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Joining (Shefford's Knights #2)

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Beautiful Milisant Crispin and handsome, arrogant Wulfric, the future Earl of Shefford, are engaged—and seldom has a betrothed couple been less suited. Her father has decreed that Milisant has a month to accustom herself to the future earl before the marriage takes place. As the time dwindles, Milisant desperately searches for a way out. But Wulfric is falling under a ...more
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Published August 29th 2006 by Avon (first published May 4th 1999)
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Lakshmi C
Nov 28, 2016 Lakshmi C rated it liked it
What worked for me :

This story was loosely inspired by The Taming of the shrew and the execution was splendid.
Wulfric and Milsant had a hate to love relationship.
Wulfric was wary of Milsant and she had a real reason for being scared of him.
The conversations between Wulfric and his father, Milisant and her sister made me look like a member of the cast of Looney Tunes.
Wulfric was shrewd, kind and protective. He went the extra mile to build their relationship when he learned about her fear.
May 20, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-3-stars
Joining is a really fun and lighthearted read. I always enjoy breaking out this book and revisiting the story of Milisant and Wulfric. However, it's slightly superficial when you really get down to thinking about the details. So even though I really like this book, I'm going to give it a 3 star rating.

Milisant and Wulfric have been engaged since Milisant was born. However, the betrothed couple aren't happy about it. Because of a childhood accident, which they both blame the other for, they've a
Mahareni Sukadi
Wiiiiih ... sukaan ini drpd buku 1. Pengaruh terjemahan kali ya.

Weeell, slma Mrs. JL tdk meributkn Shakespeare dkk, puisi dkk, teater dkk - dlm bukunya, psti kulahap hbis halaman demi halaman.
Sue Lyndon
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Feb 02, 2016 Missy rated it really liked it
Excellent read. Love Johanna Lindsey's books!

Betrothed at a young age both Wulf and Mili are less then excited to marry. They met once as children and it was such a disaster that neither has forgotten. But marry they must or bring shame to their families.

Mili is an unique woman that likes the manely pursuits of weaponary, hunting, and men's clothes much to the disgust of Wulf. He would prefer a woman that looks like a woman and not covered in dirt. They clash and discover that there is such pass
Leni Sauls
Feb 14, 2015 Leni Sauls rated it did not like it
I couldn't get through this book without wanting to slap Millicent. She is childish, bitter, and, an all around nasty young female. Wulf could have, and, should have, found a better woman to marry than this irritating witch. I had to put the book down in the middle of reading it, I couldn't take Millicent anymore. I was very disappointed in this book, I usually enjoy a Johanna Lindsey book, but, this proved to be the exception. I would not recommend this book, try another of her books, leave ...more
Feb 18, 2009 Sonja rated it liked it
Maybe it’s just me, but of all the medievals I’ve read, they all seem to have a woman who doesn’t want to be a woman, and a man who will marry her anyway. I get how this pretty much has to happen in order for the modern reader to identify with the woman, since we are so culturally different, but it gets a bit tiresome.

On the plus side, the plot was a good one, if somewhat typical, and I enjoyed seeing King John featured.

Wasn’t a bad book, just not one of my favorites.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
For some reason, this book didn't resonate with me when I read it. I never connected with the characters. I wouldn't say it was a bad book, but it wasn't as good as Lindsey books can be. I should reread it again to see if I like it better the second time around.
Sharon Estridge
Apr 19, 2013 Sharon Estridge rated it liked it
Historical romances are my guilty pleasure, not great literature but sometimes I really just want an easy entertaining read. This one didn't disappoint.
Arcoma Gonzalez Lambert
Did it again

Love her books. I forget time and so enjoy the story. This one was a little long on conflict and a bit shy on romance.
Mar 19, 2014 Luz rated it it was amazing
This is in my top 5 favorite books. So funny, romantic & awesome. Love it!
Christi Mcnamara
Joining is full of surprises

