The Beauty Bride

The Beauty Bride

Claire Delacroix / Feb 28, 2020

The Beauty Bride More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie and only the worthiest may fight for their love The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters each a gem in her own right And he has no choice b

  • Title: The Beauty Bride
  • Author: Claire Delacroix
  • ISBN: 9780987954893
  • Page: 437
  • Format: ebook
  • More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste.Lady Madeline s heart is not for sale especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry Yet Madeline s hand has been sold, to none othMore cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste.Lady Madeline s heart is not for sale especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry Yet Madeline s hand has been sold, to none other than this battle weary warrior with a price on his head A dutiful maiden might cede to the Laird s command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her.She does not expect this taciturn man to woo her with fanciful stories, much less that each of his enthralling tales will reveal a scar upon his shielded soul She never imagines that a man like Rhys could imperil her own heart while revealing so little of his own feelings When Rhys past threatens his future, Madeline takes a leap of faith She dares to believe him innocent and risks her own life to pursue a passion priceless than the rarest gem.

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      • Claire Delacroix

        New York Times bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first book in 1992, an historical romance called ROMANCE OF THE ROSE Since then, she has published over sixty romance novels and novellas, and has also been published under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies She is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels For books written under the pseudonym, Claire Cross, see author show For books written under Claire s own name, Deborah Cooke, please see author show In October and November 2009, she was the writer in residence for the Toronto Public Library, the first time that the library has hosted a residency focused on the romance genre Visit her two websites here delacroixdeborahcookeLike her Facebook Fan Pages here facebook AuthorClaireDfacebook AuthorDeboraSubscribe to her monthly newsletter to keep up to date and receive special offers eepurl reIuD


    1. Currently an eBook freebie (not sure how long it's free - hurry!), so I thought I'd revisit the review I wrote for it in 2004 at Romance Junkies. Fun historical series -- I'll add the reviews for the other two I've read soon.Scotland - April 1421Madeline refuses to marry, much to her brother's frustration. As new Laird of Kinfairlie, Alexander must see that his sisters are wed, for he cannot afford their keep. Madeline swears she is still mourning the death of her fiance and will wed no other ma [...]

    2. 3.5 The beauty bride StarsThis was a book club book, and I will tell you it was a bit of a struggle to get through for me. I don’t know what it is about the Historical genre that gets to me. But I always feel really dumb reading them. I spend most of my time researching the language; maybe I am lazy and feel pleasure reading to me shouldn't take that much effort. I don’t know but I will tell you over all I enjoyed the story of Lady Madeline and Rhys even if I didn't agree with it much or had [...]

    3. There is something heartfelt and romantic about the relationship between Rhys FitzHenry and Lady Madeline of Kinfairlie. While their meeting and engagement is quite unique, the bond that they develop is genuine.After the death of her betrothed, Madeline has refused all other potential suitors. Tired of her refusal, her brother Alexander decides to auction her hand in marriage to the highest bidder. But things don't go as planned when mercenary and reputed traitor, Rhys FitzHenry, wins the auctio [...]

    4. Madeline is the Jewel of Kinfairlie. Rhys is searching for his uncle's missing child. He believes Madeline is that child. When Alexander, Madeline's brother, auctions off the Jewel of Kinfairlie as a wife for the winning bidder, Rhys wins Madeline's hand. He believes Madeline is the means to obtaining Caerwyn, a Welsh holding. Their life is filled with strife because Rhys has a price on his head for treason. Can their marriage be a love match, or will it end in annulment? Will Rhys be arrested f [...]

    5. I found this for free through amazon kindle. I don't own a kindle, however I installed the pc software so I could read a few other interesting books I also found for free. As a full time student I've found it impossible to buy books over the last year and expect another year before I can afford to buy one. I was expecting this book to be just a bit of a time killer during my study breaks, but instead quickly found that I was skipping through my study to find time to read this. It was a fun read, [...]

