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The Truelove Bride

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  293 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The curse will last one hundred full years....

A notoriously fierce soldier, Marcus Kincardine wears his clan's tartan as a symbol of his heritage--and a reminder of the curse that haunts his kin. To rid them of this evil, the legend says, Marcus must wed a fabled warrior maiden with hair like an angel's halo, eyes the color of the rarest heather, and an extraordinary gift
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Bantam (first published 1999)
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Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
A really good read and probably a 4.5 but it is hard not to start rating an author's books against each other when you read a lot of them. I love stories set in Scotland, stories with a supernatural theme, legends and myths, romance without smut, strong major characters.....and Shana Abe's writing. This book has them all.

The story begins in London in 1159 where we meet lady Avalon d'Farouche who is having a very uncomfortable time at King Henry's court. Her Scottish blood and rumors that she is
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Viveva ogni giorno solo per vedere lei, ogni notte solo per far l’amore con lei, ogni mattina solo per svegliarsi accanto alla sua splendida purezza."

Primo libro dell'autrice ad approdare nelle nostre edicole, mi ha lasciata un po' perplessa XD Non me la sento di sconsigliarlo in assoluto ma in tutta onesta mi ha lasciata insoddisfatta e delusa, mi aspettavo di più (troppo?) mentre non sono riuscita ad immergermi nella storia come volevo. La parte paranormale è molto aleatoria, non ben definita
This is a historical romance with a hint of paranormal.

Avalon is a just a child when her family is killed in front of her. She is saved by a Scottish laird, his own son being her betrothed from early childhood, as he and his clan believe that she is the key to a long ago family curse,. Assuming she is dead, her cousin claims her home and properties. Years later it is discovered that she survived and is brought into the London life. When she is old enough to claim her inheritance she is summoned
On va dire un 3,5/5

Dans l'ensemble le livre est prenant et se lit bien.
Mais il y a plusieurs petits détails qui m'ont gêné en particulier tout le côté mystico-surnaturel qui enlève de la cohérence au récit. Par moment on s'y perd un peu. Je n'ai vraiment rien contre le surnaturel mais là on dirait que l'auteur a eu peur d'aller au bout de sa démarche. Du coup le rendu est bancal et le côté surnaturel n'apporte rien, il embrouille le récit.
Ensuite je suis pas hyper fan de ces héroïnes qui piqu
It was a good story line. I like the time period and the setting. I liked that it was supposed to follow a legend.
I really want to love this book. But I just can't. I can understand what the main female character must have gone through as a young child. But I really couldn't understand her adamancy throughout the book of not wanting to marry the hero just because she vowed to hate him due to his father. Seriously, when you feel something for him to.

I expected a lot from this book with the legend of curse and all but it was just okay read. Do not read this book especially after reading drakon series. Drakon
While I enjoy her Drakon series, I think I expected too much from this book. It was a great start to a story line, but by the end there was so much "thrown in" that it read more like a bad news session, then a novel. The secondary character Bal the "wizard" was absolutely superb and well written!
Torn between loved it and liked it. The story was awesome, well written, but the h got on my nerves to the point I wished someone at some point would smack her, but then again I understood her a little, so I was wanting to smack the H for not, but in the end, I enjoyed the story.
I read this in 2009 during a terrible winter. It made my ride on the lite rail very pleasant. This is a great romance worth buying. I got it along with Intimate Enemies (which was better) for only $4.99 each. A good deal for 2 excellent romances
Shana Abe never tells anything in her books- she shows. The subtlety of her book are their beauty. One feels her stories- experiences them.
I think Ms Abe writes beautifully and her words flow easily. I didn't like this quite as much as A Kiss At Midnight but it was good.
This is the first book of hers that I ever read. This is the story that got me hooked on her books. Love the way she writes.
Erin Thompson
Seriously one of my favorite books. Love it.
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Shana Abé was born in Texas. She spent much of her childhood living in Colorado, with a brief stint in Mexico as a foreign exchange student, and, at age seventeen, lived in Japan as a model. Throughout her childhood, Abé wrote, completing what she calls "The Silliest Romance Novel Ever" during her free time during modeling shoots. Her writing focused on romance, as those were the types of books th ...more
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