view). Their love story was enjoyable, emotionally tense at times, sad at others, and hopeful throughout. I enjoyed their adventure from beginning to end. I did think that Vivienne was a bit too gullible, to begin with, but she matures during their travels and comes into her own independent and strong nature as she works towards winning Eric's love and trust. It was an enjoyably romantic tale. 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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Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, fun book. The Laird of Kinfairlie needs to find husbands for his sisters. His sister Vivienne listens to a tale told by the Laird and believes that her destined love will come for her. In the night a mysterious man does come for her, but in the morning she discovers he is Erik Sinclair of Blackleith, a disinherited warrior intending to regain his legacy. The story of their journey together was very entertaining and I couldn't put it down. This can be read as a stand alone story, though it is the second book in a series with related characters. I can't wait to read the next book in the series! Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
LilyPrincess More than 1 year ago
In "The Rose Red Bride" is about Vivienne and Erik. Erik is trying to reclaim his home, but to do that he needs an heir. He picks Vivienne and seduces and kidnaps her. Vivienne is a strong character but naive in many ways. She is unsure of Erik at first but as the story progresses learns many things about him that change her views. I enjoyed her strength and adventurous spirit in this story. Erik is a wounded soul who becomes stronger throughout the story. The development of the story is great and was enjoyable to read. Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
ap2514 More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic book! I think I enjoyed this one even more than the first book in the series. Vivienne has always been a romantic and believed that she would marry for love and live life like a fairy tale. So one night, after hearing a tale of love and magic, she sneaks away to the highest tower in Kinfairlie castle and waits for her fairy prince to come to her. Only the man that scales the castle walls and takes Vivienne's maidenhood is not the prince she imagined him to be. Erik Sinclair of Blackleith has been cast from his home and believed dead. He has no choice left but to take revenge on the man responsible for his plight, his own brother Nicholas. Erik approaches Kinfairlie with one mission, seduce and kidnap Vivienne. The one woman who refused his brother's charm years before. Although Erik has no intention of falling for Vivienne, she is simply a means to an end, she finds her way into his heart. She is a woman determined to find her happily ever after and it looks like Erik may be her prince after all. I absolutely adored Vivienne and her determination to help Erik find his way home. She is not the typical maiden that you find in historical romances, she is strong willed and takes what she wants. I would highly recommend this series. **Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review**
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
The Rose Red Bride by Claire Delacroix It was such a pleasure to revisit the second generation of Claire Delacroix’s unparalleled Lammergeir family which I devoured when it was first published in 2005 and be swept away again by her epic medieval tale of adventure, romance, betrayal, redemption and retribution. No one sets a period perfect stage better than she does with dialogue and backdrops that draw readers right into the story and then be utterly beguiled by her fantastic characters human and fae, good and evil. And enchanted by the stars of her story Vivian and Erik. The Red Rose Bride is book two in the Jewels of Kinfarlie series, now available in all formats. The audible edition was flawlessly rendered by the seductive, alluring, melodious voice of Saskia Maarleveld whose perfection rings through every voice intonation and she masters a wide range of vocalizations that gives listeners a multi-dimensional savoring of the story that’s not possible by reading alone. And so far this is my favorite in audible telling of the series. Erik Sinclair of Blackleith is determined to reclaim all that is rightfully his, which was deceitfully stolen from him by his younger brother. To do this he needs a son, fast and for that he has a certain maiden in mind, the only woman who ever spurned his blackguard of a brother. Believing the false faiery tale told by her brother, impulsive, fanciful Vivian Lammergeir met and lost her innocence to a man in the tower room of Kinfairlie keep whom she believed to be a fae lover. But the light of day reveals he is but a mere mortal, one who is not her destined mate but who chose her only as a tool for his revenge. Is there yet a chance for them to find forever love or is fate a fickle mistress indeed?
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Mom_of_Six More than 1 year ago
I loved this trilogy. If you like historic romances set in the highlands then this trilogy is a must for you.
Chastel More than 1 year ago
Excellent read...a different sort of romance
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I am amazed at how much I enjoy your books! Especially this one and I cannot wait until your new release comes out this month. I am pretty sure you have gotten me addicted to reading! 
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