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The Phoenix Decree (The Phoenix Decree Saga #1)

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How far would you go to pursue your heart’s desire? When Devon Phoenix, a 19th century Englishman, becomes linked to his soul mate through the discovery of a buried family secret, his world tips on its axis. It then slips entirely when he learns that she will need his protection from men who will be drawn to her because of her lineage—men he thought to be only myths. If De ...more
Kindle Edition, 388 pages
Published April 6th 2014 by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press (first published February 12th 2014)
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Christina
Jan 30, 2016 Christina rated it it was ok
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest from NetGalley.The premise sounded good...finding your true love in another time. But it was very hard to get through this book. It just did not hold my attention as it was very boring. And the writing, the way the character spoke just seemed amateurish. This book turned out not to be my cup of tea.
Shannon Youngblood
Jun 27, 2016 Shannon Youngblood rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-books
**4 Phoenix Stars**

I got both my love and my deepest passion all in one book. I love Historical, and I love Modern Day and flipping back and forth sometimes gives me a whirlwind headache. But on this book I got the best of both worlds!

I don’t want to give too much away, but the premise of the book was astounding. The characters were diverse and complex and the relationship was HOT. (What’s the historical term for HOT) Devon made me wish I lived in his era, and Elz was a perfect choice. If you li
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Rini Cross
Apr 27, 2017 Rini Cross rated it it was amazing
So, there wasn't much "action" going on as it was more of a book that introduced us to the main characters involved and how they got through obstacles to be able to meet each other and some chars get their just desserts. It's a good book and I already purchased the second book just to read what happens next. But definitely read if you want romance and you want to root for the main couple. There were some grammar issues, but they can be overlooked for the sake of the story.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Jan 08, 2016 Sissy's Romance Book Review rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-netgalley
This is book one in the "The Phoenix Decree" series. I want to say right of the bat that this is a book that continues to the next book called "Phoenix Unbound" and I would assume to the next book " Phoenix Under Fire". I have not read the other two books yet as they have not come out yet. When I started this book I knew that this book would not end their story and I was hasten to start a book I would not so quickly to to the end of their story. I held that against the book thinking that I would ...more
Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
Jun 18, 2016 Mindy Lou's Book Reviews rated it really liked it
Anna Albergucci, you have me intrigued! I went into this book blind and didn't know what to expect. And I did not expect this book to start out like a historical romance novel only to find out their is magical elements and time travel. There is 3 books in the series with this first book as more of the informational part. You learn who Devon is, where his beginning started and how he has to travel time to reach his one true love. It's a lot of information but it's information you need and the mor ...more
Donna Sweeney
Mar 06, 2016 Donna Sweeney rated it it was amazing
Kindly provided with an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.....

3 Words.....Deep, Seductive, Delicious.

You just will have to trust me and give this one a go......its well worth it.

It is about Devon and Elz and is a story of love transcending time. God it is just FABULOUS !!! It also has another couple threaded into the story Kyle and Pris.

I must warn it has rather a graphic scene (rape) but it was a lynch pin in the tale. I cannot wait for more in this saga.

Well done Anna and Many
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Lisa Lenox
Nov 22, 2016 Lisa Lenox rated it it was amazing
Shelves: orphans
What a great book! Excitement, romance, adventure, time traveling mirrors....maybe....
Dawn West
Aug 02, 2016 Dawn West rated it it was amazing
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**





I had no idea what to expect when I requested this book on NetGalley. The whole premise of a man from the past crossing time to find his true love in present day America had me intrigued, yet worried that it might be too predictable. But boy, was I wrong!

This book was great! Granted, it was entirely different than what I expected. I assumed the time-traveling would happen accidentally (think Outlander, an
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P Leslie
Aug 01, 2016 P Leslie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from net gallery for an honest review.

Wow this book completely blew me away. It was breathtakingly intense, captivating, yet takes you on an exciting adventurous journey through time.

Devon finds a journal which unlocks the secret of the very mirror that hangs in his bedchamber. The mirror, if used correctly, will show him his true love but will the awakening of his true love be a blessing or a curse?

