Theirs is an arranged marriage based on the most practical of terms. Annabella Baird, though far from ugly, comes from a family of extraordinary beauties, and because of her relatively plain features, faces the prospect of eternal maidenhood. But what she lacks in comeliness, she makes up for in wit, respectability…and property. Her family, though small, owns a piece of land coveted by none other than the Earl of Duin.
His name is Angus Ferguson, and not only is he a man of great wealth, he is also known as the handsomest man in the Scottish borders. He has agreed to the marriage in order to increase his holdings and because of the need to sire an heir. Love has no place in his life—a beautiful woman’s betrayal, years ago, has seen to that. Except, as he gets to know Annabelle, the unexpected happens. A bond of passion forms between him and his new bride that shocks him to the core. All he intended when he entered this marriage was to do his duty as earl and secure his family’s future. He never imagined she would end up giving him a future worth living….
Part of The Border Chronicles, Bertrice Small’s Bond of Passion is a romance lover’s delight. You’ll love every word.
Hardcover Book : 432 pages
Publisher: NAL Signet, Div of Penguin Putnam ( October 04, 2011 )
Item #: 13-464293
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 16.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
True Bertice Small. wonderful book great surprise to fine a heroine who is normal and not a raving beauty. story line was wonderful. I must say I love the KADIN stories a lot and hope I can get new copies from doubleday someday. wore out my own copies. but bond of passion is so worth keeping.
Ok I loved the O'Mally saga. Just got done with the Border Chronicles and I do think this was much better. I also have just finished one of her "single" books, Bond Of Passion. I did'nt realize it was a continuation of her Border Chronicel series.(Read a few different titles inbetween) Oh well,gotta sleep somtime. Enjoy
Reviewer: Cathy L
I quite agree with Shannon's review. Again, the story is good, but there is too much history and one kind of gets lost and bored. I want the romance that Ms. Small wrote about in her Sky O'Mally saga. Now that was an engaging story line like no other she has written.
Bertrice at her best. I have been reading her novels since the seventies; and this series is definitely a winner. I couldn't put it down. Romance and just the right amount of intrigue. Accurate historical background as well. Can't wait for the next one.
Read this author, and this series in particular, because of the attention to historical detail of the time in which it is set. The characters are well defined and likable, except when they shouldn't be, and the storyline moves smoothly and quickly. Recommend to readers of Scottish Historical Romance. Also Margaret Mallory, Amanda Scott, and Paula Quinn.
Reviewer: Etta D