Blaze Wyndham (Wyndham Saga, #1)
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Blaze Wyndham (Wyndham Saga #1)

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Blaze Wyndham. The ravishing beauty who came to the lavish and lustful court of Henry VIII to become the mistress and confidante of the most powerful man in England. Although he demanded her surrender with all the awesome power of his position, the King could not have her love. And when he commanded she marry a man she professed to hate -- dashing and rakish Lord Anthony W...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 7th 1989 by Onyx (first published 1988)
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Karla (Mossy Love Grotto)
It's been years since I read this, but I remember loving it. Blaze is married off to a far older man for money reasons, as so many heroines often are. There was a nice twist to the usual "older husband = evil" set-up found in lots of these older romances. I think his name is Edward, and he's a Really. Nice. Guy. and the Sex. Is. Great. So great, in fact, that Edward's nephew Anthony catches the passion vibes coming off his uncle and starts lusting after his new auntie. When he's not peeping in o...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
This was an easy read. The beginning was like cotton candy, it was so sugary sweet, it was making me sick. In addition, it wasn't believable. Blaze, a 15 year old virgin becomes this little horny sex goddess after one night of love making, yeah right.

The rest of the book- besides it jumping time periods at random places (one minute she is announcing her pregnancy, the next she is like almost due to give birth), it wasn't bad.

Overall- read it, enjoyed it but nothing to think twice about.
Carolyn F.
When this book started out, I thought, "Oh great, a book about a perfect family, marrying their perfect husbands and living happily ever after." And then Blaze's life is turned upside down and her sisters aren't as perfect as we thought. The book ended up being really good and I enjoyed reading it. 3.5 stars
Raven Hart
This book started my passion for all things Elizabethan, but also all things British. I now read a lot of nonfiction books about royals.
Kat
I've read this book at least 5 times. The story of all that Blaze endured and overcame to find love was riveting. One of the things I liked most was how discriptive Bertrice Small was about the costumes and the characters. I was able to imagine what every gown and character looked like. It truly brought them to life. I also liked the history she added to the story.
Kit★
I was a bit surprised at how well I liked this book. I'd never read any of Bertrice Small's books before, so I wasn't sure what to expect, and I've heard a lot of mixed reviews. There was actually a lot I liked about this book. The characters were interesting to me, especially the girls and how they acted as a family. I liked how they were young, because that's pretty realistic I think to the time period in which the book takes place. Edmund was a great character, he was sweet and gentle and pat...more
Maryann
Story about Blaze in the court of King Henry VIII and her adventures!
Sherry
I love Betrice Samll and the characters that the creates! There is such charisma and firery connections made throughout the entire story. This story had me from the first chapter and I couldn't put it down. I cannot remember if I have read this book once before and picked it up again, but it seems that a similiar plot was presented in Darling Jasmine....I guess I will just have to re-read that one again to be sure. There was a great deal of intrigue and gripping events that kept me turning the p...more
Melanie (Moviemavengal)
Old Skool romance to the core, purple prose and all. This book is set in the time of Henry the VIII and was a pleasant change of historical time period for me from my usual Regencies. Blaze has romances with three men in the book, which is also a big difference from most modern romances. This was a quick read for me, as the twists and turns kept coming!

Rebecca Huston
Probably one of my favourites of the old skool bodice rippers. Henry VIII here is a lusty, go after anything in a skirt, with a profane mouth. Oh well, but it's still a fun read, and one of Ms. Small's better novels. A sentimental favourite of mine.
Diane Madison
The writing is very good. The characters are well written. This is a fabulous read. Sex scenes are a bit too explicit for my tastes, however.
Tonia Caniglia
Great book will read anything by Bertrice Small in fact I think I just might have read just about anything.
Lisha
Um...it's a really good book...if you want to be aroused the whole time. In my case it's a "must read."
Kashii
on 2nd reread i drop it from 4 to 3 stars. it's still good but not as good as when i first read it.
April
I love this book. It was the first of her books I ever read.
Carolynn
This was a wonderful love story, I re-read it all the time!
Tricia
this was my first romance novel ive ever read-back in 1995
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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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