On New Year's Eve, she tumbles 700 years back in time - and into the bed of a darkly handsome knight.
Sir Gaston de Varennes wanted a docile bride who would fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down. Will her desperate secret tear them apart after only a few bittersweet weeks of stolen passion - or will they conquer mistrust, treachery, and time itself to discover a love that spans the centuries?
Winner of the National Readers Choice Award: Best Historical Romance of the Year
The Stolen Brides Series: One falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger...one may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist her rugged protector...one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Three regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.
©1993 Shelly Thacker Meinhardt (P)2013 Shelly Thacker Meinhardt
Imagine looking through your window at the moon in a restored Medieval Castle in 1993 dressed only in your lace teddie then, at the stroke of midnight announcing another year, you're suddenly falling through time and space to the year 1300 and landing in a handsome, naked, sexy but drunk Knight's bed who's more than happy to see you...... that is until he actually sees you.
Celine battles as mistaken identity causes Gaston to dislike and mistrust her because he believes her to be his betrothed forced upon him by the King and worse still she's his enemy's niece and so he fears for his life. The trouble is he's very attracted to her but must not consummate the marriage but there's a strong attraction and sexual chemistry between them and the more he pushes obstacles in her way, the more he begrudgingly admires her even as she's turning his world, and Castle, upside down and behind his hard shell lies a sweet, loveable, thoughtful, caring man.
A well orchestrated emotional tale with a great plot, twists and turns, treachery, interesting characters, an evil villain, jousting, sacrifice, humor, passion, sex but everything hangs on the moving, climatic, race against time ending. There may be parts where I'm sure you'll think "oh come on" but bear in mind this is a magical fantasy so just go with the flow and enjoy this romantic love story.
Worth a credit? Yes and I'm looking forward to her next 2 books in this series.
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
Drank a lot of caffeine today because I was up all night listening ( not smart when going a school field to the zoo the next day ) But I managed. This book was exciting and intriguing, I was never bored. I think Outlander fan's would love this series cause I sure do and can't wait for the next one. Credit Worthy all the way.
I love time travel themed books this one was better than most
I loved the narration,but the story was missing something. I didn't think there was enough depth in the characters. this book wasn't of the caliber of a Knight in Shinning Armor.
I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.
Wow! This one really grabbed me from the start and didn't let go. I'm looking forward to more from this amazing author. Time travel scene was a little clumsy, but doesn't detract at all.
Julia Motyka definitely grew on me -- she's really very good.
It's been a long long time since I have listen to one of these books, but I enjoyed this one. Not sure I could listen to several back to back, but a nice change. So when I am in the mood for this type I will go looking for this author. Well done.
This book is written with rich and wonderful language, though there were a few places where it seemed that it might read in a book a little better than read out loud. But it's still beautiful. The narrator does a good job with all the voices, but with the stilted language necessary to render the medieval times, the hero Gaston comes across as a bit stiff at times -though I think it's just a difficult narration. It doesn't ruin the story, which is exciting and lovely and very interesting. I like stories that have lots of different angles to them, and this one fulfills that requirement. Surprise ending.
And the narrator was annoying. I read a recommendation of this book somewhere. I've really enjoyed some time travel books I've read. I got about 1/3 of the way through it and it felt like if the hero would finally believe that the heroine was not his intended and loathsome bride the plot might kick in and it might get interesting. But after one more incident of him almost believing her, and then not, I gave up.
I do not recommend this book.
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