- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 973 KB
- Print Length: 480 pages
- Publisher: Zebra Books/Kensington (10 Nov. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004C43ILS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #770,268 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The other thing i didn't like was how paragraphs changed so abruptly.
It has put me off trying other books by this author.
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What I like about Horsman's romances is that they are richly detailed and give me that intense, "swept away" feeling that keeps me turning pages. I like her strong heroines (none of those whiny females!) There are times when the action she describes leaves you wondering where you are and what, exactly is happening, but it all comes together in the end. This was a good story and I can recommend it as a great read, the kind you curl up with on a rainy day.
This story is set in Switzerland in the late 15th century when the country was a loose confederation of independent small states called cantons. Charles the Bold, Lord of Lucerne, who came to power in 1467, is seeking to grow in power, but Bern sees this as a threat. In this story, our heroine, Lady Nichole Lucretia, Charles' sister and a great healer, is being forced by her brother to marry the Duke of Uri to gain Charles another army. Nichole judges the duke to be an unjust and cruel man, and loving her people and being a headstrong and intelligent young woman, she refuses. Charles imprisons her in an abbey to pressure her into complying but she isn't there long when Jonpaul the Terrible abducts her. Jonpaul is the hero of the Burgundy War, the leader of the Basel Alliance--and their enemy. The Alliance wants to thwart Charles' plans and they know defeating Nichole's marriage will further their goal for peace. Jonpaul takes Nichole to his castle where she tries to resist the man even as she seeks escape. Theirs is a relationship of great passion and great conflict, two strong personalities coming together.
This is a story with great history, great passion and great deception--deception that is believable when it comes from someone you love.
For those of you looking for more romance by Horsman, here the list:
PASSION FLOWER (1983)
CRIMSON RAPTURE (1986)
PASSION'S JOY (1987)
VIRGIN STAR (1993)
WITH ONE LOOK (1994)
MAGIC EMBRACE (1989)
FOREVER AND A LIFETIME (1990)
AWAKEN MY FIRE (1992)
A KISS IN THE NIGHT (1995)
THE ICE QUEEN (Christmas romance) (2010)
ILLICIT FLAMES (Romantic Suspense, 2010)
The story is set in Switzerland in the Middle Ages. The great knight Jon Paul the Terrible, enemy of her people captures Nicole the heroine, in order to prevent her from entering into a marriage that would increase the power of her brother therefore threatening the Swiss Alliance of states, to which Jon Paul belongs. As soon as Jon sees Nicole he falls in love with her and Nicole naively attempts to seduce him in order to escape, as a result Jon exacts his revenge by raping her.
Nicole grew up hearing horrific stories about Jon Paul when in fact it is her brother who is the evil one, Nicole continues to despise Jon unaware that she is being used by her brother as a pawn until he decides to offer Nicole's hand in marriage to Jon, planning to have him murdered afterwards in order to gain, through Nicole, control of Jon's territory.
Throughout most of the book Nicole tries to fight her growing attraction to Jon Paul who makes no secret of his intense desire for her. There is a lot more to the story than that but what I liked most about it was how beautifully written it is. You really do get swept away by it, and I got very attached to all the characters. In my mind this is a proper romance and I definitely recommend it. Well done Jennifer Horsman !!!
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