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THE BRIDE AND THE BEAST
by Teresa Medeiros

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Scotland, 1761

2000 BEST SCOTTISH HISTORICAL ROMANCE Award Winner

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When she is nine, Gwendolyn Wilder nearly kills the future chieftain of Clan McCullough when she fell out of a tree. That meeting changed history and their lives. Later that day, the chieftains family was slaughtered by the British and the village of Ballybliss prosperity ends.

Now, the Dragon of Weyrcraig prowls the crumbling old castle, making demands on the villagers. They try to sate him by offering a virgin sacrificeplump Gwendolyn.

The moment she sees the beasts face she faints. She awakens in the company of a man on a vengeance mission against the one who betrayed the chieftan long ago. Gwens presence jeopardizes his plans and when villagers storm the castle, the Beasts true identity is revealed, sparking an unexpected chain of events.

Revenge, redemption, guilt and innocence, wonderful storytelling and a romantic plot are the magic behind this spellbinding, beautifully rendered tale. Teresa Medeiros talent for incorporating humor and poignancy into a captivating fairy tale confirms her status as a spinner of the finest and most memorable of romances. SENSUAL (Apr., 300 p., $6.50—Hardcover published June 2000)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Bantam

Published: April 2001

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The Bride and the Beast

Submitted by Robin in PA on July 11, 2010 - 1:34pm.

The mysterious Dragon of Weyrcraig Castle has once again demanded the villagers at Ballybliss provide him with food and whiskey. But this time he also wants gold. Since the villagers don't have any gold, they decide a virgin sacrifice will have to do. So, they stake Gwendolyn Wilder in the castle courtyard, hoping she will satisfy the Dragon's appetite. Gwen soon finds herself a prisoner to the Dragon, a man who treats her like a princess, but keeps to the shadows so she cannot see his face.

Cute fairytale romance. After Gwen realizes the Dragon is a mortal man, she stands up to him and defends the people of her village who wronged him. She isn't afraid of him, which intrigues him. The Dragon has truly never met a woman like her. My rating: 4.5 Stars.