Bond Of Passion

Paperback | October 4, 2011

byBertrice Small

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Bertrice Small's breathless Border Chronicles continues as a mysterious nobleman and his bartered new bride untangle a plot of illicit seduction, daring betrayal, and deadly royal intrigue...

Called the handsomest man in the Borders, Angus Ferguson, earl of Duin, lives a quiet life avoiding the constant political intrigues of his neighbors in order to keep his small clan safe. Now in exchange for a piece of land he has long coveted he has taken a wife. Annabella Baird, the plain-faced daughter of the laird of Rath.

Reluctant at first to bed the unassuming Annabella, Angus finally accepts his duty as a husband only to discover that beneath his bride's modest demeanor is a wildcat with a spark waiting to be ignited. When, however, they accept an invitation to the court of Scotland's Queen Mary they find themselves caught up in royal intrigue.

Mary's unfortunate marriage to her cousin, Lord Darnley, has proven a disaster. Worse it has driven her into the arms of another man, James Hepburn, the dashing, powerful earl of Bothwell. When Darnley is murdered in spectacular fashion, and his body barely cold Mary and Bothwell wed, the queen's adversaries retaliate with a war that divides Scotland, and tries the long friendship between the earl of Duin and James Hepburn even as it tests the bond of passion between Angus and Annabella in ways they never expected.

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Bertrice Small's breathless Border Chronicles continues as a mysterious nobleman and his bartered new bride untangle a plot of illicit seduction, daring betrayal, and deadly royal intrigue...Called the handsomest man in the Borders, Angus Ferguson, earl of Duin, lives a quiet life avoiding the constant political intrigues of his ne...

Bertrice Small was the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels. Among her numerous awards, she was the recipient of the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. She lived on the North Fork of the eastern end of Long Island, New York, until her death in 2015.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6.01 × 0.92 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451234766

ISBN - 13:9780451234766

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected better, but still an ok read Mini Book Review: Not my favorite of hers, but still an enjoyable read. Lots of steamy scenes between a married couple which is a nice change of pace for a historical romance. There was just something missing in this one like she was sorta bored with the whole thing. The characters are intriguing, its historically accurate and well its set in Scotland so that is always a bonus. Its just the story that fell a little flat, almost like she was giving a play by play of what was going on, instead of telling a tale. I think it would have worked much better as a short story. I guess I just expect much better from Bertrice who was always my go to girl for a story that I could lose myself in. And yes, even-though was disappointed, I will still buy her next book If you have never read her before I would suggest picking up A Moment in Time or Skye O' Malley, now those were outstanding tales! 3 Dewey's I purchased this and will keep buying a copy of every book she writes
Date published: 2012-02-21

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"All the ingredients her fans have come to expect." — Booklist

"Reaffirms her standing as a historical romance stalwart." — Publishers Weekly