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Her Viking Warrior

(Forgotten Sons #2)

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Vengeance couldn’t be sweeter...

Bjorn, bastard of Vellefold, goes home to save the father who exiled him. If he defeats his father’s enemies, the jarl’s torque is his. He’ll win just to let the ringfort burn—except the fair and learned Ilsa sees right through him and dares to warm his icy heart.

Or battle more desirable...

Ilsa prefers the quiet world of foreign scrolls, but
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Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published September 2nd 2019 by Carina Press
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Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
DIDN'T LOVE IT, DIDN'T HATE IT 🤷♀

Actual rating: 2.5⭐

When I was writing my thoughts about this book in my book journal I was really struggling to actually name a specific thing that I liked. Still, I don't actually hate this book. I mean, it did entertain me, it just didn't surprise me or capture me in any way...

"If you are too blind to see wealth, son of Vellefold, then I am too old to tell you what it is."
- Valgerd


THE THINGS I LIKED

I didn't hate it: Yeah, I really can't be more specific th
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Elodie
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can two childhood friends can overcome the betrayal and guilt which torn them apart and is now driving a wedge between them.
The beginning was a bit slow but so filled with informations, new words and customs, I felt like I was transported very far away, if not in distance but in time for sure.
I have read a few Vikings romances, but I do not remember them to be so detailed.
But I am glad this one came after or I would have been completely lost, with my basic knowledge, I was able to appreciate th
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Niki
Aug 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Illegitimate son of a once powerful jarl, Bjorn has been part of the brotherhood of the Forgotten Sons since his father exiled him from his home in Vellefold. Now because of his jarl's desire for profitable trade alliances, Bjorn must go home to save his invalid father from a powerful enemy. If Bjorn succeeds, the rich jarldom is his. He'd rather let the place fall as vengeance for the injustice done to him as a boy, but his childhood friend Ilsa is especially good at cracking his icy facade.

Ils
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Caitlyn Lynch
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While this is the second in a series about the Forgotten Sons, a small band of ferocious Viking warriors, it stands perfectly well alone. Bjorn is the hero of this story, the illegitimate son of a jarl and a thrall, he was banished by his father in an effort to keep from splitting their tribe apart. Finding his own path and a brotherhood he never expected in the Forgotten Sons, when a ghost from his past comes calling, he has no inclination to answer - even if the ghost is a girl grown up into a ...more
Monique
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Or should it be his Viking warrior...

The evening after a battle in Rouen, the Viking warriors were partaking in a feast at their jarl's, Will Longsword. Bjorn had noticed a beautiful woman in white sitting at his jarl's table; she was now at his side. Bjorn hadn't recognised his childhood friend Ilsa, it had been a long time since he had been banished from Vellefold. Ilsa has a proposition for him: Vellefold needs his warrior's skills for a short while. He is not interested, especially as he wou
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AnnMarie
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Her Viking Warrior is the second book in the Forgotten Sons series by Gina Conkle. It can easily be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

Ilsa and Bjorn practically grew up together in his home of Vellefold. They were the best of friends and enjoyed spending time together. All that came to an end though when Bjorn was exiled by his father, his Jarl. Taken away on a boat with nothing but a sword and then left to fend for himself. He made a life for himself and has since become a fierce Viking warrior.
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romancejunkie
Sep 05, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a nice enough read, but has very little of romance. Since the focus of the book is on the battles to save Vellefold and his jarl, there is little time left to show how Bjorn and Ilsa fell in love. The scenes that show how his friendship with his warriors began was fun and interesting. I didn't like Ilsa either, but all in all that was a good story.
I received an arc copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, all opinions here are my own.
Carole Burant
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this Viking story, written as only Gina Conkle can! From page one I found myself immersed in the story and could just picture it all in my mind. I've always been fascinated with the Viking era and it's stories like this one that whet my appetite.

