Candle in the Window
Lady Saura of Roget lives a lonely life of servitude—her fortune controlled by her cruel, unscrupulous stepfather. Yet it is she who has been called upon to brighten the days of Sir William of Miraval, a proud and noble knight who once swore to live or perish by the sword . . . until his world was engulfed in agonizing darkness. Summoned to Sir William's castle, the raven-...more
Lady Saura de Roget was born blind and during her young life has struggled for independence despite her drawbacks, ...more
The chemistry was good and the heroine being blind worked really well. The only clanger for me was that sometimes Saura was confident and other times she was supposedly ...more
I really do enjoy medieval romances, the highland men/warriors are of so deliciously big, muscular, and masculine! But then turn into putty at the hands of the heroines. Love that!
I would say that William is the standard medieval hero we love to love – a big, strong man with a bit of a temper that is never misplaced or abusive. He’s intelligent, clever, insightful, skillful (if not the best) as a warrior, rich, powerful, and loves his family – and ...more
The first half of the book is a delight to read. Dodd masterfully adds historic facts from the earliest English history to her tale, giving a reader the feeling that the characters are not just in a historic setting, but living the history. Her characters are mostly simple, not drawing much depth and thus little attention from the reader – that, is, until we meet Lady Saura of Roget.
Saura is a wonderfu ...more
Setting: Medieval England, 1153
I greatly enjoyed Candle in the Window even though I don't normally read medieval historical romances - I'm more into the regency/Victorian setting. I am a great fan of Christina Dodd's novels, however, so I wanted to read this earlier work of hers (1991).
Saura and William were a wonderful pair and I enjoyed the interactions and chemistry betwee/>Setting: ...more
Set in England in 1153 (at the time when Stephen was King of England and Matilda’s son Henry vied with him for the throne, this is the story of Lady Saura de Roget, a wellborn but blind heiress who has learned to use her abilities despite the lack of sight. When Roger de Miraval happens to see how well she runs her stepfather’s castle, he sees her as the solution to his son’s blindness caused by a battle injury. Sir William de Miraval is wallo ...more
When she arrives William is beyond surley. He's unkept and unkind. He barks at ...more
(view spoiler)[Okay, one thing that absolute bugged the crap out of me in this book was that on her wedding day the heroine decided to go no underwear under her finery as only ther hero would know and it would turn him on, and the hero realised that and kind of got upset ...more
The plot is wonderful with the exception of the nepharious plan to destroy the hero, which I think took too many pages to resolve. I realize the author wanted twists and turns in the story but to me it was like a car chase in a movie that lasts too long.
The relationship between the ...more
I enjoyed the book very much but if was pretty lengthy. I loved all the historical detail and the warmth and humor in many parts. It almost made me tear up in parts but not quite so I couldn't give it 5 stars. Overall, I lo ...more
Candle In The Window: 4.05:
Although this was not the most exciting and emotionally touching medieval romance, Candle In The Window, was a very enjoyable read that never let the reader's interest waver.
Sir William of Miraval: Even though Dodd failed to give William a multitude of layers to his personality, love/>:/>Candle ...more
There are no raping scenes in this book just one besotted knight and a blind lady.
This is one of my favorites by this author. I just love these two. His dad and Maude are a hoot, her half brothers are amazing, his son is sweet, and Bula is a charmer.
Saura maybe blind and beautiful but she is also brave and caring. I like how she does not let her blindness stop her from achieving things. She does carry an emotional scar of low self worth in believi ...more
I liked how Saura does not give William pity to help him cope. Yet, this only takes place in the beginning of the book because girl got a magic pussy that cures blindness.
And Bronnie, MY HEART!
My love of Bronnie and Bula aside, the writing was choppy and disjointed. There was no build into the plot or the main relationship. William's change of demeanor with S ...more
Christina's writing is flawless, her characters are wonderfully flawed and the way she seamlessly wove real history into the beautiful medieval setting was just! Ahhhh!!! I loved it.
I adored Saura, and Raymond was almost completely believable. (I think he was a bit too wonderful for a real live man in that time period, but close enough).
Just, read it!!! Whoever you are, pick it up now and read ...more
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Readers become writers, and Christina has always been a reader. Ultimately she discovered she liked to read romance best because the rel ...more