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Captive Rose (Captive Brides Collection Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Miriam Minger
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Fall in love with the powerful Viking warriors and ruggedly handsome Crusader knights of Miriam Minger's CAPTIVE BRIDES COLLECTION: Twin Passions, Captive Rose, and The Pagan's Prize!

CAPTIVE ROSE - With the sheer strength of his muscular body, Crusader Guy de Warenne overpowered his captors and fled the hell-hole of the Syrian prison. Yet he couldn’t leave Damascus without rescuing the lovely violet-eyed “slave girl” who had saved his life by tenderly caring for his battle wounds. Never did he imagine that his damsel in distress would become a hot-blooded temptress who would torment his days and nights with every move of her innocent young form.

She is Leila, a raven-haired English beauty kidnapped in infancy, schooled in medicine by the wealthy physician who adopted her…and trained in the sensual delights of the harem. To Leila, the Crusader is a savage barbarian who ravaged her adopted homeland and ruthlessly carried her away to serve his own purposes. Yet, even in her fury, she is drawn to this man of unexpected tenderness and awakened to a raw, sensual power that will carry them both on a tumultuous journey into adventure, danger, and love.

***Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist for Best Historical Romance***

"Captive Rose is exotic, erotic, yet as delicate as a desert rose. Miriam Minger's most enticing romance to date." - Romantic Times

“Miriam Minger is a master storyteller who illustrates the full gamut of emotions felt by her characters. Emotions so strong that you are pulled into the pages and into their lives.” – Inside Romance

“With Miriam Minger, you’re assured of a good read!” - Heartland Critiques


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Ms. Minger transports you to medieval times with the turn of a page! Her characters are strong and independent with just the right touch of vulnerability. Ms. Minger is a wonderful choice for those who have never been introduced to the medieval romance or those hardened fans who demand the best. A brilliant work, a memorable read! Diane Potwin -- Literary Times

About the Author

Known and loved for her sensual stories that have captured the hearts of readers everywhere, Miriam Minger has earned rave reviews from Romantic Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and more who have praised her bestselling romance novels as "Brilliantly Imaginative," "A Marvelous Tapestry of Plots," and "Outstanding!" Miriam is also the author of an edge-of-your-seat "Absolute Gem of a Romantic Suspense Thriller!" RIPPED APART, and the fun Little Mike and Maddie series of children's picture books under her pen name, Miriam Aronson. Discover more about Miriam Minger's award-winning books at MiriamMinger.com.

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  • File Size: 995 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Walker Publishing (November 6, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BA5GV8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,102 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Miriam Minger writes a romance with wonderful descriptions of Damacus and England, along with two main characters who are interesting in their own right. If you like exotic locations and a hero who is not afraid to admit his feelings, this book is for you.
Guy, the hero is a prisoner in Damacus, Syria while fighting in the Crusades. He has been beaten and is being held for ransom. Lelia is a daughter of an English woman who was a slave and then became a third wife to an important healer/doctor. Eve, her mother came along with her English husband to Damacus who was killed. She was sold on the slave market but rescued by the man who she came to love. Lelia is practicing to become a doctor in Syria with her stepfather. She goes to the prison where Guy is and helps with his recovery.
Soon Guy is amazed by Lelia, apparantly an English woman who speaks English buts lives among the "infidels". He thinks she is a slave and when he escapes, he will help her do the same.
From this point their adventure begins, with Lelia hating Guy for what he has done. He has taken her away from the only place she has known, away from her mother (who helped Guy) and the fact that she is attracted to Guy doesn't help matters.
Guy also tries to deny his attraction, only wanting to help Lelia arrive safely in England and be delivered to her brother, who is also Guy's enemy.
Their attraction grows, which Lelia tries to deny, whereas Guy soon realizes he can't let her go.
The reader is taken on a journey along with watching lust and attraction turn into love.
The interaction between Guy and Lelia is enoyable and their love scenes and hot. A different type of romance novel awaits the reader with Captive Rose.

Katiebabs
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
From birth, Leila was raised in the harem of her stepfather Sinjar Al-Aziz, a famous physician of the East. She is as well trained in medical knowledge as in the sensual arts. She often accompanies her stepfather as he treats his patients and even assits him. All she dreams of is to be as good a physician in the East as her beloved stepfather and to marry Sinjar's son.
Crusader Guy de Warenne was a prisoner in Damascus. Leila is sent to heal him and he mistakes her for another Christian slave. Determined to escape, Leila's mother aids him if he would do as she asks: to take Leila with him back to England, to the brother she has never known, to her rightful heritage.
Guy gives his word to see Leila safely delivered to Roger Gervaise--her brother and his most treacherous enemy. Guy falls in love with Leila en route to England and vows to make her his.
There's so much love in this story you can actually feel it! Very moving! Fantastic!!!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it all it one sitting! Couldn't put it down! November 24, 2011
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Since other reviewers have written in depth descriptions of the story, I will not repeat them here, instead, I will write about my impressions. Ms. Minger brings the medieval world to life. Her descriptions of both Damascus and England are so detailed that one only has to close one's eyes to picture them clearly. The relationship between the crusader, and English daughter grows from one of antagonism to one of enduring romance. She is definitely no wilting violet, and doesn't just accept the situation. She fights for every concession she gets from the knight, and makes her own peace with the situation, always planning to return to Damascus in the end. The romance is believable, in that it doesn't just blossom overnight. I really, really enjoyed this medieval romance, and I think you will also. Very, very highly recommended!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Love the author but not this story August 21, 2011
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To me there was a lot missing from this story. from the very beginning I didn't see where the lead female leila needed saving. She was very happy with her life. She was respected and loved by her adopted father, yes she didn't love her bethrothed but cared for him, had her career yet her mother chose for her to be "saved" by the lead guy. I guess that's why from the get go it was hard to root for this couple.

