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Candle in the Window: Castles #1 (Medieval)

Candle in the Window: Castles #1 (Medieval) [Kindle Edition]

Christina Dodd
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"A very special romance -- original, beautiful, compassionate..."-- "Romantic Times"

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Lady Saura of Roget lives a lonely life of servitude—her fortune controlled by her cruel, unscrupulous stepfather. Yet it is she who has been called upon to brighten the days of Sir William of Miraval, a proud and noble knight who once swore to live or perish by the sword . . . until his world was engulfed in agonizing darkness. Summoned to Sir William's castle, the raven-haired innocent is soon overcome by desire and love for the magnificent, golden warrior who has quickly laid siege to her heart.

But there is grave danger awaiting them both just beyond the castle walls . . . and a dear and deadly price to be paid for surrendering to a fiery, all-consuming love.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 324 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061040266
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (13 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #204,147 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ha! It took ten years, two children and three completed manuscripts before her first novel, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, was published to great acclaim. In the years since, she has enjoyed writing witty, emotional novels for every reader: suspense, historical romances, paranormal romances, romantic suspense. Her stories have been translated into 25 languages, won the prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Christina Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle (11/18/05, # 13 Down: Romance Novelist named Christina.) Publishers Weekly praises her style that 'showcases Dodd's easy, addictive charm and steamy storytelling.' With more than fifteen million of her books in print, her legions of fans always know that when they pick up a Christina Dodd book, they know they've found a story "For the wild at heart!"

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
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I really liked this book which tells the story of William and Saura. Lord William becomes blind as a result of a blow to the head. His father, hoping to cure him of his depression at his loss of sight, gets Lady Saura to come to their keep and become chatelain. The twist is that Saura is blind and has been from birth - a fact William doesn't know - she is also beautiful and young ... not an old nun as he imagines her to be. As the story developes, the two come together and William starts to come to terms with his handicap, but there is an enemy in their midst who takes advantage of their blindness to confuse them as to which one of William's friends is friend and which is foe.
I won't spoil the story by going into more detail, suffice it to say that I have all Christina Dodd's books and I have never been disappointed with any of them. She is my favourite writer and this is one of her books that I have read over and over. Definitely a keeper!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed it, I could not put it down 25 Jun 2014
By Thorpie
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Fabulous book, I thoroughly enjoyed it, I could not put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Romance,Great Characters!!! 22 Oct 1999
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I really enjoyed this Great Book. I think it is one of Ms.Dodd's Greatest works. Lady Saura is a Couragous woman who overcomes the handicap of Blindness and finds a way to help someone else(Sir William of Miraval) do the same. I thought it was touching and funny when William was kissing all the girls in the castle trying to find the one he kissed and fell for in the bath. When William(who's eyesight was lost from injury) regains his sight suddenly, he cries when he realizes Lady Saura his beloved is blind. These Characters have lots of depth. You will laugh and cry , but most important of all this book is a KEEPER!! Worth your Money!!!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK IS A KEEPER! 5 July 2000
By Nicole Miale - Published on
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I LOVED this book! It was well-researched, well-written, DIFFERENT, and so moving that I actually cried in places. Kudos to Christina Dodd for giving herself a tough assignment (a medieval heroine with a disability) and turning it into a story of romance, passion and tenderness. I have read other books by Ms. Dodd and enjoyed them, but this is BY FAR the best of them all. THANK YOU!
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!!! Five Stars should be Platinum 18 Aug 2002
By M. Rondeau - Published on
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I have read just about all of Dodd's books but this story is wonderful. Lady Saura of Roget is breathtakenly beautiful, wealthy, intelligent, and living a live of servitude to the stepfather who controls her life. All this, and she is blind as well. She has been summoned to the castle of William of Miraval by his father Lord Peter. This magnificent Knight, Lord William, had been struck down in battle and now was blind.
Who better, to lead William back from the depths of his depression than another blind person, one who could teach him how to deal with his affliction. Saura was brought to William thinking that she was an elderly housekeeper for the castle, and the ruse kept up for quite a while as she slowly tore down the walls, William built around himself. Half way into the book, William does regain his sight, then he must do the healing, and the earning of Saura's trust as he becomes enraptured with this beautiful maiden as treachery abounds as a madman seeks to destroy both William and Saura. Exciting, and breath stopping suspense!
As usual for a Dodd historical, the passion and love scenes are hot. The secondary characters are a delight right down to the faithful dog, Bula! Fabulous story - I highly recommend this story to all and definitely a keeper.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it's a good book 26 July 2004
By T. Douglas - Published on
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I really loved this book. I was disapointed how easy it is to identify the villian because that's usually the best part of her books but overall it was good. The main characters are likeable and the story was heart warming because it delt with overcoming a handicap. Like other reviewers I concur that it's easier to see this is her earlier work but the true Christina Dodd fans see how far she's come in ten years. I have read all but three of her books and I've never been disappointed.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One to read again and again! 14 April 2000
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I loved this book! Saura was such a strong woman who didn't just sit back due to her blindness. I loved it when she would put him in his place while he was blind,feeling sorry for himself and acting like a spoiled brat. The tenderness he showed her when he recovered her sight was so touching. I just happened to pick up this book at a store one day and now I have read it twice. It is one I will read whenever I want to be uplifted!
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