For 6 yrs Devon body, mind and soul have been consumed by his true love:
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Linda Rea
Jan 19, 2016 Linda Rea rated it it was amazing
I have to say this is not my usual type of book as it is set in 1829 but the author tempts you right away. The story begins with a very confused Devon Phoenix reflecting on what he is going to do as he has been alone for the last six years when his friend Kyle comes back from the Americas. Devon swears Kyle to secrecy and begins to tell him about a diary he finds written by his long ago ancestor named Sedwic and his love of his life his wife Adelynn. His ancestor had claimed he saw his true love ...more
Bella's  Blog
Aug 04, 2016 Bella's Blog rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in " The Phoenix Decree Saga "by Anna Albergucci ,and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing story. Ms Albergucci has given us a story that will blew you away ,it's just breathtaking, really intense , it's quite captivating well it has you on a thunderous journey through time. This fabulous story right from start to finish will have you wanting more from this author. The way that Ms Albergucci has written this story is exceptionally good ,and it flows smoothly t ...more
Sa
Jul 30, 2016 Sa marked it as dnf
*Minor spoilers* Okay, here's why I'm leaving this book for now.Devon and Kylie did not talk like 18th century aristocrats.Devon says that he's like a modern day man after staring at Elysian in the mirror.I say that this is a lazy excuse for the author lame.We read historical romances for the hot English aristocrats, with their sophistication and shit, not for this.What really annoys me is that there is insta love, explained away by some magical mumbo jumbo, like so many other books out there.I ...more
Angel Hatfield
Mar 19, 2016 Angel Hatfield rated it liked it
Devon was a Phoenix and had to be careful in someone he chooses to marry as it must be a passionate love. He knows you can be hurt by that and wants nothing to do with love. He is gathering some of his things to auction off for charity, and comes across a diary. The first Duke of Seton had written it. Devon was started on his training for becoming a duke at the age of three. As one day he would be duke and all that went with it. The first duke- Sedivic- fell in love with a servant girl Adelynn a ...more
angela
Feb 05, 2016 angela rated it it was amazing
This was an extraordinary story, of anguished love, two lovers so far away from each other, you won't believe it. Knowing, of the possibility of never having nor experiencing ones true love. Also, of great friendship, magical elements, and some very funny episodes.

This story is set at Wedlove Castle, Northern England 18 April 1829, and also 20th century American. With a diary, of ancient family history, and magical accounts.

This book was a delight to read, and I certainly look forward to readi
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Kim Pet
Aug 17, 2016 Kim Pet rated it really liked it
Intriguing premise and paranormal circumstances which makes this romance stand out from the rest. The author's writing is witty and she seamlessly makes natural and desirous connections between the characters which the reader can feel- well done!

The romance and various character points of view are a nice touch and keeps you interested. Thank God for Kyle and Pris, because talk about longing- towards the end of the book I'm wondering if Devon and Elz are ever going to meet up!! Don't despair thou
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Amaryah
Dec 06, 2016 Amaryah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unique, riveting, and enrapturing

Told from multiple points of views and includes multiple passionate loves (minor roles). It's cool how the past and present ties in. The description of the different settings and the characters are so detailed, you would think you were at the place being described or you would have a pretty good idea what the character looks like. The love is very well depicted, along with the anguish. This story completely captured me and kept me hungering for more. My only pro
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Socially Book Nerd
Aug 01, 2016 Socially Book Nerd rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy for an honest review. Wow.... Talk about time travel excitement! I like how we get both views of past and present. The author's transitions are easy to accept and you don't get confused. I think it actually helps add an element the story would be missing if it only took place in one time. Elz is able to accept this new reality and fall for Devon since she is a history buff and he is well from the past!! Traveling across time to save and rescue your soul mate... ((Sigh)) E ...more
Marjana
I love time travel romance, mixing modern and history. And this one is very interesting for me. Devon and Elz story is romantic and intensive in it's own way. And I like Devon's friend Kyle Drake and find out more about his story with Pris. And also Jarret and Jaymi. Characters are complex, but that is what makes everything better.
Jenni Bishop
Dec 12, 2016 Jenni Bishop rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Mixing the old with the new. Love that spans over time that one would think was impossible.
Susan Weber
Jan 09, 2017 Susan Weber rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book but hated that it ended leaving us hanging and waiting for the next book to come out!
poppy
Sep 30, 2016 poppy rated it really liked it
i really liked this book couldnt put it down cant wait to get the rest in the series
Lindsey
Jan 24, 2016 Lindsey rated it really liked it
Very good start to the series. Some of it was a horrifying (the rape scene), *insert time travel* but all is now good with the world...for now.
C bond
Aug 08, 2016 C bond rated it really liked it
a good read
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Personal Bio:

I adore castles & all they hold—people, furnishings, fashion, drama. A time travel author lost in a paranormal romance world & I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Professional Bio:

Married to her high school sweetheart, Anna Albergucci lives in Texas, surrounded by her ever-growing family and her fur babies.

As a child, Anna had a bright imagination and entertained others with the
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The Phoenix Decree Saga (3 books)
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