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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.

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"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.)

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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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Jacquie Rogers, author of Faery Special Romances, December 20, 2006 (view all comments by Jacquie Rogers, author of Faery Special Romances)
The Falcon's Bride is a love story--of a mother's sacrifice for her son, as well as the passion between Roc and Theo.

Theo Barrington travels to Ireland with the intention of marrying Nigel Cosgrove. While Theo has her doubts, she knows this match will be a good one for her father's finances. Enter one old Gypsy lady who tells Theo she's the Black Falcon's bride. But the Black Falcon is a legend--half Irish lord and half Gypsy, not a real man, and dead long ago. Still, at the Winter Solstice, Theo is drawn to a 5,000-year-old passage tomb called Newgrange, where she is transported to the arms of Ros Dromcondra, the Black Falcon. And the passion begins.

Talk about a delicioso hero--Ros Drumcondra fills the bill and more. Yum. Theo Barrington is strong enough as well as smart enough to be his match in both wits and passion. The Falcon's Bride is a compelling story you won't want to put down. Every offering from this talented author gets better and better. This book is definitely a keeper!
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Kenda Montgomery, August 24, 2006 (view all comments by Kenda Montgomery)
Put your thinking caps on fellow readers. Don't blink, don't skip around?there are so many wonderful details. Dawn Thompson is back with another winner, this time even more rich in romance, suspense and pulse-pounding action. Thompson is a glowing example of an author that only gets better with each book published, her craft aging like a fine wine. Her books are keeper shelf worthy for sure!

1811. Theodosia Barrington, or Thea as she prefers to be called, has traveled to Cashel Cosgrove in County Meath, Ireland, to meet with her betrothed and commence with their wedding. Accompanied by her brother, James, it's immediately apparent that Nigel Crosgrove and his mother, the countess, are not quite the nicest of individuals. But there are gains for both sides?the wealth of the Cosgroves will benefit Thea's family and her by Nigel's side will help stifle the horrible rumors circulating about an alleged crime on Nigel's part. When an elderly Gypsy woman insists upon entry into the castle, she tells Thea of an astounding destiny surrounding the castle's original owner?one that cannot be true. But when said owner, Ros Drumcondra, appears as a spirit to her, she cannot deny the proud Gypsy warrior's affect on her. When she unknowingly enters a portal to 1695, Thea will encounter the physical proof of her desires, the enigmatic Gypsy chief himself. Thea is in for a mind-bending, time-hopping adventure of a romance because not only will Ros use her to exact revenge on the Cosgroves, he will also enslave her very heart.

A book worthy of late-night binge reading doesn't come around very often. I truly hated to put this wonderful book down and was so glad when I could return to it to pick up again. Thea is a wonderful heroine. Full of life, she knows what is in her heart. She reaches for it too with every part of her being. The fact that she is reaching for Ros Drumcondra only reinforces my liking of her. Ros embodies the strong alpha male, yet is still sensitive enough to appreciate a woman like Thea in all the right ways. His virile presence resonates throughout the story and I sympathized greatly with his plight. Thompson is an author that amazes and astounds. Her clear understanding of the time periods she writes in shines through each word written and she writes them in such a way that the reader will understand. Full of action, romance, astoundingly well-written characters, "The Falcon's Bride" excels in every way imaginable. Another solid, good time-travel romance has been a long time coming. Thank you, Ms. Thompson, for a wonderful journey. As usual, looking forward to your next!

K. Montgomery
Official Reviewer for The Mystic Castle
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ayselarwen, May 10, 2006 (view all comments by ayselarwen)
The Falcon?s Bride, by Dawn Thompson, is an intriguing story that wraps back around itself like a bird soaring lazily through the skies on a sunny afternoon. Think you know what is about to happen? Think again. Ms. Thompson has surely used the falcon as her muse creating a mysterious, powerful and potent love story that effortlessly captures the essence of Ireland, as well as that of Ros Drumcondra and Thea Barrington.

Drumcondra, the giant Gypsy warrior fabled to have made a love slave out of his nemesis? betrothed, is worthy of every woman?s erotic dream and naughty thought, but his life is one of much tragedy and loss that transcends time and the truth that could lead to the death of all those close to him. Thea, seduced by Otherworldly magic, is drawn away from her evil betrothed and thrust into the arms of an even more deadly man. But this man, like his falcon, will take her to soar in the heavens, plunge her back to earth and snatch her heart and love away with his talons of powerful passion, fierce loyalty and undaunting justice. But, the Gypsy warrior and his lady are not safe in either time and are forced to fight for their lives and their love with an evil that follows them through the ages like a living nightmare. However, like his bird of prey, Drumcondra?s attack is swift, sure and deadly...if he can travel through the space and time separating his future and his destiny.

I fell in love with Jeta, who weaved in and out of the story like an invisible thread keeping everything and everyone together. Isor, the valiant falcon, is a comprehensive character, who deserves his own book and story...hint, hint, Ms. Thompson. Rarely is an author able to create such a complex and intricate story with success, but Dawn Thompson has accomplished such a feat and I, for one, relished each minute with The Falcon?s Bride.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780505526793
Publisher:
Love Spell
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Author:
Thompson, Dawn
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Romance - Time Travel
Subject:
Love stories
Series:
Timeswept
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
326
Dimensions:
6.76x4.18x.92 in. .38 lbs.

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Product details 326 pages Love Spell - English 9780505526793 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.)
"Synopsis" by , 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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