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The temptress

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Published by A Dell Book in New York, NY .
Written in English.

About the Book

Esmeraude of Ceinn-beithe knows that she alone can name the winner of her heart. To the knights gallant who ride from afar to do her bidding, she issues a challenge: a riddle that is both quest and test. And then she flees, daring her suitor to follow. Thus begins the Bride Quest of Bayard of Villonne, to compete for the hand of a woman he has never seen…

Newly returned from the Crusades, Bayard has warned his family of a pending attack upon their estate. When they pay no heed to his message, he swears to protect the family holding himself…even if its price is a marriage of convenience. It seems a simple matter to win the hand of a rural maid in a barbarian contest—until the chase begins. Esmeraude’s challenge makes her far more intriguing than Bayard had dared to hope.

But when he follows her across the waters and rescues a tattered, ravishing damsel in disguise, he knows he has found her. Recklessly, she offers herself to the handsome stranger. But not even a passion that touches both their souls can win her hand. For Esmeraude will settle for nothing less than total surrender of the crusader’s worn and weary heart…a treasure Bayard is determined to keep shielded forever.

Edition Notes

Series The bride quest

Classifications

Library of Congress CPB Box no. 1954 vol. 14

The Physical Object

Pagination 376 p. ;
Number of pages 376

ID Numbers

Open Library OL3665446M
Internet Archive temptress00dela
ISBN 10 0440236401
LC Control Number 2002555303
OCLC/WorldCat 48541777
Library Thing 79628
Goodreads 519056

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