Dark and delicious historical romance, filled with bits and pieces of gothic and fantasy. Very talented writer with a wonderful ability to describe the Cornwall countryside, the castle by the sea, the emotions of her characters. This book has two sequels, one of which I've read (The Night Drifter) and it was very good.
When I read the synopsis in the back of the book, I thought that this was going to be a good story - and it was better than that - it was great. The story is about Anatole St Leger and Madeline Breton who are arranged to be married by the Bride Finder (which is a tradition for the St. Leger family - that if your wife/husband is picked by the Bride Finder that ensures true love and a happy marriage). As with any good book, the happily ever after part has some bumps in the road with the hero and heroine learning each others' secrets (feelings, powers, etc). There is a plot with a mortal enemy of the St Legers, some supernatural powers, and a haunting vision that enhance the story. A great book, and I am looking forward to finding the sequels to this story.
The best of Susan Carroll's books I've read thus far.
Unique story, funny and tender. Great book if you like historical romances.
A magical tale of love, a handsome hero, a passionate heroine who risks all for the man she loves- along with a contentious family ghost, makes for a delightful tale.