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I love Brenda Joyce’s books and this is one of her series that I stumbled upon when I was at Barnes & Nobles looking for new books to buy. The first book that I ever bought of Brenda Joyce was The Conqueror the first book in the de Warenne Dynasty series. I loved it so much that when I found out that there were more books of the delightful de Warenne family I just had to buy them. I loved reading all about the books of the beginning of the de Warenne family that started in 1069 and continued on to the present year in the series of the mid 1800. I have to say that I was very intrigued with this novel when I read it because it had some very intriguing characters that contect with the current de Warenne and O’Neil family. Brenda Joyce is such a talented writer and I have been a loyal fan since I found this novel at the bookstore and I’ve bought as many of her books as possible.

I love historical romances and I’ve read all types of them so it was a joy to read this novel for the first time. Sean O’Neill was once everything to Eleanor de Warenne—but since he disappeared from his ancestral home, there has been no word, and even Eleanor has abandoned hope, promising her hand to another. Then, just days before her wedding, Sean reappears…but the boy who was once her protector is now a stranger, hardened by prison and on the run. Weary and haunted, Sean is shocked to find that little Elle has become the beautiful, desirable Eleanor. Though he refuses to endanger her by pressing his claim, his resolve to stay away is sorely tested by the determination of a woman who will not be forsaken again. And when, in a moment’s passion, Sean steals another man’s bride, it is Eleanor who has the power to steal his heart.

I loved reading this novel because it is about the descendents of Rolfe and Ceidre de Warenne from the book The Conqueror and the descendents of Liam and Katherine O’Neil from the book The Game. It was also enjoyable because we read about the decendents of the de Warenne and O’Neil family again after centuries. Elle and Sean have many issues in this novel that they have to get through in order to finally get together which is wonderful to read because Elle and Sean are such passionate characters. I like novels where there is some interesting history between the hero, Sean, and heroine, Elle, because it is background into their lives when they were younger and seeing how they changed into the adults they are in the present. Especially because Elle and Sean are step-brother and step-sister who didn’t exactly hit if off when they first met since Elle was only a small toddler at the time. Throughout the entire novel I was rooting for Elle and Sean to end happily with one another because they had to struggle through many heartaches to be with one another. I haven’t been disappointed by any of her novels in this series or any of her other works and I don’t think I ever will because they only get better with each book that comes out. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
THE STOLEN BRIDE $ 6.99 (Book 6)(554 Pages)

Betrothed to a man of honor, her heart belongs to a traitor…

Sean O’Neill was once everything to Eleanor de Warenne—but since he disappeared from his ancestral home, there has been no word, and even Eleanor has abandoned hope, promising her hand to another. Then, just days before her wedding, Sean reappears…but the boy who was once her protector is now a stranger, hardened by prison and on the run.

Weary and haunted, Sean is shocked to find that little Elle has become the beautiful, desirable Eleanor. Though he refuses to endanger her by pressing his claim, his resolve to stay away is sorely tested by the determination of a woman who will not be forsaken again. And when, in a moment’s passion, Sean steals another man’s bride, it is Eleanor who has the power to steal his heart…

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Phoebe Jordan
Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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