Avon Books presents a gorgeous new look for one of "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author Lynsay Sands' classic, fan-favorite historical romances.--This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
The characters in Lynsay's books are strong individuals, both the males and females. But she also makes them very realistic and clever. The females are independant, but still emotional and caring. Although this book is hillarious the characters are never stupid, which makes her novels different from many others! She has her own way of mixing history, romance, humour and realism that works wonderfully and I'm very impressed with the works I've read by her so far! Can't wait to read more!!
I love this book, it's such a great read. Wonderful entertainment if you love romance novels or rarely read them. Filled with humor and strong minded characters makes it a huge hit. I don't know how many times I laughed out loud because of certain scenes or comments, it's a howl!!
I highly recommend this book to everyone. One of the best books I've read actually. Lynsay is a brilliant writer!!
Sands really seems to enjoy writing her books, and they are certainly a pleasure to read. Both Willa and Hugh get into some funny, embarrassing and agonising situations in the course of the book, and this is classic Sands. The mystery of the book is to find out who Willa really is, and who would want to kill her, but although this is the action of the piece it is not exactly rocket science to work out.
If you already like Sands writing, buy this book because it is a fine example. If you like medieval tales withough too much contact with court life, light romance with a comic touch and again a very light mystery, you'll enjoy this book. If you like to be able to read a book in a long afternoon whilst sitting in a bay window as raindrops meander lazily down the window, this is a story for you. It won't have you pondering on the deeper message, but it will leave you with a smile on your face.
Hugh is the new 5th Earl of Hillcrest, the Earldom coming through to
him upon his uncle's death. The only provision he must meet is his
uncles request he marry Willa. Hugh presumed the girl who lives
in the cottage with the local witch, to be the biblow daughter of his
uncle and he is insulted his uncle tried to force such a match.
And, being typically male, he insults Willa by informing
he has no wish to marry the illegitimate daughter of his uncle.
To his horror, he later learn he does not have to marry Willa if
he does not want, and he will still be Earl of Hillcrest - just all
the money goes with Willa. No marriage, no money to run the
vast estate. Hugh has none of his own, since my father lost
their family fortunate a decade earlier, so in order to keep
Hillcrest he must marry Willa.
But then, Hugh is finding that option less repugnant as
time passes, for Willa is a beautiful young woman with a heart
gold. Hugh must quickly earn her hand in marriage in order
to save all. This task is complicated by the preditions of the
witch, who tells Willa if she does not hold out until Hugh
crawls on his belly to her, though they wed, Hugh will be
murdered within a month. She holds out and thinks
all will be well, but the witch warns there are many
evil forces at work that could see either of them dead.
Hugh at first scoffs at this, but soon learns there is a very
reall threat to Willa's life. The witch has warned he must
unravel the riddle of who Willa really is before an old
enemy could strike to destroy them both.
This book is another tour de force for Lynsay Sands, showing
a stronger side in the story line than in pervious works. Oh,
the trademark laugh out loud humour is this there - with such
wonderfully witty results, showing Lynsay's skill with storyteller
just grows better and better.
I think this is her best book to date...
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