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Uncommon Vows

A DIKlassic Review originally published on August 10, 2002 Uncommon Vows is my favorite among Mary Jo Putney’s books, more romantic to me than even the wonderful Shattered Rainbows. Putney’s only medieval begins under the omen of an eclipse of the moon whose light is devoured by shadow on the ...

B+
King's Warrior*

I’m a big fan of medieval romances and have enjoyed all of Kris Kennedy’s full-length stories. She has a great grasp of the medieval psyche and behaviors, and she backs it up with meticulous research. Her stories are fast-paced and peopled with alpha heroes in tender romances; and while there is ...

B+
Born In Sin

Kinley MacGregor's latest offering, Born In Sin, is a redemption story, and quite a good one, as it happens. If there were a little more to it, it could have made the jump to DIK without much effort, but as it stands, it's still a truly enjoyable read. Lord Sin, with his improbable (but well- ...

C+
The Irish Knight

The Irish Knight was a story that vacillated between being a compelling read and an overly dramatic one. There were whole sections that held my attention completely, and then, suddenly, I would lose interest in what was happening. This occurred throughout and made for a most uneven read. ...

C+
The Maiden Warrior

Everyone knows the legend of King Arthur, the once and future king, who will rise again to defend Britain. Here there is a twist. The Britain of the legend is Wales, and when Arthur returns he is reborn as a woman - or so the Welsh rebels think. Aidan de Brice, the Scourge of Wales, remembers wha ...

B+
The Marriage Bed

Sir Richard has a problem. Everything about Isabel's too blatant desire for him had been wrong - wrong in God's eyes the world's. She had been betrothed to his brother; therefore, she was his sister by marriage, her attraction for him both incestuous and adulterous. She had become a stone thrown ...

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Untamed

Untamed was one of those books I just couldn't put down. I stretched breaks at work, and prolonged my lunch period as much as I dared because I couldn't bear to stop reading. Whenever that happens, I know I've found a keeper. When it happens after eight years of re-reading a book, I know it's an Eli ...

D-
Circle of Stones

When a reader opens a history textbook, it is expected to be rather flat and unemotional. I expect more from a historical novel. This book was packed full of interesting historical facts and detail, but the delivery left much to be desired. I learned some new things, but did not enjoy myself along t ...

C
The Heiress

Claire Delacroix built her Bride Quest trilogy around three brothers and their individual attempts to find brides. In the third of these books, The Heiress, Rowan, the last unmarried of the three, attempts to win his brothers' dare and marry the wealthiest heiress in Ireland before the Yule. The fac ...

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Keeper of the Dream

If I had to choose one author whose books I would take to a desert island, it would probably be Penelope Williamson. Her books really are buried treasures and, without exception, keepers for me. Her characters are explored in depth, her stories excel through the richly textured historical background ...