by Sandy HusebyMay, 1998
Prepare to have your breath taken away as you step back into the world of Cornish castles and haints, and one tormented man, in The Bride Finder by Susan Carroll. Anatole Fitzleger's isolation comes to an abrupt end when he turns to the Bride Finder, a man endowed with the power to find the woman destined to marry Anatole. That woman is Madeline Breton. Upon her arrival to Castle Leger, the marriage ceremony is quickly arranged. Anatole, however, remains a remote mystery to Madeline. Rejected by his own parents, he believes that if Madeline learns the secrets of the Fitzleger family and Castle Leger, she will reject him, too.
The Bride Finder is a compelling and evocative combination of the shadowy mysteries of both the heart and place.
Reviewed by Sandy Huseby.