Bond of Passion

Bond of Passion

by Bertrice Small

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Bertrice Small’s breathless Border Chronicles continue as a mysterious nobleman and his bartered bride untangle a plot of illicit seduction and dangerous betrayal….

Called the handsomest man in the borders, Angus Ferguson, Earl of Duin, avoids political intrigues in order to keep his small clan safe. Now, in exchange for a piece of land he has long coveted, he has wed the homely daughter of the laird of Rath, Annabella Baird, whose tame demeanor hides a wildcat. But an invitation to the court of Scotland’s Queen Mary will test their marriage as they are tossed about in a storm of deadly royal intrigue.

Mary’s unfortunate marriage to her cousin Lord Darnley has driven her into the arms of James Hepburn, the dashing, powerful Earl of Bothwell. When Darnley is murdered in spectacular fashion, and his body barely cold before Mary and Bothwell wed, the queen's adversaries retaliate with a war that divides Scotland and tries the long friendship between the Earl of Duin and James Hepburn—even as it tests the bond of passion between Angus and Annabella in ways they never expected.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451236319
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Series: Border Chronicles Series , #6
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 332,054
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bertrice Small was the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels. Among her numerous awards, she was the recipient of the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. She lived on the North Fork of the eastern end of Long Island, New York, until her death in 2015.

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“Bertrice Small is a legend.”—Linda Lael Miller

“Bertrice Small creates cover-to-cover passion, a keen sense of history, and suspense.”—Publishers Weekly

“Small’s fans...know what to expect…a good story.”—Library Journal

“Ms. Small delights and thrills.”—Rendezvous

“An insatiable delight for the senses. [Small’s] amazing historical detail…will captivate the reader…potent sensuality.”—Romance Junkies

“[Her novels] tell an intriguing story, they are rich in detail, and they are all so very hard to put down.”—The Best Reviews

“Sweeps the ages with skill and finesse.”—Affaire de Coeur

“[A] captivating blend of sensuality and rich historical drama.”—Rosemary Rogers

“Brimming with colorful characters and rich in historical detail, Small’s boldly sensual love story is certain to please her many devoted readers.”—Booklist

“[A] delight to all readers of historical fiction.”—Fresh Fiction

“A fabulous sixteenth-century romantic romp…[with] a great, refreshing heroine…a delightful amusing frolic.”—Midwest Book Review

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Bond of Passion 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Isabel DeJesus More than 1 year ago
The first novel I picked up to read was Skye O'Malley, I was 13 @ the time! I can attribute my love of reading to Bertrice, she opened my mind to far away places & I always feel like I'm right in the middle of all her stories. I cannot wait for any book that comes from her!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1565 Scotland, the laird Of Rath arranges for his daughter Annabella Baird to marry the older Earl of Duin Angus Ferguson over the objection of his wife who insists her future son-in-law is a Catholic sorcerer. Angus is the most powerful laird on the western borders. He arranged a deal with the recently widowed French Queen Marie de Guise to protect her infant daughter, Queen Mary of Scotland from the machinations of the English who plot to have her wed to the royal heir Prince Edward. Over the years Annabella and Angus forge a strong caring relationship. Annabella is there for Queen Mary whose marriage to Lord Darnley is a battlefield in spite of a son James. Lady Duin tries to help Mary avoid Queen Elizabeth's scheme to incarcerate her on charges of treason. However, she and her spouse are happiest when together with their family. The latest Border Chronicles (see The Border Lord and the Lady) is an enjoyable sixteenth century drama that brings to life the impact on others by the bitter rivalry between the female monarchs. The lead couple forges a Bond of Passion between them, but like many Scots and English are caught up in the cold war between the two queens. More a historical thriller that does not add anything new to the overly used rivalry, fans of the Elizabethan era will enjoy Bertrice Small's delightful tale of trying to remain loyal without becoming a victim. Harriet Klausner
BigButterfly101 More than 1 year ago
Once you start to read this book you will want to read them all!! This is a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
by 1/4 of the way into the book, I was sick to death of hearing how "plain" Annabella is..good grief, her parents, siblings, side characters in the story line were all stating that fact. Annabella even blandly refers to her plainness as if it is just her cross to bear, but by golly she has glorious hair. I love Beatrice Smalls' books and this is the first time I have ever taken the time to write a review. Once would surely have been enough to instill in the reader that the heroine was plain.
mountie9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mini Book Review: Not my favorite of hers, but still an enjoyable read. Lots of steamy scenes between a married couple which is a nice change of pace for a historical romance. There was just something missing in this one like she was sorta bored with the whole thing. The characters are intriguing, its historically accurate and well its set in Scotland so that is always a bonus. Its just the story that fell a little flat, almost like she was giving a play by play of what was going on, instead of telling a tale. I think it would have worked much better as a short story. I guess I just expect much better from Bertrice who was always my go to girl for a story that I could lose myself in. And yes, even-though was disappointed, I will still buy her next book If you have never read her before I would suggest picking up A Moment in Time or Skye O' Malley, now those were outstanding tales!3 Dewey'sI purchased this and will keep buying a copy of every book she writes
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jazmanjo More than 1 year ago
Great author all her books a very good this series is great series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Small writes stories that keep you reading page after page. I always have a hard time putting her books down.
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JRMZB More than 1 year ago
Beatrice Small is one of the best writers I have ever read. This book is no exception. When you read this book you will feel as if you are back in time during the time when King Henry and King James V were on the Thrown. You must read this book.
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