"A very special romance"
Lady Glenys Spencer works hard at keeping her eccentric
but harmless relatives safe, especially those who would
enjoy a witch hunt. When the family resides in Wales, no
one gives them a second thought, but the six months every
year in London can be dangerous. Though she prefers her
extended family remain at home when Glenys goes to London
to manage the vast family finances, they all insist on
On this trip to the bank, her relatives provide her
with strange items that include a warmer cloak than she
planned on wearing and several magical items to protect her
on her quest. Though thinking they are kind, benign, but a
bit out of their minds, she appeases the brood by accepting
everything. However, Glenys will soon be thanking her
family as Kiernan Fitzallen kidnaps her. Kiernan does the
crime when he learns the identity of Glenys' brother, a
powerful knight. He escorts Glenys to his employer, Sir
Anton Legasse, who plans to marry THE PRISONER BRIDE.
However, neither Kiernan nor Anton counted on love
blossoming between the abductor and the abductee.
THE PRISONER BRIDE is a magical fifteenth century
romance that historical romance readers will find quite
charming. The story line is exciting as the lead couple
battles one another even as they fall in love with each
other. The secondary cast adds villainy or amusingly
loving eccentricity that provides a uniqueness to Susan
Spencer Paul's sixth and final "Bride" tale. On a positive
note for the audience is that descendants of some of the
ensemble will star in a future Regency-based series.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 26, 2001