Mass Market Paperbound
384 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1 in
April 1, 1997
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0671871005
ISBN - 13: 9780671871000
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Chapter OneENGLAND, 1108It wasn't love at first sight.Lady Brenna didn't want to be presented to company. She had far more important things to do with her day. Her nursemaid, a dour-faced woman with God-fearing ways and clumped-together, protruding front teeth, wouldn't listen to her arguments, however. With the determination of a hedgehog, she cornered Brenna in the back of the stables and then lunged forward. Never one to let an opportunity or a little girl slip past her, the nursemaid lectured her charge all the way up the hill and across the muddy courtyard."Quit your squirming, Brenna. I'm stronger than you are, and I'm not about to let go. You've lost your shoes again, haven't you? And don't dare lie to me. I can see your stockings peeking out. Why are you dragging that bridle behind you?"Brenna lifted her shoulders in a shrug. "I forgot to put it back.""Drop it this minute. You're always forgetting, and do you know why?""I don't pay attention to what I'm doing, like you tell me to, Elspeth.""You don't pay attention to anything I tell you, and that's a fact. You're more trouble than all the others put together. Your older brothers and sisters have never given me a moment's worry. Even your baby sister knows how to behave herself, and she's still sucking on her fingers and wetting herself. I'm warning you, Brenna, if you don't change your ways and give your parents a little peace, God himself will have to stop his important work and come down here to talk to you. Just h
From the Publisher
Only a master could top the stunning success of For the Roses, and Julie Garwood has proven once again why she "attracts readers like beautiful heroines attract dashing heroes" (USA Today) with this joyous New York Times bestseller. Returning to the enchanting world of her classic The Bride, she brings the soaring adventure, love and rivalry of medieval Scotland to glorious life in a delightful tale her fans will adore.
Journeying from England to Scotland to wed a highlander, Lady Brenna had resigned herself to the arranged match. But when a band of fierce, painted warriors captured her en route, she fearlessly met their demand to marry their leader -- the quick-tempered laird Connor MacAlister. She couldn't know that her capture was merely the first act of vengeance against her betrothed, Connor's sworn enemy. Brenna harbored no illusions that her husband was in love with her; after a hasty forest wedding, MacAlister assured her she could return home once she had borne him a son. But she could not deny that she had once proposed to MacAlister -- ten years ago, when she was just a child, and the visitor to her father's castle charmed her with his dazzling, unexpected smile. Now, as she sets out to win the brave chieftain whom she has come to adore, a legacy of revenge ensnares Brenna in a furious clan war -- and only her faith in her gallant hero can save her...
About the Author
JULIE GARWOOD has enchanted readers since her first novel was published in 1985; today there are more than thirteen million copies
of her books in print. Her twelve previous novels include ten New York Times
bestsellers: The Bride, Guardian Angel, Honor's Splendour, The Gift, The Prize, The Secret, Castles, Saving Grace, Prince Charming
and For the Roses
. Ms. Garwood is currently working on her next novel,
to be published by Pocket Books.
From Our Editors
Only a master could top the success of "For the Roses", and Garwood has proven once again why she "attracts readers like beautiful heroines attract dashing heroes" ("USA Today") with this joyous "New York Times" bestseller. Returning to the enchanting world of her classic "The Bride", she brings the soaring adventure, love and rivalry of medieval Scotland to glorious life in a delightful tale her fans will adore
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