The Snow White Bride
The Laird of Kinfairlie has helped his sisters, each a gem in her own right, to find husbands. Now the laird himself seeks to wed, and pins his hopes on The Snow White Bride.
Lady Eleanor knows better than to dream of romance and love. Married twice to secure her father's alliances, she has learned that she is desirable only for her fortune. When the Laird of Kinfairlie's sisters ask her to wed their brother, Alexander, Eleanor agrees, expecting only to save herself from danger. But Alexander is like no man she's known before, a man more interested in courting her smile than her obedience, a man who values her counsel as much as her newly awakened passion…and a man unaware that Eleanor is the key to a fortune that could ensure the future of everything he holds dear.
Now, ruthless enemies will stop at nothing to secure Eleanor's capture. Will she dare to trust her new husband before it's too late for her, for Alexander, and for Kinfairlie?
Scottish lord Alexander Lammergeier, having tricked two of his sisters into marriage in Delacroix's earlier medieval Bride romances (The Beauty Bride; The Rose Red Bride), finally gets duped into his own nuptials in this heavy-handed third installment. Lady Eleanor, Alexander's mysterious new bride, can't bring herself to trust him with her secrets, so when someone makes an attempt on Alexander's life, Eleanor naturally comes under scrutiny. Rather than trusting Alexander, who's portrayed as an all-around good guy, Eleanor continues to lie to him, which only breeds more distrust. Her secret that she's had two abusive husbands who died inexplicably and who were only after her father's legacy is torn from her with painstaking and melodramatic fanfare. Though her story inspires sympathy from Alexander, many will find it hard to feel the same given Eleanor's inconsistent and often irritating behavior. Indeed, the story's primary impetus is the protagonists' lack of communication and their frequent interludes in bed. While this may be enough to inspire some readers to pick up book four, others will feel less inclined.
The Snow White Bride
This is the third book I've read in "The Jewels of Kinfairlie", series by Ms. Delacroix. I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. In addition to reading the ebook, I also purchased the audio version to listen to after I finished reading the book. In this book Alexander, meets his fate head on. Ever since the death of his parents, about a year before, he has been struggling with taking on all of the responsibilities of becoming the new Laird upon the death of his father. After two, almost disastrous marriages he contracted for his two eldest sisters, it's only fair that Alexander have his own flirt with fate so to speak. With lots of trust issues raging on each side of the coin, Alexander finally grows up and grooves himself worthy of being Laird. I would easily recommend Alexander's story to any of my friends looking for a good read or great listen. Saskia Maarleveld is a superb narrator and really brings the story to life with her amazing ability to bring life, and voice, to all the various characters. This is a true combination of a really good story being performed by a master narrator. (My first time reviewing on iBooks, so if it’s on twice, please forgive me)