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Heaven's Fire Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1996
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I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I enjoyed every word on every page.Read more ›
HEAVEN'S FIRE, is a emotional, angst filled love story about a low-born peasant girl falling in love with a high-born devouted priest. Great writing, wonderful character development, highly sexual when they do end up in bed and just "interesting"...
To add further info to this very unusual love story, the heroine is 23 yrs old, by this time she's already berried a husband (older man)... been a mistress to another priest for 4 years.... The hero is very devout, a true hero in every sense.
If you're looking for a romance book where you see the H/H in bed every 5 pages, skip this... what you'll get from reading this is a great love story. They do have passionate sex, but not until much later ( then they go at it like rabbits lol ).... and then, you'll cry some, then cry some more because you'll be happy for them.
I haven't been this impressed with a romance book in SO long.. THIS book was absolutely wonderful.
Young Constance attracts the evil Sir Roger's attention and agrees to live with a much older man and a member of the cloth. She loses her virginity to pay the price of being safe. During this time she is taught to read.
Some years later the pox is going around and the priest dies. Rainulf Fairfax, a scholar and visiting priest, meets the young woman during this time. Constance catches the illness and Rainulf helps her. He finds her special and kind. Believing her to be on the mend, he continues on his way not realizing how much she has affected him. In the meantime, Constance finds out that Sir Roger still wants her but not for a healthy relationship. She fixes her 'death' and takes off.
In the meantime Rainulf is shocked when he hears that she passed away. Hiding her identity now, Constance is now Corliss and looks like a boy. She meets Rainulf again and he guesses who she is and decides to protect her. Though no longer a priest he has plans that will take him higher up the ladder in the church. Celibate for years he must continue sexual abstinence if he wants the position he covets. Corliss' actions and wisdom slowly chip away at Rainulf's shell. Can he protect her from Sir Roger? Is he willing to give up his dreams and love another above what he wants the most?
While an enjoyable romance, some elements were hard to believe. This is a difficult time to write about since many people were illiterate and it is an era where much about the lay people is not known.Read more ›
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It took a long time for this story to get going, but once it did I couldn't put it down. I was surprised by who was after Corliss, and loved that surprise.Published 5 days ago by Jeanine
The love story of Fairfax and Corliss. All her audit live Corliss has been try to keep away from Sir Roger. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Barbara Serfaty Williams
Thoroughly enjoyed the book and the setting! I was riveted , and lost in the plot and romance! Looking forward to reading more of your work!Published 3 months ago by iamshe
I never take the time to leave reviews...this book was worth the time. Great job Ms. Ryan. There was a lot of housework that needed to be done this weekend, and it didn't happen... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a wonderfully written book with incredibly descriptive narrative and fully developed characters. I was completely taken aback at the end. Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. G.
This was a good read . It had some grammar errors but not too many. It did confuse me at first bcuz you'd be reading and then the next sentence would be a whole new scene. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nidia Alberto
Nicely paced historical romance. I liked the main characters, especially Rainulff. Well-written descriptive narrative enlivens every scene. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JayRay
Didn't like it to much. After the Nell Sweeney mysterious---it was quite boring, way to many love scenes---think one was almost lasted 2 chapters.Published 3 months ago by Barbara Keehner