The Crusader's Bride - Claire Delacroix

The Crusader's Bride

By Claire Delacroix

  • Release Date: 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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From 102 Ratings

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Description

Gaston battled for duty and honor—until Ysmaine tempted him to fight for her love...
When the Templar knight Gaston unexpectedly inherits his family estate, he knows he needs a wife and heir. A marriage of convenience to a widow in need of assistance is a practical solution and the newly-wed pair leave Jerusalem, entrusted with the delivery of a package for the Templars. Away from the life he has known for years, Gaston quickly realizes that little is following his plan—especially his mysterious wife, whose presence awakens an unexpected fire...
Twice widowed, Ysmaine doubts she will ever wed again, let alone have a marriage of merit—until she is charmed by the gruff knight intent upon defending her. Ysmaine weds again, not only by her own choice but to a warrior whose honor she admires. She is determined to show Gaston that marriage has more to offer them both than an heir, but first she must win the trust of the wary man she has impulsively wed...
Neither realize that Gaston has been entrusted with the treasure of the Templars—much less that someone in their small party is intent upon claiming the prize at any cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, can Gaston dare to trust his new bride? Can Ysmaine convince Gaston to confide what he knows? Can they solve the riddle together before the villain’s plan comes to fruition and all is lost?

Reviews

  • The Crusader's Bride

    4
    By Meht1991
    This book was written during the time period of the Knights Templar and their time in the Middle East. It was written from a Crusader's point of view and his being informed that his elder brother had died and he was needed to return home to claim his brothers estate. I really learned a lot about the Templars, which I have always been interested in. The man also needed to find a wife and it follows his endeavors of doing so. I really enjoyed this book. LaMar
  • "Well researched compelling historical romance"

    5
    By Lillypadgreen12
    In The Crusade's Bride, you get to experience Jerusalem along with the life and thoughts/feelings of how they Templars probably felt during the time of the Crusade's. If you've ever read much about the Templar knights, you are most likely aware of the many mysterious and secretive activities they were involved in and the extent they went through to hide, or secret away, their religious relics for protection. Gaston was one of these barrel hardened knights until he had to return home upon the death of his father. Yasmain was on a personal pilgrimage in an attempt to atone for self inflicted issues that really were beyond what she could control in her life. Claire Delacroix has long been a favorite author of mine because she essentially, puts you in the story. Her descriptions of places and characters always paint such a true to life scenario. There is romance, intrigue, and a touch of history. This is the first of 3 books in th u s series, so I'm off to number 2. Oh I also purchased the audio version of this book, and greatly enjoyed the talented narration by Tim Gerard Reynolds. I can multitask while listening to a great book by Claire Delacroix.
  • The Crusader's Bride

    3
    By SisterJD
    I enjoyed the story and fell in love with the main characters. I'm not a huge history buff so a lot of the historical detail was lost on me as I skipped past it. All in all the story kept me engaged. *Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review
  • A must read!

    5
    By Rcarter75
    What a great first book in what is sure to be an excellent series. Claire has a way with a tale. Medieval Romance is not usually my forte, butt Claire pulls you in hook line and sinker, making you want to keep on reading. I love the fact that the two main characters start as complete strangers with purposes of their own. The hardships that Ysamine and Gaston face seem completely insurmountable. Can they get through with half truths and come out the otherside with love? You should definitely go find out :) (Disclosure: I received this as an ARC.)
  • The Crusader's Bride

    5
    By Katabags
    Excellent! I suggest that you start reading this book on a Friday evening and prepare to lose sleep until you turn the final page. For lovers of history this book provides a wonderful taste of the life and times of the Crusades. The author has the knack of being able to portray the scene authentically as well as the sentiments and feeling of all the characters. I was truly transported to that time and those places and felt like I rode alongside the party throughout their quest. Well written and researched, this series has started with a winner and I can hardly wait to read the next installment!