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At twenty-one, after two Seasons with no takers, Theodosia Barrington should have been grateful to snare Nigel Cosgrove. The earl-to-be was a blue-eyed Adonis, a true catch. And yet, upon her arrival at Cashel Cosgrove, Thea found herself more intrigued by the Irish castle's legend, the tragic warrior Ros Drumcondra, than by her intended. "The Black Falcon" Drumcondra wasAt twenty-one, after two Seasons with no takers, Theodosia Barrington should have been grateful to snare Nigel Cosgrove. The earl-to-be was a blue-eyed Adonis, a true catch. And yet, upon her arrival at Cashel Cosgrove, Thea found herself more intrigued by the Irish castle's legend, the tragic warrior Ros Drumcondra, than by her intended. "The Black Falcon" Drumcondra was called. His ghost was reputed to wander these halls, making women tremble with fear and desire. Hadn't he stolen away another's betrothed, made the woman his love slave? If only Thea herself could suffer such a fate. If only that Gypsy woman had spoken the truth, and Thea was a woman out of time, the one meant to be...The Falcon's Bride....

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ISBN : 9780505526793
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 326 Pages
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The Falcon's Bride Reviews

  • Kathrynn
    2019-04-17 20:09

    I'm sorry to say, this was the worst time-travel book I have ever read. Ugh! The characters kept going back and forth in time and if that wasn't annoying enough the book was not written very well with poor character development and horribly edited (if at all).Big thumbs down from This Reader.

  • Kirstin
    2019-04-19 18:56

    Bar none the worst romance/time travel novels I have ever read. To be fair I don't even expect much from these types of books because they are so outlandish you can't expect much.The number of times the characters jump back forth in time is absolutely asinine. It's confusing, irritating and nonsensical. The writing was so poor I literally had to trudge through it.Spoilers belowIn the beginning an old gypsy woman comes into the story and Thea (referred to simply as the heroine from here on out) displays her one and only moment of character endearment, by fighting with her betrothed, to take the old woman out of the snow. Enter cranky, betrothed's mother who tears The heroine and betrothed to pieces while the heroine gets a prophecy about being the Falcon's Bride (The Falcon is the Hero's nickname because he has a Falcon/familiar/time corridor keeper/champion as a pet.) This for some reason make The heroine go to a landmark, which has a time corridor, which she just happens to stumble through, just to be caught by bandits, who, are part of the The hero's men. She whines for a few pages, then starts to get hot and heavy for the hero who is a brute and a bully with no real characteristics to recommend him to the reader.Then Hero and heroine jump back and forth in time 6 or 7 times battling both the betrothed and betrothed's ancestor, both of whom have their eye ripped out by the Falcon/familiar/time corridor keeper/champion. Randomly the hero claims to be in love with the heroine with little to no build up and they do a random gypsy hand fast ceremony to get married (enter bad sex scene.) The Old Gypsy woman dies and the hero becomes enraged with righteous fury (because she is his mom) and risks life, love and happiness to go back and kill a dying man then lets his wife run away because he is irrationally mad at her.End the story with them as a Prince and Princess of a roving group of gypsies, leading them to some sort of promised home land, her pregnant with twins and getting ready to hop on a ship in the winter, in a totally random and different time than any other part of the story. It is a disjointed, confusing story and time I will never get back.

  • Sehar
    2019-04-11 11:55

    Utter tripe( I have wanted to say that for ages and rarely has a book so aptly deserved to be described in those words. What a horrendous book this was! Besides the fact that the author writes like a 5 year old writing for the reading pleasure of a 2 year old and reiterates the same things on every second page until you want to throw the book across the room, the story has so many holes, it's practically a sieve. It's kind of sad how little of an attempt has even been made at plugging these holes... Like cians fiancé in the past who was coming over from England and very conveniently disappears and the fact that all these puritanical 17/18 century gentleman remain determinedly resolute about marrying a woman who expresses obvious dislike for them, obvious love for their enemy, sleeps with and marries the enemy and has nothing to recommend her except a pretty face. They seem to be settling for a pretty raw deal! 🙈Btw... Is it just me or is D Thompson quite anti-Irish???? Even if she was just trying to impress upon us the ideas of the English gentry in that era, one or 2 references would be enough. Instead her portrayal of the Irish is quite blatantly offensive. On a brighter note, she does add an air of romanticism to Ireland. After reading the book, you might be forgiven for believing that the minute you step into county Meath-whoosh-- you'll be off in a time tunnel. Oh wait no... That happens only to our lovely Theodosia (the obsessive harping on the name drove me doolally) and her gypsy husband. Sigh... I fear the genre that I loved as a teenager has been destroyed for me forever by this unbelievably bad piece of writing.

