- 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: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,560 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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Top Customer Reviews
An enjoyable read, and I'll read more of this author - unlike some of the freebies around, she's worth reading.
Our hero, bastard Graeheme Fox, is on a mission - a mission that will garner him an estate and a beautiful wife, Phillipa. But first Graeheme must rescue Phillipa's twin sister, Ada, from her horrible marriage to an unscrupulous man, Rolf le Fever. Graeheme has traveled from France to England to retrieve Ada. Being a man of arms, accustomed to fighting, he's confident and deals very effectively with le Fever without raising a fist. When, Le Fever balks at letting his wife go, then we learn why the "Fox" suits Graeheme, for indeed he handles le Fever like an expert, using blackmail to silence his fury. I was truly dialed into the story from the beginning.
In my opinion, the storyline went downhill after the first couple of chapters. Graeheme departs after telling le Fever to have Ada ready to leave on the following day. However, when he returns to get Ada, he's set upon by three men intent on killing him. They don't succeed, but they smash his leg to the point he's unable to attend to his business. He's rescued by a gentleman, Hugh of Wexford, who takes Graeheme to Hugh's sister's home to recuperate - the lovely Joanna who is a local tradeswoman.
What follows next is what I found boring. Graeheme is housebound for weeks with nothing much to do but stare out the windows of Joanna's home while his leg heals. Joanna lives in near poverty and she's glad to have Graeheme as a temporary tenant after he pays her enough funds to see her through for several months of living.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was very hard to put down, lots of little twists and turns. A good good mystery story with a flavour of the times and of course a happy endingPublished 5 months ago by K.D
A medieval Rear Window it is a love story about a knight who has come to pick up an abused wife for her father's safety. Read morePublished 5 months ago by anita hargreaves
couldn't put this down first of patricia ryan books i have read and definitely wont be the last, loved itPublished on 19 Mar. 2015 by alice-maude
Easy to pick up and put down without losing the thread. A good read for this type of novel.Published on 5 Mar. 2015 by chaz
Very predictable, no real suspense and certainly not a thriller. In places I thought it was so drawn out it became boring. NOT a keeper.Published on 30 July 2014 by limousinlass
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book didn't want to put it down,looking forward to the next one. recommend this book to read....Published on 3 May 2014 by Twinkle D
i got halfway before i gave up reading it was just soooo boring i kept thinking something is gonna happen but it wouldnt.Published on 18 Jan. 2014 by Kindle Customer
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