Candle In The Window (Medieval Series #1)
Lady Saura of Roget lives a lonely life of servitude—her fortune controlled by her cruel, unscrupulous stepfather. Yet it is she who has been called upon to brighten the days of Sir William of Miraval, a proud and noble knight who once swore to live or perish by the sword . . . until his world was engulfed in agonizing darkness. Summoned to Sir William's castle, the raven...more
The chemistry was good and the heroine being blind worked really well. The only clanger for me was that sometimes Saura was confident and other times she was supposedly insec ...more
I really do enjoy medieval romances, the highland men/warriors are of so deliciously big, muscular, and masculine! But then turn into putty at the hands of the heroines. Love that!
I would say that William is the standard medieval hero we love to love – a big, strong man with a bit of a temper that is never misplaced or abusive. He’s intelligent, clever, insightful, skillful (if not the best) as a warrior, rich, powerful, and loves his family – and is good with children, a ...more
When she arrives William is beyond surley. He's unkept and unkind. He barks at ...more
The first half of the book is a delight to read. Dodd masterfully adds historic facts from the earliest English history to her tale, giving a reader the feeling that the characters are not just in a historic setting, but living the history. Her characters are mostly simple, not drawing much depth and thus little attention from the reader – that, is, until we meet Lady Saura of Roget.
Saura is a wonderfu ...more
The plot is wonderful with the exception of the nepharious plan to destroy the hero, which I think took too many pages to resolve. I realize the author wanted twists and turns in the story but to me it was like a car chase in a movie that lasts too long.
The relationship between the two lead ch ...more
(view spoiler)[Okay, one thing that absolute bugged the crap out of me in this book was that on her wedding day the heroine decided to go no underwear under her finery as only ther hero would know and it would turn him on, and the hero realised that and kind of got upset about it and told her to go put things on under her dress because he didn't want anyone se ...more
Candle In The Window: 4.05:
Although this was not the most exciting and emotionally touching medieval romance, Candle In The Window, was a very enjoyable read that never let the reader's interest waver.
Sir William of Miraval: Even though Dodd failed to give William a multitude of layers to his personality, loved that ...more
Set in England in 1153 (at the time when Stephen was King of England and Matilda’s son Henry vied with him for the throne, this is the story of Lady Saura de Roget, a wellborn but blind heiress who has learned to use her abilities despite the lack of sight. When Roger de Miraval happens to see how well she runs her stepfather’s castle, he sees her as the solution to his son’s blindness caused by a battle injury. Sir William de Miraval is wallowing in self ...more
I enjoyed the book very much but if was pretty lengthy. I loved all the historical detail and the warmth and humor in many parts. It almost made me tear up in parts but not quite so I couldn't give it 5 stars. Overall, I lo ...more
Bonusnya adalah hubungan yg begitu menyentuh antara para tokoh novel, dari Lord Peter dg Williams dan Kimball; Maud, Alden, Saura dan Clare; Rollo, Daudley, Blaise (adik tiri dari Saura, heroi ...more
Por otro lado, hay un enemigo que me costó identificar. Primero pensé que estaba segura de quién se trataba ...more
Es la primera vez que me encuentro con una protagonista ciega en un libro de este estilo. Lo inusual del comienzo me atrapó desde el principio, una historia donde ambos carecen de la capacidad de ver. Ella desde que nació y él tras un accidente provocado por un traidor en las sombras que quiere verlo muerto.
Si hay algo que reprocharle al libro es la manera en la que él recupera la vista. Un recurso bastante manido: un go ...more
What happens when a young woman takes on the running of the bitter warrior's home? She helps him to learn to deal with his new circumstances.
What happens when they are abducted by his enemies? He gets injured trying to protect his woman. The blow to his head returns his eye sight and he learns that his teacher has never seen the light of day.
The love they share brings light into both of their wor ...more
Setting: Medieval England, 1153
I greatly enjoyed Candle in the Window even though I don't normally read medieval historical romances - I'm more into the regency/Victorian setting. I am a great fan of Christina Dodd's novels, however, so I wanted to read this earlier work of hers (1991).
Saura and William were a wonderful pair and I enjoyed the interactions and chemistry between them. Saura was kind, ...more
Ini adalah kisah perjalanan hidup seorang gadis buta yg berusaha bertahan hidup di zaman para knigth di daratan Eropa yg keras.
Lady Saura of Roget gadis cantik dan pewaris yg kaya raya, memiliki cacat fisik buta sejak lahir. Tapi kekurangannya ini tidak membuatnya terbelakang. Saura adalah gadis yg tegar, cerdik dan cekatan dalam mengatur urusan rumah tangga dan sangat sensitif dengan suasana dan keadaan disekitarnya. Karena kekayaannya, Saura dipaksa ayah tirinya untuk tetap tinggal be ...more
Saura doesn't let her blindness limit her. ...more
I might finish this book at a later point this month because I am curio ...more
Intriguing premise, heroine is blind, hero has been blinded recently. She's an heiress, he's a knight but has succumbed to depression due to his handicap and his father brings her to the castle to try to shake his son out of his apathy. Unfortunately, there is still danger and they have to find a way to rescue each other. Nice atmosphere, interesting glimpse of life during Medieval period, plucky independent heroine, stalwart hero, faithful dog, flowering romance, exciting swordfights. ...more
Hanya suka pas Lady Saura of Roget belum ketahuan sebagai perempuan buta, cantik dan masih muda oleh Lord William. Begitu mereka berdua selesai diculik....perjuangan berat menyelesaikan novel ini dimulai :D
Kayaknya emg selera gw dengan para juri RITA awards beda jauh... :'(
Anyway, I liked the story. It bogged down a couple of ti ...more
Christina's 2015 List of Stories:
-- Out now! A PIRATE'S WIFE FOR ME: A new, full-length, Governess Brides historical
-- Out now! THE RELATIVES: A new Virtue Falls Short Story
-- Out now! VIRTUE FALLS in paperback and eBook
-- Out now! THAT SCANDALOUS EVENING re-release with new cover
-- OBSESSION FALLS: A new, full-length Virtue Falls novel (Sept 8)
-- RULES OF SURRE ...more