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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

As a first novel not so bad.

Considering this is Ms. Lindsey's first published work I don't think that it is that bad. The book came out in the mid-80s I believe and when you think of the other authors work at that time, this book is really pretty good. Please think about what was available to the ...
Considering this is Ms. Lindsey's first published work I don't think that it is that bad. The book came out in the mid-80s I believe and when you think of the other authors work at that time, this book is really pretty good. Please think about what was available to the average romance reader at the time, Harlequin and not much else in the US. So when reading this book take the writing with a grain of salt and think back to what we were reading back in the day.

posted by RedReaderKCMO on August 31, 2011

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Ummm...I don't think so.

I do like Johanna Lindsey enough to forgive her for writing this book, but I she better not write so atrocious in the future. The first chapter in I knew something was wrong. By the middle of the second chapter I had it figured out. Not only were the characters wishy wa...
I do like Johanna Lindsey enough to forgive her for writing this book, but I she better not write so atrocious in the future. The first chapter in I knew something was wrong. By the middle of the second chapter I had it figured out. Not only were the characters wishy washy and childish, but the writing was very choppy. The writing style was similar to, "I got hungry, so I ate. The food was okay but it made me thirsty. So I srank some wine. Then I got tired so I went to bed." C'mon if I wanted to read that kind of style of writing I would read a third graders paper. How can a caharacter that was described as so independent and it was established that she hated the guy ever forgive him for kidnapping him let alone fall in love with him. Can we say stockjolm syndrome much? Would not reccomend this book unless you have ran out of everything else.

posted by Annie88 on December 11, 2009

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    As a first novel not so bad.

    Considering this is Ms. Lindsey's first published work I don't think that it is that bad. The book came out in the mid-80s I believe and when you think of the other authors work at that time, this book is really pretty good. Please think about what was available to the average romance reader at the time, Harlequin and not much else in the US. So when reading this book take the writing with a grain of salt and think back to what we were reading back in the day.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2013

    Great book

    Just like the title says: Captivating!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    recommend

    This is the best book by Johanna Lindsey. I have already bought it twice as I have re-read many many times before. I now have it on my nook, so I can read it again and again

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

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    good book

    i'm a avid reader and wow i like this book so readed its good

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