The Marriage Price by Alma Katsu

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DREAMS CAN COME TRUE—BUT THE PRICE IS STEEP in this short story from THE TAKER saga

Evangeline McDougal is the luckiest girl in St. Andrew, Maine. She’s to wed Jonathan St. Andrew, eldest son of the town’s founder and heir to the timber business that has made the St. Andrews one of the wealthiest families in the state.

Nor does it hurt that her bridegroom is so very handsome. Irresistible, in fact. And when rumors fly about her husband-to-be and several of the other girls in town. . . . What is Evangeline to think? There is a price to pay for her marriage to Jonathan, but surely it is worth the cost.

Isn’t it?

(Note: This story is intended for mature readers)

PRAISE FOR THE TAKER, a BOOKLIST Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011:

"Readers won't be able to tear their eyes away from Katsu's mesmerizing tale." 
 —Booklist starred review

“Twilight for grown-ups” – Cosmo UK

“I loved the multi-tapestried feel of these novels – it’s an utterly readable blend of supernatural-powered fantasy, historical fiction, and existential horror… Highly recommended for readers who enjoy novels like A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.” – Paul Goat Allen, science fiction/fantasy critic

“Enticing, sensual beyond any other novel read in years within this genre, and thrilling...The Taker is recommended for any reader who wishes to lose him/herself in a strong historical horror tale that transcends the genre with ease.” – Horror World
 

About Alma Katsu

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Published July 18, 2012 by Melancholy Press. 11 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance. Fiction

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