Laura Kinsale has become one of my favorite authors so when this book became available on Audible I couldn’t wait to listen.
“For My Lady..Show More »’s Heart” is totally different than the other books written by Laura Kinsale and therefore more difficult to review. Like the others, it meticulously written with vivid depth and strong characters. Because the story is written in the “Middle English style” it took me a while to get into the rhythm of the language. As a result, this was a bit distracting (in the beginning) because I lost some connection with the characters and the story. (I don’t think this will happen to everyone….it was just an adjustment for me in the first few chapters).
That being said, I recovered and began to appreciate the fact that this book did not follow the usual romance novel blueprint but delivered a refreshing, complex and fascinating story. The hero, Ruck, is a strong, devoted, loyal and moral man and the heroine, Melanthe, is a beautiful, deceitful, nasty, and cold woman. Together they make the most unusual and unforgettable pair.
Really love the narration of Nicholas Boulton. He NEEDS to narrate more books on Audible.
I know there will be some that will find this book “too unusual” but if you are looking for something diverse with substance I think you will enjoy it.
Once again, Laura Kinsale has delivered a detailed story with an arduous subject for that time period. The medieval world comes alive with power stru..Show More »ggles between families and the corrupt Catholic Church.
I realize this book isn't going to be everyone's 'cup of tea' but if you've read "For my lady's heart" you'll gain more understanding as to why Allegreto has become so ruthless and thinks that he is beyond redemption. We met Elena is the first book as a young 6 year old girl. In this book she has become a young woman of 17. Together they have a strange and unusual relationship. The erotic love scenes (s&m) were intense and sometimes difficult to listen to but their relationship does have an unusual sense of balance. This story is mysterious, intense, sensual and has a love and redemption aspect that I found touching and endearing.
If you enjoy the deeper darker side of Kinsale books you will love this. If not, you might want to skip this one.
P.S. I know I've said it before but Nicholas Boulton is one of the best narrators on Audible!! He makes good books even better!