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Reeducating Rolf

A Viking warrior was sitting in scientist Miranda O'Shea's living room, learning English and marveling over light bulbs. Yesterday Rolf Magnusson had been frozen solid, his body perfectly preserved in a glacial cave, where she'd discovered him. Today, all six feet seven inches of him was hot to the touch - except, unfortunately, for his heart, which remaine

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Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Intimate Moments #568, Spellbound #2, 250 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Silhouette
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Saly
I enjoyed Miranda's Viking, it was pretty different, about a Viking hero coming back to life due to the efforts of some archaeologists. It was fun seeing the hero being suspicious at first of the heroine thinking she was someone from the past who had betrayed him and had him banished. He very quickly learns the language and is hidden by Miranda who doesn't want him to turn into a guinea pig. Miranda had a father who didn't like emotion much so she hid it and her bad experience with one man had h...more
Christine Ashworth
Fast paced, with a delicious hero and a down-to-earth heroine, MIRANDA'S VIKING was such a delightful read, that I kept sneaking in pages while I was at work. I didn't have the pleasure of reading it the first time around, so was very pleased when Maggie Shayne decided to re-release the book. With believable scientific detail and fabulous scenery, I enjoyed every twist to this plot and I really appreciated how they got the bad guy in the end. Bravo Ms. Shane!
Laura Lee Nutt
May 13, 2013 Laura Lee Nutt rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: romance fans
Recommended to Laura Lee by: Jessi Gage
Shelves: romance
Miranda’s Viking is a lovely tale that crosses time, cultures, and space. Shayne did an excellent job of immediately grabbing my attention, and I was on the edge of my seat all the way through the prologue and at most other parts of this book. It was difficult to put down, and I confess, I shunned other things that needed doing to read it.

Rolf, Plague of the North and the Viking found frozen in a cave and who miraculously survives the nine-hundred years from his time to ours, is a great hero. He...more
Megan
Sep 29, 2010 Megan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Early PNR fans and Maggie Shayne fans
I can’t believe I overlooked this book when I was trying to add all my books to GoodReads.

This is by my favorite author and is still one of my favorites. This is borderline PNR . There is no time-travel (as one might suspect with this title), but the Viking hero, Rolf Magnusson, was frozen in ice in his time and thawed out (in more ways than one) by Miranda O’Shea in present day. Miranda teaches Rolf English and the many modern conveniences of today, which leads itself to many humorous moments....more
Janet Juengling-Snell
This is my first time reading anything by Maggie Shayne. I decided to give it a try because I hadn’t read anything like the preview had described. A group of archaeologists find a frozen 900 year old Viking hero and he then comes back to life after a series of mishaps. Sounds interesting… And it was. It had everything, action, adventure, mystery and romance. It was fast pace and fun. Watching Professor Miranda O’Shea teaches Rolf Magnusson, our Viking hero, to speak English and adapt to our worl...more
Amelia Elizabeth
This is by far one of my favorite books. I just re-read it again this weekend. I can't really tell you why I like it so much, but I keep coming back to read it again. One of the things I do really like about the book is the development of Rolf's English. Maggie Shayne did a good job of showing his progression of learning from simple phrases to longer sentences and from broken English to pretty near perfect.
Mae Clair
I'm a fan of Norse myth and vikings in general but I loved, loved, LOVED the hero in this. Rolf is 100% alpha male, but also tender and protective. Throw in time-travel elements and a brainy herione with trauma in her past and you have a compelling, entertaining read!
Meljean Brook
I was just thinking of this book during an e-mail conversation today. God, I loved it. Still do. Probably my favorite Maggie Shayne (though it might be a tossup with TWILIGHT MEMORIES).
Tricia
I liked this book alot. Maggie does a great job of making Rolf realistic. I like the storyline because its different and you don't see a ton of stories like this one. Very original!
Michelle Drake
This was the first book I've read of maggies and wow what an awesome read, I've now downloaded some of her other books and hope they are as good as this one :)
Kai Gutierrez
I love it! Especially the part when Miranda overcame her fears because of an ice man turned hunk..haha! I'm ahuge Maggie Shayne fan.
Kip Etavi
Light romance with fun characters that was enjoyable quick read.
Mary
Very good book....could't put it down!
Mary
Jul 22, 2014 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: time travel lovers, romance lovers
Recommended to Mary by: found it on my own
Shelves: romance
A frozen ancient body, a robbery, and gauge for the freezer in which the body lays somehow gets broken. What is an ancient body to do but thaw? While some may scoff at the ease with which the Viking learns languages, I know someone who does this very thing, and almost this fast so I didn't even have to suspend disbelief. I've seen it.
Peggy
Wow what a great story this was I loved it so heart touching.
Funny at times but still the love of Miranda and Rolf her Viking is truly wonderful he taught her to be free to love to let go of her fears but most of all he loved her I think from the start he loved her.
Another great one from the great author.
Maggie Shayne dose it again with a great book.
LJ
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A Viking warrior was sitting in scientist Miranda O'Shea's living room, learning English and marveling over light bulbs. Yesterday Rolf Magnusson had been frozen solid, his body perfectly preserved in a glacial cave, where she'd discovered him. Today, all six feet seven inches of him was hot to the touch --- except, unfortunately, for his heart, which remained as ice-cold as he'd been for nine hundred years.

Miranda couldn't just hand him over to scienc...more
Karen Smith
Excellent

Ms. Shayne makes the improbable probable in this book, without descending into farce. The content is well written and cleanly edited, a major plus.
Ruth
Dec 16, 2010 Ruth rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ruth by: Megan
Shelves: romance-series
good. cute fun read. a couple times I wanted to smack both of them upside their heads - but then the story would not have been the same.
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