A pact is sealed in secret behind the foreboding walls of Newgate Prison. In return for a night of unparalleled pleasure, a dashing condemned criminal consents to wed a beautiful heiress, thereby rescuing her with his name from an impending and abhorred arranged union. But in the fading echoes of hollow wedding vows, a solemn promise is broken, as a sensuous free spirit ta...more
What I love about the book I think is the sweeping saga of it all. And Woodiwiss' writing....more
I found this to be true-this was my second Kathleen E.Woodiwiss novel-My first being The Flame and the Flower-which i loved, so i decided to tackle this 672 paged book-the largest amo...more
It is also the only historical romance book my husband ever listened to, against his will and with strong protestations, as read by me. We were going snow skiing, back in the days when we couldn’t afford to fly, and it was a 14 hour...more
That of course was f...more
Moreover, Shanna was very annoying and shallow, and you think, all beauty and no brain, makes sense. And you don't think too highly of the h...more
The plot twists and turns and twists again! Ruark, the hero, is awesome. Very alpha...more
I am much older n...more
It is the first novel I read written by Kathleen Woodiwiss, and, boy, am I not glad that this is the case! I loved this book completely and from every aspect. The novel is cleverly poetic, heartbreakingly romantic, pleasantly mysterious, rightly sophisticated, and beautifully embellished.
It is written for events taking place during the mid 18th century, and so the writing is older English style....more
Yes, it w...more
It will be kept in my heart forever...
how I truly enjoy its beautiful romance ....
its high adventure...
I love this book, love and love it always...
While this was a great book, I felt it could have been at least 200 pages shorter. There was just too much going on. We go from a priso...more
ETA (3/17/10): Going to do a re-read and see if I change my mind.
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"I would have followed you," Ruark assured with a flash of white teeth. "You have my heart and my baby. You would not have escaped.”