Was the man who had offerd to fill her heart with love gone for ever? Lovely Zarabeth is chosen by Magnus Haraldsson, a Viking on a trading visit to York, to be his wife. She is surprised, but soon won over by this man who makes her laugh, and ultimately trusts him with her future and that of her little sister, Lotti. But her stepfather is eaten up with desire for her, and will not see her wed to another. There is much a jealous man can do to destroy ther new shoots of love and trust...
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Catherine Coulter lives in Northern California with her husband Anton and her cat Gilly, who's as old as her marriage.From Publishers Weekly:
There's little pleasure in watching Coulter ( Earth Song ) torment and degrade her heroine throughout this tale set late in the first century. Magnus is a Viking farmer-merchant who does a bit of pillaging ``from time to time.'' On a trip to York he spies the beautiful Zarabeth and introduces himself with a proposal of marriage. The girl decides to accept, but her stepfather, Olav the Vain, who wants her in his own bed, blackmails her into rejecting Magnus's suit. No sooner does Olav wed her himself than he is poisoned by Toki, his daughter-in-law, who wants his riches. On learning that they were left to Zarabeth, Toki pins the crime on her. Magnus arrives in time to add his damaging testimony and persuade the court to make Zarabeth his slave instead of killing her. As Magnus sees it, ``Shepk had wronged him. She deserved to suffer for it, and she would.'' Accompanied by her young, deaf half-sister Lotti, Zarabeth sails for Norway to make a new life as Magnus's slave--the only one of the bunch to wear a slave collar--and mistress, plagued by his vicious and deceitful sister Ingunn.
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Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11072787070X
Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M072787070X