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Anna Markland is a Canadian author with a keen interest in genealogy. She writes medieval romance about family honour, ancestry and roots. Her novels are intimate love stories full of passion and adventure. Following an enjoyable career in teaching, Anna transformed her love of writing and history into engaging works of fiction. Prior to becoming a fiction author, she published numerous family histories. One of the things she enjoys most about writing historical romance is the in-depth research required to provide the reader with an authentic medieval experience.
on Feb. 07, 2012 :
I found this to be a good book and would recommend to anyone who wants a good read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Jan. 15, 2012 :
An Epic Historical Romance
Ms Marklund's CONQUERING PASSION covers a span of over ten years and is rich in details of 11th century England. Her portrayal of the historic combatants for the crown of England is even-handed. The author shows the reader how each historical figure felt they were in the right in their claim to the throne. None are depicted as perfect or evil, but as real men fighting for what they believed was right. At times the history overshadowed the romance, but since I found Ms Marklund's descriptions of the politics and battles fascinating I didn't object to the side trips.
Mabelle, a strong heroine, is more than a match for her warrior hero, Ram. The passion quickly flares between them, but both are reluctant to admit to their love. Only through trials and tragedy do they finally realize that they can no longer deny what their hearts have always known - love conquers all.
There's also a secondary romance later in the story between two secondary characters who I felt deserved their own book or novella.
Lovers of medieval romance, and English history during the time of King William the Conqueror will enjoy CONQUERING PASSION.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)