The Damsel

The Damsel

Book - 1999
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Random House, Inc.
A proud maiden, she vowed never to love again... until he rode back into her life.

"I come in search of a bride."

Once upon a time, the legendary knight, Burke Fitzgavin, galloped into Kiltorren Castle and fell in love with Alys, the lord's orphaned niece.  But her uncle was determined that Burke marry one of his homely daughters instead.  Through tricks and lies, Burke was sent away, believing that Alys wanted nothing of his heart.

Pledged to a Bride Quest, Burke has vowed not to return home until he finds his long-lost love.  He returns to Kiltorren to discover that the fiery young innocent has become a woman, a servant on her uncle's estate.  Paying penance for Burke's long-ago embrace, she wants nothing to do with him.  Burke knows he must earn her trust again.  Even as he slowly rekindles her desire, Alys's family attempts to thwart their romance--determined that Alys should not marry before her cousins do.  But Burke is a warrior and this battle to win the hand and the heart of his one true love will be his greatest challenge ever. . . .

Watch for The Heiress, the crowning novel in the sumptuous Bride Quest trilogy of the three brothers Fitzgavin, which began with The Princess.

Baker & Taylor
Irish knight Burke Fitzgavin searches the Irish countryside to find his long-lost love, Alys, not realizing that she has been living in disgrace as a servant, or that his romantic quest is being undermined by Alys's scheming aunt and uncle who are determined to wed him to one of their own ugly daughters. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Burke Fitzgavin, a young knight, returns to Kiltorren Castle determined to regain the trust of Alys after the manipulations of her uncle kept them apart

Publisher: New York : Dell, c1999
ISBN: 9780440225881
0440225884
Characteristics: 376 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm

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