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Not one of my favourite books.,
This review is from: The Marriage Bed (Leisure Historical Romance) (Leisure historical romance) (Mass Market Paperback)
This book is the first that I have read by Claudia Dain, unfortunately I must admit that I was not overly impressed. The story is set in the 12th. Century and concerns a knight (Richard) who becomes a monk to avoid temptation, he is then forced by certain circumstances to wed a woman (Lady Isabel) who he had accepted could never be his. I felt that the character of Lady Isabel was rather shallow and selfish and I could not understand how Richard who is really very Godly and good, but believes himself a sinner, could have eventually loved her. Admittedly she did redeem herself towards the end of the story, but it took a long time coming. The story unwound very slowly and I did struggle to reach the end of the book. However I will try other books by this author, I don't believe it is fair to make a judgement about her after reading only one of her books.
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