Catherine Depford is shocked when Gabriel
MacBraedon informs her that because of a curse, she is to be
his bride. As chief of his clan, Gabriel has always known that
once Catherine was found, he had to make her his bride or the
clan would suffer. Her mother ran away from marrying a
MacBraedon Chieftn and the curse drove her mad. Now Catherine
finds herself hearing voices and she is forced to accompany
Gabriel to the Highlands. As they travel together, Catherine
begins to fall in love with Gabriel, but will he ever view her
as more than just his duty?
I love Debra Mullinís historical romances. She has always
been a ďmust haveĒ as soon I see her books on the shelf.
However, I have to say that I was greatly disappointed with
The Night Before The Wedding. The story started out
wonderful, a curse, two people who must marry to satisfy the
curse and sparks flying around them every time they are
together. But from there every thing seemed to fall apart.
When Catherine travels to Gabrielís home, the woman that
Gabriel wanted to marry, Jean, lives in the family home, and
it comes across clearly that he still has strong feelings for
her. Gabriel and Jean have scenes together that ruin the story
that was begun in the beginning and cause the ending to feel
rushed and unformed. By the end of the book, Gabriel went from
being a hero that I adored to one that I was very ambivalent
about. Readers who are looking for historical romances should
definitely pick up Debra Mullins older books. Two Weeks
With a Stranger and Three Nights are not to be
missed! But truthfully The Night Before The Wedding
is not what Iíve come to expect from Debra Mullins and I
can only recommend that readers give it a pass.