Books by Susan King

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Kissing the Countess

This book starts with such promise it's hard to believe it becomes so thoroughly bogged down with its own minutiae in the middle. Had the author focused more intently on her hero and heroine, and less on ancillary details, it would have been a riveting story. As it is, however, it is one good story ...

B
Waking the Princess

Waking the Princess is a book to savor. A story in which exquisite characterization - and decidedly not plot - is the star, the book may not be for everyone, but for those who enjoy a languid, rich, and detailed love story, the second in Susan King's Scottish Highlands trilogy is one you'll definite ...

C
Taming the Heiress

I was looking forward to this book, since Susan King has gotten such good reviews from us in the past. While Taming the Heiress is very well-written and contains interesting elements, I found it difficult to warm up to its heroine. Although it is 1850 and the modern era is in full swing, legend ...

B+
The Sword Maiden

I began to read The Sword Maiden hoping to find a book that rose above the usual Scottish-set historical. If you're also looking for a fresh take on this oft-used setting, I urge you to give Susan King's latest a try. Although this is the third in the Maiden trilogy, the books seem to be related in ...

B
The Swan Maiden

While reading Susan King's 2000 release, The Stone Maiden, I fell in love with her lyrical writing and her historical intricacy, and eagerly awaited The Swan Maiden, the next in the series. Fans won't be disappointed - King's trademark style and beautifully realized settings are back. However, most ...

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The Stone Maiden

For a time, I could feel the mist on my face, smell the clean, cool air of Scotland, and hear the voice of the bard as he spun his tales. The sheer beauty of the legends, beliefs, and majesty of Scotland jump from the pages of this book. Very rarely does a book absorb me into the setting as complete ...

B
The Heather Moon

Susan King's newest release, The Heather Moon, isn't one of those books that grabs you from the first page. It has great characters, a thoughtful conflict, and a well-researched setting - but it takes a while for all of these elements to come together and form a harmonious whole. Fortunately, it's w ...