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Joining (Shefford's Knights #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  4,338 Ratings  ·  126 Reviews
The remarkable Lindsey magic is stronger than ever! The spectacular #1 bestselling author returns with a glorious tale of passion and duty set in medieval England. A betrothal has been announced that will join together Britain's two most powerful families , a union of wealth and influence to rival even the King's himself. But not only does the dangerously ambitious King Jo ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published May 4th 1999)
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Ivana Azap Feješ
I found the storyline interesting from the beginning with King John and the slighted lord who wished to prevent Millicent and Wulf’s families from joining. I loved Millicent and Wulf, and the hatred between them was only the culmination of several misunderstandings, the first of which took place when they were children. Betrothed at a young age both Wulf and Mili are less then excited to marry. They met once as children and it was such a disaster that neither has forgotten. Milisant is such a go ...more
Lakshmi C
What worked for me :

This story was loosely inspired by The Taming of the shrew and the execution was splendid.
Wulfric and Milsant had a hate to love relationship.
Wulfric was wary of Milsant and she had a real reason for being scared of him.
The conversations between Wulfric and his father, Milisant and her sister made me look like a member of the cast of Looney Tunes.
Wulfric was shrewd, kind and protective. He went the extra mile to build their relationship when he learned about her fear.
Milisa
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Sarah
May 20, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-3-stars
Joining is a really fun and lighthearted read. I always enjoy breaking out this book and revisiting the story of Milisant and Wulfric. However, it's slightly superficial when you really get down to thinking about the details. So even though I really like this book, I'm going to give it a 3 star rating.

Milisant and Wulfric have been engaged since Milisant was born. However, the betrothed couple aren't happy about it. Because of a childhood accident, which they both blame the other for, they've a
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Kit★
Was picked for my June 2015 Pick It For Me challenge... 2015 was a terrible year for me and I got behind... still catching up, yes, I'm worse than a snail stuck in molasses...

Finished! I liked it well enough, there's something about the author's style that has me liking it, and yet wanting to roll my eyes at the same time. Now that I've finished this duo, I'm not sure if I will seek out anything else by this author or not. Like I said, I sorta liked her style, and sorta didn't. Definitely remini
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Mahareni Sukadi
Wiiiiih ... sukaan ini drpd buku 1. Pengaruh terjemahan kali ya.

Weeell, slma Mrs. JL tdk meributkn Shakespeare dkk, puisi dkk, teater dkk - dlm bukunya, psti kulahap hbis halaman demi halaman.
Sue Lyndon
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Missy
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read. Love Johanna Lindsey's books!

Betrothed at a young age both Wulf and Mili are less then excited to marry. They met once as children and it was such a disaster that neither has forgotten. But marry they must or bring shame to their families.

Mili is an unique woman that likes the manely pursuits of weaponary, hunting, and men's clothes much to the disgust of Wulf. He would prefer a woman that looks like a woman and not covered in dirt. They clash and discover that there is such pass
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Novia Liu
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
milisant crispin ♥♡♡
omg. I really love her!

and I love madam johanna too..
once again she success made people falling in love with the character she made.

the tomboi milie and her ability with animals.
milie lives in medieval era and in that era when women just a weak,
so different milie bring a new atmosphere

I enjoyed when mili and wulfric fight..
it's so funny!
but I feel bit bored when so many conversation between milie and jones..
but the ending satisfied me ♥♥
love the chemistry between wulfric and
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Leni Sauls
Feb 14, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't get through this book without wanting to slap Millicent. She is childish, bitter, and, an all around nasty young female. Wulf could have, and, should have, found a better woman to marry than this irritating witch. I had to put the book down in the middle of reading it, I couldn't take Millicent anymore. I was very disappointed in this book, I usually enjoy a Johanna Lindsey book, but, this proved to be the exception. I would not recommend this book, try another of her books, leave thi ...more
Sonja
Feb 18, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe it’s just me, but of all the medievals I’ve read, they all seem to have a woman who doesn’t want to be a woman, and a man who will marry her anyway. I get how this pretty much has to happen in order for the modern reader to identify with the woman, since we are so culturally different, but it gets a bit tiresome.

On the plus side, the plot was a good one, if somewhat typical, and I enjoyed seeing King John featured.

Wasn’t a bad book, just not one of my favorites.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
For some reason, this book didn't resonate with me when I read it. I never connected with the characters. I wouldn't say it was a bad book, but it wasn't as good as Lindsey books can be. I should reread it again to see if I like it better the second time around.
Sharon Estridge
Historical romances are my guilty pleasure, not great literature but sometimes I really just want an easy entertaining read. This one didn't disappoint.
Arcoma Gonzalez Lambert
Did it again

Love her books. I forget time and so enjoy the story. This one was a little long on conflict and a bit shy on romance.
Luz
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is in my top 5 favorite books. So funny, romantic & awesome. Love it!
Dawn
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Beautiful Milisant Crispin and handsome, arrogant Wulfric, the future Earl of Shefford, are engaged—and seldom has a betrothed couple been less suited. Her father has decreed that Milisant has a month to accustom herself to the future earl before the marriage takes place. As the time dwindles, Milisant desperately searches for a way out. But Wulfric is falling under a spell himself, cast by the proud, strong woman who will be pledged to him against her will in a few short days. And even as the j ...more
Renée
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's been a while since I've had this fleeting experience. I love, love, LOVE, how this novel stretched out even after the wedding. Most novels I read, specifically Amanda Quick books, end in marriage and no more. Marriage is ALWAYS the solution. But this, my friend, this is different. Marriage was the main problem for them. I have read books on the same nature as this, but 'Joining' intrigued me. Oh, what will become of Roland now?