Guy some how fell in love with her rather instantly - I'm not sure how or why...yes she saved his life but she wasn't even around to care for him the entire time he was locked up except for the last night...so guy "saves" her and of course she's not happy about this yet some how even as she's rightfully upset and rude to him he some how falls in love with her.

Now despite her right to upset there was just something about her to grated on my nerves, I think it was the childish way she acted--for someone who was a doctor she was very immature...

Now to the heart of my real issue with this book. I read in the past where the hero seduces the herione into sleeping together hell even blackmailing has been done where I still root for the guy and see where she can fall in love with him but their first tiime together for me was nothing more than rape. She didn't want to she let it be known to him she was saving herself for her fiance for when she finally got home and he just did what he wanted to (the fact that she drugged him was no excuse) even their wedding night, which again was forced was just not romantic at all.

I have loved this author's previous stories so don't misunderstand me, I will continue with her stories..this one just rubbed me the wrong way.

(only reason this didn't get one star from me was due to my love of the author)
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Published 8 months ago by STEPHANIE
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Omg! I knew there was a reason I love Historical romances - & Miriam is it. This was the best of the Captive Brides Collection thus far!!! Read more
Published 8 months ago by PrincessCut81
5.0 out of 5 stars Great historical fiction
Guy manages to escape from prison and he agrees to take Rose back to England with him. Rose doesn't want to go and over the course of the boom she fights him on it, but at the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by TBreakiron
4.0 out of 5 stars Captive Rose
Enjoyed this book, particularly the attention to detail and the historical accuracy.
Gives insight to the crusader wars in the 1200's and the British Throne and
different... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Milli
3.0 out of 5 stars Strong Plot and Steamy Scenes
Pretty enjoyable book with a pretty good plot. Set during the Crusades, a knight "rescues" a woman from the "infidels" only to find out things are not what it appears. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Average story
Many others have recapped the story so I'll just give my humble two cents. The setting was good and different than the typical historical romance. Read more
Published on July 31, 2012 by L. Christensen
4.0 out of 5 stars Tantalizing Read
All I can say is this was a really good book to read, I learned a lot about a culture I didn't know and how cultures and worlds apart people can come together - can fight, hate,... Read more
Published on July 26, 2012 by My Family's Heart
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this Medieval Romance!
Great description and great adventure. I liked both characters, Guy and Leila. They were each very strong and very independent. Read more
Published on July 10, 2012 by Cali~Cyber~Book's
2.0 out of 5 stars An earlier work not up to Minger's usual high standard
I really, really wanted to like this story. The prologue--where the story is laid out of how Eve became a concubine and later third wife of a wealthy Syrian doctor--drew me in and... Read more
Published on November 2, 2011 by Joyously Retired Teacher
2.0 out of 5 stars Sadly Disappointed
From the other reviews and from the description, I thought I would really love this book, but by the end I was just trying to get through it so I could be done with it. Read more
Published on March 25, 2011 by Kat-T'ang
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More About the Author

Miriam Minger's first novel Twin Passions was called "A fabulous debut!" by Romantic Times. Since then, Miriam has swept readers into her unforgettable historical romances with her strong, forceful heroes and fiery heroines. She is the winner of several Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards--including Best Medieval Historical Romance of the Year for The Pagan's Prize--and a two-time RITA Award Finalist for A Hint of Rapture and Captive Rose.

Miriam Minger's contemporary novel Ripped Apart, "An absolute gem of a romantic suspense. Five Stars!" has won rave reviews from romance and thriller readers alike. Miriam is also happy to announce that her Little Mike and Maddie series of children's picture books about a lovable pair of dogs and their motorcycle adventures is available under her pen name, Miriam Aronson.

Bestselling author Miriam Minger says: It's been a wonderful experience to have all my novels published as eBooks, but the greatest thrill for me as a writer is when readers take the time to let me know they enjoyed one of my stories...

"I have read hundreds if not thousands of books in my lifetime and not once have I ever been moved to comment on one until now. This is without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read. I laughed. I cried. I remained at the edge of my seat devouring every single word you wove with this incredible story. I just wanted to let you know how deeply this story moved me and to thank you for creating it."

Wow. This one left me speechless...and grateful. I had done my job, which is to make you feel like you've dropped feet first into a world that captures your imagination and emotions so vividly you might be living and breathing the story. And that's one of the purest joys of reading, isn't it? I know it is for me...and it is my hope to continue to write books that make you feel the passion, live and breathe the adventure, laugh and cry and touch your heart.

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