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They were enemies in a divided land...

Saxon beauty Caryn of Ivesham longed to escape the chill gray cloisters of the convent to which she'd fled-but not in marriage to the towering, feared Raolfe de Gere, the Norman knight they called Ral the Relentless. Even though he had once saved her from a fate worse than death, she could not forget he'd raised the grim battlements of
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Paperback, 383 pages
Published September 15th 1994 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Fre06 Begum
Mar 29, 2016 Fre06 Begum rated it did not like it
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Lover of Romance
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Summary
Caryn of Iversham, was sent to the convent for her and her sister's own protection after they were attacked by Norman's, but one particular Norman...A Knight Raolfe de Gere, saved her life. Caryn has always longed to free of the cold surroundings....she years for freedom and the outdoors. But doesn't know if she could ever leave her sister, who suffered a form of brain damage and has finally managed to find peace after being rape
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Julz
This one was below the radar but turned out to be a pleasant surprise. There was lots of excitement and angsty moments. The hero made some horrible mistakes based on false premsises that hit hard. I actually cried during many of the scenes. The very end could have been fleshed out a bit more but overall, definitely one of my recent favorites.
sraxe
H and h have an MOC. He sleeps with his mistress during the early part of their marriage until consummation. Then, at a later point, H cheats on the h--because he ~can't handle his feelings~ or doesn't want to be controlled by them or some BS--with his previous mistress.

He also hits the h at one point.

He struck her such a blow that she reeled and slammed into the dirt. The salty taste of blood filled her mouth but Caryn welcomed it. She wished for its like and more, for in truth, she knew she de
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Beyza
Mar 11, 2013 Beyza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hikayeyi gerçekten sevdim. Kitabı alırken çok fazla kararsızlık yaşamıştım; okuduğum yorumlarda kimisi çok beğenmişti kimisi hiç beğenmemişti...Ben beğenenlerdenim. :)

Çoğu arkadaşımın tavsiyesine uyarak, hikayenin geçtiği dönemin koşullarının, yaşayış biçiminin ve düşünce yapısının bilincinde olarak başladım kitaba. Ama elbette bu, başta Ral olmak üzere, karakterlere çoğu yerde kızmamı engelleyemedi.Evet, Ral'in Caryn'e davranışlarına ve umursamazlıklarına çok kızdım, Ral'e lanetler okudum. Ama
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Yumru
Oct 17, 2012 Yumru rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitabı beğendim,güzel bir hikayeydi,bir çok yerde kitabı fırlatma isteğime rağmen yinede devam etmek yazarın kabiliyeti işte dedirtiyor :)Tarzı bana biraz Henleyi anımsattı tek farkı tarihle bağlantılı yazmamasıydı.Hop oturtup hop kaldırmasıysa kesinlikle aynıydı ,bir çok yerde acaba neler olacak diye heyecanlandım.

Yer yer erkek karakter çileden çıkarttı ama bayan karakterin intikamları okunmaya değer doğrusu.Kitabı okurken unutmamak gereken önemli bir detay var ortaçağda geçmesi,bazı şeyleri si
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Regan Walker
Jul 08, 2015 Regan Walker rated it really liked it
Shelves: medieval
Entertaining Medieval Romance

Set in England in 1072, this is the story of Caryn of Ivesham, a Saxon, who once tried to save her older sister from a brutal rape at the hand of the Norman knights, but failed. Now both are living in a convent and Caryn longs to escape.

Though a series of events, Caryn finds herself betrothed to Raolfe de Gere, the Norman knight they called Ral the Relentless. He has been given Braxston Keep, once the dwelling of her Saxon family. She agrees to wed him for protection
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Hanife
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Songül
Dec 12, 2012 Songül rated it really liked it



Konu ve kurgu tanıdık olsa da , yazarın tarzı ve kaleminin gücü sayesinde etkileyici bir kitap olmuş diyebilirim . Kitap bana sert gelmedi nedense :) öyle ki kafamda , daha kitabı okumadan sert ve bildiğinden şaşmayan bir erkek karakter imgesi çizmiş ve kitaba bu şekilde başlamıştım :)) fakat bunun aksine ben erkek karakteri sevdim , yeri geldiğinde anlayışlı ve iradeliydi :) üstelik kadın karakterin başlarda gösterdiği inatçılığa ve inata ben dayanamamışken , Ralf sabır göstererek benden olumlu
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Jasbell76
ALERT! ALERT! Cheating hero!
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Stay away from this my dear fidelity lovers!


