The Scottish Bride (Sherbrooke Brides, Bk 6)
The Scottish Bride - Sherbrooke Brides, Bk 6 Author:Catherine Coulter All the Sherbrooke clan are alive, well, and in rip-roaring spirits in August of 1815. Two months after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, Tysen Sherbrooke, the youngest of the three brothers, now 31 years old, a vicar, a widower, and the father of three children, has just been told by the earl that he's become the new Baron Barthwick of Kil... more »drummy Castle in Scotland.
Tysen feels it is his duty to visit his new holdings. His ten-year-old daughter, Meggie, insists she should accompany him. Tysen refuses, but Meggie is blessed with a full measure of Sherbrooke resolve, and a wily plan of action.
Devout, thoughtful, honorable to his soul, Tysen's narrow, sober world explodes when he steps into a beehive of complications -- facing down dreadful people who would as willingly slit his English throat as look at him. Then the Local Bastard, Mary Rose Fordyce, a remarkable young woman blessed with a soft, steady heart and a courageous spirit, comes unexpectedly into his life, in desperate need of his protection.« less
Perennial New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter gifts readers with a spectacular surprise, a fourth volume in her popular Brides trilogy. Tysen Sherbrooke, youngest of those sexy Sherbrooke brothers, is a widowed vicar, a single father of three who displays none of the wild oats his brothers possess in spades. When Tysen discovers that he has inherited a Scottish castle and the title of Baron Barthwick, little does he realize just how much his austere life will change. Upon arriving at his new holdings, Tysen encounters hostile townspeople who hate the new English baron simply because he's not Scottish; he also meets lovely, fiery-haired Mary Rose Fordyce, known as the local bastard, who is trying desperately to keep her unscrupulous guardian from bartering away her virginity. Under Tysen's protective eye, Mary Rose makes his sons and precocious daughter smile--and also behave. More importantly, she makes him smile, too. In fact, Mary Rose makes Tysen do--and feel--a lot of things he has never done or felt before. Coulter's clever, conversational style and ready wit in The Scottish Bride will delight and amuse fans as they relish this unexpected treat!
6th ( I think) in the sherbrooke series. Good read. I didn't like it as much as some of her others, but it was interesting. The hero's personality "changes" when he meets the heroine, but the reader doesn't realize it until he does, later in the book. (His internal conflict) I have only read one of the previous and 2 of the later books in the series, so I would be interested in knowing if his character was defined earlier. I think I would have liked to see the change more at the begining as it may have added strength to their relationship.
It was still a good read, but not my favorite from Coulter. I will probably go back and read some of the earlier ones to see if this helped.
I gave this book 100 pages and really didn't enjoy it. I thought the dialogue was very dry and seriously got the impression that people just don't interact in real life like Coulter's characters did in this novel.
It is my usual practice to give a book 100 pages to capture my attention and this book really failed to do so.