The Novice Bride by Carol Townend
Medieval Romance
ISBN: 978-0-373-30526-1
Reviewed by Annmarie



Lady Cecily’s experience with men is lacking.  Having been sent to the convent at a young age, she knows nothing but the harsh life of a novice.  Her sister, fleeing from a fiancée she doesn’t want, visits Cecily at the convent.  Cecily learns of the loss of her father, brother and mother.  Devastated, she has one chance at returning home.  Cecily offers herself as a bride to her sister’s unwanted fiancée.

With her new husband, Sir Adam Wymark, leading the way, Cecily returns to her family home.  Cecily’s main objective is to protect the family she has left.  Although she finds great pleasure in her new marriage, is loyal to her family.  With tensions high and unseen treachery at work, Cecily must look to her heart for guidance.

It’s been some time since I read a medieval romance.  Carol Townend’s The Novice Bride is a revitalizing change to my romance habit.  One thing I love about the heroes of medieval romance, they are total Alpha males.  Sir Adam makes my Alpha meter go berserk.  A refreshing variation on historical romance, The Novice Bride delights!


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