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Posted December 9, 2008
Entertaining medieval romance
In 1066 Cyning, Saxon Lady Roscelyn cannot believe the disgusting chutzpah of her odious new husband Cerdic. On their wedding night, Cerdic tried to seduce his newlywed¿s nine-year-old sister. Roscelyn thinks she might just have to murder her spouse. However, before she can put a plan in motion, the Saxon battle cry erupts as Harold calls for an army to repel the invading Normans. Her family dies in the war. <P>To the victors goes the spoils so King William gives Cyning to his loyal knight Varin de Brionne. Roscelyn wants to keep her people safe from Varin and his men. However instead of an arrogant barbarian, Varin surprises her by working hard with her people to improve their lot. To her chagrin, Roscelyn begins to fall in love with the nurturing Varin. He returns the feelings, but Cerdic still lives and demands what he believes is rightfully his: Cyning and Roscelyn. <P> Though the star-crossed lovers during William¿s reign has been told in novels almost as much as Adam and Eve¿s tale, FALLING FOR HER is an enjoyable medieval romance. The story line is fun because of the dichotomy of feelings that seem genuine. Roscelyn is a brave person wondering how she can fall in love with the hated Norman even though he is quite the charmer who obviously cares for her people¿s lot. Though Cerdic is so amoral that he is the only person that seems unreal, Sandra Lee, as she did with LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, provides fans with a fabulous reading experience. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 27, 2000
Lady Roscelyn married Cerdic for the sake of her family. At the wedding feast, she caught him trying to force his attentions on her nine-year-old sister, Wulfwyn. She had decided she must kill him before he caused the death of everyone in Cyning. But the moment she thought it, the cry was sounded for battle. A battle that killed her father, brother, and (she thought) Cerdic. But she had, hidden in her possession, a scroll that could deliver the Saxons from the Normans. <BR><BR> King William bestowed Cyning upon Varin de Brionne. He arrived and quickly began caring for the place. He sought out Roscelyn for information about Cerdic. Yet the two found an attraction growing between them, despite her being Saxon and he Norman. Varin was once a slave and was determined those under his care would thrive! Then Cerdic and the Danes became a threat again! <BR><BR> *** Those who enjoy stories of love/hate relationships will adore this one! Even I, who normally does not care for Norman VS Saxon tales, found myself enthralled! Why? Because author, Sandra Lee, is able to show the warmth and love behind the characters¿ hard facades! <I> Wonderfully done! </I> ***Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.