The Princess

The Bride Quest #1

By Claire Delacroix
(Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440226031, 416pp.)

Publication Date: August 7, 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.

About the Author
Bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first romance, a medieval called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE, in 1992. Since then, she has published more than forty-five romance novels and numerous novellas. She has also written under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke. THE BEAUTY, part of her successful Bride Quest series, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books. She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies, and is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels. She makes her home in Canada with her husband and family. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns.

Praise For The Princess

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

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