The Falcon's Bride
At twenty-one, after two Seasons with no takers, Theodosia Barrington should have been grateful to snare Nigel Cosgrove. The earl-to-be was a blue-eyed Adonis, a true catch. And yet, upon her arrival at Cashel Cosgrove, Thea found herself more intrigued by the Irish castle's legend, the tragic warrior Ros Drumcondra, than by her intended. "The Black Falcon" Drumcondra was...more
Big thumbs down from This Reader.
To be fair I don't even expect much from these types of books because they are so outlandish you can't expect much.
The number of times the characters jump back forth in time is absolutely asinine. It's confusing, irritating and nonsensical. The writing was so poor I literally had to trudge through it.
In the beginning an old gypsy woman comes into the story and Thea (referred to simply as the heroine from here on out) d ...more
Quite good time travel or was it gypsy and Celtic magic. Either way, it was a good romance novel set in the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. My only problem was that it did not download properly and I had trouble changing pages or skipping forward or backwards to reread segments.
It took about four chapters before I found the rhythm of this novel, once I did, I had a difficult time putting it down.
I was really surprised when this book became a time travel. Had I known that before hand I would have hesitated before making the purchase simply because so many time travels just don't work. I'm pleased to report that this wasn' ...more
I began to enjoy the book once I just "accepted" that the two heroes were deeply in love. I hated not having any build up to the relationship. I thought that the Ros Drumcondra's character was very POORLY developed. I never felt like the reader ever got the chance to get to really know this man. My biggest complaint is that I still have no idea exactly when or WHY the two characters fell in love. For heaven's sake...I didn't even like the male lead, yet the heri ...more
It took me awhile to get into and when I did it was the romance and the vengeance on the cosgroves that made the end worth while to me the time travelling got a bit hard to follow because it was jumpy and I lost some points with me I don't think the story was overall bad but I would have liked more clarification on somethings definitely a step down from the Blood Moon series.
While I am all for crazy time travel tropes, this one was just hard to enjoy. Not only does she violently love him after all of three days, he's got the pesky Manpain disease going for him. Add in some GYPSY MAGIC tropes, and you have a recipe for 3.5 hours of your life you will never get back.
A beautiful writer, a beautiful storyteller.
It was one of those time traveling stories. Where Thea and Ros meet ,in time, to fall in love. Through out the story both characters travel between different times to conquer their foe, Cosgrove. It was confusing at times. Otherwise it was a pretty good story.
For those who like light fare to relax by - this time-travel romance fits the bill. I've always enjoyed English historical romances. Add to that the travel through time element makes for an enjoyable read.
Dawn wrote historical f ...more