  • Sherry Bledsoe
    2019-04-02 17:42

    Quite good time travelQuite good time travel or was it gypsy and Celtic magic. Either way, it was a good romance novel set in the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. My only problem was that it did not download properly and I had trouble changing pages or skipping forward or backwards to reread segments.

  • Carol
    2019-04-23 15:43

    New Author for MeThis is the first of Dawn Thompson's books I've but it won't be the last. There's action, intrigue,and romance. Something for everyone.

  • Jess Schira
    2019-04-23 16:44

    I'll admit it, I purchased this book because, while looking for another book by Thompson, I fell in love with the cover. It's so pretty and mysterious.It took about four chapters before I found the rhythm of this novel, once I did, I had a difficult time putting it down.I was really surprised when this book became a time travel. Had I known that before hand I would have hesitated before making the purchase simply because so many time travels just don't work. I'm pleased to report that this wasn't the case. Although the characters visited 3 different time periods, Thompson managed to write it in such a way the time hopping made sense and was easy to follow. Although they're well developed, it's hard to feel fond of any of the characters, but I don't think the author meant for them to be likeable. On the other hand, the it's very easy to identify which characters are good and which characters aren't.The best thing about this book was the falcon. The way Thompson used the bird throughout the course of the story was breathtaking and genius.This book is a great choice for anyone who likes darker historical romances, with paranormal threads.

  • Kate
    2019-04-05 17:58

    I only bought this book as it was part of Kindle "Deal of the day" on Amazon (UK). I was attracted to the cover (its dark, mysterious look...) and I thought the summary was intriguing. Big mistake, which thankfully only did cost me £0.99. The font on Kindle was horrendous and the typo was nearly as bad. What to say about the story and its characters? The story seemed to be dragging on and on and I found the characters very difficult to like, let alone sympathize with their struggles. They were so poorly developed (especially Ros Drumcondra of whom, beside several descriptions of his "smell", we know very little about), that I never for one second, pictured them as "real" human being, which is something a well-written novel should easily achieve! I feel like this book could (and should) have been over about 50% in, as events just kept repeating themselves (seriously, how many times are they traveling back and forth through time, facing the same people?!). All in all, a very disappointing/poor/time-wasting read.

  • Brandy
    2019-03-26 18:09

    **Warning - may contain spoilers**I began to enjoy the book once I just "accepted" that the two heroes were deeply in love. I hated not having any build up to the relationship. I thought that the Ros Drumcondra's character was very POORLY developed. I never felt like the reader ever got the chance to get to really know this man. My biggest complaint is that I still have no idea exactly when or WHY the two characters fell in love. For heaven's sake...I didn't even like the male lead, yet the herione was somehow head over hills for him.I did enjoy the story, it was different. It got a little ridiculous in the end when they jumped into a random time period. I was also a bit let down with the ending. Hmmm....overrall, not a total waste of my time, but I have read better, far, far better.If you plan to read, just accept that the two leads are soul mates and don't expect any relationship building or deep characterization.

  • Courtney
    2019-04-24 19:52

    I enjoyed "The Bride of Time" by Dawn Thompson so I downloaded a few of her other books. This one was quite rough around the edges and required quite a bit of trust from the reader. You have to simply accept that the hero & heroine are quite in love, even though you don't get any build up or seduction in their relationship - just accept that it is there and intense. You don't get any background or explanation for the relationship between the hero and the falcon - just accept that the bird is a familiar, without any explanation of what that is or what goes into the relationship. Then, somehow, also accept that the heroine's brother time travels, too, ooh, and the hero's mother. And accept that horses do, too. And that they can go to a 3rd time period and then face hardships there, too! You know, what, never mind. Just read her other books and skip this one.

