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

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Nationally bestselling author Madeline Hunter has thrilled her legions of fans with sensuous novels of intrigue, adventure, and romance. Now she weaves a spectacular tale of an English knight, a Welsh rebel, and a relationship that would defy their world and everything they believed possible between a man and a woman...

Stealing Heaven

Marcus of Anglesmore was not at all hap
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 30th 2002 by Bantam
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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
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
I have been loving this series and the way Madeline Hunter brings 14th Century England alive. However, this is my least favorite of the three books I have read so far in this series (the first two being By Possession and By Design). Ms. Hunter is a terrific writer, and creates compelling characters with great depth. However, I didn't find the characters as compelling here as in the first two books. Part of it is that the story is told mainly from the point of view of the heroine, Nesta. So, we d ...more
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.
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.
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
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
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

Hmmmmm. It was ok. But, for me, it didn't pull me into the story, the relationship and the world of the Marcher Lords as much as the previous two books had instantly situated me in the world of Roger Mortimer et al. I appreciated the fact that there was a need in the book to have the h/H on the different sides of the conflict, and that each deserved their sense of honour and commitment to their respective causes but the resulting requirement for balancing out the resolution of the story somehow
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.
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...
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.
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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.
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.
Exclnt: lv, deceit, manipultns, faith, brains, brilliant tacticians! Opposg Marcher Lord Marcus & Welsh Nesta are great! 2nds like Rhys' & M's frnd David...
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.
Possibly my favorite so far. Nuanced characters and situations, no obvious answers to the conflicts. Nice ending!
Lots of nudity and lust between an English knight and the beautiful Welsh, Nesta. Does she ever wear clothes?
I am glad I live when I do. The wars and land stealing were so harsh.
I'm struggling to read this. I simply cannot stand Nesta!
Marcus (Joan's brother) and Nesta's story.
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A win from Emery's anniversary party.
Love this series!
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Madeline Hunter is a nationally bestselling author of historical romances who lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. Her books have won two RITA awards and seven nominations, and have had three starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. In a parallel existence to the one she enjoys as a novelist, Madeline has a Ph.D. in art history and teaches at an East Coast university.
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