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The Temptress 25th Anniversary Mass Market Paperback - Signed

The Temptress 25th Anniversary Mass Market Paperback - Signed

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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.

“Humorous, clever and just plain fun, The Temptress delights and captivates. Claire Delacroix has certainly found her niche with the Bride Quest series, and the latest addition is a fine example of her ability to write stories that entertain and lift our spirits.”Romantic Times

This 25th anniversary commemorative mass market paperback edition showcases the new illustration of Bayard and Esmeraude. It also includes the Bride Quest novella, Easter at Airdfinnan.

Illustration of Bayard and Esmeraude for the 25th anniversary editions of The Temptress

You can see all of the Bride Quest 25th anniversary commemorative editions in this video.

This mass market paperback will be signed by Claire and shipped from Canada.

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