Anne Gifford's dowry - or lack thereof - is of no concern to Sir Dylan DeFrayne. Wrapped in each other's arms, what more could they possibly need? Yet the young lovers' passion can never be sanctioned - the DeFraynes and Giffords have been sworn enemies for decades. Lest more blood be shed, the two must keep their affair a secret…and plot their elopement. Clad in threadbare hand-me-downs, Anne never expects the powerful and aged Brennan Forbes to remember her face, let alone propose marriage. Anne's parents hastily accept - the union aligns the Giffords with the Duke of York, while the DeFraynes pledge allegiance to the House of Lancaster, on the eve of the War of Roses.
The arranged marriage looming ever closer, Dylan must brave the battlefield and bypass enemy lines to rescue his beloved. With a dynastic war and bitter rivalries standing in their way, Anne and Dylan must embark on a tortuous path that only the strongest of loves can endure.
©2013 Robyn Carr (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I read so I can write
I hate to think that Audible has added these old Robyn Carr books in order to take advantage of her popular Virgin River novels and her loyal fans from that series. Don't be fooled. These are early works of this author and not her element. The best I can say to describe this book would be young adult but the sex eliminates that possibility. The language doesn't work. Ms. Carr needs to stay in her element of modern day.
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
I am almost at a loss to figure out how I feel about this book. The beginning is extremely slow and it drug on and I felt like for sure I was going to dislike this book. The book has an interesting element of the War of the Roses history in it which I enjoyed...but I had trouble wrapping my arms around the actual romantic part of the story. I don't feel like the romance was developed enough and the characters were developed enough for me to really care about them in the beginning of the book it took quite a long time for me to even care what happened to anybody in the book.
I began to get interested about halfway to three quarters of the way through the book. While it held my interest it wasn't one of those books that I just didn't want to put down I mean I was almost listening because I just had to find out what happened in the end. The book is too long in my opinion and there's a lot of stuff that could be eliminated. It's definitely not one of Robyn Carr's best. I wish that this same story could be written over and maybe (I hate to say a better job done) of writing it because I'm no writer myself and never would claim to be but I just feel like if Carr was at her best when she wrote this particular book it would have been a much better listen. Overall it just seems like it was written before Carr had honed her skills and perfected her craft!
I spent 14 hours listening to what seemed like the Cliffs Notes of a story.
So question is it creditworthy....... I don't know. I believe it's worthy if its on sale but at the same time the listener have to have a lot of patience. This book was just frustratingly bad at times and then there were times where I was very interested so I just don't know what to tell you!
Narration was great....Romantic rating is a very weak PG-13....and there was very little romance.
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