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Chosen for the Marriage Bed

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The Welsh Marches, 1460

In the eerie depths of Llanwardine Priory, Elizabeth de Lacy is about to take the veil when she is told she must wed her family's sworn enemy!

Lord Richard Malinder must produce an heir, and a union with the de Lacy family could prove advantageous--if only to keep his enemies close....

The heat of anticipation rises as they make their way to the bridal
Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Historical #1022, 288 pages
Published November 16th 2010 by Harlequin (first published March 2009)
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Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, epoca, en-fisico
Me gustó el hecho de que ella no haya sido la típica belleza deslumbrante. Ella era una mujer a la que la vida le ha dado golpes, a la que han lastimado y a la que han usado como mula de intercambio, pero que a pesar de todo no se ha dejado quebrar. Ella sólo eligió entre un futuro horrible a uno tal vez menos horrible y resultó ser su liberación. Un esposo atento, dulce y respetuoso, que a pesar de no amarla o no quererla, realmente la respeta y cuida como mujer.

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I wouldn't say that I have a 'negative' view of Mills and Boon books but I have a negative view of Mills and Boon books, largely their titles which are often Terrible.

Plot: Usually these style books start with the leading couple - Elizabeth and Richard - being forced into a marriage that neither wants, and the reader just gets to sit back and enjoy the fireworks and the slow development of their romance. There were no fireworks and the romance kicked in so suddenly that I was a bit disappoi
Nov 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Siempre lo digo, puedo leer mil cosas diferentes: clichés, grandes obras, romance, fantasía...cualquier cosa!

Pero cada tanto necesito uno de mis queridos y amados Harlequines! Es volver a las viejas épocas! y me encanta!!

Este cayó en el momento perfecto! Y cumplió el propósito!
Interesting premise. Horrible title. Disappointing relationship between the protagonists. Loose ending.
Eteline Rangel
La historia me agradó bastante, los personajes principales también, sobre todo porque su relación fue evolucionando hasta enamorarse, pero para el final hay cosas que no quedaron claras y sin resolver y por ello mi calificación es de 3.5 ESTRELLAS
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book has a horrid title but don't be put off by that. The story was good and engrossing.

Elizabeth de Lacy took care of her brothers after her parents died. She clashed with her uncle and was sent to a convent. Here uncle had a daughter, who was to marry the de Lacy's enemy, Richard Malinder. When she dies, Elizabeth is substitute for the bride. It starts like any medieval based romance. Forced marriage, love, etc but there is a mystery and it hooks you for the ride.

I enjoyed this fast, eas
Apr 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced and interesting throughout. I did not like the front cover and almost didn't read it because of that, and the title...but, since I have enojoyed Anne O'Brien's other books, I was willing to give it a try. The true meaning of the title is that there is to be a marriage of convenience for the sake of alliances. A lot of treachery follows and the plot thickens. At the end I found myself wanting a sequel that would continue the story. 4.5 stars for this ...more
Sep 30, 2011 rated it liked it
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Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Damon good read

Very good read it kept me interested through the whole book. I would have slapped down Anne many times though for her disrespectful ways toward Elizabeth. I love how Ellen spoke up for herself. I wish I knew what became of Nicholas Capel but good read this is my second time reading this book and I love it evermore
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book had a lot of potential, so I'm kind of bummed that it ended up being just "meh" for me. I'd be willing to give the author another try i guess. There's just something super disappointing about a book that could have been awesome and wasn't.
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Not quite what I expected, but good.
Georgia Mourikis
could not get through the middle part had to skip to the end.sorry
Jan 14, 2011 added it
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Menina com Livros
The romantic plot is even interesting, but there are many "dark details" , and that's not very my style ... so, three little stars ...
❆ Crystal ❆
I enjoyed. 3 stars. It was a good story and I enjoyed.
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From forced marriage to a love connection. This story teaches the importance of looking deeper than skin level for your mates qualities. The heroine came to the marriage after living a hard life in the convent. She was not the picture perfect bride, but the hero over looked her flaws. This was a great love story without the negative attitude and mistrustful that is typically seen in a forced marriage novel. It was a welcome change to see mutual respect and a couple that worked together. I gave i ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 20, 2015 01:17PM  
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My home is in the Welsh Marches, although much of my early life was spent in Yorkshire, most recently in the East Riding.Ann O'Brien The Marches is a remote region of England, surrounded by echoes from the past. Hereford is close with its famous Mappa Mundi and chained libr
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