The Macdonald Romances: The French Bride and Clandara

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Now in one volume: The complete historical romance saga—from the Scottish Highlands to the Court of Versailles—by an international-bestselling author.

The Macdonald Romances collection brings together two Scottish tales of passion, intrigue, and love by Evelyn Anthony.
 
Clandara: It’s unthinkable—but beautiful, headstrong Katharine Fraser has fallen in love with the eldest son of her father’s longtime enemy. Notorious nobleman James Macdonald of Dundrenan is ready to sacrifice all for the woman he loves. But the fated struggle to restore the prince to the throne results in a fiery call to arms across Scotland—and a tragedy that threatens to divide the star-crossed lovers. As James vows to fight against the invading British Army, Katharine must follow her own path, even as it leads her into the arms of another man, far from the heart of her true desires and her beloved home of Clandara.
 
The French Bride: To settle his gambling debts and avoid being sent to the Bastille, Charles Macdonald is given an ultimatum: He must marry his cousin, the beautiful, innocent Anne de Bernard—who also happens to be the richest woman in France. However, the dissolute Charles wants only to return to the bed of his mistress, the Baroness Louise de Vitale. When Anne is brought to Versailles at the king’s command, the inexperienced bride is no match for Louise’s wiles. As two women fight for the love of one man, a deadly intrigue will unfold that could destroy one life as it transforms another.
 
Set against a rich historical canvas—from eighteenth-century Scotland to the French Courts—and peopled by such real-life figures as Bonnie Prince Charlie, King Louis XV, Madame du Barry, and future queen Marie Antoinette, the Macdonald Romances are prize-winning Anthony at her spellbinding best.
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About the author

Evelyn Anthony is the pen name of Evelyn Ward-Thomas, a female British author who began writing in 1949. She gained considerable success with her historical novels—two of which were selected for the American Literary Guild—before winning huge acclaim for her espionage thrillers. Her book, The Occupying Power, won the Yorkshire Post Fiction Prize, and her 1971 novel, The Tamarind Seed, was made into a film starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif. Anthony’s books have been translated into nineteen languages. She lives in Essex, England.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Sep 5, 2017
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Pages
1235
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ISBN
9781504047739
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
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Three novels by the prize-winning international-bestselling author in one volume —the complete saga of Catherine the Great’s passionate rise to power.

The Romanov Trilogy brings three of Evelyn Anthony’s most successful works together in one collection following the dramatic life of Catherine the Great.
 
Rebel Princess: Augusta Fredericka’s fantasy of reigning as Catherine the Great comes true after marrying Grand Duke Peter Romanov. But the repulsive—and sexually and emotionally impotent—heir to the Russian throne is not the man she expects. A succession of lovers may fulfill her, but they’ve also left her vulnerable to her seditious husband’s plot to have her arrested for treason.
 
Curse Not the King: Since her husband’s assassination, Catherine has ruled for a decade. But her son—the rightful heir to the throne—has never forgiven her seizure of power, or forgotten his father’s murder. Little does he know the sacrifices she’s made—as mother and empress—to safeguard his liberty and life. Now, all Catherine can do is pray that her son’s blind rage won’t destroy them both.
 
Far Flies the Eagle: Following victory in Europe, Gen. Napoleon Bonaparte is ready for his next conquest: Russia. What has he to fear from such a young czar? But Alexander, the grandson of Catherine the Great, should not be underestimated. A powerful adversary, he’s already murdered his own father to ascend to the throne. Vanquishing the French emperor will be a pleasure.
 
Sweeping from Paris to the Kremlin to the battlefield, Anthony’s historically authentic trilogy offers a fascinating glimpse into the Romanov family and of the grand ambitions of one woman. “Miss Anthony knows how to highlight the . . . drama and intrigue that gradually change a trembling girl into a woman of brilliance and power” (The New York Times).
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