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The Holding (Medieval Knights #1)

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  206 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Book two in a 6 book series.

England. Winter 1155.

Cathryn and Greneforde are as one; to possess the woman is to possess the land. William, a knight under King Henry, has been gifted Greneforde Tower as a reward for his service to the king. Greneforde, and Cathryn, are now William's. They marry within the hour of his arrival, and Cathryn is outwardly obedient to the combine
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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published (first published March 1st 2001)
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AH
Apr 04, 2012 AH marked it as to-read
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Judith
I like Medieval historical romance--it's a time many of us find hard to understand as the culture, even in Western Europe, was so inhumane and destructive to women. Courtly manners and "love" were well regarded social "jokes" in that they were all just a glaze over an attitude that women were necessary for children and keeping the society growing, but ultimately they were chattal, just like your favorite stallion or a property to be bartered. Yet amidst this difficult and dark time, there were i ...more
Stevie
3.5 Stars. I really love the author's writing style. The dialogue brought the time period to life. The story moved well and there was a bit of angst that kept the pages turning in a hurried pace. The characters were strong and chemistry was pretty good. The secondary characters could have had a bit more depth. The reason that I didn't give this a 4 star rating was the ending. It could have been so much more. The build throughout the book lead the reader to cliff top but the drop off was so sligh ...more
Susy
This novel has potential. It has interesting characters and a promising set-up. Unfortunately, that is about it. The writing is poor- a mess, actually. POV randomly shifts within a scene. Flashbacks are hard to distinguish from the present, and foreshadowing of the "mystery" of Cathryn of Greneford is very nearly incomprehensible.

The use of archaic language, instead of creating a sense of time/place rather only made reading laborious.

I don't fault the "magic healing penis" trope as this novel w
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Lynelle Clark
An intimate Historical romance between a knight and a maiden that I enjoyed greatly.
The knight William was a true knight at heart with all the characteristics of a gentleman. His word and vows, his honor he lived by. He received not only land for his long dedication to the English king but received a maiden with it. A maiden with dark secrets that kept her distant and cold until he figured it out and warmed her heart, soul and body.
The intimacy between them was heart felt and touching.
Although n
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Lynelle Clark
An intimate Historical romance between a knight and a maiden that I enjoyed greatly.
The knight William was a true knight at heart with all the characteristics of a gentleman. His word and vows, his honor he lived by. He received not only land for his long dedication to the English king but received a maiden with it. A maiden with dark secrets that kept her distant and cold until he figured it out and warmed her heart, soul and body.
The intimacy between them was heart felt and touching.
Although n
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Corey Freeman
I was disappointed a woman with such a strong personality would give up the fight so easily and quickly (more than once). Ending was a little anti-climactic, but overall, a good story.
Bárbara
‘La propiedad’ es una historia con un planteamiento muy interesante, pero que la autora resuelve de una forma muy simplona y poco trabajada. Los personajes van de más a menos, al igual que la narración. Se echa de menos un desenlace consistente que no arruine la novela. No obstante, el personaje de Cathryn es atrayente y consigue engatusar al lector lo suficiente como para acabar la lectura.

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Azhureheart
It was well-written and could have been really interesting but unfortunately the author used the (view spoiler) trope and that is always hard to believe and even harder to appreciate, IMO. I don't think I'll pick the other books of the series.
Iris
xD Interesante. Un tanto loco William con su palabra de Dios pero al final sirvió y me agradó bastante :D ¿¿Quién puede rechazar ser defendida a pesar de ser tan fuerte exteriormente?? xD Es lindo tener a alguién que te proteja.
Aayesha
I loved the book, it had a great plot with extremely likeable characters. I didn't like Cathry very much at the beginning, but soon you begin to realise how very brave and unselfish she is. It was a good read.
Vivian
Lovingly emotional story that acknowledges the harsh realities of war and privation in medieval England. William's romance of Catheryn is truly beautiful and honest.
Anabel Stargazer
Novela romántica d los más simona y predecible. Si quereis algo sencillito y un macho de sesera hueca, este es vuestro libro

garnetyuna
Note to self: Remember me why the heck I started to read this book... oh, yeah, it was free. Dammit.


Note: Free read from ARe.
Kay Reed
Was hard to get into the story. Too much detail at points. Would enjoy a little more plot
Fernanda Zuñiga
The characters are amazing, Cathryn is strong and William is brave and kind, beautiful story!
Helen Peter
Looking forward to the next book of the series.
Gayle
Free d/l from All Romance April 4th
Mitzi
Free from All Romance Ebooks.
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