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Until Forever

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  3,891 Ratings  ·  121 Reviews
Beautiful but prim history professor Roseleen White cherished her new precious possession - a thousand-year old Scandinavian sword. Little did she realise that a careless caress of the sword's mighty hilt would conjure up no less a figure than the mighty Thorn Blooddrinker, a Viking warrior who was to fulfil Roseleen's every desire.

Thorn had been the prisoner of a centurie
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Published May 1st 1996 by Corgi (first published 1995)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
2.5/5 stars


This was my first Johanna Lindsey read and I found the writing to be easy to follow, a bit flowery but not overly so. The storyline was unique to me, and I thought it was imaginative. I wish there had been more actual Viking lifestyle, as opposed to the gods storyline, but I guess in time travel, it is what it is – you’re not spending long periods of time in one era, you’re… well… traveling through time. There were moments when I felt like the story was dragging, then other times when
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SmittenKitten
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Agent 99
Jul 01, 2010 Agent 99 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: historical
Just re-read this after having read it many many years ago. This time around, I couldn't get over the HUGE gaping plot hole!

Rosaleen purchases a 2000 year old viking sword that has a small surprise. Thorn, the original owner of the sword was cursed and comes attached to the sword, so to speak. He can be "called" anytime a female owns the sword. Rosaleen is a History professor who realizes the value of speaking to someone who has seen many things over 2000 years and is even more excited to find o
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Carolyn F.
Yuck! I just could not get into this book. Roseleen is so extremely stick-up-her-butt and she doesn't want to change. She's a virgin not from convictions (although she keeps mentioning them but they make so sense) but more I feel for the control. She has control over the relationship and the men have to do what she says or else.

She acquires a cursed sword that's attached to a Viking named Thorn. The first time he's summoned he tells her to release him. In fact he tells her about 3 times. She wa
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Carolina
Jun 25, 2015 Carolina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
El peor libro que he leído hasta ahora de Johanna Lindsey.
Michele bookloverforever
an interesting book about one of the pivotal points in history: 1066 the invasion of Britain by William of Normandy. They screw up the timeline and spend most of the book trying to make it right. Good reading.
Megan Keehan
Jul 13, 2011 Megan Keehan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's one of my favorites. I love the time travel and the mythology in it and how she wrapped it up all nice in the end.
Julie
Oct 12, 2014 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
very funny a good read
Lelyana
Jan 29, 2011 Lelyana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Viking lagi..kali ini Thorn,saudara kandung Thor sang Dewa Viking dari Valhalla yang tersesat di lorong waktu dan bertemu dengan Roseleen , si profesor ahlli sejarah di Amerika.
Walau petualangan mereka menjelajah waktu lebih banyak di Inggris, seru sekali membaca kisah mitos, dan sejarah serta dunia masa kini yang bercampur aduk.

