The wid­owed Lady Eleanor Bayard claims her late husband’s tat­tered and desert­ed cas­tle, unaware that the huge, beast­ly intrud­er who haunts its shad­owy ram­parts is the black-heart­ed war­rior whom she mar­ried by proxy, but nev­er met.


Stunned that his wife is alive, yet believ­ing him­self damned for­ev­er for his life of war and infamy, Nicholas Bayard hides his iden­ti­ty from her and helps her res­ur­rect the castle–one last penance before he enters a monastery. Yet noth­ing can dis­guise the pas­sion he finds in Eleanor’s arms. With her joy in life and her belief in mir­a­cles, she’s a temp­ta­tion he can­not resist. But when she learns his true iden­ti­ty, she shows him that love is the great­est mir­a­cle of all.


One of the Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year — Romance Writers of America

Career Achievement nom­i­na­tion — Romantic Times

Nominated for a Frances award as Best Medieval; The Romance Journal

Deeply intense, rich­ly tex­tured in emo­tion and col­or­ful char­ac­ter­i­za­tion, THE MAIDEN BRIDE is a tale to savor.…” Romantic Times Top Pick — 4–1/2 Stars

AMAZON — Taken to Another Time and Another Place
I real­ly enjoyed this book. When I read a book, I want to be tak­en away to a dif­fer­ent time and place. I want to see good peo­ple strug­gling to over­come life’s tragedies. I want to laugh and I want to cry. This book had it all. By Bernadette August 4, 2013