Renowned beauty Lady Linnet is torn between two desires: revenge on those who destroyed her family, or marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Sir James Rayburn. One fateful night, she makes a misguided choice: she sacrifices Jamie's love for a chance at vengeance.
Jamie Rayburn returns to England in search of a virtuous wife - only to find the lovely Linnet as bewitching as ever. Their reckless affair ignites anew, even hotter than before, although Jamie vows to never again trust her with his heart. Then just as Linnet begins to make amends, she's tempted by one last opportunity to settle old scores. But a final retribution could cost her Jamie's love - this time forever.
©2010 Peggy L. Brown (P)2013 Tantor
"As in the previous book in her All the King's Men series, Mallory brings history to life, creating dramatic and gut-wrenching stories. Her characters are incredibly alive and [listeners] will feel and believe their sensual and passionate adventures. Mallory raises the genre to new levels." (RT Book Reviews)
I couldn't even pretend that I liked Lady Linnet. I kept waiting for another lucky lass to enter the picture and win Jamie's heart. I know these kind of books are just for fun, but this story line wasn't in the least entertaining. This one left me with a frown and furrowed eyebrows.
I've always enjoyed Margaret Mallory's books, and will try again, hoping to erase this one from my memory. I would have returned this book for a refund of my credit if it wasn't for the redeeming narration by Mr. Perkins, although he could work on his French accent a little!
it was an excellent choice. you never knew what was going to happen next. although I would have liked to hear more about the queen and Owen.
I like reading books that have historical facts. It makes you want to research and learn about the characters in the story. I enjoyed reading all the books in this series and after each book, I found myself browsing the internet for more facts about the King Henry V and his wife. So many things in the series written based on real facts.
The main characters are very engaging personalities. Both are strong, stubborn and willful characters. You listen to the book and feel every feeling the characters feel..the jealousy, fear, and love, and etc and just can’t stop wondering what’s going to happen next. The story is wonderfully written!!! I can’t wait to read Mallory’s next book.
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