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My Beloved by Karen Ranney
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May 14, 11

bookshelves: historical-romance, reviewed
Read from May 09 to 14, 2011

*3.5 stars*

This book has been really difficult for me to rate.

On the one hand, it had one of the most heart-wrenching (and original) conflicts I've ever read, both the hero and heroine were compelling and multifaceted characters, the historical backdrop was portrayed vividly and you can tell that a lot of research went into making a cohesive story based on real events and myths. But even with all those good points, the story didn't touch me as much as I think it should have and that's why it's not getting a higher rating. I just didn't connect to the characters even though I could see their suffering and despair.

But maybe that's my failing so I definitely recommend the book to anybody that wants to read a medieval romance. It really captured the essence of the time and the plot is both unique and affecting.

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05/10/2011 page 84
23.0% "If the problem is what I think it is...I don't know how this will be solved!"
05/12/2011 page 213
57.0% "And I was right about the problem. How terrible!"
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