Wonderful

Wonderful

by Jill Barnett

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Wonderful by Jill Barnett

War weary knight, Merrick de Beaucourt, wants nothing more than a simple life, a peaceful wife, and to oversee his new earldom. What he gets instead are orders from his king, Camrose Castle on the wild and rebellious Welsh borders, and a completely unbiddable wife.

For six long years, Lady Clio has waited for her betrothed . . . waited, and waited. Once the news arrives that he is returning, Clio returns to Camrose to again await the man who ignored her, but now determined to make him pay for the years she languished in a convent. Clio leads Merrick a merry chase, and she takes on the role of an independent alewife, driven to discover the lost recipe for ancient "heather ale," a magical beer first made by the Picts.

Surrounded by the enchanted mists that circle Camrose Castle, these head-strong adversaries embark on a sometimes passionate, sometimes hilarious battle of wills in this unusual 13th Century tale of a brave knight who seeks to claim--and tame--his bride, or so he thinks . . .

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158772214
Publisher: Jill Barnett Books
Publication date: 08/20/1997
Series: Medieval Wedding Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,885
File size: 983 KB

About the Author

Jill Barnett enchants readers with her signature blend of love and laughter. Publishers Weekly gave her book, Dreaming, a starred review, calling it "hilarious… Her characters are joyously fresh and her style is a delight to read—a ray of summer sun." The Detroit Free Press named Bewitching one of the Best Books of the Year, cheering, "Barnett has a wicked way with a one-liner and she makes the romance sizzle."
Her books have all won critical acclaim and have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers’ Weekly, the Washington Post, Barnes and Noble and Waldenbooks, who presented Jill with a National Waldenbooks Award. She has over 8 million books in print and her work has been published in 23 languages. Jill lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

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Wonderful 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rather than wait at the convent for her betrothed to come (it has taken him 6 long years), Lady Clio has decided to meet him at their future home. Impressed by her beauty, and amused by her stubborness, Merrick proceeds to 'deal' with his future bride firmly, but with humor and patience which develops into a love that dreams are made of. Clio wants to be able to express herself and even though she has made a few mistakes in the past (she didn't mean to put dye in Queen Eleanor's face cream), she believes she can develop the ellusive heather ale (reputed to make warriors invincible). The results are rib-tickling and Clio pushes her future husband to the limit. Ever patient, Merrick eventually realizes what a jewel he has been given and is amazed at the depth of his love for his future bride. He vows to protect her with his life. There is a period of extreme happiness for the lovers and the tragedy they endure will bring tears to your eyes. The supporting characters, Thud, Thwack, Old Gladys, Roger, and the squire de Clare all meld to make this one of the most delightful romance novels on the shelf today. If you are not laughing, you will be crying. Don't miss this enjoyable book. You cannot help but fall in love with Jill's storytelling. I have never reread books until Jill and Julie Garwood. Their books have become some of my 'best' friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read, Funny, and Romantic. Easy 5 stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have truly enjoyed the book the second i picked it up, never knowing what 'Wonderful idea' Clio had come up with next, and how Merrick would handle her ideas as they came to her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it has earned the right to be one of my favorite books by Jill. She is one of my favorite authors. A must read book!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Clio had teen age wilfullness which was humorous and unlikely in the time taking place Her independence and beauty drew her promised fiance to her upon his return from war She believed she would punish him for makingher wait for his return His willingness tl learn about her personality and to risk his life to protect her helped her to be more open to him Eventually nearly losing him helps her to grow up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down. The characters are very likable. Was sad when I finshed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just finished Wonderful. I loved this book, soon after the 3 chapter it was one of my favorite book. I laughed and cryed all throughtout it. One reason I like this book is because it is not the same old romance story. It shows that through the bad things in life, there is still love. This is one story I will read again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the usual romance and filled with memorable characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed, and laughed until I could not stop crying. Funny, romantic, entertaining. LOVED it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Clio and the Red Lion, Merrik and a host of quirky characters. .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author Barnett has given us a sweet romance that blossomed during that dark medieval time of invasions, archaic medicine and a surplus of superstitions. You'll fall in love with the feisty, hard headed heroine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good story. Funny, romance, drama.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clio was full of annoyingly stupid ideas that often led to danger and Merrick was arrogantly stubborn, yet this ended up to be a somewhat decent Arthurian knights tale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Wonderful, with many laugh out loud scenes. It was wonderful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first 3/4 of the book meanders all over the place with a lot of background information and seeming-less side-tracks of useless information that have no bearing to the central story. Then the big climatic event happens. But, the Old Hag, who is a big part of the story for her intuitive and healing abilities, suddenly is left out of the script following the climatic event, and for no reason and with no explanation. A lot unresolved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So funny and very entertaining! Love Jill Barnett!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this love story. The book was well done, hard to put down and fun to read. I would love to purchase the next book in this series, but it is way above my budget for an ebook. 258 pages
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