Thursday, August 7, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY-HISTORICAL ROMANCE EDITION (38)

Happy Thursday, everyone! This is a new feature hosted by Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

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 (Medieval, #1) 
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.


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 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.


3 comments:

  1. I love a good Scottish-set romance, but haven't been reading a lot of them lately. This one sounds very interesting -- I like the idea of Celtic lore infused into the romance. ^_^

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  2. I really loved this one as well!!! And you can resist a lovely scottish romance with the charm this author puts into it!!

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  3. lol well at least the man was a good groveler :) I love Scottish romances. Don't get to read them near often enough though.

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