The Beauty

The Beauty, #5 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Certain she will never wed for love, sworn to let no man possess her for her beauty alone, Jacqueline de Crevy has vowed to become a bride of God. But en route to the convent of Inveresbeinn, her party is ambushed by a knight, who snatches Jacqueline from her saddle and spirits her away with him.

He is Angus MacGillivray—not the black-hearted ravisher she fears but a valiant man of honor who has returned to Scotland seeking justice…and revenge. Angus has come home from the Crusades to find his family murdered and his birthright seized. Sworn to reclaim his rightful lands, he has kidnapped the stepdaughter of Duncan, chieftain of Clan MacQuarrie — Angus’s avowed enemy.

But his lovely captive refuses to be the chattel—or ransom—of any man…until Jacqueline senses the yearning heart beneath Angus’s embittered facade. In spite of himself, Angus has let this defiant beauty touch his very soul. And as desire flames between them, a lady fair and her battle-scarred knight will fight for a love that could banish all the sorrows of the past…

“With its well-drawn background and escalating sexual tension, The Beauty is a tale to warm a winter’s night.”

Romantic Times

The Beauty, book five of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix in its original mass market edition
Original mass market edition

“A lovely story!”

The Oakland Press

USA Today Bestseller

New York Times Bestseller

2001 Best Long Historical Romance
Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers’ Best Awards

A Rhapsody Book Club Selection

“Another fantastic medieval romance from this extremely talented author! Wow, I can’t praise this book enough. I loved these two characters so much, as well as the storyline. Containing myriad twists and turns and surprises before reaching stunning completion, you won’t want to miss reading this one!”

Old Book Barn Gazette

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The Beauty is a heart-wrenching beauty-and-the-beast tale…a tale readers can devour. Thank goodness there are other books in the Bride Quest series—I’m hooked!”

The Romance Journal

“If you enjoy well-told tales of adventure, chivalry and romance, don’t miss The Beauty!”

Romance Reviews Today

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The Beauty provides a stunning tale of deceit and age-old vendettas. This exceptional gem features intriguing characters, compelling dialogue, an exciting but believable plot and a satisfying resolution. A tantalizing romance—and yet so much more. The layers of mystery in this tale provide and edge-of-the-seat read!”

Lynne Remick, Romance Through the Ages

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