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The Barbarian Princess

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Passionate, turbulent, decadent Rome...

Here Lydda came as a young bride, wild and innocent as the shores of her native Britain. Here she captivated the jaded Roman court with her Celtic beauty, and discovered the dark secret behind her marriage. Here she met Thel, the arrogant Saxon invader of her beloved Britain - the one man who could command her love.
Paperback, 410 pages
Published June 1st 1978 by Berkley Publishing Group (first published 1978)
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Suzanne Costner
May 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Florence King nutters
The BEST romance novel ever written, and they should make a Broadway musical out of the story of its writing. The author drinks herself into oblivion to get through writing the damn book, and correspondingly the heroine keep losing conciousness from one chapter to the next like a narcoleptic twin. Utterly hilarious!!!
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May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was written by Florence King, once of my best-loved authors, under a pseudonym appropriate to her tidewater Virginia roots. The scholarship invested in the book is excellent, both in history and in language -- so much so that the author's sense of the ridiculous seems apparent even in the most serious scenes. As a straight-up bodice ripper or as a sly parody, this book is a treat.

I would recommend any of Miss King's early books. She is a diehard conservative reactionary and I am a
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Stephanie Scoggin
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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When I was 16, this the first bodice-ripper I ever read (and still own)! I occasionally reread it and still love every word, in spite of its political incorrectness. It really is a good read.
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