The Bride Bed

  • by Linda Needham
  • Narrated by Jenny Sterlin
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The fiery Lady Talia resides in a castle of great strategic importance. With his eye on the castle, King Stephen wants to see her tamed. He assigns Lord Alex de Monteneau to protect the maiden and make certain she is properly married off, but Lord Alex quickly falls for his charge. USA Today best-selling author and Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award-winner Linda Needham has crafted a sumptuous historical novel.

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What the Critics Say

"Through tight plotting and dynamic characterizations, Needham...portrays the plight of the 12th-century female in this sweet yet simple offering....This breezy romance is full of charm, verve and lovable characters." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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waste of time and money

I'm pretty easy to please and I decided to give this book a try. I wish I hadn't.

The "heroine" is shrewish, hateful, absolutely devoid of logic. What few good qualities she has are used to undermine an underdeveloped and pathetic hero, who despite having many wonderful qualities suffers greatly from seeming to be stupid and blind. It is completely unreasonable to accept that he would actually fall in love with her and unlikely that a reader would like how emasculated he is.

Also, while the book was a torture by itself, I think it suffers further at the hands of a narrator who is at turns grating and sycophantic, making the characters even harder to like.

I would not recommmend this book to anyone who is interested in nobility or consistency in their characters and I would advise caution with purchase of this author. I know I'm completely turned off myself.
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- Amazon Customer

Boring & Predictable

It was difficult to get through the whole thing. Her voice didn't change much with the characters & grated as the children's voices. The ending was ridiculous and frankly I skipped to the end because I couldn't take it anymore!
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- Angel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books