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Angelica: A Novel of Samaria (Samaria Published Order #4)

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The national bestselling author makes her long-awaited journey back to Samaria. Two hundred years ago, the god Jovah created a legion of land dwelling angels, led by an appointed Archangel. Now, Jovah has a new appointee: Archangel Gaaron. For his life-mate, his Angelica, Jovah has chosen a woman named Susannah. Slowly, an unspoken affection develops between the two. But t ...more
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Published May 4th 2004 by Ace Books (first published March 4th 2003)
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Christine
This is the 4th book in the series, but it goes back in time to take place before the beginning of the 1st book. It stands alone as a romance between Garon, the next chosen archangel, and Suzannah, his chosen Angelica.

After thoroughly enjoying the previous two books in the series and at least finding myself inspired by the world building and politics of the original book, I was very disappointed with this one. It began more slowly than any book to date, spending an entire chapter boring me with
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Althea Ann
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Samaria Series

If all romance books were like these, I might consider myself to be a fan of romance novels in general.
The 'Samaria' series is primarily romance - but it's balanced with enough other plot elements that it doesn't get too tedious. They're even frequently... romantic!... in a way that doesn't (usually) make me want to strangle the characters! (They're never explicit/erotic, though.)
I did read all five books back-to-back, which meant that some of the elements did get a little repetiti
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Shoshana
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, fantasy, romance
This one was cool. The mysterious invaders are a great way to up the ante from the traditional variety of Samaria plot. I like Susannah and Gaaron (except for his name) and that they're a little more grounded than, say, Rachel and Gabriel or Rebekah and Obadiah or Elizabeth. And they're a good grounding for a flighty, emotional cast of supporting characters too, which characters I nonetheless like and think are a strong backbone for the book. Miriam's evolution might actually be my favorite aspe ...more
Angela
Two hundred years ago, the god Jovah created a legion of land-dwelling angels, led by an appointed Archangel. Now, Jovah has a new appointee: Archangel Gaaron. For his life-mate, his Angelica, Jovah has chosen a woman named Susannah. Slowly, an unspoken affection develops between the two. But there is a terrible threat besetting the land--and the true hearts of Archangel and Angelica may never be known. (cover blurb)

In Samaria angels and mortals share a peaceful world. Guided from on high by a
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Anna
Apr 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sharon Shinn you're amazing! I love this story. I love everything about it. Each character had such a distinct personality, and felt so real to me, that I wished they were my friends. Shinn has such instinct with relationships. Her talent to write about human nature moves me. I feel as if she has her own special magnifying glass, peering into the core of our souls, allowing her to write stories that warm our hearts. I read Angelica at a difficult time in my life, and had I not had this uplifting ...more
MB (What she read)
It was fun to re-read this because I remember enjoying it previously but had completely forgotten the plot.
YT
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Anne
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could read this series again. The library had it in a town I lived in years ago, but I have never found it available since I moved away. I remember enjoying the books greatly but just can't remember whether I loved them or liked them a great deal. I do know that the series by Shinn, Mystic and Rider, captivated me even more than this one, so I will give it a four star. I still hope I have the chance to read it again...
Sara
Sep 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moved slower than others in the series. Ending was seriously rushed.
Melanti
May 03, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, 2012
This book isn't as bad as my 2 stars seems to say. If one were reading it as a stand-alone novel, it works better. But taken as part of a series, it has much to be desired.

It's a very marshmallowy book. Kind of sweet, but not a huge amount of substance to it. It seems especially marshmallowy since a lot of the plot has been recycled from the first book. And I much preferred Rachel's fiery spirit to Susannah's passivity. There were several plot threads that would have been resolved MUCH earlier i
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Other Books in the Series

Samaria Published Order (5 books)
  • Archangel (Samaria, #1)
  • Jovah's Angel (Samaria, #2)
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