352nd out of 484 books — 160 voters
The Legacy (The Legacy #1)
by T.J. Bennett
When her brief, disastrous marriage to a fortune hunter ends in scandal, Baronesse Sabina von Ziegler's vengeful adoptive father imprisons her in a cloister. Nine years later, however, following the teachings of the reformer Martin Luther, she arranges a daring escape. She is free at last—for the moment—a noblewoman of conscience, and has learned a lesson about trusting me...more
Mass Market Paperback, 455 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Medallion Press
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Finally, a historical romance with actually interesting historical detail...set in Wittenberg during the Peasant's Revolt of 1524-1525, the hero and heroine are actually German (gasp!) with German names...not random English people or princes and princesses from made-up kingdoms. Plus, the hero is a printer and the author includes well-researched details about the early print trade. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Good, basic romance. Quick read. Very basic 1500s European history worked a little into the story. Nothing complicated, typical romance story (attractive man and woman, both resisting the relationship but can't help falling for each other, everything works out in the end). Not a bad story, not a great story.
A frustrating book. Pretty well done, with excellent historical detail, set in a time and place not usually covered. The book went very well, up to the point Wolfgang reveals what happened to Sabina's inheritance. To that point we are told over and over how important this is to Sabina, and how her whole future is wrapped up in using this money. Then in like 5 minutes she does a 180 and it just doesn't matter to her, and is not event mentioned until the end when Wolfgang fixes it all up. I'm sorr...more
Free download so I really can't complain. Good chemistry between hero and heroine, but I'm really tired of "feisty" heroines who are in reality passive doormats to the hero's alpha behavior. Interesting setting - 15th century post-Reformation Germany. Would think twice about paying for future titles by this author, but for free it was not a bad guilty pleasure read.
Mar 17, 2012 Welzen rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Una novela que no ha estado nada mal. No tiene cuatro estrellas porque no ha sabido aprovechar la oportunidad que le daba ubicar la historia en Sajonia durante la formación del protestantismo. Al final es la típica historia de amor de un matrimonio entre personas que se conocen en día de la boda y se aman casi desde entonces.
This was a pretty good book, which I didn't expect since it was free! I like how the author fused so much history into the story without info-dumping and how this storyline was completely tied up, but still managed to leave enough questions for another story.
A very enjoyable story with well developed characters. The perseverance of Sabina is amazing while Wolfgang fights letting go of the past in order to embrace his new life/wife. I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys a historical romance.