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Rosehaven (Song Series)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2004

    12th Century Romance┬┐

    As I¿ve found with reading romance stories designed at the time period of Rosehaven, it must be extremely challenging for a modern day author (a woman at that) to write and readers to fantasize about ¿romance¿ during a period when the oppression and atrocities committed against women were at unheard of proportions and their rights equaled that of a cow¿ Rarely do I feel as though the lead male (Severin) should be pitied in stories written during this time period; however I¿ll make an exception for this one. Severin was suddenly thrown into filling the roles of being a husband for Hastings and leader/protector for all of her people, as well as those in his own deteriorating keep. He was the one sought after and requested to take on Hastings¿ dieing father¿s wishes. He stepped up to the challenge as best his experiences and knowledge of what was considered a ¿man¿ during that time period ¿ barbaric, domineering and insensitive most of the time -- true to character for crusading knights during 1277. As far as I¿m concerned, he was consistently disrespected by Hastings ¿ calling him names, insulting him intimately, throwing things at him. She acted so spoiled and haughty. What irked me the most was HER attitude. Especially given her alternative would have been a heartless, desperate, murdering, real ¿toad¿ of a knight. It was obvious he hadn¿t had much experience with virgins the first night he went into lay with her. He really believed what he was doing would make it less painful for her to endure his initial entry, as well as potential pregnancy (i.e. measuring the span of her hips to carry a child to term). He had already suffered the death of a wife and son during child birth. However, as their flaring tempers were put aside, he thought he was truly blessed with having her as a wife - love kicked in and they shared a wonderful, sensual relationship. It was good that Hastings had older, experienced women to consult with; even if their answer to everything seemed to be, `a way to a man¿s heart is not his stomach, but good, constant sex¿¿what a hoot for women to be thinking like that during that time period. I really can¿t say much more about this story than what has already been written and not spoil it for someone. I recommend that when you read it keep it within the social realities of the 12th century. CC did a good job balancing humor, jealousy and mystery.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

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    Well I love Catherine Coulter's books and usually fall for the l

    Well I love Catherine Coulter's books and usually fall for the leading male, this time I didn't. I was halfway through the book and I still couldnt stand him. 
    Severin of Langthorne comes to Oxbourough to marry the Earls daughter before he passes. Severin wants Hastings to obey him and be meek and mild, but that is not who she is. 
    Basically he shows no gratitude and is annoying. She saves his life and he yells at here. She saves a kid from an abusive nurse and he thinks of sleeping with the nurse and keeping her around just to spite Hasting.
    I think it took to long for things to change. Usually you start to see him love or at least respect her. But I still loved the other parts of the story and will keep reading her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2004

    Amazing!

    Loved it. What more can I say? I really enjoyed the interaction between Severin and Hastings. With such a strong character as Hastings, I'm even considering naming my daughter after her. Awesome read. I almost cried when I finsihed it. I also enjoyed that Graelam was apart of this book as well. He has been a favorite of mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2002

    Good Book

    I liked 'Rosehaven.' It was very well written. I liked how she did not make Hastings some weak and whimpering female. I think she should have let Hastings actually escape, but it was still good.

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