by Lucy Monroe

January 2005
ISBN: 0-373-124-473
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Mass Market Paperback

Catherine Benning is a shy woman who works at the local library. Her father has tried to set her up with many young men. But Catherine wants to find her own man and would love one that she daydreams about and many times she has to be reminded to do her job. She has scars both physically and mentally, as a teen she was teased by the other kids calling her “Amazon Girl” because she grew five inches in one summer.

Sheikh Hakim bin Omar al Kadar, prince of the royal family of Jawhar needs to find a virgin wife. His uncle has made a deal with Miss Benning’s father. If Hakim is to marry Catherine it will not only be good for the country of Jawhar but also for her fathers business. Catherine’s father is a wealthy man and he wants what he thinks is best for his daughter. One thing though, Hakim cannot let Catherine know there meeting was planned.

Catherine knows nothing of this arrangement. When she finds out will she end her marriage? Will her anger win over the love she has for Hakim? Will she learn what Hakim is calling her for he speaks in his own language one she does not understand? Will she give him the chance to admit his love to her?

Lucy Monroe once again has told a beautiful love story with The Sheikh’s Bartered Bride. I was up later than normal so I could finish this book. As for my bookshelf, it is a keeper. I loved it!

Reviewed in December 2004 by Theresa.

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