The remarkable Lindsey magic is stronger than ever! The spectacular #1 bestselling author returns with a glorious tale of passion and duty set in medieval England. A betrothal has been announced that will join together Britain's two most powerful families -- a union of wealth and influence to rival even the King's himself. But not only does the dangerously ambitious King John oppose this wedding, but Milisant and Wulfric -- the intended bride and groom -- are equally unhappy with the arrangement. Two passionate, headstrong people, they resent being thrown together for purely dynastic reasons. But fate's many twists and turns -- and the unpredictable predilections of two unconquerable hearts --will turn an unwanted marriage of convenience into a true and eternal joining of desire and love.
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Setting: England, 1214
Sensuality Rating: 7
Wulfric de Thorpe was betrothed at age 13 to 6-year-old Milisant Crispin, daughter of his father's best friend--a "good" match for both families--but their first and only meeting was a disaster. They unwittingly injured each other when he was badly bitten by her falcon and Milisant received a broken ankle in the resulting chaos. Needless to say, the two have fiercely disliked each other ever since. Now 25, Wulfric reluctantly arrives at Dunburh Castle to claim his bride. To his dismay, he finds that although Milisant is now 19 and stunningly beautiful, she is still a sharp-tongued, untamed tomboy who refuses to obey her beloved father, dresses in male clothing, is an expert archer, and has a magic touch with animals of all sorts. Wulfric gloomily decides that his hope for a biddable lady wife is doomed. Just as pessimistic, Milisant fears that marriage to the handsome, powerful Wulfric will mean that "he would smother me, try to break me." Neither Milisant nor Wulfric want to wed, but the two can't bring themselves to refuse and disappoint their respective fathers.
Thrust into each other's company, a powerful attraction grows between them, despite their difficult past. But darker forces have political reasons for preventing the wedding, and they'll stop at nothing to succeed, including murdering Milisant. Will Wulfric be able to keep his new love alive long enough to marry her?
Peopled with complex and often colorful characters; set against the fascinating political background of King John's England; and enriched with a healthy dose of intrigue, passion, and conflict, Joining is another delightful novel from the prolific Lindsey. --Lois Faye DyerFrom the Back Cover :
One of the world's best-loved authors of historical romance, JOHANNA LINDSEY once again weaves her magical spell in a magnificent tale of an unlikely couple divided by the prospects of an arranged marriage -- but destined to share the deepest union.
Beautiful Milisant Crispin and handsome, arrogant Wulfric, the future Earl of Shefford, are engaged -- and seldom has a betrothed couple been less suited. Her father has decreed that Milisant has a month to accustom herself to the future earl before the marriage takes place. As the time dwindles, Milisant desperately searches for a way out. But Wulfric is falling under a spell himself, cast by the proud, strong woman who will be pledged to him against her will in a few short days. And even as the joining of these two young people draws nearer, so too does a threat of danger which could destroy much more than a planned ceremony.
Johanna Lindsey has created two unforgettable characters tied together by circumstance, but sharing a boundless passion that will force them to search their hearts -- and surrender to a yearning far beyond their control.
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Description du livre Avon Books (T), 1999. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0380975351
Description du livre Avon Books (T), 1999. Hardcover. État : New. 1999 First Edition/First Printing. New Hardback with dustjacket. BPM SKU-6149942 1999-05. N° de réf. du libraire SKU-6149942
Description du livre Avon Books (T), 1999. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0380975351
Description du livre Avon Books (T), 1999. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110380975351