Joining was filled with surprises, humor, mystery and adventure. What a great read! I can't wait to start book 3.
Yenny toh
Oct 19, 2011 Yenny toh rated it it was amazing
Bercerita tentang perjodohan miilisant Crispin dengan Wulfric de Thorpe.pertemuan pertama yang menimbulkan trauma dan kesan buruk pastiny.Milli yg akibat ulah Wulf hampir cacat,terancam ga bs jalan atau pincang.cewek pincang apalagi dijaman atuk tebayang deh...jangankan buat dapet jodoh buat dapet teman aja susah deh.Wulf hampir cacat juga seh tapi bukan kakiny yang cacat tapi organ buat cetak anakny.tumbuh deh tuh yang namany benih-benih cinta,eh...salah bukan benih cinta tapi benih ...more
K.G. White
Sep 19, 2016 K.G. White rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Milisant is the eldest daughter of a wealthy Lord and she has been betrothed to Wulferic since their father's fought in battle together. Their first meeting, however, does not go well and leaves a lasting negative impact on both of them. Wulferic postpones claiming his bride for years in favor of fighting with his knights because he remembers her as the heathen that attacked him with a falcon and then her fists. Mili, likewise, never wants to see Wulf again after he killed her ...more
Silvana Dobreva
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Amalia Kristanti
Jan 20, 2016 Amalia Kristanti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nah, ini buku hisrom pertama yang aku baca sampek tuntas. Awalnya sih baca buku pertama yang Defy not the Heart, tapi stuck di bab 5.


1. Karena karakter buku kedua ini lebih menarik.

Milisant, digambarkan sebagai perempuan dengan perilaku yang tidak sesuai kodratnya. Dia pintar berburu, mahir menggunakan busur dan anak panah, dan menjinakkan hewan buas, dan keras kepala. Cukup mengejutkan mengetahui ada perempuan seperti dia di abad pertengahan karena setahuku perempuan-perempuan pada ja
Diar Dwi Oktasari
May 13, 2014 Diar Dwi Oktasari rated it really liked it
Saat baca sinopsis belakang bukunya, saya kira saya akan lebih tertarik pada buku ini. Ternyata buku pertama lebih menarik. Pertama-tama, nama mereka aneh, Milisant Crispin dan Wulfric. Okey, Wulfric ini namanya memang mencerminkan seperti Wolf 'serigala' kata Mili, sesuai sikapnya yang kasar dan seperti binatang, tidak ada bagus2nya di mata Mili. Tapi memang menurut saya, Wulfric ini terlalu 'jahat' kepada Mili.
Kedua, Milinya sendiri saya ngebayangin dia itu kayak 'monyet kecil'. Kotor, dekil,
Dec 06, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
I loved this book a lot lot more than the first Sheffords Knights book. Milisant is such a good character, as is Wulfric. I love their sparks together from the very beginning. The whole story line in this book was better and it keeps you in suspense. From early on in the book when Mili is so difficult and putting up a struggle to everything Wulfric does, that was amusing. It was quite sad to find out why exactly it was that Milisant hated Wulfric so (because of her bird) but I like how she has a ...more
Apr 07, 2010 Chy rated it it was ok
I gotta figure out why I've come to be reading the same book over and over. I mean, the setting changes, some of them are definitely written better than others, and like that. But you have a man, you have a woman, there is something unorthodox about one or both of them, they constantly irritate one another, then they "realize" they love one another.

It's kind of mesmorizing. As well as a weird sort of blankness in my reading cycle, like the blankness between tracks on a CD.

Anyway, I read this one
Feb 24, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it
This is probably more like a 4 1/2 star book but I didn't really want to read it at five though. Anyway I really enjoyed the book. It was a little predictable, but that's OK because it's a historical romance and they're all supposed to be semi-predictable anyway. I really enjoyed getting to know the main characters and enjoyed having a strong female. I'm not really sure why I liked the book, I think it was a combination of the writing, the characters, the plot, and honestly some of the humor. I ...more
Joining - VG
Lindsey, Johanna

