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The Mistress of Normandy [Kindle Edition]

Susan Wiggs
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs transports readers to the lush French countryside of Normandy in a tale of love, family honor and true knights in shining armor… 

Rand Fitzmarc has fought his way to prominence under the banner of King Henry V. At long last, his loyalty to the English crown will be rewarded with a title and land…in Normandy, France's richest prize. Now the freshly knighted nobleman will have to battle once more for the right to possess his French barony, and for the hand of the woman who holds it. 

Lianna of Bois-Long is determined to keep her lands free from the usurping English king and the husband he's chosen for her…and her heart safe from any man. Yet when she meets a golden stranger in a sunny forest glade, Lianna is seduced by the heat of his tender gaze and his strong embrace. 

But when her forest lover is revealed as the English baron who  has come to claim her ancestral home, will Lianna be able to forgive his deception? Or will pride keep her from the man who has managed to steal her heart?



Editorial Reviews

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"A stunning, sensual love story that makes your heart soar." -RT Book Reviews

"Wiggs adds humor, brains and a certain cultivation that will leave readers anticipating her next romance." -Publishers Weekly on The Drifter

"Susan Wiggs delves deeply into her characters' hearts and motivations to touch our own." -RT Book Reviews on The Mistress

"[Wiggs] has created a quiet page-turner that will hold readers spellbound as the relationships, characters and story unfold. Fans of historical romances will naturally flock to this skillfully executed [Chicago Fire] trilogy." -Publishers Weekly on The Firebrand

"Susan Wiggs masterfully combines real historical events with a powerful captive/captor romance and...draws readers in with her strong writing style...." -RT Book Reviews on The Hostage

About the Author

Susan Wiggs is the author of many beloved bestsellers, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles series. She has won many awards for her work, including a RITA from Romance Writers of America. Visit her website at www.SusanWiggs.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1091 KB
  • Print Length: 469 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA; Revised edition (July 29, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IWU47VI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware! September 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a reprint of a Susan Wiggs' book from about 20 years ago, The Leopard and The Lily. I hate when they reprint under a new title! I have always admired Susan Wiggs, but the fact that she would let her fans pay not once, but twice for this awful dribble is down right robbery. The first time, okay, you are finding your voice, but to do it a second time, and try to act like it is something new you wrote….The heroine is so obnoxious that I can't believe the entire cast of characters didn't rise up and drown her in the moat. Susan tries to redeem her at the end but my esteem for the hero goes way down when he loves her no matter what she does, talk about a freaking door mat. You feel no real connection between the couple or her and her baby for that matter; she is obsessed with her fanaticism for France, which again makes her go way down the intelligence scale for me. She did nothing but make one huge colossal error in judgement after another yet suddenly becomes smart enough to save the day in the end? Don't think so. Geez,she even bitch slaps servants. Please don't waste your time or your money and please don't judge Wiggs' writing talent by this one book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This book was a terrible waste of money September 10, 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book was a terrible waste of money. To make a book interesting and realistic the characters always have some flaws but the heroine in this book had pretty much nothing to recommend her. She was a traitorous witch with a capital "B". She was a selfish, spoiled, arrogant little girl who blamed everyone else for her poor decisions.

The attitude of the knight was less than believable. Chivalry was only ever offered to ladies of noble birth but it reads good to act as if all women were treated that way. That's fine, however, his chivalry to the point of allowing a deadly enemy to live, over and over, so that enemy could keep plaguing him was totally unrealistic and rather pathetic.

I bought this book, along with several others, to take with me on vacation. I was hoping for a decent story since it had "#1 New York Times Bestselling Author" on it. Not only was it a total dud but I found myself hoping the hero would have enough of her and would execute her when he finally got back from her treachery. Ugh. Not the reaction I hope for in a story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Cass
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed the historical aspect of the novel and how royal families in Europe intermarried hoping to bring peace among the warring European nation states. And since I am into genealogy and DNA testing, I find it strange that more ordinary Americans do not realize why some DNA results reflect heritage throughout Europe rather than just the countries known to them as their ancestral lands.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Historical Novel August 23, 2014
By Yvonne
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I don't often read novels based on historical events. They just don't move me for some reason. It's not that this was not a well written book, as it was, but I did have to force myself to finish it. If you loike historical novels, you may like this. I do read Susanna Kearsley, so it's not to say that I don't read this genre, I just prefer Susan Wiggs other books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I was ready to abandon this book halfway through but ... September 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I was ready to abandon this book halfway through but the story became somewhat interesting halfway through. There were too many descriptive paragraphs about archers and warfare. The characters were uninteresting and there was no chemistry between them. My advice is to skip it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reprint of The Lily and the Leopard December 29, 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"An ambitious monarch divided them. Loyalty to King Henry compelled Rand to secure and hold Bois-Long for England; her loyalty to mad Charles obliged her to retain the château for France."

The guy: Enguerrand (Rand) Fitzmarc has just been rewarded for faithful service to Henry V, and he's now the first Baron of Longwood. But that comes with a price - he's to cross the channel and marry the current mistress of Longwood - and she's French and loyal to the mad King Charles. This doesn't bode well for wedded bliss...

The girl: Belliane (Lianna) Bois-Long (Longwood) likes being mistress of the castle, and is none too pleased to learn that Henry of England has chosen a husband for her (an English husband at that!), so she finds herself a French one and makes it all legal before Rand arrives. So smart, she thinks she is, but her new (older) husband has other plans - he wants his son to be the heir to Longwood and that means not consummating the marriage.

So...Rand arrives in France to claim his bride, but before that he comes across this beauteous maiden in the forest and he has no idea this maiden is his intended bride, and Lianna has no idea that the handsome stranger is the one she should have wed. Well now, the attraction is pretty strong between the two, and Lianna does need an heir and since her husband's off in Paris or something attending court, what's a girl who needs an heir supposed to do? Hmmmm?

This was a good, solid read, especially at the end where things end up with a bang at the Battle of Agincourt. Plenty of plot twists and turns, I'd have to say my only complaints about the story is Lianna's obsessive loyalty to the French.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing book October 16, 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback
So disappointing. This book was so silly, I quit reading a third of the way through it. Not one of the great stories I have come to expect from Susan Wiggs. The plot reads like an amateur soap opera script and the characters are all annoying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to be Obsessed!
I had never read a historical romance before Susan Wiggs. I love them! The action, the drama, the romance, and some interesting history besides. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Sandy Pozniak
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother......
Ok, first of all the love scenes suck. There are no love scenes!! What is a book without down and dirty sex? Second of all, I hate the heroine, Lianna. She is a total bi@*h! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Wiggs Winner!
First, I have to admit I am a total fan of Susan Wiggs writing! Her historicals have always been my favorites. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michele A. Franck
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ ROMANCE!
Captivating, well written & throughouly enjoyable read!
Published 3 months ago by LivLuvNLaff
5.0 out of 5 stars SUSAN WIGGS ALWAYS DOES A FINE JOB OF BUILDING CHARACTERS
SUSAN WIGGS ALWAYS DOES A FINE JOB OF BUILDING CHARACTERS. THERE IS LOTS OF HEAT BETWEEN THE TWO PRINCIPALS IN THIS READ.
Published 3 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars but a pretty good
Different from the Lakeshore series, but a pretty good novel
Published 4 months ago by mas
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not my type of reading .
Published 4 months ago by Mary F. Marra
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed to realize this was a reprint of a past ...
Disappointed to realize this was a reprint of a past book, just a new title. Thankfully I had not read this story yet. Not a fan of authors who reprint books under new titles.
Published 5 months ago by Casey Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful!!!!
Published 5 months ago by Vonda
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