    6. Coffee dates with The Beauty BrideFirst date: Lady Madeline is the oldest unwed sister of Alexander, the new Laird of Kinfairlie. The coffers are running low and he must see them all wed. Madeline is refusing even though her beloved is believed dead. She holds out hope for his return and asks for more time. Alexander arranges of all things an auction to sell the first of his rarest gems to the highest bidder. Men he believes worthy have been invited to bid for her hand. Oh lordy, Madeline is n [...]

    7. Set on the east coast of Scotland, in 1421, Madeline is 23 and her betrothed James was killed on the English assault at Rougemont. Her brother Alexander is laird of Kinfairlie and as such, has the power to marry off herself and her 4 younger sisters (Annalise, Elizabeth, Viviane, Isabella). Madeline’s aunt Rosamund and uncle Tynman advise Alexander to hold an auction to sell off some of the estates art and jewels, including the matrimonial hand of Madeline. Needless to say, Madeline is not thr [...]

    8. Una historia sencilla, fácil de leer. No es el colmo de la originalidad, pero tiene puntos fuertes que ha sabido desarrollar.Mi mayor pega es la de presentarnos a tantos personajes, ya que al ser una trilogía, podía haber dosificado el "bombardeo" de información.

    9. A wonderful read with a little whimsy. A historical romance with the whimsy of a fairy. Who can see her and who cannot. Twists and turns and secrets revealed. And of course, a happy ending!

    10. Having sampled Claire Delacroix’s books many years ago when quite young and recently having come back to her work with the audiobook The Rogue, I understand why I remember her name and came back to enjoy more. She writes excellent stories with intriguing plots, mixed with suspense and passion in a historical setting with lovely happy ever after endings. She will keep you enchanted. She has me.The Beauty Bride plucked my heart strings. This book was the story of the pairing of Madeleine Lammerg [...]

    11. The Beauty Bride is the first in The Brides of Kinfarlie Series and yes it is a reprint but if you haven't had a chance to read this series or this author give it a try. Claire Delacroix has long been a favorite of mine, although lately she has been sneaking around as Deborah Cooke and writing some wonderful Dragon Stories but Beauty is pure Claire. Intricate, interesting, detailed, sensual, simply divine.The new Laird of Kinfarlie has all sorts of troubles, first off winter is not that far off [...]

    12. A great story of Medieval-era romance~~~~~ After Madeline renounced not to marry upon knowing the demise of her betrothed in a French war, her brother Alexander was desperate for a wedding. Helping the family state being distitute, so Alexander doesn't have a choice but auction Madeline off. All the Scottish noble around the country gathered for the sale, and are outbid by Rhy's FitzHenry an avaricious and a well-known traitor of the king.Though Rhy's was looking for a bride, Madeline in particu [...]

    13. Another miserable read.Again, a rotten hero and a heroine TSTL. Stupid useless drivel mixed into the story as fluff, and long winded history that was not pertentient to the story.It constantly perplexes me why authors make crappy heros. This one in particular had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I was praying for his death throughout the entire book.Even though he did the following to the heroine:1. Purchased her at auction soley to claim land and an heir2. stated if she did not give him a son [...]

    14. I'd greatly enjoyed the contemporary series Coxwells by the same author (writing as Claire Cross / Deborah Cooke), where there was a really distinctive "voice" and a deftly plotted novel. This is flabby by comparison. Characters float from sympathetic to stupid, from loving to malevolent, for no convincing reason. The sense of period is completely missing - at a time when life expectancy was short, an unmarried beautiful well-born woman of 23 simply wouldn't have exist. For a much more satisfact [...]

    15. I find myself sort of semi-obsessed with historical romance right now, and this one was free on , soAll things considered, it's not a bad book. The story is engaging, and there was enough suspense to keep me interested until the end. The fairy seemed a bit out of place, however. I don't know, it just didn't seem to really fit in with the rest of the story, and I don't know if that's due to sloppy writing or just personal preference on my part. I found Madeline to be quite refreshing as a charact [...]

