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Posted April 8, 2008
on oldie that still catches my attention....
The last time I read this book was in 2003, and even then in my early novel years, this book caught my attention. I absolutely would recommend this book to everyone, especially young gay indivuals that are looking for a saga to relax to. This book offers drama and love in ways I never knew existed!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 26, 2004
Interesting Romantic Twist
It's quite rare to find a romantic gay historical novel. This one captures the sweeping romance, sensuality, danger that is usually found in gothic novels. The only difference is that the main potential lovers are two very different yet beautiful young men. It was interesting to read this story set in early 20th Century New York among the upper class society. One man (Vadriel) cannot pursue his dream of religious service because of his startling beauty disrupting a monastery. The other man (Armand) a very handsome man of privilege, with a dark side, who must stand on the sidelines as he becomes friends with Vadriel, who ends up marrying Armand's friend. The strong attraction between the two men was well conveyed on the pages of this novel. The reader felt for Vadriel's confused feelings on being torn between being loyal to his wife and his true feelings for Armand. It was also great to see the return of the two lead characters from 'Gaywyck' (another Virga novel) who become best friends with Armand and Vadriel. The other characters were very well written and added much depth to the story. Author Virga really captures a sense of the era, the people and the setting. It was hard to put the book down. I hope that there are more gay historical romance novels like this in the future, as history has revealed that there were many male-male romantic relationships.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.