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The best of historical romantic literature.
on 3 January 2017
This writer is brilliant! I read books of all genres and yes this is a romantic novel. But that isn't all it is. The characters are so clearly drawn, you see them feel them, empathise. Even the less likable characters have depth and their reasoning is believable. The plot weaves itself around a turbulent time in history, the setting and historical turbulence of the time skilfully explored and described, enabling pictures to be conjured in the minds eye, losing the reader to a story of ,drama, thrills and romance. I read this novel many years ago. It is still one of my favourites. Some of miss Woodiwiss's novels are not worthy of her talent. Eg, the elusive flame. But this and others The Flame and the Flower, Shanna, So Worthy my love are well rounded wonderful reads. I just wish this novelist would be more prolific and all her books on par with this one