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The Maiden Bride

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  155 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Born in shame...

All her life the ravishing Linnea de Valcourt has been reviled as the "cursed" daughter of Maindenstone Castle.

Redeemed by deceit...

Now, to save her beloved twin sister from a terrible fate, she will sacrifice herself by impersonating her as the bride of conqueror Axton de la Manse. Yet how is it that she feels such fiery passion when she lies with this gri
Paperback, 326 pages
Published September 15th 1996 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Cindy Hendricks
It was a bit raunchy I had to read it twice!!
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
"Jim, how can you not like historicals?"

"I just don't like the genre. I think it's all the 'I'm the man and you have no choice in anything you do' thing. Or maybe I just tend to hate rape books."

"I finished one that I think you will like. You should give it a shot."

"Is the heroine a simpering idiot?"

"No, she's strong and brave."

"Is there any rape?"

"Not in the bodice ripping sense, no."

"Okay I'll try it."

And thus I was committed. And I'm paraphrasing here a conversation I tend to have about three
Sue Sherman
It's not that I expected fine literature or anything...but this was a disappointment. The story was thin, the character development was uneven and there was very little to flesh out the historical backdrop. The characters didn't leave you much to root for- even the main character got tiresome. 'He's abusive! I hate him! Wait- he's going to put the moves on me and I can't resist!'
I read this book when it was first published. I'm one of the ones who loved it. It was easy to place myself in Linnea's shoes and wonder how I would have felt had I been the second twin and "cursed." I suppose I would have been angry, too. It was good to see her move beyond the past and be willing to risk love.
Loved this book. The characters were strong and the story interesting. I have always liked the twins switching identities kind of stories.
Jenny Rebecca
I love Rexanne Becnel. She's an old favorite. Re-read, April 2008
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My very favorite Becnel and I have many.
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Rexanne Becnel is the author of more than twenty historical romance and contemporary mainstream novels, many of which appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. With the publication of her first novel, My Gallant Enemy, Becnel won the Waldenbooks Award for Best First-Time Romance Author and the Romantic Times Award for Best Medieval Romance by a New Author. While growing up, Becnel lived for a tim ...more
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