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Wild Jasmine (O'Malley Saga #6)

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--Romantic Times
From the palaces of pashas in seventeenth-century India to the scandalous court of James Stuart of England, one woman struggles against fate to find true love....
Princess Yasaman had been blessed with rapturous beauty, fierce intelligence, and an innocent sensuality that captivates two formidable men--her scheming half brother, Salim, and her
Paperback, 544 pages
Published March 2nd 1996 by Ivy Books (first published 1992)
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Kerri (Book Hoarder)
The ambassador of purple prose!

"He could feel her tensing within, and then her quivering little flutters of satisfaction as she crowned the head of his manhood with her own sweet honeyed libations of pleasure. The warmth of it sent him out of control, and his own love juices burst forth in greater measure, searing her hidden garden with an intensity of ecstasy. . . ."

Teenaged me unfortunately thought this was awesome. LOL.

Still, it holds a fond place in my heart.

Jan 28, 2014 Tricia rated it really liked it
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Wild Jasmine begins where This Heart of Mine left off, from the separation of Jasmine's parents. Jasmine's mother, Velvet, managed to rekindle love with her first husband, while Jasmine's father Akbar, wasn't as enamored of any of his other 39 wives, and the loss of Velvet in his life made his hair turn white in a week.

And so Jasmine's childhood in India continues without her mother, but with some very devoted caretakers.

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This was the third Bertrice Small book I read. The previous two were The Spitfire, and Love,Remember Me, which enchanted me. This one, Wild Jasmine, not so much. Aside from the purple prose (how many times did I have to read about yet another lover fondling Jasmine' s cone shaped orbs???), the plot just meandered on, and I found myself bored at times.

The two previous books I read were heavy on history, light on romance. This one was just the opposite. I think I have to agree with another review
Feb 17, 2009 Nenna rated it really liked it
Bertrice Small is God! Her books breach the limits of ecstatic and provocative. Her characters are legend.
Jan 03, 2013 Christine rated it it was ok
Princess Yasamin lived a charmed life in India until her brother's quest for power and dominance resulted in the death of her husband. Realizing her father, the ruler of India was ill and unable to protect her much longer, Yamasin flees to England to the safety of her English mother's family. Anglicizing herself as Jasmine, she forms a special bond with her dynamic grandmother Skye O'Malley, and begins a journey of love, heartache and scandal.

Almost written as two books (part one being India, pa
Jul 31, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
This was the first Bertrice Small book I read and I loved it! It has stuck with me through out the years and when I need a good historical romance book I always pick this one up. Jasmine is a great lead character who lives through some pretty horrible things but always seems to pick herself up and look to the future. There is nothing else I can really say but that I love this book!!!
Aug 07, 2012 Mona rated it really liked it
Beatrice Small is one of my favorite authors of Romance. She knows how to tell a story to make you laugh and cry all a tthe same time. She makes you fall in love with the heroes and heroines and absolutely loath the villans. She is truely amazing and you would be entranced to read any one of her books. I know I am! I can't wait for her new ones to come out!
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Dec 01, 2012 Carolyn rated it it was amazing
Great Historical Romance!! One of Bertrice Small's best novels! This was a page turner from start to finish, I couldn't put it down..
Aug 30, 2013 Lindsay rated it really liked it
Enjoy reading these! But after you've read a lot of them they have some similarities. Which is good if you like reading the earlier ones, which I do. Although I wouldn't do them all in a row.
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Bertrice Williams was born on December 9, 1937 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, the daughter of Doris S. and David R. Williams, both broadcasters. She studied at Attended Western College for Women and Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. On October 5, 1963, she married George Sumner Small, a photographer and designer with a History Major at Princeton. They had a son Thomas David. She has ...more
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Other Books in the Series

O'Malley Saga (6 books)
  • Skye O'Malley (O'Malley Saga, #1)
  • All the Sweet Tomorrows (O'Malley Saga #2)
  • A Love for All Time (O'Malley Saga, #3)
  • This Heart of Mine (O'Malley Saga, #4)
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