Lord of Dunkeathe (Silhouette Shipping Cycle) Mass Market Paperback – 22 Oct 2005
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Margaret Moore actually began her writing career at the age of eight, when she and a friend would make up stories together. She also loved to read and many years later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. After reading a romance by Kathleen Woodiwiss, Margaret took a course in popular fiction writing and through that, found Romance Writers of America. Three years later, in 1991, she sold her first historical romance. And the rest, as they say, is history!
Top Customer Reviews
But I was delightfully suprised that it is not bad at all. Of course, it is not depicted in the heavy described old Scotland, but it is just a light reading on the romance. The heroine is a confident woman, and the hero is not too 'tortured' as to be cold to her. They were attracted from beginning, and he did not deny his attraction to her. I wished though, at the end, there was some dramatic refusal for marriage from her side, rather than accepting it whole heartedly. A retribution epilouge as to how the pair rebuilds the wealth at the estate would be nice.
Anyway, it is not Georgette Heyer, not even Julia Quinn, Mary Baligh, Katherine Kingsley, Gaelen Foley, but much better than the old M&B cliched writings 20 years ago.
I don't need to tell the story, just read the other reviewer for an idea and know that it is really worthy of a read.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Nicholas is attracted to the brave kindhearted Riona and relishes the idea she is Scottish because he needs a ticket to gain friends; however she has no dowry so he knows nothing can come of this. As he observes the women, several are brainless; some are haughty; while a few do not want to wed him. All except perhaps Riona knows the abusive price of failure from their male protector. Only Riona interests him and he her, but both realizes he can not choose an impoverished bride.
LORD OF DUNKEATHE is a fine fifteenth century romance that provides glimpses and hints of how women are less than cattle amidst the aristocracy. Readers will agree with Nicholas that the heroine is so perfect, she must be hiding something. The real rivals lack substance so that no true competition occurs. Still Nicholas is a captivating lead male hunk and Riona a delightful charmer so that fans of the sub-genre will enjoy this solid tale, but wonder what could have been if talented Margaret Moore broke out of the box into more of a historical plight of the female tale.
Lady Riona was from a good family, but not one of the richest. Her chances of being chosen by the Lord of Dunkeathe were slim in her eyes. Her Uncle Fergus thought differently, and insisted she attend anyway. Despite the odds against her she gives her best without compromising anything.
Ms. Moore weaves an exciting tale full of romance and emotion that will be hard for me to forget. The characters are very much alive and very true to human emotion. This was an amazing read!
by Margaret Moore
Reviewer: Pamela Ackerson (author -- Home of the Braves trilogy)
Once in a while I like to pick up Medieval Romances and I believe I have found another favorite author. Margaret Moore doesn't just write, she weaves a tale that draws you into the story as if you are involved in the lives of her characters. She goes beyond the reader's dreams and makes her characters real people, with real personalities that you can relate to because -- you know someone like that! You cheer when the bad guy doesn't win and the knight in shining armor prevails. I am looking forward to more medieval romances from this author.