    16. I grabbed this book during a Kindle free promotion, and I am glad that I did. Though it is a hefty read, it is well worth the time it takes to finish it.Ms. Delacroix does an amazing job creating a vivid world and characters so detailed that they feel real.As for the story itself, it is a riveting tale. It is packed with action, adventure, romance, and laughs, and you will find yourself drawn into it. I also love the way Ms. Delacroix builds on Welsh mythology and uses the fairies and their real [...]

    17. I read this for a book discussion club,or rather, I listened to it. The narration was fine, and the book was OK, but a far cry from other historical romances that take place in Scotland. Still, I was sufficiently entertained, and learned a few things, although I think a glossary wouldn't have gone amiss, as there are lots of expressions that aren't exactly widely known. The main characters were plastic, however, the others were pale, and their motivation incomprehensible, especially towards the [...]

    18. I am not going to rate this bookI DNF, it is not my genre and I gave it almost 2hrs. was for book clubd although the narration is lovelyI was listening to just listend I like to listen to enjoy did not catch my interest in 2hrs it is just not going toI dont care for historical fictionjust not my thingYMMV!

    19. When Madeline's older brother needs to marry off his sisters and they aren't exactly cooperative he comes up with a different scheme. He holds an auction for his oldest sister's hand and Rhys FitzHenry, a known traitor and complete stranger to her, is the winner. He sees this to his adantage, as he believes Madeline to be the daughter of his cousin and only other person who can claim his holdings and heritage, Caerwyn. Married to him, she cannot take it away from him, and he can begin his family [...]

    20. In medieval Scotland and Wales, arranged marriages were the norm, but the prospective bride's brother auctioning her off was definitely not. With that auspicious start, Madeline of Kinfairlie and Rhys FitzHenry of Caerwyn did not expect marital bliss, but they thought they could forge a reasonable arrangement. Great expectationsAfter a desperate flight across Scotland, with pursuers mounted on six black war horses hot on their trail, the newlyweds are less sanguine about their future together, o [...]

    21. An enjoyable novel, which never stands still and has a spirited feisty heroine. I do not normally read books that contain magical references (I downloaded this book accidently not realising) but the antics of the mischievous Spriggan, Darg were quite amusing and the magical features did not overwhelm the story.The issues I do have with this book and for which I have deducted a star is the relation between time and distance travelled. The story starts on the East Coast of Scotland. The hero and h [...]

    22. I liked the folklore of this story. Even though this story had tales within it, it never felt like exposition, and it didn't really slow down the story like I have seen in other books. The romance did grow, and it wasn't just an overnight thing. The world building was fine, and even the relationships that supported the main characters were believable. Although anytime the main purpose of a book is the romance, it is too predictable. But this one had enough other things going on that it wasn't a [...]

    23. This novel wasn't very romantic. Both Madeline and Rhys were very irritating characters. Rhys because he acted like a selfish bastard a lot of the times and Madeline because he forgave Rhys over and over again too quickly for his bastardly conduct. Plus, they were constantly arguing. I find nothing romantic about two people constantly bickering.I also found the stories that Rhys told interrupted the flow of the novel. Especially when Rhys tells about the long history of Wales. I didn't see how t [...]

    24. OK, I almost didn't read it because of the fairy issue, but then I thought, "Why not?" I am SO glad I did not turn away -- I was enraptured by this novel. It was more plausible than most, historically in tune with what I know, and beautifully descriptive. I liked the authenticity of the period speech and dialogue. The plot was woven neatly. It could be a stand-alone book, but after reading the first one, why would you want it to be?!

    25. Claire Delacroix know how to weave a good story! There is tons of drama, twists and turns and you’re really immersed within the story and I just kept turning the pages! It went so far that I felt like work got in the way of reading! A tip is maybe to read the books in the "Rogues of Ravensmuir” trilogy, which I think deals with a few people only mentioned in this book, people who confused me a bit

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