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The Bride's Necklace (Necklace Trilogy #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,513 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews
Is her heart pure enough to survive the necklace’s curse?

Knowing that she alone can protect her sister from the Baron Harwood, their lecherous stepfather, Victoria Temple Whiting snatches the family’s heirloom necklace, believed to hold the power to bring great happiness or terrible tragedy, to pay for their escape to London. Terrified that the baron will find them, Victor
Paperback, 402 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Mira
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Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
İlk olarak kitap inişli çıkışlı bir hikaye ve sinirimi bozan karakterler bir araya gelmiş ,tam bir birlerini bulmuşlar tencere kapak misali.

Konuya gelirsek kitaplarda kız kardeşlere ilk başta kafayı takan erkek karakterlere uyuz oluyorum.Hepte güzel olur ablasından ve birazda salak olur bu kızlarda ,erkeklerde salak olduklarını anladıklarında ablaya bir yönelme sözkonusudur.Erkek bir bakarki aman Allahım ablası daha iyiymiş Birde saçları açık gördüklerinde kendilerinden geçiyorlar nedense...Baya
Jacqueline L.
Jun 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Definitely
Shelves: romance
This book had alot of twists and turns. The characters had to alter their personalities based on their various situations, but never detered from their true selves. If you like a lot of angles, then this is the historical romance for you.
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Bride's Necklace has a "Cinderella-like" premise to it. Gently-reared sisters, Victoria and Claire Temple Whiting are in dire straits and running away from a lecherous stepfather. The slipper is a pearl and diamond necklace, dubbed the Bride's Necklace which is said to be cursed. If the beholder has a pure heart, he or she will experience happiness and good fortune, whereas those with a cruel heart will find tragedy. For Tory it is their means of escape, and escape they do in the dark of nig ...more
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of the trilogy about the bride’s necklace and is a lovely story which deserves more than 5 stars.

Fashioned in the 13th century by Lord Fallon for his bride, tragedy struck before the wedding took place. The groom was killed and the bride threw herself off a castle parapet when she learned of his death. Rumors have followed the necklace through the centuries with its owners. It is rumored that the necklace can bring untold happiness or unbearable tragedy to its owner depen
Lori Johnson
Jun 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! I hadn't read an historical in awhile and I ate this up in just under two days. The sex scenes were well-written and I could feel both the sexual tension and the emerging feelings of love between the hero and heroine. And at the conflict... I found myself crying. I haven't cried while reading a book in a long time. For me, that's always a good sign if I care so much about the characters that I cry. I can't wait to read the next books in this series.
Jenny Clark
Mar 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I am finding more of these adventure romances lately. A pretty good balance of mystery, action and romance though a bit contrived at times. I am also bothered by the fact of how young all the characters are-Tory is only 19!
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-keepers
This book was amazing! The perfect form of a little bit of everything, I have this one as a keeper on my shelve, read it more than once.
Oct 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. I certainly never knew what was going to happen.
Jessica Alcazar
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: martin-kat, traded
I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of this series. I seriously love this woman!
Jan 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
this book was heartwarming. i loved it the characters wre amazing. cant wait to read the next book in the series.
♥ Miss Jennifer ♥
Sep 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great book! I am looking forward to the next two books of the necklace trilogy!
Tracy Somsen
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this series!
Susana González
Apr 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Apr 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Bu mudur yani? Yazarın okuduğum ilk kitabı. Kitabındaki baş kadın karakterde oluşturduğu güçlü kişilik yazar için en sevdiğim izlenim oldu. Taaa ki kadının yalan söylemeyi bir türlü bırakamamasına kadar. Genel olarak konusu iyiydi, sıkılmadan okuyabileceğiniz türden. Yazarın sürekli her cümlede istisnasız karakterlerin isimlerini tekrarlaması beni bunalttı. Her cümle başında, sonunda veya ortasında Tory ve Cord'u okurken yoruldum, gözlerim bitap düştü resmen. Karakterlerin aralarındaki o şey her ...more
Deborah Vespo
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Victoria Temple Whiting and her younger sister escape from under their awful stepfather, Baron Harwood. They take the family's heirloom necklace known as the Brides necklace that is known to be bad luck to those who have dark hearts and good luck to those with pure hearts. They sell the necklace for money to help with living expenses until they can find work. The money begins to run out, both of them posing as servants find work in the home of the Earl of Brant, Cordell Easton. He quickly learns ...more
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lately it's been rare that I find a book where I simply must know what happens next. After I started reading this book this morning, I could not get it off my mind and so around 3 pm, I decided to stop fighting it and I turned on Nancy again and began to read.

Cora and Victoria's story was really interesting and they met in interesting circumstances. I also liked that Claire, Victoria's younger sister, got her happy ending. Though this book is the first in the series, I accidentally read the last
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Necklace Trilogy #1
Cordell & Victoria (Tory)
Victoria cannot support herself & her sister alone, so she steals a family necklace to pay for passage to London. Upon arrival in London, she becomes a household servant to the Earl of Brant (Cordell) who is known to be scandalous). Opposites attract and they fall in love and he assists her in becoming free of her oppressive father.
Nov 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Hmm, a trilogy? Okay, why not.

I was in the mood for some good ol' historical romance/sex/literary candy. Kat Martin doesn't disappoint. The plotlines are trite, but she can write a decent sex scene.
Bonnie Gonzales
It was pretty good and I am thinking of getting the one that comes after it.
Good read, despite the hero and heroine having some 'too stupid to live' moments. I look forward to the next book in the series.
First in a series by this author whose work I have enjoyed in the past. Here too, a good story.
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved this book!!!
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful series.
Marla Jo
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
new people to all in love with...ahhh keep it up Kat keep it up
Danette Steward
Sep 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: martin-kat
Nov 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love this book!!
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Not in the same league as Julie Garwood or Judith McNaught, but a good solid, sexy, historical romance. I especially liked that the Tori and Cord had to work really hard for their HEA.
Loved it; can't wait to read the other two in this series.
Aug 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
A great book with a few storylines, one of which travels through out the series.

The 1st book in the Necklace Trilogy.
Jan 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
It's the first trilogy of Necklace. It's good but not as good as the Handmaiden's Necklace.
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Kathleen Kelly Martin (aka Kathy Lawrence, Kasey Mars)

Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read
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Necklace Trilogy (3 books)
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“Thats right my lovely bride to be. In language you might understand, your pawn has been captured and you my queen will also be in danger if you think to gain-way me again.” 1 likes
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