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Lady in White Mass Market Paperback – 1 Oct 1999

4.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451407725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451407726
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.4 x 17.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,817,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is one thing that earns an author a guaranteed 1 star and that is lazy research.

I love historical novels, particularly about early medieval and slightly later England. The problem with this one is twofold. For one, the historical background is very shaky and not particularly well researched. The author doesn't flesh out the scenery in a way that ordinary life ist just - there. It feels more like having to insert enough historical 'stuff' to make it feel historical. Unfortunately all this approach shows is the lack of in-depth knowledge of the period. I prefer novels where the tapestry of the background is so effortless that I don't even notice the author is weaving it.

The other problem with this book - and that I simply cannot get over - is the completely inept use of language. Just sticking a few archaic sounding words into conversations and descriptions doesn't make the novel authentic. Unfortunately, neither the author nor the editor seem to be familiar with even the most basic research facilities (in this case the Oxford English Dictionary and Wikipedia) where one simple click reveals numerous words in conversations that were not even invented until much later than the time Domning is using them in. Nobody 'sprints' in 12th century England, nor are there 'yokels'. And 'doublets' are short padded jackets worn by men, not women.
As irritating as this rather insulting lack of research (insulting for the reader because the author is asking me to spend precious time on her work) might be, I find the characters flat and not very engaging. Their moods change erratically and their over the top reactions remind me of the stereotyped melodrama of American soap operas rather than of real people.

If you are interested in good historical fiction about medieval England, try Elizabeth Chadwick's novel.
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I have only recently discovered Denise Domning and am glad I did. I have read the "Seasons" books over the past couple of weeks and this is what brought me to this book. I was not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was made all the more enjoyable with the inclusion of factual details of the time. A good old fashioned story allowing you to escape from everything around you.
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Lady In White is another fantastic read from Denise Domning.

The Queen wants Belle to remarry. Belle would like nothing more than to refuse, but to refuse the Queen is not a good option and so Belle becomes a pawn in a power game.

Secret love, betrayal, honor and a haunting, this story has it all. Denise Domning creates another fantastic piece of reading that captivates and transports it's reader to another time and place.

I highly recommend this book and any historical romance that this author has penned, they are well worth the read.
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I like historical novels and recently found Denise Domning. Her characters are very believable and her stories come to life as she portrays the scenes, sounds and people vividly. You can be transported there
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I really liked this book - particularly the love story between the secondary characters - quite emotional. This is the second book I have read by this author and would happily read more.

Characters are given time to develop. Also get a real feel for the Elizabethan period and the various court intrigues.
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Good story pure escapism though predictable plot .not much historical fact but an easy read for lovers of historical romance
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I am officially converted to period drama/romance. Who would have thought I would enjoy the plots and schemes and prejudices of the ages and twist them in their head. Superbly written.loved it !
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