- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1969 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: Open Road Media Romance (19 Feb. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B7UNXUG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #278,158 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Miracle at St. Bruno's (The Daughters of England Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Maybe my perception of historical romance has altered with the passage of time, as sadly for me the appeal seems to have been lost. Overall, I found the story rather laboured, with little really happening for the first third of the story. However, there is no denying that the book has been well researched, and to some extent manages to capture the heady and challenging days of Tudor England, with some unexpected twists and turns in the story, which add interest.
A nice story if you haven't read the series before.
"Lord of the Far Island", "Mistress of Mellyn", "Bride of Pendorric" and "Devil on Horseback" were similarly satisfying reads, but for me the "Daughters of England" series of books (ca. 20 volumes) is unsurpassed.
Victoria Holt wrote "Daughters of England" under her Philippa Carr pseudonym. Volume one (Miracle at St. Bruno's) starts in the 1500's (the closing of the monasteries) and follows the same family through many generations into the 20th century. The first 5 or 6 sequels are especially good and unpredictable!
Having read some Victoria Holt novels, over the years, I picked up another one of her pseudonyms. The big difference in this from the Holt titles is the lack of romance and the definite emphasis on sex. That's not to say this is packed with descriptions of explicit sex, it isn't. The heroine's virtue is challenged all the time especially by her stepfather, which lends the book a slightly more adult emphasis. The main story of her relationship with the human miracle of St Bruno provides the book with a fairly creepy climax, as she uncovers the truth about him.
So, an enjoyable fast paced read to pass the time. Off-beat enough to be more diverting than a bog-standard historical romance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book many years ago, and still found it enjoyable and intriguing I shall now continue to read the rest of the books. 5 star rating givenPublished on 26 Jan. 2014 by Margaret jarvis