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The Beauty Bride Mass Market Paperback – 28 January 2005

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Madeline Lammergeier of Kinfairlie thinks her desperate brother, Alexander, is auctioning off her aunt Rosamunde's treasures, but, in fact, she is on the auction block. As she stands proudly in spite of her shock, she can't avoid the eyes of one dark stranger. Rhys FitzHenry has been searching for the one other person who can claim the inheritance of his estate in Wales besides himself, and he thinks it's Madeline and so bids for her hand. When he wins, Alexander is upset: there's a price on Rhys' head. Madeline seemingly accepts the inevitable until nightfall, when she attempts to run away. Rhys anticipates her flight, then rescues her from an attack. Believing that they are being pursued, they take to the road, and Madeline finds much to admire in Rhys--until certain secrets come to light. In this first of the Jewels of Kinfairlie trilogy, Delacroix proves once again that she is a master at creating strong and likable characters and a satisfying romance. Maria Hatton
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Claire Delacroix returns to the delicious storytelling that made her a bestseller with the first book in an exciting new medieval romance trilogy.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hachette Book Group USA (28 January 2005)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0446614416
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0446614412
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 310 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 10.8 x 2.86 x 17.78 cm
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NYT bestselling author Claire Delacroix always loved stories, both telling them and hearing them. She sold her first romance novel in 1992 and has published over eighty romance novels since. She writes in a variety of subgenres, including time travel romance, historical romance, medieval romance, fantasy romance and fantasy with romantic elements. She has also written under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke. She makes her home with her family, a number of incomplete knitting projects and a lot of overgrown houseplants. Claire loves to travel, to cook, to ride her bike and to read.

I loves writing linked books - most of my series are currently enrolled in Kindle Unlimited:

Blood Brothers is a series of Scottish medieval romances, in progress:

1. The Wolf & the Witch

2. The Hunter & the Heiress

3. The Dragon & the Damsel (2022)

4. The Scot & the Sorceress (2023)

The Brides of North Barrows is a series of Regency romances, some with paranormal elements:

1. Something Wicked This Way Comes

2. A Duke by Any Other Name

3. A Baron for All Seasons

4. A Most Inconvenient Earl

The Champions of St. Euphemia is a medieval romance series that has no connection to Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie or Inverfyre. It follows a group of knights from Jerusalem to Scotland and should be read in order:

1. The Crusader's Bride

2. The Crusader's Heart

3. The Crusader's Kiss

4. The Crusader's Vow

5. The Crusader's Handfast

Many of my books are set at Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie or Inverfyre and feature the families there. The Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances introduces the family:

1. The Rogue

2. The Scoundrel

3. The Warrior

The Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances tells the stories of the next generation after the Rogues of Ravensmuir:

1. The Beauty Bride

2. The Rose Red Bride

3. The Snow White Bride

4. The Ballad of Rosamunde

The True Love Brides series continues with the family introduced in the Jewels of Kinfairlie. There are eight siblings all together, and these are the next four:

1. The Renegade's Heart

2. The Highlander's Curse

3. The Frost Maiden's Kiss

4. The Warrior's Prize

The Brides of Inverfyre series includes the story of the last sibling from Kinfairlie (Ross) as well as those of the children of the Hawk and Aileen (from The Warrior):

1. The Mercenary's Bride

2. The Runaway Bride

The Bride Quest series of medieval romances:

1. The Princess - her first USAToday bestseller

2. The Damsel - a USAToday bestseller

3. The Heiress - a USAToday bestseller

4. The Countess - a USAToday bestseller

5. The Beauty - a USAToday and New York Times bestseller

6. The Temptress

I also wrote four stand-alone time travel or paranormal romances which were first published under the pseudonym Claire Cross. These have been republished as Claire Delacroix titles:

1. Once Upon a Kiss

2. The Last Highlander

3. The Moonstone

4. Love Potion #9

I've been revising and republishing some of my older works, including these books to date:

One Knight Enchanted

One Knight's Return

Unicorn Bride

Pearl Beyond Price

I also write contemporary romance and paranormal romance as Deborah Cooke.

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