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My True Love

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  159 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
“Karen Ranney writes with power, passion, and dramatic flair.”
—Stephanie Laurens

A beloved classic from New York Times bestseller Karen Ranney—one of the true superstars of Scottish historical romance fiction—My True Love unites the beautiful daughter of a Scottish laird with her dangerous predestined lover, the magnificent warrior who for years has been haunting her dreams
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published February 1st 2000)
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May 11, 2016 D.G. marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
DNFed at 33%

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When love spans hundreds of miles, across two countries, and connects two lost souls long before they will ever physically meet, you know that something special is in the works. My True Love is truly something special!

The daughter of the laird of Dunniwerth, Anne Sinclair's childhood was a bit hard, though to an outsider they would think she had it all. And in many ways she did—but she
Kim Headlee
Jun 27, 2013 Kim Headlee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medieval, romance
To most women, meeting the man of their dreams occurs only figuratively. Not so with Anne Sinclair, daughter of the Laird of Dunniwerth.

As a child of eight, Anne caught her first glimpse of a boy she knew only as Stephen, hailing from some unknown place called Langlinais. No mere dream, her vision came as a glimmering, fishbowl-like window into his world. For the next 15 years, Anne glimpses through this weird portal Stephen's anguish and joy, his triumphs and defeats, his interests and a few o
Elis Madison
This one takes place during the first English Civil War. Scottish beauty Anne Sinclair has had visions of a dark-eyed boy since she was eight years old. She's sure he's real, and over the years her visions have given her enough details that she even knows where he is. So, when her father, the laird of her clan (and by the way also an earl) and mother are off doing political stuff in Edinburgh, Anne talks her friend Hannah (a wise woman who lives on an island in the loch) and a couple of young me ...more
My True Love - VG
Karen Ranney
Anne Sinclair, heiress of the Laird of Dunniwerth, has since the age of 8, had visions of a boy named Stephen of Langlanais. She has had these visions all of her life. Never heard of Langlanis, does not know where it is, etc. The visions over the years are always of Stephen as she watched the boy, grow into a man. At the age of 23, she sets out to find him, accompanied by Hannah, her friend; Ian, her childhood tormentor; and Douglas - who somehow disappears in the mi
Dec 13, 2015 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anne Sinclair grows up in Scotland dreaming of a boy Stephen Harrington, Earl of Langlinais in England who grows up to a man. Anne sets out to find him and does at his home. A beautiful love story that tells of another romance of a former Earl Langlinais told in a fairy tale.
Apr 19, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-reads
The historical setting for this HR is well-written. I enjoyed a lot of the detail given to descriptions of Langlinais and Stephen's ancestors, particularly Juliana's codex.

The revelation that Anne had been having visions of Stephen since childhood was well-timed and didn't feel tacked on.

I could have done without the epilogue, or perhaps a different scene. The (view spoiler)
Oh my gosh I am so glad to be done with this book. So many words and so little said and done. The main characters are boring to say the least. There was no character developement. The only reason this got 2 stars was some of the subplots. Hannah and Richard were fun and there is one star. The telling of Julianna and Sebastian deserved another star. The rest :(.

Please tell me if she is worth reading again.
Feb 24, 2008 K rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
Of the books I have read by Ranney, this was one of my least favorites. Not only did I feel the story moved slowly, but that it had little or no action. I also felt the characters were boring, with none of the wit and daring of some of Ranney's other characters. However, the story did touch the romantic in me. I personally would not recommend this book, but would encourage readers to focus on her other books instead.
Karina L.
Jan 07, 2010 Karina L. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is mainly about romance and it is very detailed. It contains some latin words in it which their meanings are explained in the text. I would recomend this book to people but who ever is reading it should somewhat contain some maturity in some scenes. Rather than that it contains romance, passion, and love.
Anne has been dreaming about Stephen since he was a young boy even though she has no idea who or where he is located. When she gets older and her family starts pressuring her to marry, she decides to strike and find Stephen. They find each other and have to overcome obstacles to be together.
Jun 24, 2011 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anne Sinclair has been having dreams of a young boy for years and even as they both grow to manhood. Anne is determined to travel from Scotland to England to find this person, and how she does and what ensues makes for a great read. Recommended.
LInda L
Not as good as some of hers, but still OK. Scottish romance with lots of historical content. Somewhat interesting, but not one of her best.
Sharon Sherman
Mar 29, 2012 Sharon Sherman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book. Nothing like a little love, a little magic and strong male characters with equally strong female characters.

Feb 22, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vc-library
Beautfly wrttn; Anne 'sees' Stphn & trvls to find hm @ hm frm war. Their stry of lv, trst, poltcs, honor takes thm bck to hr hm in Scotland
Story was pretty good. I didn't care for her style of writing. The romance scenes were pretty bland and boring actually.
Jul 21, 2010 Mllynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very good all around, its not neccisary to have read the first one but its nice to have some background knowlege
Jan 25, 2013 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
So so sweet. Simple yet,amazingly believable. enjoyed it.
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