Books come and book go, and often a month later if someone asks you want it was about, you would go ....hum, well...NOT with any book from fresh voiced Lynsay Sands! She is THE up and coming writer in the Romance Field to watch.
Always is tender, funny and witty romp, that leaves the reader HOWLING OUTLOUD. I NEVER read Lynsay in public for when the laughter bubbles out people turn and stare. Few writers have the power to make me laugh out loud.
She broke into the romance world with a bang with The Deed, and has proven with such great books as The Switch, Lady Pirate and The Key that she can do it again and again with her newest Bliss and the just coming out in US The Reluctant Reformer. Her style is fluid, her voice so natural, and there is no one else like her around. Her books are warm, intelligent and with a ton of humour. When I am reading anything by Lynsay, I am always smiling or laughing outloud!! So many times when someone tries the light touch with historical, their heroine comes out like an idiot. Lynsay deftly walks that fine line between jest and joke, with intelligent resourceful characters that often do silly things - but for good reasons! Most especially, her books are never contrived.
In Always, her Rosamunde is a gently raised bastard daughter of King Henry, and just before his death he arranges a marriage for her to Alric. He is coming off a bad engagement and has little trust for women, but sees no choice in the forced marriage. While Rosamunde is not totally against the idea of a husband, she brings a vast lacking in knowledge to the marriage bed due to the concepts instilled in her by the nuns . Rosemunde is an adorable, charming, witty character and one you will long remember. I read a lot, so often books tend to blur together. Years from now I will think of Rosamunde and remember her well!
An Absolute for Romance fans!