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The Novice Bride (Wessex Weddings #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  68 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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
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Published 2008 (first published January 1st 2007)
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Dec 07, 2008 Graham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aug 29, 2013 Annii rated it liked it
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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
Buena lectura, con ritmo, nada tediosa, con personajes con los que es fácil simpatizar.

Lo único que no me hace valorarla más alto, es que el final me pareció muy precipitado y fácil, como si el nudo hubiera estado sólo a medio hacer...
Y no sé si sea cosa de la traducción, pero se supone que "los bretones" eran un pueblo de Bretaña ¿y no sabían inglés? Y siendo los sajones de origen germánico ¿era su lengua natal? Eso no lo entiendo, habrá que estudiar más.

Jan 22, 2013 Tasneem rated it liked it
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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.
Jul 03, 2012 Anna rated it really liked it
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Carol Townend writes atmospheric historical novels (romances and sagas) set in the colourful Middle Ages. Born in Yorkshire, she went to a convent school high on the Whitby cliffs. Later, she studied history at Royal Holloway College, London. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.
Carol's first novel, Sapphire in the Snow, won the RNA New Writers' Award. In 2013, Betrothed to the Barbar
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