Book Reviews: The Snow Bride by Lindsay Townsendcategories: Book, Medieval, Christmas, Winter, England, Snow, Historical Romance
Lindsay Townsendabout this book: Is Magnus a beast or a man? Can Elfrida trust him?
I was inspired by the fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast to write 'The Snow Bride.' I chose two outsiders from medieval society, a witch (my heroine Elfrida) and a wounded and disfigured crusader knight (my hero Magnus). These two have to learn to trust each other and also to recognize each other's strengths and talents as they search for three missing brides.
At the same time, Elfrida and Magnus are having to survive in a beautiful but deadly snowy landscape against devious adversaries. While they hope and anticipate the wonder of Christmas they must also counter the dangers of the dark, hard winter.
Will Elfrida and Magnus recover the brides, one of whom is Elfrida's much-loved sister, before the Winter Solstice?
'The Snow Bride,' is a historical adventure romance. There is also magic in this story – medieval magic and witchcraft as believed by the people of the time.
Here are snippets of some reviews.
• Mac at Two Lips Reviews
'I was completely enraptured by The Snow Bride. It's the best story I've read in quite some time.'
• Dottie at Romance Junkies
'A magical read, THE SNOW BRIDE is an intriguing, passionate historical romance that will keep you up late into the night, avidly turning pages to see what happens next.'
• Erin at You Gotta Read Reviews
'Lindsay Townsend tells both a simple story and a complex one–a story of Christian healing and white magic battling against dark necromancy. It is a fairy tale, a beauty and the beast tale for the romantic at heart; but it is also a moral tale of good versus evil and light versus dark.'
The Snow Bride is also available as Audiobook on audible.com
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Good strong story, good atmosphere
a review by Peter Alan Orchard'The Snow Bride' is both a pacy adventure and a subtly-handled romance. The characters are three-dimensional and the medieval winter setting is very well done, as are the period details. An engrossing and engaging read.
The Snow BrideOne word I can find to describe this book is that it is 'different.' Very well researched and although based on the Beauty and the Beast trope, still has its own twists and fresh outlook. Here's the point: I enjoyed it. Lately I've read a tremendous number of ho-hum books, but Lindsay's book sang because she is a good writer. Simple as that. And no, I don't know her. [by Vonnie]
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