- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2620 KB
- Print Length: 356 pages
- Publisher: Hawkley Books; 2 edition (7 July 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003X4KW6C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #237,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Silken Threads (Lords of Conquest) Kindle Edition
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I have no idea how factually correct this author is about the way women were treated at that time but I felt that the way she described things was believable and consistent.
And for me, he may not have had a large part in the story but Thomas was the real hero of the day. I loved the way the author included him in the storyline this way.
However I do agree that a) it is very strange that people living in London in the 12th century speak very modern American slang and b) this was not proof read correctly.
Finally I was surprised that a reviewer and the author herself billed this as inspired by Hitchcock's film Rear Window. Sorry - as far as I am concerned the link is so weak that I didn't even make the faintest connection until they mentioned it. And it certainly does not have the suspense or tension that the film did.
An enjoyable read, and I'll read more of this author - unlike some of the freebies around, she's worth reading.
The book is also interspersed with interesting characters. Adam the urchin with a mystery of his own, Thomas the leper, Joanna's brother Hugh (apparently he has his own book in the sequel The Sun and the Moon), and most especially Joanna's cats. I loved the touch the author put in about the one cat who was always afraid of males, but came to be "best pals" with Graeham. The author also keeps you guessing on a few plot twists, although like another reviewer I felt one of them was a bit hard to swallow. I also felt that Graeham was a bit too, well, um, athletic in the bedroom for one with splints on his healing broken leg.
The Rear Window twist was a refreshing change from your standard historical romance and the period details felt more authentic than you see in most books of this genre as well. My minor quibbles aside, this book was very engaging while I was reading it, but I didn't find it sticking with me long after reading it, nor wanting to go back and reread a few favorite parts as I usually do with my favorite romances. 3.5 stars rounded up to four.
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