38th out of 47 books — 22 voters
Lovesong (Song Trilogy #1)
A sweet wild madness swept over Carolina Lightfoot at the sight of elegant Lord Thomas Angevine, reputed to be the most notorious rake in London. The proud Colonial beauty, graced with silvergold hair and flashing eyes, hoped to be his bride. Then, swept into a growing storm of scandal, she was banished to Virginia. Captured by buccaneers on the high seas, Carolina became...more
Mass Market Paperback, 526 pages
Published September 15th 1985 by Pocket Books
(first published 1985)
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Not bad for a bodice ripper romance, if you excuse a typo or two (but then I've read Modern Serious Literature with more than this book had) It had all the necessary elements: golden-maned impetuous buxom heroine, hero who combined "mysterious English Nobleman" with "Rapacious Buccaneer dominating the Bounding Spanish Main". Sea voyages, heaving bosoms, misunderstanding between the man and woman destined for one another, this has all the elements I look for in proper bodice rippers, combined wit...more
Although this appeared to be a bodice ripper, it was actually a very good book with complicated characters and story. Carolina has a irrepressible personality that copes with the restrictions on her of the 17th century culture in both the colonies and England. She makes mistakes but is able to move beyond them to find her life partner, the enigmatic Rye. Somewhat blinded to reality, she is only 17 so easily misled.