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Bride of the Wolf (Historical Werewolf #6)

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  224 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Rachel Lyndon yearns to escape her scandalous past, but her dreams for a better life seem ruined after she buries her fiancé on the Texas plains.

Heath Renier has been evading the law by the skin of his teeth for years. Now he's found a new identity as Holden Renshaw, foreman of Dog Creek Ranch. But the arrival of his boss's mail-order bride, now a widow, upsets his fragile
Paperback, 364 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by HQN Books
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Mandi Schreiner
Mar 09, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it it was ok

Wanting to escape a past she believes to have ruined her life, Rachel Lyndon places an ad to be a mail-order bride and prays that a kind man fulfills her wish. When that man turns out to be an older rancher, she thinks she is saved, and through the correspondence of letters, she and her husband-to-be plan for her arrival on the dusty Texas plains.

There’s only one problem when she arrives: her future husband has died and no one bothers to tell her, keeping her in the dark with li
Jess the Romanceaholic
Honestly? I'm annoyed.

I have nothing against the presence of children or babies in my romances. In fact, I can think of several stories off the top of my head that feature children or babies as major characters that ended up in my favorites pile.

However, there's nothing to indicate that an infant plays a big role in this story, and yet, he does.

At the very beginning, we find out that our hero has fathered a bastard son with a whore (who has subsequently died), and he, instead of claiming the chi
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Narrated by Karen White
I love tales of the old West filled with rough confident cowboys and the women they find to love. I don’t mind a good paranormal romance either and Bride of the Wolf is a mixture of both – a werewolf-cowboy in Texas during the late 1800s. That combination actually worked for me.

Heath Renier appears to be an abrupt hard man not given to niceties. He’s ranch foreman for Jedediah McCarrick, a man he highly respects, and finds the
Mar 05, 2010 Ana rated it did not like it
Disappointed is the only word I can use to describe this book. The beginning of the book was disjointed and the pacing was irregular due to page after page of introspection on the part of the hero. Consequently, I felt impatient for the start of the ‘real’ story to smooth things out and it simply never happened.

After reading a third of the book I’d yet to see anything remotely heroic about the hero. The author reiterates over and over how everyone thinks he hates women without ever giving the r
Sandra Dagg
Apr 04, 2015 Sandra Dagg rated it it was amazing
Just finished this one a few minutes ago. Another great story from Ms Krinard! I keep expecting a similarity of story because of the theme, but each one has been different, and each one excellent! The hero & heroine of this book were both admirable, even with the lives they'd had to live previous to meeting. I would definitely read this entire series again, the books are keepers for sure. Two more to go, and I continue to recommend to lovers of Paranormal/Werewolf romance!
Apr 05, 2010 SheLove2Read rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2010
I do not like Susan Krinard's writing. This is the 2nd book by her I've tried to read and the first I've managed to finish. I didn't connect with any of the characters. The story itself was disjointed and didn't flow well at all. You feel like you're on the outside - the wayyyy outside - looking in when reading this. I'm not even sure you could call it 3rd person. The ending left me feeling glad it was finally over, because it too was disconnected. I applaud anyone who puts themselves out there ...more
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Once, the heroine made the foolish mistake that cost her everything. She fell in love with a man, bore him a child out of wedlock and when she told him the news, he cast her out. Upon hearing of her disgrace, the heroine was disowned by her family. She lost the baby and now seeks desperately for a new life, a place to start over. She thinks she finally found it when she advertises in the paper and an older man, a rancher, answers her ad and agrees to marry her. With no money to her name, she fin ...more
Aug 09, 2015 Samantha rated it did not like it
I know that on my post No Review Today, I said I didn’t like reviewing books out of order and that’s still true so I know what you’re thinking, why am I reviewing this one when it’s the sixth one and not the first one? Doing a little research on it, I noticed that it could also be a stand alone, the characters haven’t made appearances anywhere else in the series so, I thought, why not?

I got to page 185 and I just couldn’t go on anymore. Honestly, a great plot idea, the characters were a good ide
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Rachel Lyndon has made some mistakes in her past. She hopes to start fresh when she heads to Texas to marry a man she’s never met, who promises to take care of her and be a good husband. When she arrives her husband is gone and no one knows when he will be back, or do they?

