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Love Wild And Fair [Mass Market Paperback]

B Small
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Book Description

Dec 1 1978
A Love For All Time

She is Catriona, Countess
of Glenkirk, the dazzling green-eyed beauty
whose silken sensuality fires the passion of men's
very souls -- making her a pawn in a dangerous game
of royal intrigue. wife to a count, unwilling mistress to the
king, she has the undying live of the most courageous lord
in all of scotland. . .

He is Francis, Earl of Bothwell, who defies his king to possess the woman he loves. Theirs is a romance in the grand tradition of bestselling author Beatrice Small -- and epic tale of love and betrayal that sweeps from the snowy Scottish highlands through the glittering palaces of Europe and exotic pleasures domes of Constantinople to find its magnificent conclusion inthe exquisite fulfillment of love's most passionate desires.

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About the Author

Beatrice Small lives with her husband, George;
Deuteromony, the long-haired Maine Coon Cat;
Checquers, the fat black and white cat with the pink
ears; Nicky the Cockatiel; and Gilberto, the cranky
Half-Moon Conure, in the English speaking
community in New York State. The family heir, Tom,
is now a college man. Beatrice Small is the author of
The Kadin, Love Wild and Fair, Adora,
Skye O'Malley, Unconquered, Beloved,
All The Sweet Tomorrows,
This Heart Of Mine, Enchantress Mine,
Blaze Wyndham, Lost Love Found,
The Spitfire, and A Love For All Time.
She loves hearing from her readers. You can write to
her at P.O. Box 765, Southold, NY 11971

