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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Medieval love by an author who makes the era sing
Because of her lameness, Seana has always been considered a witch to be shunned by her peers. As an adult all she wants out of life is to marry Broc Ceannifionn, the one person when they were children, who wiped away her tears.
Broc is uninterested in Seana, so she turns to his best friend, Scotia's worst rogue, Colin Mac Brodie, for help. As a child, Seana...
Published on 25 Nov 1998

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1.0 out of 5 stars Meandering story, poorly-developed secondary plots
ON BENDED KNEE is almost completely lacking in story. It spends far too much time in the heads of the protagonists as they rehash the same thoughts over and over again: Colin thinking how brave, strong and stubborn Seana is; Seana thinking what a heart breaking rogue Colin is. Yeah, I got it the first time. And while Crosby makes lame attempts to convince the reader...
Published on 19 Aug 1999


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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Medieval love by an author who makes the era sing, 25 Nov 1998
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Because of her lameness, Seana has always been considered a witch to be shunned by her peers. As an adult all she wants out of life is to marry Broc Ceannifionn, the one person when they were children, who wiped away her tears.
Broc is uninterested in Seana, so she turns to his best friend, Scotia's worst rogue, Colin Mac Brodie, for help. As a child, Seana loved Colin, but his taunts broke her heart. Colin does not recognize the beautiful adult Seana, but finds himself in love with her. He cannot fathom why she wants Broc instead of him, but he intends to make her his intended. However, before he can place his own plan into motion, Colin and Seana have an unknown assailant from their past stalking them, one who seeks vengeance and if that includes killing the duo, so be it.
Medieval Scotland seems to come to life in the capable hands of the ultra-talented Tanya Anne Crosby. Her latest novel, ON BENDED KNEE, is a fabulous romance, filled with warm protagonists, a vile villain, and a well-designed story line that will electrify sub-genre fans. The return of old favorites from THE MACKINNIN'S BRIDE and LYON'S GIFT help propels the plot forward while adding to the fun and excitement. As expected, Ms. Crosby scribes another terrific tale of medieval love.

Harriet Klausner
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, 13 Feb 1999
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This was my first Crosby and I adored it. Buy this book, but first get MacKinnon's Bride and Lyon's Gift. Read all three in a weekend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed and I cried!, 27 Jan 1999
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Of all the romance novels I have read it is only the second I have laughed aloud and the first to make me cry. I cannot wait to read the other two previous stories she wrote about the characters I have already met!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Romantic Times Top Pick! 4 1/2 stars and K.I.S.S., 21 Dec 1998
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Says Romantic Times, "Readers will rejoice in Tanya Anne Crosby's latest treasure as they are united with beloved characters from The MACKINNON'S BRIDE and LYON'S GIFT. With the mesmerizing skill of a bard of old, Ms Crosby draws you into her tale, spinning a vibrant and lush tapestry. ON BENDED KNEE is another keeper from the talented Ms. Crosby."
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1.0 out of 5 stars Meandering story, poorly-developed secondary plots, 19 Aug 1999
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ON BENDED KNEE is almost completely lacking in story. It spends far too much time in the heads of the protagonists as they rehash the same thoughts over and over again: Colin thinking how brave, strong and stubborn Seana is; Seana thinking what a heart breaking rogue Colin is. Yeah, I got it the first time. And while Crosby makes lame attempts to convince the reader that these two people belong together, she drags in a subplot involving characters from THE MACKINNON'S BRIDE that completely lacks in tension and takes time away from Colin and Seana. Another beef: Crosby's horrible Scottish dialogue which lacks continuity and is so overdone as to be virtually unreadable at times. (For a good example of Scottish dialect, read Gabaldon.) Finally, for a romance novel there is surprisingly little sexual tension and the one and only consummated sex scene is interrupted by an out-of-place attempt at humor. If you want to read a decent romance set in medieval times, read anything by Patricia Ryan. Not a single aspect of Crosby's book makes it impossible to set at any other time in history.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Stinks, 4 Sep 1999
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I've enjoyed Crosby's books in the past. I tried to read this one on an airplane, and just couldn't get past the first 50 pages. It was, however, the only book I had with me, so rather than read the in-flight magazine, I tried again after my peanuts. Still, I couldn't get past the bad dialogue and the rather immature characters. Pass on this one.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I'm not Scottish. I don't understand Scottish accents well., 26 Feb 1999
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As a result, everything sounds total gibberish. I give up deciphering the conversations after page 50. I look at the nice artwork at the back page and sigh , "What a waste!"

Two stars for the story, or what I could make out of it. One star gets deducted for the annoying use of "kok".
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