The Defiant Bride

The Defiant Bride

by Leslie Hachtel


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Furious at being used as a political pawn, the Lady Dariana defies King Henry VII by faking her own death to avoid marrying a man she has never met. Praying the king will not retaliate against her father, she seeks refuge in the forest and learns to fend for herself. When William, a warrior knight, is felled by an arrow, she saves his life and arranges his rescue before fleeing to avoid discovery.William awakes from his injury to be told he imagined the beautiful woman in the forest. Besotted and determined to make her his own, he hunts her down and tricks her into marrying him, intent on turning her defiance into love. But even as he begins to succeed, their enemies join forces to end the marriage-even if it means that Dariana must die.When Dariana is abducted, William must track her down to fight for her life and their happiness. And, Dariana, once the most defiant of brides, must channel her own strength of will into survival, both for herself-and for the child she now carries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511886284
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2015
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.
However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion. She sold an episode of a TV show, had a screenplay optioned and has so far produced ten novels, including seven historicals.
Leslie lives in Cordova, Tennessee with a fabulously supportive engineer husband, a wonderful stepson, Matt and her writing buddy, Jakita, a terrier.

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DebDiem More than 1 year ago
The Defiant Bride is an outstanding historical romance by Leslie Hachtel. This was my first book by this author, but won’t be my last. Ms Hachtel has given us a well-written book. Her characters are amazing and my favorite part of the book. Dariana and William’s story is packed with drama, action, suspense, sizzle and a bit of humor. I totally enjoyed reading The Defiant Bride and look forward to my next book by Leslie Hachtel. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.