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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  15 reviews
In the bitter winter of 1752, Evangeline Grey is determined to return to London, claim her inheritance, and lead a solitary, uneventful existence. York holds too many sad memories for her now, and she's ready to leave it behind. When she finds out that her guardian has designs on her -- and her pending fortune -- Evangeline manages to escape, but her journey south is fraug ...more
Paperback, 466 pages
Published April 28th 2014 by 5 Prince Publishing and Books LLC
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Kim
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Also reviewed here:http://superbookgrl13.blogspot.com/20...

**I received this book from the author in exchange for my review**


This book is a historical romance. At first glance after receiving, between the title having Goddess in it, and the cover (which is beautiful by the way) I was thinking something along the lines of paranormal and gothic romance, but alas! no, it was a romance that takes place in 1752, in the time of wigs and court in London and horse and carriages. A time when women were c
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Khulood
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-in-2015
Review posted here

Historical romances are always a gamble.. This one in particular was a gamble I was glad I took.

Hannelore Moore has a way with words that transports you back in time, and all you can do is keep reading and let the words do their magic.

The book is set in 1752 England.

Evangeline "Lena" Grey has her toughest year yet, where she lost everything that is near and dear to her. The book opens with the news of her twin's death, which is followed by her dear aunt's. This opens the field
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Dale Ibitz
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
First and foremost, this is an epic, historical romance spanning many pages. So if you like to cozy down for a nice, long historical romance, this book is for you!

If there is one word to describe every character in this book, it's 'growth'.

The fate of Evangeline is typical for the time period, where women for the most part are considered property, except for the few lucky ones who meet a man of honor. Evangeline is serious and shy, and like the characters in the book, I found myself taking a whi
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Jen
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historic-fiction
This is really not my favorite genre, but two stars means it was OK. I found the book too long and uneven in pacing, but obviously Romance Readers have loved it. I've enjoyed some historical romances in the past, especially a couple of Georgette Heyer's Regency novels, which is why I decided to try The Ice Goddess. Originally, I had not planned to give a review, but I received the nicest note from the author (and how hard that must be--to write such a nice note when someone gave only a two star ...more
Ann Swann
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book! Hannelore Moore is the "real deal." She knows how to turn a phrase whether she's writing a rock-n-roll epic as in her first book, TOWER BRIDGE (which I adored), or whether she's spinning a period tale such as THE ICE GODDESS. Come along with Ms. Moore. She will take you back in time. Follow the trials of poor Evangeline as she narrowly escapes the clutches of her evil guardian, and then cross your fingers as she meets up with the chivalrous rake, Kendall. If you love historical f ...more
Terri
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I don't normally read a lot of historical romances but the cover grabbed me on this one . That being said I liked Ms. Moore's writing style. There were a couple of cliches , the rogue scoundrel male , but over all I liked reading about Kendall and Evageline. I have found lately a gothic novel is hard to come by these days but this books fits that genre perfectly. I will be seeking out her other books even though this is not normally my cup of tea. Her descriptions and characterizations are spot ...more
 Sandra
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I started this book I didn't really know what to expect. As I read along I found myself drawn in to the story and the characters lives. I got to the point where I didn't want to put it down. The cover is dramatic but don't let that turn you away. It is a tremendous and enjoyable read. I'm glad I read it. You will be too!
Wayne Orr
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this novel by Hannelore Moore. The story is set in England in the bitter winter of 1752. It was an enjoyable read. Not only was the story interesting, it was also one of the better-crafted works that I have read in a long time. Ms. Moore has a great way of writing that puts you right in the middle of the action. That ability combined with an interesting story line makes for a very satisfying reading experience.

Evangeline Grey is a young woman who loses everyone close to
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Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very nice and well written Historical romance! I love to feel like I am being transported back to a much earlier time and this book does just that. It felt very authentic and real to me. It almost had a Gothic feel to it, a little dark in places, which was not a bad thing!

The character development was excellent! I loved Evangeline and loved getting to know her. I really felt like I knew what was in her heart. Kendall, I wasn't too sure about at first but ended up loving him as well. My only pro
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Mark Willen
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don’t usually read historical romances, but when I learned that Hannelore Moore had written one, I figured it was worth a shot. I loved Moore’s first book, Tower Bridge, a rich and multifaceted novel about an aging British rock group that happens to include one of the most poignant love affairs I’ve ever found in a novel.

The Ice Goddess is obviously a different kind of book, but Moore’s writing skills are as accomplished as ever. The novel is set in Britain in the mid-1700s, a time when most
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Patricia
Potentially proud...

The problem, I think, is overdoing it. The book should have been two. Trying to tie the tales of both twins into one book resulted in a book that dashed from one character to another (slowly) too often, and in too much time between characters.
That being said, I understand why. It is a reasonable way to handle two very intertwined stories. It just made the whole thing take too long. I think it could have been broken into two books, with slight expansions of some parts, and bee
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Adele
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-read
A historical romance set in the 1700's based in Middle England and London. A story full of chivalry, action, romance, thrill, sadness and warmth. The story flowed well and the author left you wanting to carry on reading after each chapter. I liked all the characters and the description of them felt accurate and genuine for the time period. I will check out more stories by this author.

I was provided with a copy of this book for an honest review.
Kim
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, kindle, a-z-2014
Although it wasn’t my usual era for a historical read I soon found myself drawn into the world of highway men being a risk facing travellers. I loved following Lena’s escape from her aunt’s home following a traumatic experience. I was willing her to find love. I loved the descriptions of the clothes of the day and the jewellery she wore to parties organised by the man who rescued her. I would definately read more by this author.
InD'tale Magazine
3.5/5.0

The prologue and epilogue are used in the most incredibly brilliant way!

Read full review in the 2014 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Jessi Payne
Feb 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I like this author as a person. I did struggle getting through the story. It was long and drawn out. I know many people enjoyed it, so it might just not be my genre.

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