[BookStrand Historical Romance] She is Beauty, but is he the Beast? Elfrida, spirited, caring, and beautiful, is also alone. She is the "witch of the woods," and no man dares to ask for her hand in marriage until a beast comes stalking brides and steals away her sister. Desperate, the lovely Elfrida offers herself as a sacrifice, as bridal bait, and she is seized by a man with fearful scars. Is he the beast? In the depths of a frozen midwinter, in the heart of the woodland, Sir Magnus, battle-hardened knight of the Crusades, searches ceaselessly for three missing brides, pitting his wits and weapons against a nameless stalker of the snowy forest. Disfigured and hideously scarred, Magnus has finished with love, he thinks, until he rescues a fourth "bride," the beautiful, red-haired Elfrida, whose innocent touch ignites in him a fierce passion that satisfies his deepest yearnings and darkest desires. ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
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In a small English village in 1131, wisewoman Elfrida prepares her sister for marriage, but on the eve of the wintery marriage, her sister is kidnapped. The men of the village appeal to Magnus, a nearby Lord who fought in the Crusdades and returned home missing a hand and a foot and bearing a scarred face. Magnus seeks wholeness and a lady of his own; instead, he ends up rescuing Elfrida as she’s trying to sacrifice herself to the monster who has now stolen three brides. They join forces and share dreams to search for the missing women. Brigands, dark lords, and an evil wizard thwart their progress, while a growing romantic attraction wreaks havoc on their plans. This medieval romance kept me spellbound from start to finish. Magnus is the ultimate wounded hero, and Eflrida’s love for her sister transcends the page. I read this book in one sitting. Of particular note are the richly layered historical details. They were so evocative it was like watching the story unfold before me in a stunning tableau.