THE MAIDEN BRIDE
MARRIED BY PROXY
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.
WIDOWED IN HASTE
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