The Bride Quest was my first medieval series published in single title (i.e. not by Harlequin). It was published by Dell, and the first book, The Princess, was my first USA Today bestselling title. These three books have a fairy tale feel to them. I subsequently wrote another linked trilogy, spun off from this one, called the Bride Quest II or the Scottish Bride Quest.
These six books are being released in new editions in 2017, with new covers, and will be numbered 1-6 from this point forward.
The Bride Quest trilogy follows the adventures of three brothers. In The Princess, Brianna is compelled to choose a husband from the three sons of the mercenary who has claimed her family holding. Instead, she challenges them to bring her a gift that will make her laugh. Only one brother succeeds, of course. The remaining brothers have their stories told in the other two books.
The Bride Quest II trilogy has also been called the Scottish Bride Quest. This trilogy begins with the story of Eglantine de Crevy in The Countess, a widow seeking a better life for her daughters. She’s inspired by the romance of her childhood friend Burke (hero of The Damsel) to launch a bride quest for her daughters, never anticipating that she’ll find true love herself. It’s no spoiler to tell you now that she’s wrong. The daughters’ stories are told in the other two books.