  • Paranormal Romance
    2019-04-01 16:53

    A woman- betrothed to a cold mean man finds herself thrust back in time and into the arms of his ancestors greatest enemy. The male lives for vengeance and holds the woman hostage in order to win back his stolen castle. Stockholm syndrome sets in quickly as the woman finds herself attracted to her kidnapper. It felt a little odd seeing as how the male was not the plucky romantic hero in the beginning-in fact it was almost to the end before you believed he loved her-not just lusted for her. The heroine was a well-bred lady with a horrible habit of being in the position to be attacked sexually and kidnapped by numerous people. It got almost comical how every time she found herself alone with a man it would result in them trying to have sex with her.

  • amandra
    2019-04-08 13:55

    I didn't love or hate it It took me awhile to get into and when I did it was the romance and the vengeance on the cosgroves that made the end worth while to me the time travelling got a bit hard to follow because it was jumpy and I lost some points with me I don't think the story was overall bad but I would have liked more clarification on somethings definitely a step down from the Blood Moon series. 2.5

  • Rini
    2019-04-22 13:57

    Showing its AgeWhile I am all for crazy time travel tropes, this one was just hard to enjoy. Not only does she violently love him after all of three days, he's got the pesky Manpain disease going for him. Add in some GYPSY MAGIC tropes, and you have a recipe for 3.5 hours of your life you will never get back.

  • Michele
    2019-04-11 13:54

    I thought there were some good elements in this book, perhaps if it was stretched out a bit and fattened up the story would flow more. I found the actual concept intriguing and would have liked some areas to be explained more or more detail put it. However i did find it hard to read the way it was written.

  • Leeanne Grant
    2019-04-03 15:04

    One of the Best Time-Travels I have ever read. Thompson upped the bar with each book she wrote. I cannot believe how each book is better than the last, when she started so strong. This time its a time travel. Absorbing, compelling, she bridges the strength of old style romances with a freshness that sets her apart. A beautiful writer, a beautiful storyteller.

  • walter hawkins
    2019-04-01 12:51

    Good bookGood bookI enjoyed this book very much. I not a huge fan of love stories, but this one has every thing!! Suspense, mystery, and try love. very good read

  • shannonStubbs
    2019-04-26 12:52

    Not badIt was one of those time traveling stories. Where Thea and Ros meet ,in time, to fall in love. Through out the story both characters travel between different times to conquer their foe, Cosgrove. It was confusing at times. Otherwise it was a pretty good story.

  • Mildred Fontanez
    2019-04-15 17:49

    A good time-travel romance!For those who like light fare to relax by - this time-travel romance fits the bill. I've always enjoyed English historical romances. Add to that the travel through time element makes for an enjoyable read.

  • Anna Smith
    2019-04-06 18:58

    Very good bookVery interesting book and would recommend it to anyone that likes to read about being able to travel through portals and likes gypsies

  • Senora Butterfly
    2019-04-13 15:45

    I did not like the ending. Other then that it was a good read.

  • Nancy Konsitzke
    2019-04-08 18:48

    Very goodI really enjoyed this book very much, I recommend to all adults to read, I enjoy this authors books very much

  • Sarah
    2019-03-28 15:52

    Thea discovers her Prince Charming isn't very charming at all. In fact, he's quite dangerous. All's well that ends well though, because a Prince of a different kind is ready to rescue Thea.

  • Alyssa Vanderlinde
    2019-04-16 12:52

    DisappointmentI've read many,many books and never have I been so disappointed in a book!!! ESPECIALLY the ending! I won't read any more by this author!

  • SueDella
    2019-04-26 12:47

    This was a trashy romance book...I was looking for a period love story. Guess that's what you get for following the library suggestion list!

    2019-03-28 12:42

    EnjoyedWell written. Lots of time travel. A different twist and a good story. I like writing style. Looking forward to reading more of her books.