The Scarletti Curse Hardcover – Large Print, Sep 1 2005
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Mesmerising and haunting, THE SCARLETTI CURSE will hold you in its thrall as the mysterious tale unfolds. Ms Feehan weaves a dark tale wherein secrets abound and evil lurks in every corner. With a tightly woven plot that keeps you guessing, and rich, colorful characterisation, you will soon lose yourself within the pages of this compelling gothic tale ROMANTIC TIMES --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Christine Feehan has had more than forty novels published, including four series which have hit #1 on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list. She is pleased to have made it onto numerous other bestseller lists as well, including <em>Publishers Weekly</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, BookScan, B. Dalton, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, Ingram, Borders, Rhapsody Book Club, and Walmart. In addition to being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA<small><sup>®</sup></small> Award, she has received many honors throughout her career, including a Career Achievement Award from <em>Romantic Times</em> and the Borders 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"The Scarletti Curse" is not a part of the Carpathian series, but I found myself enjoying it as much, if not more. The heroine is a healer but in a time where she could be burned at the stake should this secret gift be discovered. In order to protect herself, she pretends to be a healers apprentice. Unfortunately, the one man she wishes to hide this talent from, Giovanni Scarletti, is not fooled.
Like much of Feehan's work, the story is very gothic in feel and the villain(s) are truly horrible. While the hero is constantly swooping in and saving the heroine, it becomes more of a joke between the two of them than a tiresome what-a-stupid-girl scenario.
I was leary of this novel after being dissappointed with "Lair of the Lion." This novel is much, much better. If you like her Carpathian series, or are interested in paranormal romance, this is a good book to read.
Strange, twisted cravings and hideous gargoyles adorned the palazzo of the great Scarletti family. But a still more fearful secret lurked within its storm-tossed turrets. For every bride who entered its forbidding walls was doomed to leave in a casket.
Mystical and unfettered, Nicoletta had no terror of ancient curses and no fear of marriage...until she looked into the dark, mesmerizing eyes of Don Scarletti. She had sworn no man would command her, had thought her gift of healing set her apart, but his was the right to choose a bride from among his people. And he had chosen her.
Compelled by duty, drawn by desire, she gave her body into his keeping, and prayed the powerful, tormented Don would be her heart's destiny, and not her soul's demise.
Nicolette is a free spirit with a secret. She was born with the gift of healing and knowing when somebody needed her.The villagers depend on her healing skills and rally around her to keep her hid from outsiders. They know Nicolette could be burned as a witch, otherwise. Don Giovanni, the dark brooding aristocrat, wants Nicolette the first time he sees her. Though his family lives under a curse that all of their women will die, he is determined to make Nicolette his bride.
I don't believe in giving too much information in a review so I won't say what happens between them. The book is very atmospheric with the castle and it's sinister wall carvings, the brothers and grandfather who have all lost their wives, and last but not least, the hero with his own gift. One thing I liked about the hero is he was arrogant, but not overly so. He had a soft, gentle side that overshadowed his arrogance, at least to me. I hate heros who are overly arrogant simply because they are men.
This was my first book by this author and I am looking forward to reading Dark Prince, another book I have by her.
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