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An Arabian Courtship

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  179 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Polly didn't expect to be happy

Family loyalty and the knowledge that her love for Chris would never be returned led Polly to accept marriage to Prince Raschid, heir to a desert kingdom.

The problems she thought she'd face were practical ones--such as how she'd adjust to life in a very different culture.

What a shock it was to discover that the handsome autocratic man she'd m
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #1313, 189 pages
Published November 1990 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 1989)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I suppose I have read this, but I don't remember. That's fine, because I liked experiencing it without any preconceived notions. I liked this quite a bit. Polly is young, but she's doesn't act addle-brained as some of Graham's more recent heroines. Don't get me wrong, I love LG's books, but sometimes I wish she didn't seem to make them so silly (especially over the hero because he's so good-looking). Polly in a difficult situation, having essentially been sold into marriage by her greedy father ...more
Jul 24, 2012 RebeccaL rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I liked this story very much. I am glad to see a H that wasn't mean. Yes, he may have his moments of anger but most of the time he is logical. Comparatively I feel sometimes the heroine actions and respond are a bit childish. They both entered this marriage of convenience for their own reason but the hero did approach it with much more tolerance and sense while I can't help to feel the heroine is less considerate. She made her decision to marry into a loveless marriage and the hero did ensure sh ...more
Geez ...this is one unpalatable book. There really isn't anything redeeming about either the Hero or the heroine.

He is a brutal nasty character, making it clear that she is only there for his physical needs. She falls head over heels for someone that constantly treats her like trash.

The parents force her to marry him to save them from a horrible financial situation...and she decides it's okay to sell herself because the man she really loves only sees her as a friend.

She is immature and spouts

Polly didn't expect to be happy

Family loyalty and the knowledge that her love for Chris would never be returned led Polly to accept marriage to Prince Raschid, heir to a desert kingdom.

The problems she thought she'd face were practical ones--such as how she'd adjust to life in a very different culture.

What a shock it was to discover that the handsome autocratic man she'd married was a complex and wonderful companion--and that her emotions were certainly involved!
hilarious one ! i liked it so much! i felt rashid was besotted right from the start; at 1st ofc wid lust, then wid love. rashid's misadventure wid his 1st wife was treated lightly. i mean he was not a dark hero. he was compassionate, kind n loving. i did not feel he used her as a mistress in his bed. if they did not communicate enough, it was bcoz polly avoided him. on their very 1st meeting, she knew what 2 expect from him n the marriage bcoz he was very honest n direct wid her. she was very qu ...more
Maybe I just wasn't in the mood, but this one didn't grab me even though it had some elements I normally enjoy (heroine illness, can't-have babies-angst that gets resolved). Though on the other hand I tend to dislike Arabian romances, but make exceptions for my favorite authors like LG. The Arabian context wasn't too bad in this one but it puts a damper on the HEA for me knowing that for the rest of her life she's going to have to go out in public wearing a burka. Arabian setting aside, I think ...more
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Ipshita Ranjana
An Arabian Courtship by Lynne Graham was a well written romance and would be loved by everyone who adores the old classic Harlequin Presents.

Raschid was an alpha hero who was cold for the majority of the book. In the end he does fall in love but his being an alpha jerk for the majority of the book was off-putting personally for me. Polly agrees to marry Raschid bowing down to family pressure and because the man she loves does not share the same feelings for her. She starts out as a shy heroine f
Carol Storm
This one is Lynne Graham's best -- along with THE CORSICAN GAMBIT by Sandra Marton, it is the best Harlequin Presents I have ever read!
Bien esta reseña será un poquito más corta que las otras a menos que se me vayan los dedos y bueno, ya saben. Llegué a esta novela cuando leí la adaptación de ella con dos personajes de Harry Potter, si lo sé, es algo extraño, pero bueno, siempre coloco como llegué a los libros. Lo busqué y cuando lo encontré me di cuenta que era muy barato porque era parte de una colección de novelas del mismo tipo que sacan colección como Bianca o Jasmín, estoy segura que más de alguna habrá llegado a ellas má ...more
Susan Wawa
Novel ini menceritakan pangeran arab Raschid (seorang duda) yg dijodohin sama polly 19 tahun (cewek inggris) (kalian entar bisa baca kenapa mereka dijodohin,panjang soalnya kalo mau di tulis ^^).

Novelnya bagus, cuma gue pusing bacanya di ebook, inggrisnya kacau banget, point2nya dan alurnya masih bisa di mengerti, Pangeran arab Raschid keturunan org prancis dari neneknya dan kakeknya arab, ortunya arab perawakannya matanya biru, rambut item, tinggi, macho, cool dan pastinya kaya raya, posesif.

Kelly Bird
Not convinced

Of any deep love between these two characters. Not enough interaction to much inner dialogue. Usually love Graham this book wasn't great
3 1/2 stars. Late 80s/early 90s bodice ripper. Entertaining story line but neither of the main characters are particularly endearing.
I love a good MOC story and this one was so angsty. OM, OW, pregnancy, jealousy, misunderstandings, no wonder I devoured it!
Awful, Hero was not much of one old school HP not fond of them at times.
April Brookshire
Liked this, but it could've been more exciting.

Obviously by the end the hero admits his love (like most Harlequins)

But he was so cold until then

and I wanted more groveling
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

Lynne Graham was born on July 30, 1956 of Irish-Scottish parentage. She has livedin Northern Ireland all her life. She grew up in a seaside village with herbrother. She learnt to read at the age of 3, and haven't stopped since then.

Lynne first met her husband when she was 1
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