maandag 30 september 2013

Recommendations from Karin for September 2013.

In order to bring some more variety to my blog, I have asked some friends to give us their recommendation of the month.

Karin: I have read 4 new books in the past month (and quite a lot of old favourites of mine), and the 3 books I enjoyed the most are:

1. Lion and the Falcon by Eve Langlais
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2. Deception Cove by Jayne Castle
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3. Woman on the Run by Lisa Marie Rice
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The one I can recommend to all Aurian’s readers is however once again an all time favourite of mine:

Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale

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The Duke of Jervaulx was brilliant -- and dangerous. He is London's mostnotorious rakehell - a charming, irresistible seducer possessing a brilliantmind and reckless passions. Until, in the wake of a shocking tragedy, he iscondemned to a world of shadows... and madness.Maddy Timms, an innocent beauty of modest birth and simple faith, once shefeared the dashing nobleman who awakened within her feelings she had neverknown. Now she has come to free him from his solitary torment - neverdreaming her warm, healing touch will eternally bind them together in need,in desire... and in love.

This is one of the books that you readers will either be unable to put down or you will hate it after 30 pages or so. I don’t think it leaves anyone indifferent.
Our hero – Christian – suffers what we would term a stroke in this day and age. In his time he is considered mad. In the “clinic” where he is banned to – almost unable to speak, a prisoner in his own body – he meets Maddy again. She is a Quaker and she uses the “old” language with lots of ”thee” and “thou” (which many native speakers consider irritating). She is actually a shy and timid person, but these two together experience a growth of character that is almost unbelievable and yet it feels real. As I was saying before – you either will love this book or you will consider me mad for recommending it. Still – if you give it a try you might be in for a thoroughly good read.

Thanks for the recommendations Karin! I have read Deception Cove as well, and loved it.
So readers, tell me, have you read this book? Do you want to?

© 2013 Reviews by Aurian

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Omg the cover the cover! But ok I should look past it

    1. Well, actually this isn't the cover of my book - mine is older I guess. But I sure appreciate it.

    2. LOL. Several of her books have Fabio on the cover. He was quite popular! I've got the Prince of Midnight with him on the cover. ;-)

  2. I'm not sure if I would love it, but that cover!! ROFL!!

    1. It is just the one I found on Fantasticfiction Melissa :)

  3. Oh I have the Langlais book on my tbr list. I read the Croc and the Fox earlier this year and really loved it. All 4 of the books look great :)

  4. Oh I haven't read any and I only really know Jayne Castle. thanks!

  5. I've read the Kinsale (with a newer cover ;-) ) and found it a good book, not great. Probably because I like my hero's big and strong and for the majority of the book Christian isn't. Did like Kinsale writing style and have several of her books.
    I read and enjoyed Deception Cove very much! I'm on a JAK glom now and this one was one of the best!

  6. Lol don't we all secretly like those?