Heath Renier, AKA Holden Renshaw has a secret. He’s a wolf shifter accused of killing his previous employer. He has made a new life for himself in Texas as ranch foreman for the kindly Jed M
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I was going to rate this as a 3 star but it fell apart at the end. I enjoyed most of it but I would have liked there to have been a bit more werewolfishness involved. Him being a werewolf was really just a side note. I did enjoy the relationship the hero and heroine had for the most part. I felt that her characterization was well done as to how a fallen woman might feel in that time period. The biggest drawback is that the plot about the missing rancher and his death didn't make a lot of sense. ...more
Nov 17, 2014 Celest rated it really liked it
This was a nice, quick jaunt and compared to another book I have read from this author, was an alright one-time read. Not much to bash since I barely remember it.
Aug 28, 2010 Monica rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
I always dislike giving negative reviews but I just didn't like this book. I couldn't get a connection with the characters and I couldn't get into the story at all. The villain is pretty villainous though, pretty bad guy, you'll see when you read the book yourself, I always like reading a book when the bad guy is just a really bad guy. This book is different than most werewolf stories I have read, both in the werewolf lore and the setting; I haven't met very many western werewolves. I have enjoy ...more
Jul 05, 2014 Alice rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
disjointed and horrible writing style
Lorraine Lesar
Oct 15, 2012 Lorraine Lesar rated it it was ok
Very disappointed, hence the three stars. I have read Susan Krinard in the past and her other books were much better.

Basically, Rachel buries her finance and leaves town to become a mail order bride. She meets Heath (who's really somebody else) and when trouble comes knocking at his door, she can't turn her back and walk away.

I found the book confusing and didn't bother to read until the end. Much better books out there!!
Lj Ducharme
Not sure what was up between me and this book, but I just couldn't get into it. The characters didn't draw me in, the storyline was flat for me.

I hate not liking a book. This is not to say that I won't try another Susan Krinard book, besides I've already bought a few.
Riki Bill
Mar 05, 2013 Riki Bill rated it it was amazing
A very compelling read from this new author. As this book is the third in the series I will be checking out the rest of this series of books. I feel I should read the next book in the series and loop back to the start of the series at a later date.
May 03, 2011 Christine rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Argh! Scattered and confusing, I couldn't finish this one. I'm not a quitter, I've managed to finish MANY bad books before but this one did me in. I'm not even curious about how the story ended.
Jul 23, 2011 Chelsea rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It was not one of my most favorite books, however I still enjoyed the plot. i did not see the ending coming. I was suprised and a little disappointed with the way it ended.
Jun 21, 2011 Candy rated it did not like it
This book was absolutely terrible from start to finish. I felt like I was missing something the entire time I was reading it. The plot jerks along and left me very unsatisfied.
May 22, 2011 Deanna rated it liked it
The main characters took a little too long to act on their feelings almost to the point that the ending seemed a little abrupt.
Feb 17, 2016 Alyson rated it it was ok
Really enjoyed this series at the beginning but they are starting to loose me. Starting to feel same old same old!
Jun 01, 2010 Bronwyn rated it really liked it
about a young woman while hiding serets of her own falls in love with a half human were wolf
Jan 04, 2016 Candace rated it liked it
I liked the book but I did feel that it was longer than it needed to be.
Jan 29, 2011 Joanne rated it really liked it
great book just love the way it is set out western style fantastic
Jun 20, 2013 Lindsey rated it liked it
Ok book. Kind of slow in spots
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Apr 18, 2016 Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal romance
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: library book pile
Rachel and Heath
Nov 14, 2010 Judy rated it really liked it
good read
May 12, 2012 Mammatess rated it liked it
good book
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Trained as an artist with a BFA in Illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Susan Krinard became a writer in 1992 when a friend read a short story she'd written and suggested she try writing a romance novel. A long-time fan of science fiction and fantasy, Susan began reading romance -- and realized what she wanted to do was combine the two genres. Prince of Wolves, her first ro ...more
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Historical Werewolf (8 books)
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