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Red Adam's Lady Paperback – 27 Dec 1979

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Fontana; n.e. edition (27 Dec. 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006157610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006157618
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,753,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gorgeous on 14 July 2012
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Grace Ingram has written a pacey novel here - I love her use of words, quite unusual in her writing in that a few chosen words throw a whole scene in one's mind.
I do wish she had written many more books but this one is the best and I can highly recommend it. It stands head and shoulders above all the trash that has been written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By evietee on 17 Aug. 2009
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I found this book in the library too many years ago and loved it. I never forgot it so went to find it a couple of years ago and it had been sold off! Ahhh! Found it on Amazon and bought the paperback version for a great price and throughly enjoyed reading it again. The story has been outlined very well in the previous review. If you like this type of novel you will love this book! You will adore Red Adam and Julitta. Wish the author had written a sequel.
Her other book by the way is nothing like this one, and not as good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Misfit TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 April 2008
Format: Paperback
Lady Julitta is mistaken for a peasant and is accosted by a drunken "Red" Adam de Lorismond, the new lord of Brentborough. Adam takes Julitta back to his keep bent on rape, but the ever resourceful Julitta knocks him out with a stool and when he's sober Adam marries her to assuage her damaged honor. Julitta is none too thrilled with the match, but sparks soon fly between the two as Julitta's uncle Lord William and his cronies conspire to support young Henry in his plan to oust his father Henry II and rule England instead. Julitta also soon finds her hands full with a castle and mutinous servants allowed to run to ruin by the previous lord of Brentborough (Adam's uncle), a thieving seneschal, invading armies of Scots, a perilous climb down ocean cliffs, a mysterious death or two and more as "Red" Adam and his lady banter their way through it all to find true love in the end.

While I very much enjoyed this book, at times it was a bit too busy and fast paced for my tastes. At times I lost track of who was who when characters from the first part of the book returned back to the story and the author didn't provide enough background to refresh my memory, and I got lost more than once until I fell back into the groove. A cast of characters and their various names and titles would have helped quite a bit and enhanced my appreciation of the story. That said, it was a highly enjoyable romp through the 12th century and a very entertaining read. I see from the current selling price the book is quite rare, but if you are lucky as I was to find it at your library it's worth taking the time to check this one out.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
A Perfect Romantic Historical 14 Jun. 2001
By M. Allegra - Published on
Format: Hardcover
It seems cruel to review this book because you can't get it anymore. My old copy is held together with rubber bands. I liked everything about it. All the characters were wonderful; the history was accurate; the mystery and intrigue were mysterious and intriguing. The secondary characters were almost better than the main characters. Good wasn't always pretty and Evil was evil with reasons and, sometimes, even strengths. You could hiss the villians and cheer the good guys but you knew that these people lived and you mourned and rejoiced with them. When the hero finally wins his lady's love, it's a timeless moment. Her love is an achievement...not a casual tumble in the normal historical bodice ripper. My only complaint about this book was it was too short and there's never been a sequel. If you can find a copy, read it - you'll love it.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
One of the best, most endearing medieval romances written! 26 Jun. 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the best, most beautiful romances I've ever read. Julitta is forced to marry Red Adam, a young man who recently has inherited not just a ramshackle castle but a raft of problems that will shake the world of this young couple as they learn to trust and love only each other. It is one of the few books that not only has a wonderful plot, but also quality writing, humor, real emotions, and historical accuracy (how many romances have a footnote explaining lye?). This book is the reason I married my own redhead! Your reading pleasure is guaranteed not only by a women who has read many romance novels but is a history buff with a Masters degree from the University of Chicago!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great 11 Nov. 2007
By marian - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I am thrilled to see others know how good this book is! I read this years ago and kept the copy for a long time. Then because I was crazy I got rid of my copy. I kept thinking about it though and a few years ago paid about 40 dollars for a used copy. Money well spent! I read this book at least once a year and enjoy it every time. I keep hoping it will be reprinted so more people can enjoy reading about Adam and Julitta. There is something romantic about a man literally having some sense knocked into him. Unlike so many romances of the time that had the love interest fight each other to the end then suddenly they are in love, Ms. Ingram gradually brings Julitta from dislike, to grudging respect, friendship and then love. All this while the Scots are over the border, there is disloyalty in the household and treason is afoot. This it a great read!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Not your usual "bodice ripper" 18 Feb. 2006
By J. Moore - Published on
A historical novel of the days following the Norman Conquest of William in 1066. Red Adam is back from the wars to reclaim his castle. By his side is the woman he wed but did not bed after he kidnapped her one night in a drunken state. Between the two of them they build a life and discover love while fighting demons from the past, wandering soldiers-of-fortune, and mostly each other.

This book does not gloss over history. One can feel the cold of a castle with rushes on the floor and fleas in the beds. The characters are well-drawn and there are no sex scenes. When Adam does bed his lady, it is out of mutual love and respect and the details are left to our own imaginations.

Red Adam is a character all women will love, but he definitely has met his match.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The benchmark in historical romance! 13 Jun. 2004
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The best historical romance ever written. This book was the first 'romance' book I read. I bought it in the summer of 1974 as a beach read. Little did I know that it would spark a love of all romance novels that lasts to this day. I read this book once a year, and it never fails to deliver!
This book has everything! Mistaken identity, nasty family members, a rogue hero, a feisty heroine, villainy, intrigue, marauding hordes all set against the backdrop of feudal England. And must not forget a love story for the ages. This is one for every hopeful romantic!
If you ever come across this gem, buy it! You won't be sorry.
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