Linda Needham is a romance novelist whose works take us into medieval times. On the northwestern coast of England in the year 1351, the tale of The Maiden Bride elegantly unfolds. Lady Eleanor and her travelling companions have finally reached the ruined castle, Faulkhurst, ancestral home of her deceased husband, William Bayard. Their marriage was arranged. She had never met him, but he was reputed to be a vicious warlord. Once inside the castle, Eleanor is confronted by a dark masculine figure who warns her to leave immediately. Incensed, yet strangely drawn to this muscular, unshaven brute, Eleanor stands firm in her resolve to claim Faulkhurst as her rightful home. As passions flair, Eleanor opens this secretive man's heart and teaches him to love. Steven Crossley's bold, yet sensuous narration, ensures an enticing listen.