THE COUNTESS Reader Letter

The Countess, book #1 in the Bride Quest II trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire DelacroixDear Reader –

What would you do to ensure a better life for your children?

In The Countess, Eglantine is determined that her daughters don’t share her romantic fate – she wants them to have the chance to marry for love and is prepared to sacrifice a great deal to give them that opportunity. Her choice is rewarded – not just for her daughters, but for herself, for in leaving all she knows, Eglantine meets the irresistible Duncan MacLaren. I really don’t know how she kept him at distance as long as she did! I love Duncan – it was great to read his story again, and hear his stories.

The Countess is the first book in my second Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances, sometimes called the Scottish Bride Quest. Although this trilogy stands alone from the original Bride Quest, there are links between the characters. It’s not necessary to read the books in order, but reading them all is fun – I had forgotten, for example, that Burke and Alys from The Damsel have a cameo appearance in this book. It was good to see them again!

I’m very pleased that all six of the Bride Quest titles are available again, in both digital and print editions.

In other news, I’m also writing a new medieval series called The True Love Brides. This new series picks up the story of the Lammergeier family after The Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy and the Jewels of Kinfairlie trilogy. Many readers have written to me over the years, concerned that the younger daughters of this family remained unmarried, and I’m delighted to have the chance to tell their stories and give them their HEA’s. The True Love Brides series is also set in Scotland. The Renegade’s Heart will be published in May 2012 and features the story of Isabella. There is more information about these new books on my website.

As with all of my re-releases, I’ve chosen not to revise this book, but to republish it pretty much the way it was published in the first place.

I’ve enjoyed revisiting The Countess, I hope you enjoy reading it, as well.

Until next time, I hope you are well and have plenty of good books to read.

All my best,

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