Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Novice Bride - Cover, Blurb & Excerpt

Cover Blurb

As a novice, Lady Cecily of Fulford’s knowledge of men is non-existent. But when tragic news bids her home immediately, her only means of escape from the convent is to brazenly offer herself to the enemy…as a bride!
With her fate now in the hands of her husband, Sir Adam Wymark, she battles to protect her family. Suspicions and betrayal are rife, yet their convenient marriage offers Cecily much more than comfort in her knight’s arms…
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Normans and Saxons, conflict and desire!


'No dowry, eh?' he said softly, for her ears alone
   Cecily's heart thudded.
    'Be calm,' he murmured, and swiftly, so swiftly that Cecily had no notion of what he was about, he released her and reached up.  Deftly unpinning her veil, he cast it aside.
    Stunned beyond movement, for no man had ever touched her clothing so intimately, Cecily swallowed and stood meek as a lamb while quick fingers reached behind her to release the tie of her wimple, and then that, too, followed her veil into a corner.  Reaching past her neck, he found her plait and drew it forward, so that it draped over her shoulder.
    She had eyes only for the man in front of her, the man whose green eyes even now were caressing her hair.  He no longer touched her anywhere, yet she could scarcely breathe.
    'No dowry,' he repeated softly, still gazing at her hair.   'But there is gold enough here for any man.'

Text copyright © 2007 by Carol Townend
Cover Art Copyright  © 2007 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Permission to reproduce text granted by Harlequin Books S.A. Cover art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.

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More about The Novice Bride can be found here.

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