Dan membuat Thorn, pria abad ke 11 itu bingung...hingga jadi terasa aneh buat Roseleen yang modern dan super cangging...namun masih perawan... ha ! [image error]
Tapi se
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Amalia Dillin
The first half of this book had me smiling and laughing -- a Viking fish out of water adventure. The timetraveling BACK in time kind of stole some of that fun away in the second half, because by the nature of the time period they were in, it forced our leading lady to become more passive, or else make really nonsensical decisions that didn't quite mesh with her character's supposed level of intelligence. The reversal of the fish out of water in her case was more difficult to believe, because she ...more
Erin
I love Johanna Lindsey--My Mother loves Johanna Lindsey, therefore she loved this book but lost it when she was younger so I hadn't been able to read it til now- and with all my moms ravings, I thought this might top Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family, #3) by Johanna Lindsey(which, by the way, is my ultimate effing favorite by Johanna:P) but I came out disappointed- with the ending anyway-- everything else was good--but the ending really peeved me off :/ still can't help but love Johanna Lindsey.
Laurie
Jun 23, 2012 Laurie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my FAVORITE book ever! The story is a Viking fantasy with some time travel to the past thrown in (which causes a bit of trouble for the future) and causes the reader to see how each character needs things to be. The professor needs her viking and he desires her more than Valhalla. Does she go with him or does he stay? The book has a wonderful flow and I couldn't seem to put it down. While some romance books leave you wanting at the end, this one satisfies like no other has.
M.A. Levi
Aug 09, 2011 M.A. Levi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED THIS BOOK, LOVED IT! It was SOOO Wonderful, that is an understatment, IT WAS PURE GENIOUS to have Someone write of 2 worlds collied to form a love that TIME! its self went forward and backward for! Wonderfully detailed, Sexy as can be. The history involved! It was pure genious!
Boobootrunde
Jan 04, 2012 Boobootrunde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the book, there are a few twists that if your not paying attention to you will miss.
Yenny toh
ga gt suka ma until forever...ga logika banget ceritany...
Pat
Feb 27, 2009 Pat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
A different kind of time travel. I really enjoyed this book. It had an unusual ending.
Veronica
Da evitare!
Holjo
Feb 24, 2012 Holjo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Summary: Roseleen White is a college professor with a passion for the Medieval and the artifacts of that era. After years of coveting one particular sword, she is finally able to locate and procure the relic. Called the Blooddrinker’s Curse, her new Scandinavian weapon is the treasure of her collection.

Then one day, as Rose is holding her precious sword, she inadvertently summons the man who owned it. Out of nowhere, Thorn Blooddrinker appears in her life. Thinking someone is playing a joke on h
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Linna - Adlina Haezah -
Rasanya pingin banget ngerekomendasiin novel ini untuk siapapun yang menyukai kisah time travel.
Demi apa novel ini bagus bangeeettt...
Biasanya aku melihat kisah time travel cuma di angkat sebatas drama korea aja, tapi ini, aku menikmatinya di atas lembaran kertas dengan setting Benua bagian barat. Dengan kekontrasan setting dari yang modern vs masa lalu jaman perang di Inggris atau di Normandia jika mengikuti alur novel ini. Dimana bisa dibayangkan bahwa semua tokohnya menggunakan pakaian yang b
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Crispitina30
Apr 11, 2016 Crispitina30 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: weak
Bleh. Lo he terminado porque...porque mira.

Me gustaría darle al menos dos estrellas, pero es que no puedo. Simple y llanamente: no me ha gustado.

Es extraño, porque desde el principio tenía el presentimiento de que este libro no me iba a gustar mucho, pero a la vez me picaba la curiosidad. La premisa era buena, buenísima...pero no está bien trabajada. Falta desarrollo en el tema de la maldición de Thorn, más claridad a la hora de explicarla...y falta originalidad. Por no hablar del estilo de la a
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sari
Aug 27, 2011 sari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Berupa pengalaman baru bc seri JL bertemakan mitos dan magic. Tetapi, ceritanya benar-benar tidak mengecewakan. Malah menurutku seri ini termasuk terbaik setelah sekian lama Dastan nerbitin seri JL yg biasa sj setelah Man of My Dreams dan Once a Princess
Yang luar biasa dari buku ini bagaimana JL mengemas cerita menarik dan alur yg bagus antara masa depan dan masa lalu. Rose, hero wanita disini adalah seorang dosen sejarah yg suka mengoleksi barang pusaka sejarah, dirinya begitu senang begitu ber
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Marie
Bintang 3.

Halusinasikah? Mimpikah? Ataukah perjalanan dan petualangan menembus waktu serta kisah cinta yg dialami Roseleen adalah kenyataan yg mengalami perubahan?


Roseleen White bagai membuka kotak pandora pada saat dirinya memperoleh sebilah pedang "Blooddrinker's curse" dari saudaranya, David. Pedang ini sudah menjadi incarannya sejak lama sebagai salah satu koleksi barang antik terbaru milik Roseleen. Mengetahui bahwa dirinya dapat mengarungi masa lalu dengan bantuan Thorn Blooddrinker pemili
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Netha
Sep 04, 2008 Netha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
novel JL pertama yg kubaca yg langsung ngebuat aq jatuh cinta pada tante JL.

novel ini agak berbeda dengan novel2 JL lainnya.
ceritanya berputar2 dimasa kini & medieval.

