Historical Romance, Sensual: Historical
March 7, 2000
Available in: Paperback
Bestselling author Bertrice Small has enchanted readers with her lushly detailed historical romances. Now she brings us Bedazzled , the second book in her enthralling Skye's Legacy, and the sweeping story of Jasmine's eldest daughter, a 17th century heiress destined to find love in an unlikely place.
Lovely and headstrong, Lady India Lindley is accustomed to having her own way in everything. Determined to elope with a peer whose name has been blackened by his murderous brother, she boards a ship bound for Italy with her intended. But when the vessel is taken captive by Ottoman pirates, the independent beauty becomes a slave to Caynan Reis, ruler of the Barbary state of El Sinut—and a mysterious man with a secret past.
India doesn't expect to fall in love with this infuriating man whose will is as strong as hers—but she does. Nor does she expect that a revolt by Istanbul's powerful Janissaries will tear her from his arms. Sent back to Scotland heartbroken, India is married off to a stranger. And yet fate has a different plan for the proud beauty...one that will become a lesson in the startling power to wed two hearts for life.
Born in Manhattan, Bertrice Small has lived on eastern Long Island for 26 years, and she loves it! She is a Sagittarian, married to a Pisces, with an Aries son. Her greatest passions are her family; Pookie, Honeybun, and Finnegan, the family cats; Nicki, the ederly cockatiel who whistles the NY Mets charge call; her garden; her work, and just life in general.
She is the author of 31 novels of Historical Romance including THE KADIN (pronounced Kah-deen), and the beloved series "The O'Malley Saga" and "Skye's Legacy". A New York Times bestselling author, she has also appeared on other best-seller lists including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and the L.A. Times. She is the recipient of numerous awards including Best Historical Romance; Outstanding Historical Romance Series; Career Achievement for Historical Fantasy; and several Reviewers Choice awards from Romantic Times. She has a "Silver Pen" from Affair De Couer, and an Honorable Mention from The West Coast Review of Books.
Bertrice Small is a member of The Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, and PASIC. She is also a member of RWA's Long Island chapter, L.I.R.W., and is its easternmost member.