Book Review-Bride Of The Beast

Book Review-Bride Of The BeastBride of the Beast by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Also in this series: A Highlander's Temptation
Series: MacKenzie-Welfonder #2
Published by Forever on January 1st 2003
Genres: Historical Romance, Medieval Era, Scottish Highlands
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0446612324
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Twice wed and twice widowed, Lady Caterine Keith has no need for a champion. She can fend off unwanted suitors on her own and guard her Scottish stronghold without the help of any man. But her sister, knowing better, sends a make-believe husband a knight with a battle-scarred face almost too frightening to behold. Sir Marmaduke Strongbow has a secret ambition. He wants not Caterine's land but her hand in marriage and her heart to own. With tantalizing caresses, he will show her how a real champion lays siege...and how love is impossible to fight.


Lady Caterine Keith has already been widowed twice and isn’t eager or willing to go for a third time. Thre is a unwanted suitor who only desires to get a hold of her Scottish stronghold. One whom repels her so and se is stunned when a battle scarred Knight come sto her as a protector. Sir Marmaduke Strongbow is determined to show Caterine the path of her passion….and a everlasting love, where he goes about to claim hold of her heart and her love.

The Hero (Marmaduke Strongbow)
Marmaduke once handsome, is now scarred and desires to find love of a woman and once he meets Caterine, he is ever more determined to lay siege and claime her as his own. Marmaduke is a real champoon and a talented warrior and aches to find a love that his closest friend has found for himself.

The Heroine (Caterine Keith)
Caterine, after outliving two husbands seeks peace and solitude. But then her sister sends her a champion who wants to marry her. Even thoug she sets up defenses to resist Marmaduke; is caresses slowly break them down and she finds herself, falling for the knight who despite being scarred has a heart of gold.

My Thoughts
Bride of the beast is the second book in the Mackenzie series written by Sue Ellen Welfonder. I have recently discovered this author, and have just loved what she has written so far, which includes Bride of the Beast. Since I love the first one so much I thought I would try and see how I would like this one, and I just fell in love with it. I truly enjoyed reading Marmaduke’s story…it was enchanting. I found the interaction between the characters engaging and filled with a emotional intensity that will take your breath away. A most entertaing read!!!

My Favorite Quote
Smiling through her tears, she turned her full gaze on him-the open gaze of a woman who never lied “And, yes, my lord, I wear the ring because you had my heart, ” she told him ” Fully, irrevocable, for all our days and beyond,”

About Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a card-carrying Scotophile whose burning wish to make frequent (free) trips to the land of her dreams led her to a twenty year career with the airlines. Bi-lingual, she flew international all those years, working her flights as foreign language speaker. Her flying career allowed her to see the world, but it was always to Scotland that she returned.

Now a full-time writer, she’s quick to admit that she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee. She spent fifteen years living in Europe and used that time to explore as many castle ruins, medieval abbeys, and stone circles as possible. Anything ancient, crumbling, or lichened caught her eye. She makes annual visits to Scotland, insisting they are a necessity as each trip gives her inspiration for new books.

Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: the MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. In addition to Scotland, her greatest passions are medieval history, the paranormal, and dogs. She never watches television, loves haggis, and writes at a four-hundred-and-fifty year old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.

Sue-Ellen is married and currently resides with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier in Florida.

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