Book #2 of the Forgotten Sons series is Bjorn and Ilsa's story. They had been close as children and then torn apart when Bjorn was banished from their village at 12 years of age. Now, 18 years later, Ilsa goes in search of Bjorn who
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Lail
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Her Viking Warrior by Gina Conkle. 4.5 Stars.
I loved the creative and original plot of this series of “The Forgotten Sons”. Bjorn was left and abandoned in another land, to fend for himself at the age of 12 by his father the Jarl. Ilsa traveled far to fill her blood oath to find and return the long lost son of the Jarl and the next in line to become Jarl. Bjorn and Ilsa were once best friends as children and she knew he would not be inclined to offer his and that of his forgotten brothers help t
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Her Viking Warrior by Gina Conkle is book Two in the Forgotten Sons Series. This is the story of Ilsa and Bjorn. I have read (and Loved!) the previous book but felt you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Bjorn and Ilsa had grown up being friends but when he was cast out of Vellefold by his father and the people there with only a sword he didn't see her again. Now in their present day Bjorn has become a great Viking warrior along with his group of men that call themselves the ...more
Ashley
I believe this is my first time reading Viking historical romance. I really enjoyed this book and will have to look into reading more Viking historicals.

Bjorn, a member of the Forsaken Son, is charged with returning to his childhood home to defend it against raiders. He is extremely reluctant and grumpy about it because they banished him when he was a child. Ilsa, his childhood friend, brings him back to fight. She has her own hidden agenda though.

I really enjoyed this book. The tension betwee
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Angela
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am on the fence about this story. On one hand I loved all of the details of Viking life (I am not an expert but I know Gina spends lots of time researching). On the other hand I do not consider this a romance. Yes, there are some slightly romantic scenes but not enough for me to put it in the romance category. I wanted more time with Bjorn and Ilsa and their romantic relationship. I so loved Bjorn in the last book. I felt like their relationship was boom done at the end. I did like the epilogu ...more
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Date has been changed back to Sept 2019 (thanks to Gina for confirming it to me). :)

[Why is this showing PO for January 2020 on Amazon now? :o]
Sandy S
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 2, 2019

Vengeance couldn’t be sweeter...

Bjorn, bastard of Vellefold, goes home to save the father who exiled him. If he defeats his father’s enemies, the jarl’s torque is his. He’ll win just to let the ringfort burn—except the fair and learned Ilsa sees right through him and dares to warm his icy heart.

Or battle more desirable...

Ilsa prefers the quiet world of foreign scrolls, but she remembers the rough and tumble boy Bjorn once was. Now he’s a
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MrsMascara
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really excellent. So good to read a book that is a historical, but that has a woman who is trying to be autonomous and has succeeded well, in a believable way..

Bjorn is a warrior for hire, part of a band of 6 warriors called The Forgotten Sons, they serve Longsword, and are busy in Rouen helping him to defeat the Breton Queen. Cast out by his father at the age of 12 due to a jealous stepmother, Bjorn is bitter, and has not been to his home settlement of Vellefold since.

Isla, is the daughter or O
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Michaelene
It’s been a while since I’ve picked up a Viking book, and I was really excited to see Gina Conkle’s Her Viking Warrior. While it’s part of a series, it stands alone just fine.

"A young woman, even a girl, can do many things. I believed the lie that I couldn't. Not anymore."


Bjorn and Ilsa used to be friends, but Bjorn, as the bastard son of the jarl, is cast out and they don’t see each other again until Ilsa comes to Bjorn with a proposition. They need warriors to train Ilsa and her people and if
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Lail
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Her Viking Warrior by Gina Conkle. 4.5 Stars.
I loved the creative and original plot of this series of “The Forgotten Sons”. Bjorn was left and abandoned in another land, to fend for himself at the age of 12 by his father the Jarl. Ilsa traveled far to fill her blood oath to find and return the long lost son of the Jarl and the next in line to become Jarl. Bjorn and Ilsa were once best friends as children and she knew he would not be inclined to offer his and that of his forgotten brothers help
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Lori D
Enter the world of the Vikings as master wordsmith Gina Conkle takes you on an unforgettale adventure that does not stop until the last page. Her knowledge from extensive research makes this era come alive to the point you feel you are there and see how they lived and interacted with customs and the battles they fought.
Bjorn and Isla had been childhood friends but years had pasted since they had seen each other when he had been banished from Velleford. In celebration after a battle Bjorn notice
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Leigh Kramer
Sep 13, 2019 marked it as dnf
DNF p. 40