Kathleen
Jun 22, 2010 Kathleen rated it really liked it
I really liked this book a lot! I know this type of book is not for everyone but I'm glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. I'm gonna have to read more of Kat Martin books in the future.
HÜLYA
Oct 23, 2012 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kara Melek-Kat Martin

Orjinal adı Bold Angel Goodreads Puanı 5/3,80 Benim puanım 5/5 çok güzel su gibi akan bir romandı..Elime alıp bırakamadım..

Romanımız 1069 yılında başlıyor savaşlı yıllar..Savaş henüz bitse de halk feodalite sefalet cahillik pençesinde..Malum bu yıllar zor yıllar..Kadının hiç bir hakkı yok..Alınıp satılabiliyor.O devirdeki yüksek mevkideki erkeklerin hem karıları hem metresleri var...Evet maalesef ..Bu romanı bugünkü feminist duygularınız ile okursanız tat almanız pek mümkün
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CrazyPenguinLady
I know that for many of you, cheating is an unforgivable act even in novels. So if you want to know beforehand just how the cheating here ensued -to know if you want to go ahead and read this book- here it is: (view spoiler) ...more
Sevimli Hırsız
Nov 19, 2012 Sevimli Hırsız rated it did not like it
Ya ne saçma bir kitaptı bu Allah aşkına. Kitap gerçekten zevk meselesi , bu bir gerçek.Kim ne derse desin bu kitabı hiç ama hiç beğenmedim. Ya başlarında zaten K.E Woodiwiss Kurt ve Kumru'dan esinti bir sürü yer vardı. Hadi o kısımları geçtik en sinir olduğum nokta erkek karakterin -olmayan karakteri- iticiliği. Ya adam karısını oturup arkadaşıyla konuşuyor (!) Böyle bir kitap daha önce hiç görmedim. Nasıl saçma bir anlatımdır o. Ne gerek var ki öyle bir kısıma ?! Bir değil iki değil , adam yatı ...more
Jillian
Mar 13, 2008 Jillian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fluff
One of the first romance novels I ever read--picked up at a library book sale.
A story that's quite good--3-dimensional characters (even if you do want to smack the hero upside the head a few....no, several...times).
But it did spark an interest in the history of the time, and I must say that Martin did her research very well, using accurate dialect and keeping true to daily life just after the Norman invasion of England.
Nesli
Jan 26, 2014 Nesli rated it it was amazing
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J. Lynne
Apr 17, 2014 J. Lynne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I had some issues with this one regarding the underlying meaning from a sociocultural standpoint. I didn't approve of the heroine's relatively easy forgiveness towards many of the hero's actions, especially in the end.

That being said, I thought the book well written. I would definitely read this author again.
marilyn james
May 02, 2014 marilyn james rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

Great

Great story very interesting characters and lots of action. enjoyed reading..and I think the first book I've read that the lady didn't get pregnant after so much activity. was expecting a epilogue.
Andyg.
Apr 14, 2014 Andyg. added it
"En esos instantes quería su libertad, tanto como la había ansiado en los últimos tres años. Deseaba estar sola, libre de cualquier hombre, para disfrutar de todas las maravillas que el mundo ofrecía. No sería fácil, pero siempre había creído que encontraría la manera de lograrlo" "Había fuego en aquellos ojos marrones de espesas pestañas" "Labios duros y suaves; un cálido aliento con sabor a vino. Extrañas sensaciones dominaron los sentidos de Caryn, y un calor se apoderó de sus entrañas." "No ...more
Elis Madison
Years ago, Raolfe de Gere saved Caryn of Ivesham from gang rape (unfortunately he didn't arrive soon enough to spare her sister) and delivered her to a convent.

