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- Print Length: 284 pages
- Publisher: InterMix (March 17, 2015)
- Publication Date: March 17, 2015
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JV0YW8G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Warlord's Wife (A Sons of the North Romance Book 1) Kindle Edition
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What an amazing story that shows the endurance of heartache and suffrage from one tragedy to the next. My mind was blown away with the imagery I depicted from this incredible visionary story.
The Viking savagery is expected you might think but not all Viking tales are the same and this one handsome Viking - Jarl Magnus - Warlord of Tronscar changes the meaning into a man of worth and honor for his time. His sacrifice and love builds his character as he falls in love with Lida.
Lida is a very strong willed woman and my heart went out to her especially after losing her husband and visualizing the scenes of how her deceased husbands family treated her and disowned her. Especially when they denied her child, their own grandchild.
I have to say though that Lida's attitude kind of aggravated me because she was too rebellious at times when she and Jarl first got together, however at the same time the author did an amazing thing by showing the struggle and defiance from each character and as they learned to be husband and wife as well as learning to submit to a different culture of the Viking World.
I really like Jarl and could actually hear his big bear of a voice and could visualize how he looked in a brutal sexy way. His brutal actions towards his enemy were fierce but he was one big softy when it came to Lida once he figured out what made her tic.
The sexual encounters were not brutal or savage but very sensual in a passionate clean way. (3 Flames)
The build up to the plot of the story kept me turning the pages, I just couldn't put it down. The deceit and back stabbing of his supposedly loyal kinsmen had me reeling with anger and I was so glad when they all got what they deserved in the end.
I loved the happy ever after ending and loved how Jarl and Lida's relationship grew through the story. I loved Lida's daughter and how Jarl accepted her as his own. This was just a wonderful refreshing story.
I highly recommend this Historical Romance to all Viking Lovers.
By: Sandra Lake
Lida became a young, pregnant widow when her Finnish husband was killed during a crusade against men from the North. Instead of the protection of her husband’s family, they accused her of adultery. While they had the lawful right to kill her after such a claim, they instead sent her back to her father’s home in Turku, Finland. Lida swore that she would never marry again, and it was a decision that her father respected, though he didn’t have to, as women had few rights of their own in 1150 A.D.
Jarl Magnus of Tronscar in Sweden went to Finland to trade and to find a maiden to take as his wife. However, no maidens caught his fancy and as he traveled back to port, Lida working in the fields caught his fancy. After hours of negotiation with Lida’s brothers, the bishop of Turku and with Lida herself, the Jarl finally came away with a wife.
Lida is somewhat confused by what the Jarl expects from her and how she should adapt to her new life. She had only been married a short time to her first husband and she still loved him, their daughter Katia and the things that he had given her. But Magnus feels like she is being disloyal to him and has betrayed him with a dead man. Thankfully his faithful steward gives him advice and helps him see things through Lida’s eyes without undermining his authority.
Magnus & Lida learn about each other and start building a relationship for their marriage. Magnus never planned on loving Lida’s daughter, but the beautiful little girl just worms her way into his heart. Magnus’ life is fuller than it has ever been, especially once Lida is pregnant. But jealousy & treachery abound within the walls of Tronscar.
But when the Jarl’s family is threatened any of the cold feelings he ever had completely melted away with fear for the lives of his family and the need for retribution and vengeance. Jarl Magnus will stop at nothing when it comes to the safety of his family.
This was an excellent debut novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was transported back in time and could imagine everything. There were some things that were brought up that left me with some questions but they were really just minor details so I wasn’t too bothered. The next book in this series, The Iron Princess, is already out, and this is a series that I plan on following!
This book sucked me in from the start, but the more I read disappointment started to creep up. There was headhopping that drove me batty. The author lost the richness and potential for deeply written scenes by moving back and forth from character too rapidly. So many changes it made my head spin. Then the strong heroine who won't take any s*** gets wishy-washy, which was not only against her character, also kinda drove me crazy. There were editing problems. So much repetition. The same words used over and over on the same pages instead of a synonym. Also tense issues, from past to present and back again, randomly. (And I'm not referencing internal thought in italics, that was okay) The book could have used a better editor.
The middle of the story had some contradictory items without spoilers I'll just say that it didn't seem to fit the characters.
A tiny thing that bugs me was timeline issues. For instance, the daughter could not still be eight after the mother had twins because pregnancy is nine months. So she should've stated that she was nine years old. That being said, I did love it. The further and I got the more it entered cannot-put-down-mode. It was a fabulous read! I can't wait to check out for more books in the series!
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