This novel tells the story of Magnus, a Crusader back from the Crusades, horribly beaten and downtrodden in spirit, and of Elfrida, a talented forest witch, and the trials which bring them together. Elfrida is caretaker for her sister, Christina, and when Christina is abducted, along with other innocent women, a call goes out to knights to help, and Magnus answers the call. Magnus and Elfrida have fierce battles of will, each one learning to work with the other, and to know and learn the others talents in order to stop the abductor and rescue the three women who have been taken. Through the trials they face together, they must learn to trust each other, and to rely on each other, or the stolen women would not be saved. Ultimately, they will learn to play their skills off of each other to their best advantage, and will trust and learn to love, in spite of their differences.
The novel is very exquisitely written, showing great depth of character and a well thought out plot line. The characters themselves are gorgeously written and vivid, making them seem almost lifelike in spots. The Snow Bride is a fantastic story for romance lovers everywhere.
She is Beauty, but is he the Beast? Elfrida, spirited, caring, and beautiful, is also alone. She is the "witch of the woods," and no man dares to ask for her hand in marriage until a beast comes stalking brides and steals away her sister. Desperate, the lovely Elfrida offers herself as a sacrifice, as bridal bait, and she is seized by a man with fearful scars. Is he the beast? In the depths of a frozen midwinter, in the heart of the woodland, Sir Magnus, battle-hardened knight of the Crusades, searches ceaselessly for three missing brides, pitting his wits and weapons against a nameless stalker of the snowy forest. Disfigured and hideously scarred, Magnus has finished with love, he thinks, until he rescues a fourth "bride," the beautiful, red-haired Elfrida, whose innocent touch ignites in him a fierce passion that satisfies his deepest yearnings and darkest desires.