Beautiful Milisant Crispin and handsome, arrogant Wulfric, the future Earl of Shefford, are engaged-and seldom has a betrothed couple been less suited. Her father has decreed that Milisant has a month to accustom herself to the future earl before the marriage takes place. As the time dwindles, Milisant desperately searches for a way out. But Wulfric is falling under a spell himself, cast by the proud, strong woman who will be pledged to him against her will in a few s
Nov 14, 2010 Saral rated it it was ok
I do not books set in the still medieval/crusades/post-crusades times... So I began this book with a lot of aprehension. Sadly the hero and heroine didn't do it for me. (Milisant changed face too suddenly at the end) Also, why is it that if the characters can't express their feeling by the 200th page, the author invent a real life-threatning situation where it is always: the heroine kidnapped from the middle of her husband's home which result in: the hero doing some knight in a shining armor ...more
May 19, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historical romance lovers
Set in England during bad King John's reign(the brother of Richard the Lionheart) this tells of Milisant and Wulfric who have been betrothed since childhood. They only med once when they were children and her bird attacked Wulfric who accidently killed it when her threw it off him. Milisant has never forgotten the incident, and when she finds she is betrothed to that awful boy who is now a man, and a handsome one, she balks. Their parents are determined to see them marry so her father gives Mili ...more
Jan 29, 2012 ies rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
fyuuhh... 3 bintang, untuk cerita yg mengalir dgn baik dan wulf yg baik hati...

selebihnya aku kurang suka kastil2an *dbahas lagi*, trus aku jg tdk suka heroin yg terlalu keras kepala, oke lah.. aku seneng heroin yg kuat dan tegar trus ga mau ditindas, tp kl terlalu keras kepala jg ogah!!
masa benci kodratnya die jadi perempuan.. no no no..
wanita itu harus cerdas, kapan tau waktunya maju dan dan kapan harus mundur untuk memenangi peperangan! untung Wulf nya baek banget *nah lho gw protes sendiri*
Jul 04, 2011 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Johanna Lindsey was my go-to-girl back in high school when I still read romances. I gave up reading romance a long time ago, mostly because I felt embarrassed buying them (I know, it's stupid and I'm trying to get over that). But I do keep up with Lindsey, but either I never read this one, or I just completely forgot it, so I picked it up at the library yesterday when I was looking for her latest Malory novel.

Not a huge fan of this novel as I found the heroine very annoying. Wulfric was hot eno
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
May 03, 2016 ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: love-hate-rom
Every once in a while I get the need to read something old, and this one has been sitting in my book pile for a few years, being one of the first romance novels I ever read. It was a good read, smooth and the dialogue was believable but the conflict between the H/h was a little overblown and it seemed Milisant (the Heroine) was a little too bitter and resentful. Half way through the book I just wanted to slap some sense into her. Then I would remember she was only eighteen and this was actually ...more
Jun 10, 2009 Slayermel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any one who enjoys historical Romance or Johanna Lindsey
I had trouble putting this book down as it was a very fast read with interesting characters. I could not wait to see what was going to happen next between Milisant and Wulfric. They have been Betrothed since birth due to their fathers having fought in battle together and becoming good friends, and now it seems someone is trying to kill Milisant. Some of the Characters such as Neil (Milisant's father) had interesting little quirks that just make them more likable.
Yet another great Historical Rom
May 10, 2010 Ririn rated it it was ok
the same pattern in johanna lindsey's book, marriage without love that ends up with love. doh. zaman siti nurbaya meluluuu... untungnya jodohnya cakep and baik, gimana kalau nggak -_- udah gitu pasti tokoh cewe selalu takut dipukulin kalau berbuat salah, GRRR. kdrt. walopun ga terjadi lah namanya juga romance O__o

sampai hampir 4/5 bagian dari novel heroine-nya masih juga keukeuh ogah nikah sama hero-nya -_- lama2 kesel juga, kesannya malah munafik (mau tapi gengsi - bukan kaya lagunya gita gutaw
Novia Liu
Mar 25, 2016 Novia Liu rated it it was amazing
milisant crispin
omg. I really love her!

and I love madam johanna too..
once again she success made people falling in love with the character she made.

the tomboi milie and her ability with animals.
milie lives in medieval era and in that era when women just a weak,
so different milie bring a new atmosphere

I enjoyed when mili and wulfric fight..
it's so funny!
but I feel bit bored when so many conversation between milie and jones..
but the ending satisfied me
love the chemistry between wulfric and milie
Aug 29, 2013 Annii rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book was alright. Johanna Lindsey is a pretty good writer, and the characters and atmosphere are well formed. But unfortunately, Milisant is one of the most grating, abrasive, and annoying heroines I've ever come across. She is completely unlikeable, completely anachronistic, ridiculous, and I wanted to smack her all the way through. Couldn't understand for a moment why Wulfric would ever want to marry such an annoying little shrew. She wasn't cute, she wasn't spunky, she was ~obnoxious. ...more
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

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