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The Vow: A Loveswept Classic Romance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Okay.

    The story was good but could have been written better. Nearly no sex which is fine. Took too long to identify with the characters. Not enough background given to sympathize. Descriptions in general were brief. Lots of characters, too little descriptions made it confusing. Actual story about 275 pages with about 100 pages of excerpts from 7 other books.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Excellent book

    I highly recommend this book - thumbs up!!

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Action filled romance.

    I loved the historical overtones to this story as well as the physical setting. There was a nice balance between the sexual, the romatic, and the action. I truly enjoyed Luc. If you enjoy a setting such as this one, you will truly enjoy the book. This is one to "chalk up" for Scotish-based romances.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

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    Very good. :)

    1062. At sixteen Ceara is a woman in the eyes of countrymen but she is also considered a bad tempered she-wolf and possibly a women who conspires with the devil because of her bad temper and wicked tongue. She's not pleased of the shaky truce with the Normans and tries to convince her father so, but for her being a woman she isn't listened.

    So the day comes when the Normans do arrive lead by Luc Louvat, a Knight without land, a bastard son of a Lord, if he can win Wulfridge from the stubborn Saxons he can keep it. But Wulfridge doesn't fall easily, and it isn't until the cunning wit of the Knight that they infiltrate the castle only to notice that they'd battled not against a Lord, but a Lord's wicked daughter.

    Ceara belittles and smites Luc with her wicked tongue and seriously tries his patience and gets him angrier than he has ever been, but there is something else about the fair-haired maiden that raises emotions, but it isn't anything he wants to further explore. With as many tricks as Ceara has in her pocket he's wise to be cautious as he begins to transport the Lord's daughter to the King's court to lay her at his mercy.

    But it turns out it's not so easy to hate when you feel more elaborate emotions, electricity running between them drawing the two stubborn together, and the two fight to figure out what they want and what they need and wither those two just might intersect eventually and what would have to be sacrificed for that.

    Ceara does seem her age in her emotions of invulnerability and in her teenage hormones, but she also has the side of a woman who has been through war and seen blood, and not being a stranger to a sword. She's not your frail maiden type, but an honest to god saxon warrior princess.
    Luc comes off harsh and controlled but it's yummy to read his resolves crack around her and her temper. She keeps tempting him, shunning him and purring for pleasure and it's fun to see him control on how to react to her.

    I love historical novels, there is something about the brute ways and swords and the knights taking what belongs to them, but doing it while falling in love with the heroine!

    A temper filled, headstrong journey with passion that simmers to a boil as fast as you can draw your sword and hack down the enemy.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

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    Medieval Mayhem

    The Vow by Juliana Garnett If you enjoy the history of medieval England you'll enjoy The Vow. Juliana brings to life the wars between the Saxons and Normans. Between Kings and peasants. Between a woman who wants a man and a woman who wants to save her home and lands. Fealty or death. Ceara, which is pronounced Keera, tries to talk her father into fighting against William of Normandy rather then joining him but he refuses. Ceara is strong willed and capable of fighting but her father has the final word. Sheba, her beautiful white wolf, is her best and only friend as well as her protector. After he dies the Saxon rebel will do all she can to protect what is hers. Luc Louvat was betrayed by his family. His father disinherited him and his brother betrayed him. As a Knight of William's he is found faithful and trustworthy. William sends him on a mission to conquer the Saxon Lord who has attacked Sir Simon. Luc heads to Wulfridge with all his warrior pride knowing that his band of Norman Knights will easily overtake the old Baron. Only he soon finds a knife at his throat. He did not take the young lad seriously and with his guard down the lad gets the upper hand. He notices the lack of strength and tiredness and soon reverses the situation and something niggles at his mind. As he presses his hand behind the lads armor he finds in disbelief that he is dealing with a lass. The Saxon Princess fights with all she has until she realizes she has no more to give. Her people have been overtaken and even the innocent unarmed servants have been slaughtered. Ceara had sent Sheba into hiding but as she is taken to York, to William, she hears her pet and escapes to find her. Luc follows her and to keep her under his thumb he only has to threaten her pet. When Luc found out she had been married he decides to give into his desire for the lovely rebel. He does not trust her or believe her that she had been married but was yet a maid. He was wrong. When facing William it is proven that Sir Simon had been wrong and William offers to find her a husband. She confesses she had her maidenhood stolen from her on the trip and when Luc confesses then William decides the two will marry as it will join Saxon and Norman. Lady Amelie is not pleases. She did not want Luc before but now that he has become the Earl of Wulfridge she wants him. Power and greed seemed to rule and it was hard to know who could be trusted or who would betray you. Contains sexual situations Book received for review from NetGalley

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