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Siren Song (Siren Song #1)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  194 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Blush: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic level). First in the Royal Dynasty series. William of Marlowe and Elizabeth of Hurley loved each other from childhood and swore to marry no other. Their fathers had more practical and profitable intentions. William was told Elizabeth had gone to Ilmer to be married to Mauger and in his pain and ...more
399 pages
Published (first published 1980)
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One of my biggest perks in books is fairy tales and caricatures of people, this is my first Gellis' historical romance book and I liked it because of how the book ends after Richard basically tells the main character who is the romantic interest of one of the main heroin in Siren Song, Alys, to be mindful of his words and actions when asking his father for permission to marry this girl. Everyone laughs and Elizabeth -now free of Mauger- says if only things were so easy then they would all be liv ...more
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This was a light fluffy read, albeit a long one. I liked the characters, the plot, the action, the romance. The writing was clean an unobtrusive. Gellis did an excellent job with transitioning points of view.

There was a little too much telling, and one character who had no redeeming qualities at all. I don't like characters painted so one-dimensionally. No one is all bad, or all good. We all are a combination of both.

The ending was a little rushed. And although there is a sequel is was not left
Gellis became an auto-read years and years ago. This is the story of William of Marlowe and Elizabeth of Hurley. They fell in love when they were young, but their parents married them off elsewhere--and they kept loving each other anyway.
Plotting by evil greedy people brings pain & sadness to the two destined lovers who have to overcome their own insecurities and doubts to fight for a chance of a lifetime together. A long book but well worth it.
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Roberta Gellis has been one of the most successful writers of historical fiction of the last few decades, having published about 25 meticulously researched historical novels since 1964. She has been married to her husband Charles for over 50 years and they live together in Lafayette, Indiana with a lively Lakeland terrier called Taffy. She has one child called Mark.

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