by Stella Cameron

December 1995
ISBN: 0-446-60175-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback

Justine Girvin wants to write a book for prospective brides detailing the intricacies of courtship and marriage. She goes to Kirkcaldy Castle to seek instructions from Straun Rosmara, Viscount Hunsingore by offering to take care of his children and household in exchange for his help. On her arrival, she is greeted by a maid, Mairi, and realizes Straun is residing in the hunting lodge and he has been receiving letters sealed with a bloody finger. No one knows Straun is being blackmailed and why. The arrival of Justine without a chaperon complicates the matter. For the sake of family reputation, both the Franchotsí and Rosmarasí urged Justine and Straun into marriage.

Bride is the third book in the Rosmara Quartet featuring Justine Grivin and Straun Rosmara. Lady Justine is the spinster sister of Duke of Franchot and lives her life in Cornwall with her grandmother. She is an elegantly slender, tall, and feminine in her quiet, self-contained manner. Straun Rosmara has never been married. But he has two children, Ella and Max. He rescues Ella from a London brothel and Max from being a pickpocket in Convent Garden.

Bride is a well-written story full of love, mysteries and suspense. Ms Cameron has created an unforgettable hero and heroine. Both are admirable and respectful in their own ways. The plots are interesting and full of passionate and exciting moments. The mysteries and suspense keeps you thinking and guessing all the time. If you love Stella Cameron and suspenseful romance, it is one of her series that you must not miss. The other books in the Rosmara Quartet in serial are Fascination, Charmed, Beloved and The Wish Club and I recommend all of them to you.

Reviewed in May 2002 by Rose.

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