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Kerker der Liebe (Clan Kennedy #2)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  710 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley brings her trademark passion, power, and steamy sensuality to this dazzling work of romance fiction–an unforgettable tale of a headstrong Englishwoman abducted by a Scotsman seeking passionate revenge....

Raven Carleton is every inch the English lady. But on this glorious morning, as she gallops along the seacoast, Raven is
Paperback, 445 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Goldmann (first published 2001)
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Elis Madison
Raven Carleton is busily trying to get herself betrothed to the fictional son and heir of the historical Thomas Dacre, who “romantically” abducted Elizabeth Greystoke and made her his bride (and "incidentally" made himself heir to her father’s barony and lands). We get the impression that the Dacre menfolk take what they want, and that they don't like being challenged.

Half-gypsy bastard Heath Kennedy (his father is laird of the Kennedys, and while it’s rumored the man handfasted with Heath’s mum
The Border Hostage - Ok
Virginia Henley
When high-strung English beauty Raven Carleton runs into Heath Kennedy, the bastard son of a Scottish border lord, trespassing on her family's lands, she's lucky Heath only divests her of her favorite horse and the shirt off her back. But when Raven runs across Heath again while out riding with her betrothed, she doesn't get off so easily. Taken hostage and held for ransom by the rugged Scot, Raven vows to escape as soon as she can. But Raven fails to reckon
Jun 18, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Realistically I would rate this book more like 4.5 stars. I really enjoyed it! At first, I wasn't sure what I would think about the novel. It certainly did start out on an exciting note. And there are a lot of twists and turns throughout the novel. I found that I had great respect for Raven has a protagonist. She was strong, self-assured, and smart. Heath was also a strong male character and very interesting. The two of them paired together are, as always, more interesting than either one of the ...more
Elsa Bravante
Me ha gustado, más que la anterior. Lo mejor son sus personajes protagonistas, mejor construidos que los del libro anterior. La historia es entretenida y aunque hay trama histórica la historia de amor no se pierde en ella como ocurre en la anterior. Lo más flojo son los diálogos, no tienen agilidad y no transmiten todo lo que deberían.
excellent as all Henleys novels ...more
Syahira Sharif
Feb 11, 2013 Syahira Sharif rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
Been rereading this today and I found myself enjoying this again. I find myself falling in love with the characters again. The revenge, jealousy, redemption, pride and stuff. Still refreshing as the first time I read it as a teenager (and here's to folks defending physical book so much, my copy broke apart, literally. Probably because the glue hardened and became less flexible). A story of a forbidden romance between an English lady and a Scottish Gypsy bastard. Unlike the title, the tone of the ...more
Regan Walker
Feb 24, 2012 Regan Walker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 and 1/2 Stars: Great Sequel to TEMPTED and a Wonderful Scottish Love Story

I love Virginia Henley's ability to immediately put me in the middle of an exciting story involving people with strong passions dealing with difficult circumstances. THE BORDER HOSTAGE is no exception. It reminds me of the pirate stories I love: a strong hero who takes what he wants though he has a gentle and noble heart; and a heroine who will not be captured even if her heart longs for the man who abducts her. All thi
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Julie Dawson
Aug 03, 2015 Julie Dawson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Virginia Henley at her best.Heath and Raven are enemies at first but drawn together in magic, healing, wisdom, power, attraction, love of family and finally love for each other. I also enjoyed the tenderness and openness with the love between Heath's sister and Ram as well.
I enjoyed the border history. Decent tale.
Sharon Sherman
Aug 16, 2011 Sharon Sherman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1514 was a tenuous year for people living on or around the border between England and Scotland. Virginia Henley tells a story of that time in her historical romance with war between the countries, people, and between a particular Scotsman and the woman who thinks she only wants freedom with war between the countries, people, and between a particular Scotsman and the woman who thinks she only wants freedom.

Jun 21, 2010 Coronadeofelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The chemistry between Raven and Heath is deep and I couldn't put this book down. I read it in two days and was literally up until 5 am. If anyone knows of any other similar books, please let me know.
Country Goose
I am a huge fan of Virginia Henley, and I was yet again entertained by her work with the Border Hostage. I would have like to have seen a bit more conflict and a little less drama, if you know what I mean.
Jan 12, 2012 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
OK, I gave her one more try and this is much better. A bit of magic, Cetlic lore, Tudor drama. Nicely done.

Now back to more serious books.
Jul 11, 2012 Joann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I believe this was my first historical romance novel I read. I thoroughly enjoyed it...any of Virginia Henley's books are great.
Jane Night
Mar 25, 2013 Jane Night rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one was very good. I really enjoyed the characters (both primary and secondary) as well as the setting.
Dec 24, 2013 Marianne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First time with this author. Just OK
Oct 26, 2008 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this in 2004. Thought it was a perfect location for a romance.
Jun 12, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book, loved the story line!! Great love scenes also.
May 21, 2012 Brenda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
It was an okay romance novel. Nothing that I would read again.
Brenna Call
3.5 stars....this was pretty good.
Chris Grover
Pretty good roamnce with some adventure
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Virginia Syddall was born on December 5, 1935 in England, where her father, Thomas Syddall, taught her to love history. She obtained a degree in History in the University. In 1956, Virginia married Arthur Henley. They moved to America, and now they live most of the year in St. Petersburg, Florida, and they spend the hot summers in Ontario, Canada, where they have their two adult children and three ...more
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