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The Falcon's Bride (Timeswept)by Dawn Thompson
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Only after gypsy tells Thea Barrington she is destined to become the bride of the Falcon, she is swept away into a myth and into the arms of a warrior who can teach her to believe in destiny and the power of true love. Original.
"Thompson's romantic time-traveler begins in 1811 with Thea Barrington, a young Londoner living with her fianc, Nigel Cosgrove, on his remote Irish estate. Thea's family has much to gain from the wealthy Nigel, so she makes the best of the arrangement despite Nigel's increasingly violent treatment. Thea has another reason to stay on at Nigel's castle — a mysterious gypsy has told Thea that she is destined to become the bride of Ros Drumcondra, also known as the Black Falcon, a half-Gypsy, half-Celt clan chieftain who lost Cashel Cosgrove to Nigel's grandfather more than a hundred years before. Wondering how she could be linked to the fate of this long-lost warrior, Thea stumbles on a portal that takes her back to 1695, the same year Drumcondra disappeared. She is promptly kidnapped and brought to Drumcondra, who, believing she is intended for the Cosgroves, holds her for ransom. Appalled at first by Drumcondra's rough treatment, Thea begins to warm to the handsome chieftain. Though eager to return to her own time, she decides to do what she can to save Drumcondra from the betrayal she believes cost him his life. Readers hoping to make sense of Thompson's time-shifting plot line might find themselves with a headache, but those looking for passion and escape will be pleased. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
At twenty-one, after two Seasons with no takers, Theodosia Barrington should have been grateful to snare Nigel Crosgrove. The earl-to-be was a blue-eyed Adonis, a true catch- and surely the incident in Covent Garden was exaggerated. And yet, upon her arrival at Cashel Cosgrove, Thea found herself more intrigued by the rich Irish castle's legend, the tragic warrior Ros Drumcondran, than by her intended. "The Black Falcon" Drumcondra was called. Part Gypsy, part Celt, the warrior had been conquered by betrayal alone. His ghost was reputed to wander theses halls, making woman tremble with fear and desire- for who could resist those burnished copper eyes? Hadn'the stoled away the betrothed of Cian Cosgrove, made the woman his love slave? If only Thea herself could suffer such a fate. If only magic were a reality. If only that Gypsy woman had spoken the truth, and Thea was a woman out of time, the one meant to be the Falcon's Bride.
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