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The Captive Heart (Border Chronicles Series #3)

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

    A romance or a tragedy?

    *Spoiler alert* I was not pleased with this book at all. From the cover and the back of the book you think you you will be reading a charming book of love between a Scottish laird and English lady. What you get is a little romance, an annoying story line that seems never-ending with Alix's annoying ex father-in-law and then within the last 20 pages a whole new story line which is supposed to be a "surprise" and "twist", but only ends up being poorly developed and then within the last 5 pages one of the most charming characters of the book, Fiona, is killed. I would never have considered this book to be a romance, and I was incredibly disappointed in this purchase!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2010

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    Worst Ending In Romance Novel History

    I usually really enjoy books by Bertrice Small. I read romance novels to relax and enjoy a happy ending. I won't describe the whole book, because everybody has already done that, but the resolution to the first wife problem was rushed and she dies instantly, big deal...that does not really give the reader any sense of justice being served to this woman who is beyond evil...but killing the little daughter in the process, WELL! That was just unecessary and ruined the whole book! Having another daughter a few years later and giving her the name of the dead daughter is NOT A HAPPY ENDING!!! And it's kind of creepy. I don't read these novels to end up crying at the end, especially for the wrong reasons. It is one thing to have some tear jerker moments within the novel that furthers the story or helps develop the character, but the death of Fiona did not do that at all and was so totally unneeded. I really hope you read these reviews, Ms. Small, because you have thoroughly disappointed a dedicated reader. I wish I knew what you were thinking when you chose to end this novel the way you did...maybe you should have bounced the idea off a few people first...Wow...I just can't get over, or stop saying how disappointed I was in the last third of this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2010

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    I wanted to throw this book in the trash.

    I don't usually write many reviews on books, I just rate them. However, I felt this book need a review from me. This is the first Beatrice Small book I have ever read and I HATED it. I am an avid book reader. I have read many authors over many different genres and have never came across a book I disliked as much as this one. I seriously contemplated throwing it in the trash. And that is a huge no no for me. The plot kept going in different directions, it was hard to figure out what was going on. The characters seemed forced and the ending was horrible. Even the intimate scenes between the couple were just...corny (for lack of a better work) I will never read another book from Beatrice Small.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010


    I really wasn't impressed with this book, it had a strange twist three quarters of the way through the book. The ending was terrible, I feel like it was rushed to be finished. I will never read this book again, and if I ever read another book from this author, I'll be sure to borrow it from the library instead of buying it.

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  • Posted October 22, 2010


    I've read every Bertrice Small book, and this is the worst one yet! i usually love her books, but i was bored silly! could barely finish this one. I can read her books over and over again, but NOT this one. YUCK!!

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