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Blush sensuality level: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic in frequency or type). The 1300s are a time of pestilence and unease, plagued not just by disease but by demons and the restless dead. Yolande wanders England and Wales, armed with her blessed bow and sacred herbs, laying the spirits to rest and driving the demons away. She's ...more
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Published June 13th 2013 by Ellora's Cave
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Maggie
Jul 25, 2013 Maggie rated it it was amazing
Engrossing Historical Romance

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In North England during 1350, Yolande, a dark-skinned woman, is lethal with the bow of Saint Sebastian, dresses like a man, and roams the countryside to follow in her father’s footsteps as an exorcist.

Geraint, a Welsh jester, accepts the job of carrying a crucifix to Yolande at a convent. After meeting Yolande, he fancies her and decides to accompany her on her travels.

As one quest leads to another for this duo, a doomed romance blooms. Yolande must re
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Well, I have to say this is one of the most interesting historical paranormal romances I’ve ever read. Yolande is told she must remain a maiden, for a time of seven in order to prevent being possessed by a demon. She is determined to bide her time performing her duties as an exorcist so she can consider taking a husband. She doesn’t expect to meet Geraint, a Welshman. Geriant will test her resolve to
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Lisa Yarde
Aug 15, 2013 Lisa Yarde rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of unusual heroines and settings. The Dark Maiden by Lindsay Townsend delivers a heroine unlike many.

The British Isles in the 14th century, rife with superstition and plagued by more than rampant sickness, inspires a heroine’s quest in Lindsay Townsend’s The Dark Maiden. Yolande is duty bound for an enigmatic term, a ‘time of seven’ to rid the country of dark paranormal forces, the restless spirits who seek vengeance or pure evil that troubles clergy and villagers alike. Although
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Linda Acaster
Sep 01, 2013 Linda Acaster rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
A high mistress of the Mediaeval Romantic Suspense, with `Dark Maiden' Lindsay Townsend brings to vivid life a tale of faith, humility and belonging among those of society largely ignored by both history and fiction. No pampered lords or damsels here, safe in their castles of stone.

Dressed in men's clothing and well able to use the sacred bow of Saint Sebastian to root out demons and Man's evil, and bring the restless dead within God's grace, Yolande walks alone tied by the Church to an enigmati
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Lindsay Townsend is an English novelist with a passion for writing historical romance. Her books are published by Kensington Books, Bookstrand, Ellora's Cave and MuseItUp.

Lindsay lives in Yorkshire, in the north of England, with her husband, Alan, and also has family in Devon. She loves singing, music, walking, reading and cooking - especially trying out old recipes.

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