Captive Bride (A Regency Ghost Novel)

Captive Bride (A Regency Ghost Novel)

by Katharine Ashe

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From the bestselling author of The Earl and My Lady, My Lord comes a delectably sexy tale of a lady torn between loyalty to her family and the man of every one of her forbidden dreams.

A dark castle, a handsome lord, and a wicked ghost...

When Bea Sinclaire's scapegrace brother begs her help to rescue a maiden from a haunted castle, she seizes the chance for adventure. If only Lord Peter "Tip" Cheriot didn't insist on coming along. How can she maintain a clear head in the face of danger when Tip is so utterly, deliciously distracting? Then an alluring ghost makes Bea a shocking offer, and he won't take no for an answer.

What more could a lady desire?

Tip Cheriot has loved Bea forever, and he's determined to have her--no matter how scandalous his past. But a cursed specter has claimed Bea as his bride, and Tip must save her from eternal darkness before All Hallows Eve. In the race to capture the heart of one daring lady, it's every man--and ghost--for himself.

* This is a reissue of the original 2012 edition, with minor editorial changes and exclusive BONUS MATERIAL: The Soundtrack to Captive Bride.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015575545
Publisher: Katharine Ashe
Publication date: 10/14/2012
Series: The Ghost of Gwynedd Castle , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 269
Sales rank: 116,566
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

KATHARINE ASHE is the USA Today bestselling author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including her acclaimed Devil’s Duke series. Her books include two finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America and an Amazon’s Ten Best Romances of the Year. She lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of history, she writes romance because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about her books, please visit

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Captive Bride (A Regency Ghost Novel) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
VERY UNIQUE STORYLINE! This is my 10th novel by Ms. Ashe and I enjoy how she weaves a story. There is lovemaking about 1/2 through the book, which is sensual and loving, no risqué at all. I loved Peter so much, he was funny, caring, and somewhat slow on what a women wants to hear. Bea was also, caring to a fault, somewhat of a doormat and not thinking she was worth anyone's love. But their journey together was well worth your time reading. At times, I felt the story dragged, but it is a book I would recommend, as are all of Ms. Ashe works. There is a Epilogue, which I love when author's include this. (ljb)
aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
A Ghostly Regency Romance - Unique & Fun! Neither Bea nor Peter expect there actually to be a ghost at Gwynedd Castle. Therefore, when they discover that Lord Rhys Iversly is very real and very intent on taking a maiden as his bride by midnight on All Hallows Eve, together they embark on an adventure that brings forth more adventure than simply solving the problem of a wayward ghost. CAPTIVE BRIDE by Katharine Ashe is a delightfully scintillating ghostly romance that lends an air of danger and mystique to a love story that would otherwise be fraught with worry as to whether or not there would be a happily-ever-after for the star couple. Even with a night of lovemaking to save Bea from a most wicked end, Peter is still frustrated with the sense that Bea will never truly be his while Bea thinks he merely acted out of pity to save her sorry soul. Katharine has a wonderful talent for creating characters with substance and depth even when one of them is already deceased. If you haven't read CAPTIVE BRIDE by Katharine Ashe, then by all means, do so. I highly recommend reading it within the next week or so because the timing is perfect as the ghostly hour of All Hallows Eve quickly approaches and you never know when a desperate Lord may haunt your space and seek a bride to save his soul from a warlock's curse. ***Purchased for my own personal reading with no request for a review by author - my thoughts on this work are honest and unscripted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. It's a long story about two people in love but they don't divulge their feelings to one another but the reader knows all along. It can be quite frustrating at times. They travel to a haunted mansion where they encounter a ghostly mystery. The writer conveys her characters with great detail. I swear I was reading with an English accent in my head. Her language was true to the time and the book kept me captivated. I'd give 10 stars if I could.
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RWBrock More than 1 year ago
Sweet and charming, but both the hero and heroine had me wanting to choke them a few times in my frustration at their stubborn cluelessness. Lost count at how many times the heroine said "no" to hero's marriage proposals (over a 4-yr. period...they had each secretly been in love for 7). COMMUNICATION IS KEY, people! They both grew in different ways....Bea found her backbone and stopped being used as a savior to her family, and Peter found his backbone and stopped comparing his own relationship moves with Bea to what his parents had. Ghost antics led an interesting angle too. Ashe is a favorite of mine. 4/5
girlfromwvaKY More than 1 year ago
"A dark castle, a handsome lord, and a wicked ghost..." Captive Bride is from the USA Today bestselling author of The Earl and My Lady, My Lord. It is a story of a lady torn between loyalty to her family and the man of her forbidden dreams. It is the story of Bea Sinclaire and Lord Peter "Tip" Cheriot. Bea is summoned to a haunted castle to help her rakish brother, Thomas. He has begged her to come to help him rescue a maiden from a haunted castle. A maiden he has become attracted and attached to. Seeking adventure, Bea jumps at the chance. She didn't count on Tip coming along to escort her. She isn't sure she can keep a clear mind when facing any danger with Tip around. She has loved him forever, but has family obligations that keep her from accepting his many proposals. She is easily preoccupied with thoughts of him, and even more so with him being close. Tip has loved Bea for so many years. He is determined to have her hand even with his family's disgraceful history. When the ghost claims Bea as his betrothed, Tip must go into action to rescue her from eternal damnation. He only has til All Hallows Eve to capture the heart of Bea, no matter what. After the bewitching ghost makes Bea an outrageous proposition, she isn't sure what will happen. The ghost of won't take her denial as a proper reply. She is not sure if even Tip can help her out of this curse. What can a lady do? I liked the loyalty of Bea to her family even though they don't deserve it. I liked the way she finally came to realize Tip has been serious about his many marriage proposals and why he has kept asking her a secret from her family. I like the adoration and respect Tip has for Bea. I love how Tip helped rescue Bea from her mother's ungratefulness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this on Halloween, on sale, and couldn't be happier! This book has a great plot & never a dull moment! I would highly recommend this read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read!!!
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This book was great fun...Loved it.
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