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Virginia Henley is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-six historical romance novels and four short stories. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages. She is the recipient of ten awards for excellence in writing, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award and a Maggie Award from the Georgia Romance Writers. Henley lived in Florida with her husband for twenty years, but now resides in Alberta, Canada.
on July 22, 2012 :
I had a blast with a heroine named "Douglas" and all the confused that caused for the English. I had no problems following all the characters, but that could be because I read high fantasy more than historical romance--I'm used to a dozen minor characters interfering with the main plot. Very enjoyable, nice adventure twists to the story. The ending was perhaps a bit handwavey (I'm used to adventure plots having adventure endings, and this didn't), but that didn't detract from the romantic elements, which were great.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
on April 18, 2012 :
I enjoyed this novella... it was well written and entertaining. Some of the story was a bit hard to sort out at first with the many characters but it was still a good read.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)
on April 14, 2012 :
3 stars. VH's writing was great as usual but had trouble with all the historical narratives crammed in such a short story. I also had a bit trouble with the characters, at first I couldn't tell who's who. But when I was getting comfortable with it all, the heroine Douglas's activities annoyed the hell outta me. She is a big reason I'm not rating this book higher. I liked the hero Lance a lot. He was sexy. :)
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)
on March 28, 2012 :
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on March 07, 2012 :
Very nicely done historical romance for a novella. Good characters, interesting time in history.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)