The Valcourt Heiress (Medieval Song #7)
Garron of Kersey returned home triumphant, expecting to receive a barony for his royal service. Instead, he stands stricken at the sight of his castle in ruins. His few remaining servants tell him that a ruthless man dubbed the Black Demon ravaged the grounds in search of gold supposedly hidden by the returning warrior's brother. Brave Garron discovers, however, that he ha...more
Catherine Coulter has always been a favorite author of mine but it has been years since I picked up one of her romance novels. So when I received this I was pleasantly surprised. It has that fairy tale quality to it that makes it an enjoyable romance read.
Merry flees her home to avoid a forced marriage arranged by her mother. She is almost abducted in the woods but is rescued by a mysterious nobleman, , Garron of Kersey the new earl of Warham Castle. Merry and Garron work togther...more
To start, I must state that I respect the author and I loved her historical romance books (note: PAST tense). My favorite o...more
Jason is still threatening to kill people that anger him and declaires that he is going to marry the Heiress in spite of the fact that he has confessed to murdering hundred of innocent people and is i...more
Opening line, second paragraph "Her mother, Abbess Helen of Meizerling Abbey, had swooped in before nightfall, surrounded by her own contingent of soldiers, imperious and arrogant, recent widow of the Earl of Valcourt, and taken charge." I've read the damn sentence multiple times, and I'm st...more
The characters, now most of them are a hoot...more
Merry is kidnapped from her home just as she's trying to run away and is forced to dress as a la...more
That being said, this book didn't quite fit the bill. Either this one in particular was just poorly done, OR my memory of the fun in re...more
Her father had recently died, was he poisoned by her mother, who is a witch? Her parents had separated when she was young, and her mother never visited.
She runs away after her father's funeral. Is kidnapped by men of her fiance's guard. But is rescued by Garron, who is on his way to his home castle, where his brother has just been killed.
-I don’t like it and probably never will
-Coulter’s heroines seem more like spoiled, outspoken children than the bright, forward-thinking women that Coulter wants them to be
-I don’t find Coulter’s sense of humor funny…I don’t know why, but I just don’t. I feel like she tries to be witty and it falls flat.
-I find Coulter’s fixation with redheads rather stifling – I love red hair, I really do, but it seems like every one of her her...more