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Savage In Silk

2.94 of 5 stars 2.94  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  6 reviews
So beautiful she gathers men around her with a green-eyed glance.

So innocent yet a capacity for passion smolders within her.

So strong-willed she will leave her family rather than marry a man she does not love.

So loyal she will follow her man from San Francisco to England to the Crimea and surrender her body and soul to save him.

This is Mariah -- born of a brief, violent en
Mass Market Paperback, 479 pages
Published 1979 by Warner Books
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Simply couldn't get into the story or the characters. I know some bodice rippers have pretty shallow, flat characters but these really took the cake. They did things only because the author wanted them to, and the author had them do every crazy BR thing she could think of, with liberal doses of misunderstanding. Given another review, I knew what I would be in for the rest of the book and realized that I simply wasn't up to it.

I've only read one other book by Zide, and it was a mixed bag at best.
Jeff Young
If I were to choose one author and one romance bodice-ripper paperback to carry the torch of the most eponymous of the genre, it would have to be Donna Comeaux Zide's, SAVAGE IN SILK, published in 1978.
Donna Comeaux Zide is a genuine woman romance novelist from the late 70s to early 80s. She penned about five or six, time-period romance novels, mostly set in medieval Europe to the mid-19th century Europe pan North America. This time period is most favored by romance novelists including its wil
It probably wasn’t good to read this book immediately after my previous read. I couldn't stop comparing similarities within the plots or the differences in each author's writing talent. That said, my rating/review may have been a bit different otherwise...but I don't know about that...

The book opens with a prelude. A brief scene of massacre and rape on a ranch in the Montana Territory in 1834 provides the background of the heroine. It did give a small glimpse into the character of one woman I th
Mariah grew up believing she was the daughter of a wealthy couple in St. Louis. When she refuses to marry the young man chosen for her, they send her to live with her "sister" at a ranch in Montana. Jared, the man who comes to guide her gets on her nerves right off--he goads her and demeans her from the start,but of course she has to fall in love with him. It's never quite clear where the relationship comes from, as he always treats her badly, and he jumps pretty abruptly from finding her childi ...more
not a good read at all
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