- File Size: 523 KB
- Print Length: 307 pages
- Publisher: Montlake Romance (February 14, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006JTTGLU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,652 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
She studied anthropology at Brown University before launching a career in the computer industry. But as a voracious reader, it was only natural she would become a storyteller too. She penned her first book when her children were young, writing whenever they napped. Her novel The Devil of Kilmartin won the National Readers' Choice Award for short historical romance, and all of her books have appeared on the Amazon Top 100 Historical Romance and Top 100 Historical Fiction lists. Wittig lives in southeastern Virginia with her two children, her husband, and their rescue Eskie.
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There were a few things that bothered me about this story. One was the h's rash insistence on trying to help her youngest brother and the H foil her villainous older brother and her betrothed. I'm not a fan of this story line at all. I didn't love the fact that the main characters had sex before he revealed who he really was to her. It worked in the context of the story though and I did like that they declared their love before they had sex. If I'm not mistaken, the fact that they declared themselves married in front of other people, including a friar, made them at least hand-fasted, if not married according the law at the time. I could be wrong and the author never mentioned it.
Sex content low.
Cat has been raised with all brothers who constantly picked on her causing her to withdraw into anger and a shrewish tongue. Her oldest brother is very evil to her and would force her to marry Dogface MacDollen for him to ally with his clan. Cat leaves and meets Tagh who is posing as a bard and is in her territory on the King's business. Cat wants to travel to see the king and find a husband to take charge of her clan. Their adventures are many on their journey to the King. Read this book for a good read and a nice change of the usual warfare. I give Laurin 4 stars and am ready to read book 2 in this series.
I instantly regretted buying the book because I hate reading books where you don't like the heroine but since I had bought it I decided I might as well try and read it. I completely expected to hate the book and honestly I LOVED it. I almost makes me wonder if those who wrote the negative reviews even read it!!
The heroine is abit harsh at first but she is by no means evil or selfish and she is about and unfair in her judgement of him as he is of her. Which makes their journey together all the more entertaining.
This book kept me on edge and while maybe my one complaint was that the secondary plot with Broc and Dogface was a little underdeveloped, I had no problem with that because the main story was so entertaining.
To some it up it is definitely worth the buy and don't let the negative reviews tell you otherwise.
Besides the clever dialogue, we get suspense, more than one villain, interesting people they meet on their journey. The romance builds slowly and we are treated to HEA that has heart.
There is one lovemaking scene - very mild - maybe 3 out of 5 if that on heat level, outside marriage. There is a secret our H keeps from the h that almost ends their relationship before it even begins.
I would recommend this story. I am not going into the blurb as many have explained it better than I, just what you may feel reading it. (ljb)
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The link to Shakespeare is obvious, but here the taming is by warmth and friendship rather than by grinding down the opposition.
Did you know, though, that Stevenson wrote a novel called Catriona around 1900? Based mainly in Edinburgh this love story is complicated by the fact that neither she no he believes the other will be interested, and so they never manifest their true feelings.
In "Charming…" the young ones' reticence stems from the problems that their clan loyalty calls forth.
Where this book fits in to the Classics scenario is not the subject of this review: but I do say that it was much more fun to read than the works I compare it to, it's historically plausible, and the romantic turn around is sweetly done.