Books by Helen Kirkman

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Captured

Though she has started to get more attention, I still consider Helen Kirkman to be something of a buried treasure. Her distinctive style fits her chosen time period well, and every time I pick up one of her books, I feel transported back to the Dark Ages and the clashes between various English peo ...

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Untamed

Untamed continues Helen Kirkman's Warriors of the Dragon Banner series. These men serve King Alfred, King of Wessex and the lone English kingdom to hold out against the Viking invasions. Untamed explores issues of family estrangements, loyalties and what binds us to another person. Kirkman also adds ...

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Fearless

Although Fearless is my first Helen Kirkman book, I have given her other books serious consideration in the past because of their outstanding covers vividly portraying Dark Age male virility. Now I am wondering what I may have missed by sticking to my rule of never buying a book based solely on its ...

B
Destiny

Destiny is set in 875AD - and the Vikings hold most of eastern England. When the story begins Elena, a captive of the Viking leader Kraka, has just escaped and is found while on the run by Berg, an East Anglian warrior now exiled from his lands. Elena then saves Berg in a skirmish with the Danes, ...

B
A Fragile Trust

In the past I have lamented what I see as a disturbing sort of sameness in recent historical romance releases. Lately I have been craving something a little less light and fluffy, a little more dark or unusual. In Helen Kirkman's latest romance, I think I have found it. Though parts of the m ...

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Forbidden

I chose to review Forbidden primarily because the setting, Dark Ages England, fascinates me. But it took me a long time to both get into the story and understand what in the heck was going on with the characters. Readers lacking a great deal of interest in the period would likely be unwilling to i ...