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The Novice Bride (Wessex Weddings #1)

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As a novice, Lady Cecily of Fulford's knowledge of men is nonexistent. But when tragic news bids her home immediately, her only means of escape from the convent is to brazenly offer herself to the a bride!

With her fate now in the hands of her husband, Sir Adam Wymark, she battles to protect her family. Suspicions and betrayal are rife, yet their convenient marri...more
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Published 2008 (first published January 1st 2007)
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Set during the Norman Conquest, The Novice Bride takes a familiar conceit – having as its hero one of the invaders and its heroine a Saxon. This type of set up is a popular one as conflict between the characters is inevitable from the word go, and in some instances, authors using this type of plot let the stories write themselves. Not so Carol Townend! The tale that plays out in The Novice Bride is an utterly engaging one, and the author’s skill is so great that she effortlessly weaves the backd...more
Lisa Kay
4 1/2 stars. Great sense of time and setting in a medieval romance, obviously well researched. Enjoyable characters, primary and secondary.
This was quite a good book. I enjoyed it a great deal. The author created the characters well, and made them both believable and sympathetic. You could understand the motivations of each of them and sympathised with their plights - while understanding at the same time what was keeping them apart. The plot was interesting and kept the book moving while not getting in the way of the romance - the most important part, of course. My one problem with this book was that they fell in love too quickly....more
This was a well written book. Adam and Cecily were well thought of characters and the historical detail was interesting. I think I enjoyed the fact that it showed Adam struggling to learn English, to understand his new home and the people whose lives now depended upon him.
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Writer of Medieval Historical Romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon.
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Palace Brides trilogy:
Bound to the Barbarian 2010
Chained to the Barbarian 2012
Betrothed to the Barbarian 2012
Wessex Weddings mini-series:
The Novice Bride 2007
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