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Lavender Vows: A Mini-Novel (The Medieval Herb Garden Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Colleen Gleason
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Book Description

A short novel in NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Colleen Gleason's lush, romantic Medieval Herb Garden Romance Series...

A compelling, sweet romance... A story of passion and love in Medieval England.

Gruff, brooding Lord Bernard of Derkland needs to find a wife, if for no other reason than to satisfy his father and his incessant badgering. He has no interest in marrying, but when he meets the beautiful and gentle Joanna of Swerthmore, he immediately knows she is the one.

The only problem is: she's already a monster.

The Medieval Herb Garden Series does not have to be read in order.

However, for those who want to read it in chronological order, the stories go as follows:

Readers who like Roberta Gellis, Catherine Coulter, Tina St. John, and Paula Quinn will enjoy this book of romance about ladies, lords, knights and castles.

Product Details

  • File Size: 429 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Avid Press (January 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,150 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! May 1, 2011
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I loved Bernard! He was a gentle giant, and the story of his heroine Joanna, was
heart wrenching. When they first meet, she's married to an abusive husband.
Those scenes, while not graphic, were well-done and had my heart racing near
the end--would Bernard save her from her husband, when he had no right to?

I enjoyed this story immensely, and wish it had been longer. I look forward to
reading A Whisper of Rosemary, about Bernard's brother who meets up with
another character who was introduced in this book.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute - December 3, 2011
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An interesting quick read. There is no romance here. Boy (17) meets married woman (18) for no reason falls head over heals. But finds out here husband is a brute but what husband isn't in Medieval times). He looks for a way to get her free from her husband.
There is no sex in the book, but there is a lot of brutality. While the reality of a woman's position in Medieval socity is fact, I'm not sure I want to subject younger members of my family to it.
What really peeked my interest is in the sequal. When the Bernard's brother meets the healer. I hope that will be a better read.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tender Love Story August 18, 2011
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Lavender Vows by Collen Gleason

I loved this tender love story about Lord Bernard and Lady Joanna. Lord Bernard falls in love with Lady Joanna the first time he sees her. She is married to an abusive man and Bernard wants to rescue her from this horrid marriage and marry her. There is action, suspense and true love which makes this a lovely love story. The story moves swiftly with a wonderful ending.

I can't wait to read A Whisper of Rosemary, the story of Bernard's brother Dirick and Maris, the Lady of Firmain and Cleonis, the next in the series.

Lavender Vows Collen Gleason
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true nightmare with a happy ending April 17, 2013
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A sweet story where the hero is a stud - who has zero interest in settling down - and sees a girl and is entranced by her - then realizes (1) that she is married. Super bummer. Then (2) he sees bruises on her arms, puts two and two together and realizes her husband beats her. Chest thumping ensues and eventually love conquers all (including the nasty hubby. Deep sigh of relief.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really worth the time January 13, 2013
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I am a romance lover. The story was uninspired and lacked development. The story was good lady has a bad husband. Hero kills bad husband. They live happily ever after. If you are bored this story will keep you company, but don't read it thinking it's a good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating October 26, 2013
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Kept the reader interested to the end. Great beginning of a series that made me want to continue to read the remaining books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever May 10, 2013
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I highly recommend this book. I don't usually read the shorter stories, but am glad that I did. It turned me onto a author with many more books to take me away to. Her ability to capture the true essence a story is marvelous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good short story April 25, 2013
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Unlike some of the other reviewers, I quite like a nice short story. The author does a good job of it and I think a full length novel would have been too much. I certainly wouldn't want to read a full length novel about the h being abused by her husband. I enjoyed this story so much that I'm going to go back and re-read the other Medieval Herb Garden books (I bought them some time back).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
didn't buy
Published 2 days ago by Diane Raines
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant mini novel
This author is always good. Pleasant but I've enjoyed some of her others more. Try the Herb series, it's much better.
Published 16 days ago by JoyceBaker
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fun book to pass the time....
Published 18 days ago by Sarah Joiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice light hearted readding
Published 18 days ago by kandie taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars A romantic, Medieval tidbit
Lavender Vows is a romantic, Medieval tidbit whose heroine, Joanna, finds herself wed to an incorrigible cad while drawn to someone with far more honor: Bernard. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Juli D
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good book, very well put together.Short reading as it's not very long. I was able to finish it in less than 2 hours.
Published 2 months ago by Barbara Harmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Wonderful story in medieval times. The story draws you in and keeps you interested all through the book. Great summer read!
Published 2 months ago by Carol Schmitz
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put it Down
I loved this book and couldn't put it down! I would recommend this historical romance novel to others in a heartbeat.
Published 3 months ago by Charlene L. Sanders
3.0 out of 5 stars Lavender Vows
This is a medieval coffee break book. The heroine of the book is already married to a man who seems to find pleasure in abusing her. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Merissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Irishlady
Though short and sweet, this was an amazing story. How one can stay strong with such adversity is amazing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by cris
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