Years later, willful Caryn is about to be raped again when Ral arrives, and, out of guilt (cuz he feels like he should've prevented the rape of her sister) he claims her as his betrothed. The would-be rapist is his enemy.

The claim takes on a life of its own, and before they know it the two of them are actually married. Problem: Caryn bla
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Linda
Aug 24, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the love story between Caryn and Ral.

When Raolfe de Gere, the Dark Knight, saves Caryn of Ivesham from the evil Lord Stephen Malvern, she is bound and determined not to give in to him as she is Saxon while he is a Norman. The Saxons were defeated by the Normans and they will always be Caryn's enemy. The more Caryn is around Ral, the more she realizes that she loves him. He never tells her that he loves her as he thinks this is a man's weakness. Malvern has not f
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HÜLYA
Apr 24, 2013 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing
Romanımız 1069 yılında başlıyor savaşlı yıllar..Savaş henüz bitse de halk feodalite sefalet cahillik pençesinde..Malum bu yıllar zor yıllar..Kadının hiç bir hakkı yok..Alınıp satılabiliyor.O devirdeki yüksek mevkideki erkeklerin hem karıları hem metresleri var...Evet maalesef ..Bu romanı bugünkü feminist duygularınız ile okursanız tat almanız pek mümküm değil..
Bu roman diğer orta çağ romanlarından daha gerçekçi buldum..Bu dönemde hayat zor ..Romantik ilişkilere pek müsait değil savaşın hemen ert
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ஐ฿υκєτஐ
Kat Martin yeni bir yazar.Bu kitabında Orta Çağı konu almış ve o dönemin unsurlarınıda çok gerçekçi yansıtmış.

Gerçekçi bir bakış açısıyla söylersem kitap Orta Çağı anlatan Historicallar arasında en iyilerden en gerçekçilerden biri.Yazar dönemin bütün özelliklerini hiç yumuşatma olmadan yazmış.

Ral karakteri sanırım kitapta en nefret ettiğim karakter.Üstelik birde esas oğlan kendileri.Neden derseniz.Bence bir kadınla evliysen metresinde olmaması lazım.Ama sağolsun Ral'ın maşallahı var evlendiği gü
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Alex
Read this book page by page with no interruption. It was adventurous and even though it had rape, it reflected the treatment of women of that era. It did have romance overall.

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Cerapearl
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Annii
Aug 29, 2013 Annii rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
Gah. It's really a challenge to think of anything good to say about this book. For a romance novel to work, the reader has to be able to care about the characters. They have to be developed and sympathetic. The characters in this book are neither. There is absolutely no character development, we see next to no motivation for when they act the way they do, and there is absolutely no spark between the leads. The plot is ramshackle and rambling, with little "events" popping up once in a while that ...more
Rebecca Bodiford
May 11, 2015 Rebecca Bodiford rated it it was amazing
Bold Angel is the book that turned me on to Kat Martin I loved this story line of course I love the Norman and Saxon Era I have read this book so many times and every time my emotions get so involved each time I get to were he comes to the Nunnery at the end I cry like a baby OMG it's so emotional and wow real. So many other times in this book were I was pulled in and reading it I fell in love.
Prisma
Nov 12, 2013 Prisma rated it liked it
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Latasha Campbell
It was a good book. There were a lot of turns in this plot. The heroine is slightly hard to relate to, but she is a second century woman. Overall good, but I won't be re reading any time soon
Ana
Feb 19, 2015 Ana rated it liked it
Typical bodice-ripper. It was ok but for the last 1/3 of the book. Suddenly there were so many characters, I couldnt keep up. Made the book a bit convoluted.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 14, 2015 02:20PM  
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Kathleen Kelly Martin (aka Kathy Lawrence, Kasey Mars)

Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read
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