Catherine Coulter is a fabulous writer...have yet to read anything she has written that I fail to enjoy.
Zarabeth, with hair as red as an Irish sunset, is chosen by Magnus Haraldsson, a Viking on a trading visit to York, to be his wife. She is both stunned and fascinated by his bluntness, but is soon won over by this man who makes her laugh, brings her desire, and ultimately makes her trust him with her future and that of her little sister, Lotti. But her stepfather, Olav the Vain, ahs no intention of setting a bride price on Zarabeth. Zarabeth does eventually return with Magnus to his farmstead in Norway, but as his slave, not as his wife. She wears the slave collar around her neck for all to see, but bears his distrust of her and her own pain deep within her.
Anyone who is a Catherine Coulter fan will like this book. It is about Magnus Haraldsson, a Viking who is on a trading mission who finds a woman who he wants as his wife and then bonds her into slavery.