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Kissed by Shadows

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2011

    Do not bother to read

    This book needs to be revamped. It dragged on and on. I usually enjoy reading Jane Feather books, but this one put me off.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    I read many reviews about this book before reading it. Most every review I read was negative. I had read the previous two in the trilogy and wanted to read this one. So with much hesitation I did. It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I agree the theme was like nothing I have ever read. I was glad that she did the scene w/King Phillip as she did and did not dwell on it. You do begin to feel for the hero, you can tell he loves Pippa and that it was hard for him to do what he did. Then you learn the reason and it helps understand him more.
    Not as good as the first two mainly because of theme, but if you should complete the trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2008

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    Wow. I have read thousands of romances over the past 15 plus years, but this makes my top 5 worst romances of all time. I confess I only read the first chapter. But what a first chapter it was! Imagine! A hero who literally turns a blind eye while his wife is raped while she's drugged! If that doesn't beat all. I'm sorry, but I am NOT going to waste my valuable time reading about how a woman can possibly forgive such a spineless, despicable, moral degenerate. I read other reviews and was appalled that, yes, she does forgive him and they live 'happily every after'. Amazing. I am happy that I spent a mere fifty cents on this book, and I will most assuredly not be reading any books by this author, no matter how highly praised.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    exciting sixteenth century romance

    In 1554, Queen Mary openly displays her disdain towards Lady Pippa Nielson for the latter voluntarily staying in the Tower with Elizabeth. Since the half sister Princess has been freed Pippa is back with her spouse of seven months, Stuart, but wonders why he only makes love to her when she sleeps. She also questions why he has become so especially enamored towards the Spaniards, attending Mary¿s new husband, Phillip. Worse she is attracted to Phillip¿s English advisor Lionel Ashton. Stuart takes full culpability for the mess he has caused for himself and Pippa, who he loves in a brotherly manner. He wonders if suicide would free her of the fiasco for he cannot think of any other means of escaping the blackmail of Simon Renard who knows that Stuart is gay. As Simon and Lionel manipulate Stuart, Pippa is also caught in a web of deception that has ramifications involving two thrones. Yet Lionel and Pippa cannot resist an affair of the heart that could only end disastrously without royal intervention, but regal impediment could also prove calamitous. KISSED BY SHADOWS is an exciting sixteenth century romance that focuses on the intrigue of Queen Mary¿s court and its impact on innocent dupes. Pippa is courageous showing her loyalty that makes her a victim of royal contempt. Lionel is more complex so subsequently adds depth to the plotting. Stuart is an intriguing individual whose anguish will gain him empathy from the audience. Though the machinations slowly surface, Jane Feather insures her audience knows what motivates the key cast members. Once the novel attains full acceleration it never slows down until the climax. Harriet Klausner

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