What is Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday. Since Tin and Mary C. are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, they've decided to focus on this beloved genre.
Here are the rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 2008.
THIS WEEK I AM FEATURING...
Untamed by Elizabeth Lowell
Originally Published in 1993
A hero of the crusades, Dominic le Sabre has returned to Scotland in glory and triumph to claim his reward: the beautiful Saxon bride awarded to him as conqueror king. But Lady Margaret of Blackthorne cannot yield to the bold Norman invader.
The beloved daughter of a sacred tribe of Celtic mystics, she fears an ancient curse that could bring further turmoil to her battle-scarred land...and sorrow to her marriage bed. With a word, the lady could turn her wedding into war.
But there awaits in the noble knight's embrace a promise of passion unbound— and a love that neither violence nor treachery can tear asunder, a love both invincible and.
This is one of the first historical romances I ever read. I remember falling in love with the Scottish setting and the way that Lowell described Blackthorne Keep. I also really liked the character of Lady Margaret (Meg) and how she determined she was to help her people even if it meant marrying a stranger. The main issue I had with this book was the way that Dominic mistrusted Meg for a significant amount of time. Thankfully, he groveled pretty well by the end. The early nineties style is evident here with its flowery language, but I found that to be part of its charm.