Roseleen white, seorang profesor yg menggila2i benda2 jaman dulu melalui kakak laki2nya berhasil membeli pedang berdarah milik thorn, brother to the Norse God Thor. pedang tersebut diduga dikutuk hingga tidak boleh dimiliki oleh wanita. alasan yg dikemudian akan menjadi jelas.

Roseleen tentu saja tidak mempercaya kutukan tersebu
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Natasja
Until Forever by Johanna Lindsey is a simple historical romance, although historical isn’t really the right word. Yes, the main characters do travel back in time, but mostly they spend time in the modern days.

Roseleen White is a history professor, who collect ancient weapons and she just got her hands on an ancient Viking sword known as “Blood drinker’s curse”. But Rose isn’t aware of its power and she accidentally summons its original owner.

Thorn Blooddrinker isn’t too happy when he is summoned
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Linda Hopf
Blah. I did read the whole thing but not sure why. I wanted to read something lighter, fluffy - this was fluffy and boring. It was definitely a clone of some of the older, classic time travel romance stories I have read only the writing was bad even for that genre. Books like "Knight in Shining Armor" or "Outlander" were much better. I mean most romance books have a "cheesy" element to them but this one was particularly bad. I can't stand a "heroine" who travels back in time, to say the middle a ...more
Cristina
Aug 02, 2016 Cristina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Empezó muy bien, me gustaba la manera de pensar de la protagonista y sus convicciones, pero fue aparecer el protagonista masculino y 'poff' todo se fue al traste, la prota ya no podia pensar en otra cosa lo que me acabó aburriendo. Aclarando que la protagonista es profesora de historia, me pasaba que en varias partes había párrafos gigantes en los que quería contar un suceso histórico (importante en la trama) de manera muy rápida y confusa, tenía que releerlo un par de veces para conseguir enten ...more
Fanny Roswita Ria
Ceritanya aneh deh,,bisa-bisanya kreatif imajinasi pengarang Johanna Lindsey membuat cerita bisa pindah-pindah waktu dengan gampang,,hanya modal pedang yang dikutuk penyihir besar Viking.

Lucu banget ngelihat tingkah Thorn yang cemburu sama diri sendiri karena mesti merelakan Roseleen memperlambat waktu agar Thorn masa lalu bertemu dengan masa kini (kalo bingung baca sendiri yah krn gw ribet nulis apa itu Thorn masa lalu dan masa kini,,hihihihihi). Belom lagi Roseleen yang cerewetnya minta ampun,
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Cate Ness
Cliche'

I read this book as it was recommended by a fb site that recommends books to read after the Outlander series. I assume this book was recommended because of the time travel aspect. That's about the only similarities. The book's main character is a history professor who collects swords, and acquires one that is cursed, thus the time travel, and instruction to a Viking warrior. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I found this book to be mostly cliche and predictable, though there were
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Amy
Jan 06, 2016 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't entirely sure what to make of this book. It had just enough like to keep me interested but I thought the low scenes were a bit overdone. I wasn't sure what I thought of the way it ended, it was plausible and interesting and certainly not the most expected. But I happy ending is a happy ending so I'll take it! It's honestly more than 3 1/2 star book, but for some reason I just could not fully get into it and believe that the characters believe what was happening in the story. I know that ...more
penelopewanders
A somewhat prudish history professor and a Viking cursed to come to and obey any woman in possession of his sword… time travelling to and fro, the havoc played by time travellers changing fate… not bad, although perhaps a bit dated. The professor veers between temper tantrums and thoughtless actions, in the name of women's lib… angrily stomping away from safety into the hordes of sex-crazed soldiers on the brink of battle “how dare he tell me to stay put!”… Nonetheless an amusing refresher cours ...more
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becom
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