The Bride Quest #1
By Claire Delacroix
(Dell, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440226031, 416pp.)
Publication Date: August 10, 1998
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"I will wed only my one true love!" declared Princess Brianna despite King Henry's decree that she marry one of the sons of the man who had conquered her family's castle. So Brianna issued a seemingly impossible challenge: He who returned with a gift that made her laugh would win her hand. And thus began the bride quest of the three brothers Fitzgavin. . . .
Burke and Rowan, knights both, set out at her command. Only Luc remained, refusing to indulge the whims of the glorious Irish princess. Even Brianna's legendary beauty could not tempt him--until she invaded his senses . . . and his soul. But Luc thought a princess had no place in the life of a battle-weary warrior who vowed to lay down his sword forever--until he was forced to take up arms to protect the fair maiden who had seized his heart by divine right.
A confessed romantic dreamer, Claire Delacroix always wove stories in her mind. While working as a technical writer for a software company, she began to look for a book to lose herself in for a few hours in the evening. When she couldn't find the right mix of elements, she decided to write that book herself and unwittingly started upon a new career.
Claire makes her home in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, far too many books, and a variety of undisciplined houseplants. She is an avid needleworker and often sorts out plot tangles while knitting intarsia sweaters. Claire travels as much as possible, rides her bicycle everywhere, and cooks with enthusiasm--as long as someone else washes the dishes!
Watch for the next two novels in the stunningly romantic Bride Quest trilogy--The Damsel and The Heiress, coming soon from Dell.
Three brothers set out to claim a bride, but only one will win the hand of . . .The Princess.
"Claire Delacroix creates the most entertaining stories!"
--The Literary Times
"Claire Delacroix enfolds her readers in a cloak of tension, lines it with conflict, and colors it with deep, dark magic. Her characters dance off the pages, and her plots swirl in clouds of enchantment."
"Claire Delacroix makes the Middle Ages glow with adventure, love and beauty!"
--Bell, Book & Candle