Maybe I'll marry him 😍
Cheryll Butters
The old English language took a bit of getting used to. Didn't think I would enjoy the book after the first few chapters but it grew on me. Shame she used the word 'chuckled' so often! An enjoyable easy read.
Jackie
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute story and an easy read. The writing was good and I like most of the characters, but the male lead, I had problems with him. I don't like his possessiveness towards the female protagonist, but that's just a personal preference.
Cherry-Ann
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story. The ending, i.e., reason for kidnapping seemed pointless but a good read.
Serena Miles
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Libro que me ha gustado bastante, mi pega ha sido en todo momento la protagonista que me ha resultado insufrible

8/10
Bonni
It's been a long time since I read a Johanna Lindsay book. I did read a great many of her books throughout the eighties and into the early nineties, by which time I had started to really notice some of her standard plot tricks and the patterns she employs in almost every story and I started to get fed up with some of the astoundingly implausible premises she sometimes employs, and I moved away from Lindsay books.

Lately, though, I've been craving a bit of good, old-fashioned, historical romance,
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Yenny toh
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bercerita tentang perjodohan miilisant Crispin dengan Wulfric de Thorpe.pertemuan pertama yang menimbulkan trauma dan kesan buruk pastiny.Milli yg akibat ulah Wulf hampir cacat,terancam ga bs jalan atau pincang.cewek pincang apalagi dijaman atuk adam.ga tebayang deh...jangankan buat dapet jodoh buat dapet teman aja susah deh.Wulf hampir cacat juga seh tapi bukan kakiny yang cacat tapi organ buat cetak anakny.tumbuh deh tuh yang namany benih-benih cinta,eh...salah bukan benih cinta tapi benih ben ...more
K.G. White
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Milisant is the eldest daughter of a wealthy Lord and she has been betrothed to Wulferic since their father's fought in battle together. Their first meeting, however, does not go well and leaves a lasting negative impact on both of them. Wulferic postpones claiming his bride for years in favor of fighting with his knights because he remembers her as the heathen that attacked him with a falcon and then her fists. Mili, likewise, never wants to see Wulf again after he killed her ...more
Silvana Dobreva
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Amalia Kristanti
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nah, ini buku hisrom pertama yang aku baca sampek tuntas. Awalnya sih baca buku pertama yang Defy not the Heart, tapi stuck di bab 5.

Alasannya?

1. Karena karakter buku kedua ini lebih menarik.

Milisant, digambarkan sebagai perempuan dengan perilaku yang tidak sesuai kodratnya. Dia pintar berburu, mahir menggunakan busur dan anak panah, dan menjinakkan hewan buas, dan keras kepala. Cukup mengejutkan mengetahui ada perempuan seperti dia di abad pertengahan karena setahuku perempuan-perempuan pada ja
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Diar Dwi Oktasari
Saat baca sinopsis belakang bukunya, saya kira saya akan lebih tertarik pada buku ini. Ternyata buku pertama lebih menarik. Pertama-tama, nama mereka aneh, Milisant Crispin dan Wulfric. Okey, Wulfric ini namanya memang mencerminkan seperti Wolf 'serigala' kata Mili, sesuai sikapnya yang kasar dan seperti binatang, tidak ada bagus2nya di mata Mili. Tapi memang menurut saya, Wulfric ini terlalu 'jahat' kepada Mili.
Kedua, Milinya sendiri saya ngebayangin dia itu kayak 'monyet kecil'. Kotor, dekil,
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Amy
I loved this book a lot lot more than the first Sheffords Knights book. Milisant is such a good character, as is Wulfric. I love their sparks together from the very beginning. The whole story line in this book was better and it keeps you in suspense. From early on in the book when Mili is so difficult and putting up a struggle to everything Wulfric does, that was amusing. It was quite sad to find out why exactly it was that Milisant hated Wulfric so (because of her bird) but I like how she has a ...more
Chy
Apr 07, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I gotta figure out why I've come to be reading the same book over and over. I mean, the setting changes, some of them are definitely written better than others, and like that. But you have a man, you have a woman, there is something unorthodox about one or both of them, they constantly irritate one another, then they "realize" they love one another.

It's kind of mesmorizing. As well as a weird sort of blankness in my reading cycle, like the blankness between tracks on a CD.

Anyway, I read this one
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Amy
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably more like a 4 1/2 star book but I didn't really want to read it at five though. Anyway I really enjoyed the book. It was a little predictable, but that's OK because it's a historical romance and they're all supposed to be semi-predictable anyway. I really enjoyed getting to know the main characters and enjoyed having a strong female. I'm not really sure why I liked the book, I think it was a combination of the writing, the characters, the plot, and honestly some of the humor. I ...more
LJ
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Lindsey, Johanna

Beautiful Milisant Crispin and handsome, arrogant Wulfric, the future Earl of Shefford, are engaged-and seldom has a betrothed couple been less suited. Her father has decreed that Milisant has a month to accustom herself to the future earl before the marriage takes place. As the time dwindles, Milisant desperately searches for a way out. But Wulfric is falling under a spell himself, cast by the proud, strong woman who will be pledged to him against her will in a few s
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

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