Stealing Heaven (Medieval #3)
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Stealing Heaven (Medieval Series (Chronological order) #3)

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Marcus of Anglesmore is ordered by King Edward III to marry Genith, daughter of a rebel Welshman whose followers are still a threat. The king believes this marriage will give him an advantage, but plans go awry when Marcus becomes enchanted with Nesta, Genith's sister. Yet the course of their lives--and the destinies of their two nations--could be forever altered as they s...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 30th 2002 by Bantam
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Ridley
So, after my teenesque righteous rage flame out over Phantom Waltz last night (I've since washed off the eye makeup and restyled the emo hair out of my eyes,) it was a relief to grab this bad Larry and enjoy it thoroughly. I wavered between a four and a five, and still do, so it's absolutely a 4.5.

Marcus of Anglesmore has been ordered by King Edward to marry the heir to an important Welsh estate as a way to stave off any rebellion from the restive Welsh marches. Nesta meets him by accident one n...more
Brenna
As far as romance novels go, I was incredibly impressed by this one. She's not as funny as Johanna Lindsay, but still has excellent dialogue as well as believable and smart - really clever - characters. The intrigue of the plot was as good as the romance of the plot, making it a well-rounded story about pre-Elizabethan plotting and highly sensual people. Rather than making the main characters' attraction to each other the entire action, she uses it to heighten and push the action. A really nice...more
Sarah
Nesta's heart is caught between loyalty to her homeland, and Marcus, the man who holds her heart. If her treason is discovered, Marcus could easily hold the sword that ends her life.
Kit
A beautifully told love story during the tumultuous history of Wales and England. Marcus was wonderful yet in a modern perspective Nesta's self destructive loyalty to revolution can get a little wary (as some reviews got board with her) yet understandable given her status in Wales. As always, MH delivers a great read- smart, very sexing with a wonderful ending.
Starlyn
love story with a twist, this one is set in england and wales in midevil times.. kings, lords and all that... girl gets guy...quite a bit of sexy stuff, good visual imagery in the words, you can put yourself on the dirt roads and the high hills and stone castles
Susy
Madeline Hunter sure knows how to create heroes--I have loved all her medieval heroes, and her heroines too. I even loved Ian from Lord of a Thousand Nights that I didn't expect to like at all based on his minor role in . And surprisingly I fell for the heroine too, whom the blurb had set up as someone I would not like at all.

Stealing Heaven also has a hero that is impossibly wonderful. I did not like the story as much as Hunter's other medievals, but overall enjoyed the intense love scenes and...more
Darla
I totally loved this book! I loved Marcus, especially now that he's all grown up and sexy and masculine!! I really loved Nesta too, I loved her fire and determination and sex appeal in a time when women weren't supposed to be as brazen as she was!! I thoroughly enjoyed the passion the author created in this book between these two, it was amazing and it kept me coming back for more just to see what would take place next! I couldnt put this book down because I was dying to see how the seemingly im...more
Jessie Sackler
Madeline Hunter, Stealing Heaven. What did I think? Absorbing, fun, why not escape to the 14th century?
This is a well-done historical romance, set in the 14th century. Chronologically, it is the third in a series, preceded by By Possession, the story of Addis de Valence and Moira, and By Design, the story of Joan and Rhys. By Arrangement, which is centered on David de Abyon, the mercer and friend of Joan's brother, seems to have been written before the other novels, but is about events which fol...more
Lucimar
Leitura agradável em que o mocinho luta com unhas e dentes pela mulher que ama, uma mulher famosa por ter sido a amante do Rei, cuja vida é cantada pelos menestrel. É com esses ingredientes, de história de guerras entre galeses e ingleses que a autora constrói este romance, cheio de paixões, intrigas, com personagens que me cativaram. Nesta!!! é uma mulher forte e decidida a lutar por um sonho, um sonho que não é dela, mas do pai e mesmo correndo o risco de perder o homem que ama ela vai em fren...more
Kathi Sharp
I didn't like Mark (Marcus of Anglesmore) when I met him in By Design. He was an arrogant, self-centered and selfish teenager. At first there is little in Stealing Heaven to improve my opinion of him. But Nesta verch Llygad is strong, clever, capable. And she loves him so I gave him a chance to grow on me. Eventually he proves himself worthy of her.
Jackie
As in Hunter's BY ARRANGEMENT, much of the plot depends on the hero totally deceiving the heroine, something that I find quite annoying. At least in this book, the the reader is made aware of the deception, and the hero isn't doing it just because he doesn't want to share with the heroine, or thinks she's too fragile or stupid to understand. Still, not my favorite trope...
Brenda
This was my first reading of Madeline Hunter so I am not an expert on her work, but I did not care for this book.

It had some moments of endearment, but not enough for me to believe that love existed between these two people. There was a lot of sex, that's true, but that is not what I like to read, so I guess I will pass on this author.
Amanda Mc
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Ann Noell
Stealing Heaven is a wonderful story with unforgettable characters. This book has it all, intrigue, rebellion, danger and passion. A poignant tale of love overcoming all odds, the seemingly untenable love between Marcus and Nesta had me in tears.
Sheila
I've become a big Madeline Hunter fan. She always delivers. In Stealing Heaven the author not only entertained me but enriched my understanding of the British Isles in the fourteenth century. Bravo! An all around great historical romance.
Susan
Exclnt: lv, deceit, manipultns, faith, brains, brilliant tacticians! Opposg Marcher Lord Marcus & Welsh Nesta are great! 2nds like Rhys' & M's frnd David...
Bekah
Wow, this book made my heart go pitter patter and I fell completely head over heels in love with Marcus! This was a GREAT love story.
Elle
Possibly my favorite so far. Nuanced characters and situations, no obvious answers to the conflicts. Nice ending!
Michelle
Lots of nudity and lust between an English knight and the beautiful Welsh, Nesta. Does she ever wear clothes?
Ldlimes
I am glad I live when I do. The wars and land stealing were so harsh.
Oriana
I'm struggling to read this. I simply cannot stand Nesta!
nicpref
Marcus (Joan's brother) and Nesta's story.
Misfit
Oct 23, 2012 Misfit marked it as to-read-mine
A win from Emery's anniversary party.
Danielle
Love this series!
Megan
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Jul 22, 2014
Melissa
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Jul 22, 2014
Julie Wheeler
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Madeline Hunter is a nationally bestselling author of historical romances who lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. In a parallel existence to the one she enjoys as a novelist, she has a Ph.D. in art history and teaches at an East Coast university.
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