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Castles in the Air Mass Market Paperback – October 27, 2009

4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
Book 2 of 2 in the Medieval Series

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BOUND BY THE KING . . .

The document, signed and sealed by King Henry himself, commanded Lady Juliana of Lofts to marry Raymond, Count of Avrache.

SHATTERED BY THE PAST . . .

She refused, though it was treason to defy one's king. What man would have her once he discovered her secret?

ONE KNIGHT WOULD CRUSADE FOR HIS LADY'S HEART

Yet Raymond would not be denied. And when he came for her, she'd learn that even the strongest will cannot resist the softest touch.

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Product Details

  • Series: Castles Series (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (October 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061080349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061080340
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,129,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Although Castles in the Air has its share of intrigue, deception, and angst, it's definitely not a depressing book. That's because Raymond and Julianna are, from the get-go, basically two good-hearted people, who are destined to love each other. There are some different angles to the book - Julianna is a widow with two girls, her first husband wasn't evil (although just about every other man in her past was), and although she's plenty strong-willed, she's not totally goat-headed like a lot of heroines are. Yes, Raymond is the classic hansom hero, but he's got an endearing personality too. (Plus, he doesn't get along with his parents - don't heroes usually admire their father and worship their sainted mothers?) Another interesting side to the book is Dodd's attempt to portray medieval England at least somewhat accurately - the lady of the castle still sleeps in the great hall (enough of these castles with all these private rooms!), walls take years to build, 11-year-old girls aren't considered far from marriageable (or worse), pagan rituals are still observed, even by pious Christians. Some of the side characters are interesting and well-drawn (Kier just cries for his own book), others (Sir Hugh) aren't fleshed out enough to really understand. Love (the emotion) is very strong in this book, "love" (the physical act) is not as "fleshed out" (pun intended) as it is in other Dodd books. Overall, a great read because of the wonderful love story.
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Plot:
Raymond has come to the Welsh border to claim the wife and lands given to him by King Henry. But when he finds her he realises he wants more - he wants family, love, respect, and for Juliana to want him too. Convincing her that he can protect all that is hers is going to be difficult - convincing her that an HEA is possible despite their pasts may be impossible.

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- Medieval England, Springtime 1166, romance.
- 5954 kindle locations, 424 pages
- m/f - spicy, not very explicit, reasonably frequent, integral to the story.
- Lord Peter, William ("Candle in the Window")'s father and Raymond's mentor, makes an appearance. However, "Castles in the Air" would comfortably stand alone. Knowledge of the previous book is not necessary to enjoy this one.
- Juliana was abused (emotionally, physically), including an abduction and attempted rape. It strongly affects the way she deals with men and her belief in herself. Raymond works to gentle her and overcome her misgivings, as well as show Juliana just how strong she is.
- Some discussion of torture and servitude of knights captured during the Crusades. It affects our Hero.
- There are a couple of formatting issues in my e-version. Nothing disastrous though and certainly not enough to inhibit my enjoyment.

Opinion:
A strong, interesting romance with a clever storyline and enough history to make it interesting and believable. Dodd's characterisations are well done; I found myself caring for the characters and enjoying their drift to HEA.

Dodd didn't have an easy HEA to write.
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This story will make fans of Christina Dodd. Raymond and Julianna were real people facing real issues. This book even had an exciting finale that will keep readers transfixed until the end of the book. Raymond was a true knight, to quote a couple of lines from a poem by Stephen Hawes on true knighthood: "And no quarrel a knight ought to take But for a truth, or for a woman's sake." It was especially refreshing to see that Raymond behaved like a man, and not simply a caveman by conquering what is rightfully his, but by being a sensitive human who is aware of the needs of other people. I strongly recommend this book to anyone, it is a sweet and complex story that won't disappoint readers.
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This was such a good story with so many conspiracies it will keep you on the edge of your seat and turning pages with a passion! Raymond, Count of Avrache, confidant to the King and cousin to the Queen of England - was commanded by the King to wed lady Juliana of Lofts - only the bride doesn't show! This not only causes Raymond embarrasment - but it also made him quite angry. Who was this Lady Juliana to defy a King!
She should have known that sooner or later Raymond would come for her, but she mistakenly thinks he is the King's master castle builder come to build her another wall. Posing as a castle builder - Raymond who really has no idea at all about building anything (you will find some humour here) decides that it is a good way to find out what motivates this Lady Juliana and why she has such a distrust of men!
This is an amazing story with so many plots, twists and turns, yet it still keeps itself very much a medieval romance. The personalities and characters are all complex and it is such a page turner trying to find out all the secrets that are the so central to the telling of this story. So many times, I found myself holding my breath.
I truly enjoyed Raymond and Juliana - both with so much emotional turmoil scarring both of them that it was so gratifying to see them tear down one another's emotional walls and begin to heal each other's souls. Truly a wonderful story.
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