The Defiant Bride is an outstanding historical romance by Leslie Hachtel. This was my first book by this author, but won’t be my last. Ms Hachtel has given us a well-written book. Her characters are amazing and my favorite part of the book. Dariana and William’s story is packed with drama, action, suspense, sizzle and a bit of humor. I totally enjoyed reading The Defiant Bride and look forward to my next book by Leslie Hachtel. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.