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Wizard's Daughter (Sherbrooke Brides #10)

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  1,967 Ratings  ·  145 Reviews
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When Ryder Sherbrooke finds a child nearly beaten to death in an alley in Eastbourne, he takes her home to Brandon House. She doesn't speak for six months. Her first words, oddly enough, are a haunting song:

I dream of beauty and sightless night
I dream of strength and fevered might
I dream I'm not alone again
But I know of his death and her grievous sin.

Ah, and ju
Hardcover, 359 pages
Published January 1st 2008 (first published December 1st 2007)
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Jan 31, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of fantasy/romance who don't mind explicit sex
Recommended to Werner by: It was a Christmas present from my wife
Shelves: fantasy, books-i-own
Coulter is a prolific and hugely popular (bestselling) author, primarily of sensuous romances, which she produces in various genres. (This one is a fantasy, set primarily in the England of 1835, but partly in an invented fantasy world called the Pale.) She wasn't really on my radar to read, but knowing my liking for speculative fiction, my wife saw and snagged this volume at a flea market as a Christmas present for me a few years ago. Recently, I pulled it out of the TBR piles as a "car book," t ...more
Feb 09, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: M&B readers
Now, this really *was* a first draft. Rife with anachronisms, the entire interesting part of the plot relegated to the last 40 pages, while the first 250 are devoted to the hero and heroine meeting, falling in *something*, getting married and screwing like their lives depended on it. It doesn't, btw. It would have been more interesting if it had.

The author's prevailing flaw appears to be laziness, she can't bear to follow up threads, so leaves them dangling in the breeze. And every now and then
Jan 14, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really boring to me. The characters were interesting enough and even the plot held major potential. The problem was it seemed to take forever to get anywhere in the story.

The dialogue was really awkward and the jumping narratives a little confusing from time to time. I had high hopes for this book based on the back cover description, but I just could not get into it, it never delivered what it promised. It took me forever to read and when it was done I was vastly relieved!
Jul 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, romance, 1-star
When requesting a book on Paperbackswap a while back, I checked the poster’s shelf to see if there was anything else I might want. For some reason – possibly a vitamin deficiency, or lack of oxygen to the brain– I added this book to my request.

Wizard’s Daughter, by “New York Times bestselling author” Catherine Coulter. This is a woman who has been writing for-virtually-ever. The “also by this author” page at the front of the book is double columned, smallish print, full. Goodreads lists “120 di
Jan 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone, romance reader or not
I truly enjoyed Wizard's Daughter and revisiting the Sherbrooke family. I felt Coulter created a wonderful story that pulls you into the world of two individuals, their destinies, and the mysterious, magical world of the pale. Ofcourse, being a romance novel, there are those infamous "love" scenes; however, they compose only a small part of the story. The story really focuses on Rosalind and Nicholas, and their quest to solve the mystery of Rosalind's past and the pale. I felt the characters and ...more
Lizabeth Tucker
The most current entry in the Sherbrooke series delves more deeply into the supernatural than previous books. When Nicholas Vail, the Earl of Mountjoy, returned to England for the first time since the age of 12, he never expected to find love with Rosalind de la Fontaine, the debt of the Vail family. Rosalind, a ward of Ryder and Sophia Sherbrooke, had been found at the age of eight, badly beaten and unable to remember anything of her life, including her name. The only thing that remained was a ...more
Dec 12, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know anything about the author or any previous saga when I picked this book up at the library on CD. Now that I have finished with it, I am perusing the other reviews and I have to say that fellow readers who have given this 1 or 2 stars share my exact sentiments. The plot could have been interesting, but it didn't pick up until the last 15% of the novel. The rest of it just felt aimless, it would begin to become intriguing only to let me down after a paragraph or two. My curiosity woul ...more
I made it about halfway through this but finally it just got too silly for me. The butler wears old clothes because he likes them shiny, and he can see his face in them? Impossible, I don't care how old and shiny they are. And to add to that I just wasn't interested in the whole magic element so there didn't seem to be any point in continuing to read.
This is my first book by Catherine Coulter and although it is a final book in the Sherebrooke series, it is also a stand alone book. I didn't feel to have missed out on any background at all. It was a beautiful book with strong characters and mystery with a dose of wizardry and magic included. I will definitely read more books by this author.
Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I struggled with this one. The plot was a bit like that children's game where you pull the string and the arrow points to an animal that makes that sound. That was what it was like trying to follow the plot. I actually skimmed through the end just so I could be done. My first Catherine Coulter book...I think I may have chosen poorly.
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