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by Carol Townend

  • Author: Carol Townend
  • ISBN: 0263201880
  • ISBN13: 978-0263201888
  • ePub: 1668 kb | FB2: 1839 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon (January 4, 2008)
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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The Novice Bride (Historical Romance) ePub download

THE NOVICE BRIDE is a historical romance that will find a special place in the heart of medieval enthusiasts.

THE NOVICE BRIDE is a historical romance that will find a special place in the heart of medieval enthusiasts. Exquisitely done! A fine romance for two inwardly noble and kind hearts!

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The Novice Bride book. Carol Townend writes atmospheric historical novels (medieval romances and sagas) set in the colourful Europe of the Middle Ages. Born in Yorkshire, England, she went to a convent school high on the Whitby cliffs. Later, she studied history at Royal Holloway College, London. She lives in London with her husband and daughter. Carol's first novel, Sapphire in the Snow, won the RNA New Writers' Award.

Carol Townend writes historical romances set in medieval England and Europe. Ancient buildings inspire her. Carol’s idea of heaven is to find the plan of a medieval town and then to wander around the actual place dreaming up her heroes and heroines.

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Carol Townend is a writer of historical romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Her novels are generally set in Medieval England and Europe. Her first novel won the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writer's Award. She has also published a number of articles with Writing Magazine and Writers' News. Born in 1953 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, Carol Townend was educated in Whitby by Anglican nuns within sight of Whitby Abbey.

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has been making up stories since she was a child

has been making up stories since she was a child. Whenever she comes across a tumbledown building, be it castle or cottage, she can’t help conjuring up the lives of the people who once lived there.

offer herself to the enem. s a bride! .

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Firstly let me say that this is a very 'light' medieval romance. Our h is a novice in a convent and not too thrilled with life as her father had her sent there as she didn't have much of a dowry - she is Saxon. The H is Norman and is supposed to marry the h's sister as was custom after the Norman invasion, but the sister won't do it so the h offers herself. I love a good old marriage of convenience story. Although the H had been married before and been deeply in love with his late wife - it wasn't heavily done and rather showed his capacity for love. There is suspicion on both sides because of the Saxon/Norman situation but I liked the way the story developed. As I said it's a light romance and enjoyable - both main characters are likeable.
The writing was pretty good, and the concept was unique, but I swear to god if I had to read one more sentence about how the heroine's "life in the convent made her unused to men", I might just scream. She was a novice, in a convent full of women, for several years; we get it, thanks. You belabored that point about a hundred times too many.

I just feel that the author had an infinite field of possibility, and she didn't really take advantage of it. The climax was pretty blah (really, the "bad guy" gave in WAY too easily and quickly) and there was very little plot development. But, for a light, mindless distraction from everyday life, this wasn't so bad. I don't know that I'd highly recommend it, but I didn't hate it, either.
Lots to enjoy. My second book with this author and it won't be the last. I recommend this one also.
Set during the turbulent times of the Norman Invasion of the Anglo-Saxon world shortly after the Battle of Hastings, Carol Townend's THE NOVICE BRIDE brings to life a period of history that is less readily available in Medieval literature. The fast-paced, humorous beginning draws the reader immediately into the heroine's lovable character. On her knees in prayer, the novice Lady Cecily of Fulford is interrupted by the entry of her sister Emma. Normans have invaded Fulford Hall, their family home. Emma has been made a ward of Duke William to be given over to marry one of his knights, Sir Adam Wymark. Emma, disdainful of marriage to this Breton, has no choice but to marry or escape. Anxious to leave the convent, Cecily strikes up a bargain to take her place even if it means marrying this man. Adam is drawn to Cecily from the first glance but can a lady, inexperienced in the ways of men, find true love in this marriage of convenience with the conquering enemy? Will Adam ever be able to trust his new bride when political land divisions, war and secrets threaten loyalties? Will Cecily be able to find true love of the heart with this foreign knight when even her own father ruled like a tyrant?

Readers are likely to include Cecily and Adam in their list of favorite hero and heroine matchs. Their kind hearts, torn by political loyalties and inner battles, yet truly noble in even the smaller gestures make them unforgettable. The impossible Prioress is a fantastic secondary character, infusing humor into the story while also allowing the reader to catch a glimpse of the Medieval religious view on women. Mother Aethelflaeda draws the reader in from the beginning, both with a sense of admiration for her independence and moxie but also with a twist of delightful humor as Carol Townend shows some of her less admirable and infuriating qualities as well. Each detail creates a fine painting, bringing alive emotions, inner thoughts and mixed loyalties as well as the terrain and history. After the convent scene, the narrative unfolds while the hero and heroine travel on horseback, giving THE NOVICE BRIDE a different and delightfully new feel to the Medieval world as seen in romance. The fast paced beginning slows slightly in the middle to allow the reader a glimpse into the political loyalties and histories of the characters. Although less focused specifically on the hero and heroine, this background lays an important foundation for the next romance (AN HONORABLE ROGUE) in the WESSEX WEDDINGS series. One word describes the ending --- beautiful!

THE NOVICE BRIDE is a historical romance that will find a special place in the heart of medieval enthusiasts. The author writes the historical language conflict into the plot and dialogue, with the Anglo-Saxons and Normans not understanding each other's language. Carol Townend makes history and the history of language come alive in a real and human way as it might have been lived by the actual people rather the laborious translations needed to access stories told during this difficult English language period. Exquisitely done! A fine romance for two inwardly noble and kind hearts!
Lady Cecily's experience with men is lacking. Having been sent to the
convent at a young age, she knows nothing but the harsh life of a
novice. Her sister, fleeing from a fiancée she doesn't want, visits
Cecily at the convent. Cecily learns of the loss of her father,
brother and mother. Devastated, she has one chance at returning home.
Cecily offers herself as a bride to her sister's unwanted fiancée.

With her new husband, Sir Adam Wymark, leading the way, Cecily returns
to her family home. Cecily's main objective is to protect the family
she has left. Although she finds great pleasure in her new marriage,
is loyal to her family. With tensions high and unseen treachery at
work, Cecily must look to her heart for guidance.

It's been some time since I read a medieval romance. Carol Townend's
The Novice Bride is a revitalizing change to my romance habit. One
thing I love about the heroes of medieval romance, they are total
Alpha males. Sir Adam makes my Alpha meter go berserk. A refreshing
variation on historical romance, The Novice Bride delights!

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