I just cannot connect to this story. It may be partially because this is the second book in a series, which I did not realize when I requested it on NetGalley. I was really interested in the premise of a Viking warrior returning home to a place that does not deserve his help. But I still don't have a sense of this world or the people, nor do I find myself caring about them. While I can empathize with Bjorn's plight, I don't understand his resistance to returning to Vellefold as it would
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exiled Bjorn is the bastard of Vellefoldv son of a once powerful jarl, he’s made a name for himself, becoming a renowned fighter with his group of warriors called the Lost Sons. Ilsa lives with her guilt thinking she has failed her childhood friend Bjorn when he was exiled as a child. Bjorn goes home to save the father who exiled him and when he defeats his father’s enemies, the jarl’s torque will become his. Isla and Bjorn clash on many fronts, he doesn’t understand why Isla she’s yielding soft ...more
Debbie Glenn Brown
Exiled Bjorn is the bastard of Vellefoldv son of a once powerful jarl, he’s made a name for himself, becoming a renowned fighter with his group of warriors called the Lost Sons. Ilsa lives with her guilt thinking she has failed her childhood friend Bjorn when he was exiled as a child. Bjorn goes home to save the father who exiled him and when he defeats his father’s enemies, the jarl’s torque will become his. Isla and Bjorn clash on many fronts, he doesn’t understand why Isla she’s yielding soft ...more
Anadosen
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eighteen years ago, Bjorn was exiled from Vellefold. Honor-bound to return, he’ll fight for the settlement…then walk away. First, he must work with his childhood friend, now a beautiful, high-ranking Viking lady.When I started reading I couldn't put it down. Gina Conkle is magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next book.
Margaret
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Banned from his home as a child, Bjorn is confronted by Ilsa, a young woman from his past who tries to convince him to return to his childhood home, Velleford. When he refuses, even though the father he once loved is dying, Ilsa uses her leverage to force him to go.There is a strong attraction between them, but her secrets may prevent them from being together. It's a dangerous game she plays.
Twists and turns and an unexpected ending.
A good Viking read.
Roslyn Stillman
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second in the series and as with the first I found that for me there was a little too much information about the time period. For some this is great but for me I prefer the story and interaction with the characters. But as with the first book, once you get into the story it is hard to put down. There is action, mystery, romance and suspense as you would expect in a viking story. Well worth the read for all who love Vikings and enjoyed the tv series Vikings.
Mel
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ilsa will do whatever it takes to fulfill her blood oath to bring her banished childhood friend home. Bjorn,a well known warrior, is forced to set aside hurts and save his former home. I love a good Viking tale and this was excellent.. It offered a fascinating glimpse into what life could have been. I couldn't stop reading.
Ann L
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just love a well written and exciting Viking story and this is just that, it is thrilling and allowed my imagination to run away with itself due to the descriptive telling, this was most enjoyable.

I received a copy from Netgalley and I am voluntarily leaving my own honest opinion
Jennifer Becker
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gina is a great storyteller no matter the time period or genre. She sweeps you away effortlessly into the time and setting with amazing characters.
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Viking, Carina Press Romance Promise, Historical Romance, Romance, Medieval Romance, Viking Historical Fiction

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Gina Conkle writes evocative Viking romance and lush Georgian romance with a new series in the works, featuring hot Scots in kilts.

Her Viking books have been described as “sensual…atmospheric page turners” and her Georgian novels as “sparkling…” and “full of... clever repartee.” Inspiration came from growing up in southern California where she discovered a love for books over beaches. Gina lives
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