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not Bertie's Best... April 11 2003
By April
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Let me preface my comments by saying that I usually adore Bertrice Small's books...but not this one! I truly don't understand my fellow readers who thought this was such a terrific read.
I found Patrick to be a true man of the times (me Tarzan, you Jane) and so detested him immediately. But I was completely disappointed with Francis. What a wimpy name for a hero...FRANCIS. I found him rather boring, since Cat had him totally whipped. If he was soooooooo in love with her, why was he sleeping with any woman he could find? His affair with Angela was directly responsible for Cat's enslavement! Even after marrying Cat and helping her out of her depression, he was on the prowl the entire time, satisfying his "manly needs". What a jerk!
I challenge any of you who found this book so "wonderful" to find another Small book with such disgusting and frequent rape scenes. Patrick rapes Cat after many years of marriage because he finds the king raping her...yeah, what an understandable reaction to your wife's rape. Then Cica rapes Cat's body, but not her emotions...ho hum, how many times have Small readers heard that old story? Even Cat's poor maid didn't miss out on the action, being raped 9 times in one day when Cat was captured, then again by the Turks towards the end of the book. Disgusting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent! July 11 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A story of unbounded love that sweeps from the snowy Scottish highlands to the exotic pleasure-domes of Constantinople to sultry intrigue-ridden Naples...the tale of Catriona, Countess of Glenkirk and Francis, Earl of Bothwell is one of the great romances of all time. Bothwell, who defied the wrath of his King to possess the woman he loved, and Catriona, mistress to the King, wife to a Count, and lover to the most courageous, tender Lord in all Scotland...2 people who want only each other, and because it can never be, set the world afire with Love Wild and Fair. Bertrice Small is my favorite author. I have been reading her novels since I was 15 years old. This is one of her best. Based on a real herorine, Catriona Hay is an amazing woman with cunning and quick wits to help her finally achieve what her heart wants most-Francis Bothwell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sequel to The Kadin Aug. 6 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Catriona Hay is the Great-Granddaughter to Janet Leslie (Cyra in The Kadin). She is betrothed since childhood to a distant cousin Patrick Leslie. Their marriage is a pleasant one, but the lust of King James threatens to destroy Cat's happy home. When she is betrayed by them both, she turns to Francis,her closest friend and cousin to the king. As they fall in love, the king threatens to tear them apart. Time after time, they attempt to be together only to find themselves ripped apart. Just when Cat and Francis believe they are finally able to be together, Cat is taken away and finds herself facing her great-grandmother's secret past. This is an historically riveting tale of a woman bound by honor to her family, who tries desparately to find her way to the man who would always love her.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one that stays in your thought! April 12 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
what a lucky girl cat was! all her men are very different from each other. patrick is like a lot of men,(dumb about women)he truly don't understand this unique women. she also experience's the great and sensual love of pasha, and then there is francis...his personality and character is of a very normale man, he is almost boring with his love for cat. But it is a very true love so therefor is the greatest love of all. I personaly love patrick the best, and i wept with him for his lost love, what a stupid guy, oh well its his own fault! I would love to see ms. small pickup patrick in the america's and try on this type of setting for the proud scots'man! I love all ms. smalls books so far this is my favorite! ......I still love patrick!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably bad March 22 2004
By Sarah
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am really amazed that so many people have liked this book. To each her own, I suppose, but this is my first time reading Beatrice Small, and as a person who enjoys the work of Stephanie Laurens, JoAnn Ross, Nora Roberts and Diana Gabaldon, I can only recommend than anyone who likes the strong man with a strong woman taking on the world themes of all of the above mentioned ladies, you will likely hate this book as much as I do. I remember my first time through Outlander, being taken aback when Jamie switches Claire, but that was nothing compared to the unrepentent sexual violence this book presents with it's "authentic" portrayal completely devoid of charm.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I'm not impressed Oct. 17 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I can say that I'm a Beatrice Small fan. Only, I don't care for this particular book. There were too many despicable situations that Catriona could have gotten herself out of. I understand that women didn't have much of a choice back in this era, but if there is a will, there is a way. First off, if I'm that beautiful and remotely think that the king would use his position to lure me into his bed, I would never go to court despite the laird's objections. That alone would save a whole lot of trouble. I think what really set me off on this book is that both the king and her husband rape her at her home. TOO MUCH VIOLATION!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate and extraordinary love story Aug. 16 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The best Bertrice Small book I have read so far. Her storytelling has never been better. Catriona is an extraordinary heroine - intelligent, brave, and beautiful. Francis could have been a little stronger, but otherwise a wonderful hero. The ending was touching and sad. I thought Francis was a bit insensitive to conduct an affair while Catriona was in such deep depression, especially knowing the pain and betrayal she had already suffered at the hands of the men she loved. Despite this, I still give it 5 stars, for it introduced me to the most interesting and beautiful of Ms. Small's heroines, Catriona.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't enjoy it...
Now, don't get me wrong.
I love Francis Stewart-Hepburn. He is a great hero. But the way Cat gets treated over and over and over and over... Read more
Published on Sept. 14 2004 by "its_like----whoa"
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite of all Bertrice Small books
This was the first book I read by Ms. Small and it remains my favorite. The characters are wonderful and the story intriguing. Read more
Published on Dec 12 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last
I first read this book when I was about 12. I loved the passion and intruige and it captured my imagination. My sister loaned it to me. Read more
Published on April 26 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, steamy, hard-to-put-down!
I loved the twisting plots! Taking Cat's ordinary life with her husband, Patrick, and making it life-and-death struggle with the monarchy puts me on the edge of my seat, wanting to... Read more
Published on Aug. 31 2001 by Julie Salazar
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot n' WILD
This book was incredible! Cat and the Earl almost make you burn your fingers they are so hot together! This was one of Ms. Small's best. Read more
Published on April 5 2001 by Gayle Jackson Sloan
5.0 out of 5 stars ON FIRE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bothwell is the man of my dreams he is strong and sweet and can handle anything he is a goddess. He's a bad boy/good boy he can take me anytime any place.
Published on Oct. 16 2000 by velvet
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Ms. Small's characters are NOT likeable. All are like sociopaths who rationalize their bad behaviors over and over again. Read more
Published on Aug. 23 1999
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