Wizard's Daughter (Bride Series)

Wizard's Daughter (Bride Series)

by Catherine Coulter

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With characters from the Sherbrooke novels and a paranormal twist, Catherine Coulter delivers a “beguiling” (Midwest Book Review) novel of a woman at the center of a centuries-old mystery and the man who will help her unravel the secrets of her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515143942
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Series: Catherine Coulter's Bride Series , #10
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 544,031
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Catherine Coulter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the FBI Thrillers featuring husband and wife team Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. She is also the author—with J. T. Ellison—of the Brit in the FBI series. She lives in Sausalito, California.

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“A good storyteller…Coulter always keeps the pace brisk.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Ms. Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more.”—The Best Reviews

“Coulter is excellent at portraying the romantic tension between her heroes and heroines, and she manages to write explicitly but beautifully about sex as well as love.”—Milwaukee Journal

“Coulter instinctively feeds our desire to believe in knights in shining armor and everlasting love—historical romance at its finest.”—BookReporter.com

“One of the genre’s great storytellers.”—Kansas City Star

“One of the masters of the genre.”—The Newark Star-Ledger

“Catherine Coulter is one of the best authors of exciting thrillers writing today.”—Midwest Book Review

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Wizard's Daughter (Bride Series) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In coastal Eastbourne, England Lord Ryder Sherbrooke sees a small female child lying unconscious in the alley, obviously the victim of a terrible beating. Unable to walk away he brings the almost lifeless child into his home and provides her with the best of care. Over the next couple of months the girl recovers, but fails to utter one word. That is not one sound until six months after her rescue, she sings: ¿I dream of beauty and sightless nigh I dream of strength and fevered might I dream I¿m not alone again But I know of his death and her grievous sin¿. She has no idea what the sad refrain denotes, why she was beaten and left to die or even her real name. She uses Rosalind de la Fontaine. Over a decade passes under the care of the Sherbrookes when in 1835 her adopted family sponsor their ward¿s first season. At a ball she meets an Earl, Nicholas Vail, who has just come to London after spending time in Portuguese controlled Macau, China. They are attracted to one another but in an atypical way and soon with Grayson¿s help find a sixteenth century book written by a wizard who claimed that a Captain Jared Vail owes him his life for eternity. As Rosalind is the only one who can read the coded tome, strange events occur that Grayson believes flow through Rosalind and that eerie song he never forgot as he fears for the life of his charge from things he does not comprehend. --- This is an interesting paranormal historical romantic mystery filled with several fascinating twists that keeps the audience¿s attention wondering what next although the title gives away too much. The story line is fast-paced from the onset as Rosalind¿s past begins to unveil even as her guardian and the man who loves her worry about her safety. Fans will appreciate this beguiling nineteenth century thriller with mysterious roots in the sixteenth century. --- Harriet Klausner
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Babygirl25661 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Vail is searching for a girl with a lovely voice. She comes to him in his dreams singing a sad riddle. He knows he must find her and solve the riddle in order to repay a debt. A debt that has haunted his family for many years.When he finds Rosalind De La Fontaine, he is positive that she is the one in his dreams. Rosalind suffers from amnesia and has no clue who she is until she comes across an ancient book and she is the only one who can decipher it. While studying the book she and Nicholas discover a gate to another world called Pale....In Pale, Rosalind and Nicholas learn that they are both decendants of wizards and Rosalind herself is a powerful witch. Rosalind and Nicholas must then battle the wicked witch Epona and save Pale to pay his debt.I am a huge fan of CC's FBI thrillers so i thought i would try something else of hers and i was a little disappointed. To me it was a little far fetched and hard to keep up with at times. It was like she was experimenting with this book. You could tell that CC was out of her league. She needs to leave the Sci-fi's alone and stick with her FBI's ...but that being said, it wasnt really BAD. I have read much worse by other well known authors. It was different and i did enjoy the ghosts.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Coulter ties another thread on the Bride series, matching Ryder Sherbrooke's ward with a mysterious Earl newly returned from the Orient. Rosalind, the young woman, possesses a beautiful voice, but no memory of her past before she was found brutally beaten in an alley near the docks. Nicholas Vail is a man with a debt, although he's not exactly sure what the debt entails. Complete with mysterious coded books, dragons, and wizards, this somewhat muddled and muddily plotted tale strays into some rather odd territory. Interesting premise, but not Coulter's best work.
WillowOne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a man, Nicholas Vail, who was ostracized by his Father and new wife. Loved by his paternal Grandfather he heard many stories about an alternate universe from a book written by a 16th century wizard. When Nicholas's Grandfather dies he inherits the title of Seventh Earl of Mountjoy. In London he meets Rosalind de La Fontaine, a made up name of a young woman who was taken in by a man (Ryder Sherbrook) and his family. Ryder Sherbrooke found Rosalind nearly beaten to death in an alleyway as a child. For a long time Rosalind only speaks a mysterious phrase but, over time she starts to speak but has amnesia and cannot remember who she is or where she came from. As the years go by she shows signs of paranormal ability. When her brother, Grayson, Nicholas and she go to a fair Grayson buys an ancient book from a mysterious man. The books turn out to be almost the same book that Nicholas's Grandfather used to read him stories from. As the three delve into the mysteries of the book they enter another world. Rosalind turns out to be a princess in a direct line of very powerful wizards and witches. She must battle the forces of evil in the alternate world to save it from ruin.The book is an average read and at some points very hard to follow. It gets lost in paranormal activity, alternate worlds and family dynamics. It was not a totally bad read, but I probably wouldn't read it again and would have to think long and hard about who I would pass this book on to.
heyjude2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cover says "Never Before Published"; should be "Will Never Be Published". Story line erratic, magic stuff is stupid, too many details never explained, revealed. Definitely NOT a keeper.
cylence on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While the story had GREAT lead ins...I got bored with the make believe part of this book. I just couldn't get into wizards that don't really exist and time freezing in an alternate universe...and jesus christ, just shut the stepmother up already. It wasn't my favorite book that I've ever read, it wasn't the worst I've ever read, but I probably won't read it again. I guess there was just too much going on for me to enjoy the story. I've never been a big CC fan, so that might be it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this very much
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Not worth the time or money. It was probably the worst book I've ever read. The characters were lame and the story line was weak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good written book but just did not go along with the series of the Brides to my idea. The other books in this series was much better.
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Jendreams More than 1 year ago
A perfect twist in the Sherbrooke series!
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