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Sorrows of Adoration

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The barmaid Aenna overhears a plot to kill the heir to the throne and decides to leave her life behind to warn him. Aenna and the Prince fall in love, but this is not a fairy tale romance. Endless problems threaten to destroy the couple, including the love that grows between Aenna and her Champion, the Prince's cousin.
Paperback, 1st edition, 427 pages
Published October 2003 by NovelBooks, Inc.
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Stuart Butterworth
Sep 06, 2012 Stuart Butterworth rated it really liked it
Shelves: paperback, fantasy
There are some books that seem to start off in entirely the wrong way, subjectively at least - books with story lines that just don’t appeal to you, or writing styles that seem to grate, or characters who are entirely unsympathetic when the plot really requires the reader to care about them.
Kimberly Chapman’s debut novel starts off in what, to me, was one of the worst ways possible - Chick Lit of the worst possible type, using literary cliches even Mills & Boon or Harlequin would hesitate to
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Wendy
Nov 22, 2012 Wendy rated it really liked it
This is not a book I would have picked up of my own volition, but since it was written by a friend and lent to me by another and I initially started reading it out of that "obligation" of friendship.

At 2:00 Wednesday morning, I finally decided I needed to get to bed. And then I spent all of Wednesday in a melancholy book funk because I was so smitten with the characters and the what will happen next. That night, I was up until the wee hours again to finish it.

Sorrows of Adoration starts out in,
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T Mulder
May 27, 2013 T Mulder rated it it was amazing
As with Chapman's more recently-written work, Finding Gaia, I found Sorrows of Adoration almost impossible to put down. The story is compelling, even if you're not much one for romance. The main character, Aenna, is incredible, somebody who you want to alternately hug, admire, or talk sense in to, but always want to be best friends with. It's wonderful to watch her grow in confidence and strength.

If you have a sensitive bone in your body, this book will likely make you cry. Fair warning. But it
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