Broken Wing

Broken Wing

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by Judith James
     
 

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Set during the chaotic beginnings of Napoleon's rule, this saga tells the story of Gabriel St. Croix, a street survivor searching for a place to belong. Abandoned as a child and raised in a brothel, he has never known friendship or affection. Hiding physical and emotional scars behind an icy façade, his only relationship is with a young boy he has spent the… See more details below

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Set during the chaotic beginnings of Napoleon's rule, this saga tells the story of Gabriel St. Croix, a street survivor searching for a place to belong. Abandoned as a child and raised in a brothel, he has never known friendship or affection. Hiding physical and emotional scars behind an icy façade, his only relationship is with a young boy he has spent the last five years protecting from the brutal reality of their environment. But all that is about to change. The boy's family has found him, and they are coming to take him home. Sarah Munroe blames herself for her brother's disappearance. When he's located, safe and unharmed despite where he has been living, Sarah vows to help the man who rescued and protected him in any way she can. With loving patience she helps Gabriel face his demons and teaches him to trust in friendship and love. But when the past catches up with him, Gabriel must face it on his own. Becoming a mercenary, pirate, and professional gambler, he travels to London, France, and the Barbary Coast in a desperate attempt to find Sarah again. On the way, however, he will discover the most dangerous journey and the greatest gamble of all is within the darkest reaches of his own heart.

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Publishers Weekly

The Napoleonic era comes brilliantly alive in James's debut adventure romance. Sarah, Lady Munroe, has traveled to postrevolution Paris with her half-brother, Ross, to find their long-lost younger brother. Young Jamie suffered few ill effects while residing at a Parisian brothel thanks to the protection of Gabriel St. Croix, a "glittering catamite" who returns to England with them at Jamie's insistence. While Gabriel's attraction to Sarah begins as an innocent shared admiration for astronomy, their sensual love scenes intensify as Gabriel reconciles his tender feelings with his sordid past. The pace never falters when the lovebirds are separated and pursue adventures on their own. The extensive historical detail goes a long way, but Sarah and Gabriel's heart-wrenching struggle to keep their love alive is what will really keep readers entranced throughout this epic read. (Nov.)

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Simply Romance Reviews
Outanding read!
Myblog2point0.blogspot.com
Broken Wing . . . captured my attention and refused to let go, demanding to be read. It was indeed one of the best historical romances that I've read.
NightOwlRomance.com
The writing style was beautiful, lyrical in fact, and a pleasure to read. This book has a permanent home on my keeper shelf.
BlogCritics.org
Filled with many twists, turns, and surprise events along the way, Broken Wing exemplifies what true love is all about.
Crave More Romance
Has the magical ability to envelop the reader deep within its pages.
Romantic Times BOOKreviews
4 1/2 Stars. Sinclair's sweet tale is a terrific holiday read . . . It's the perfect book to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
Romance Reviews Today
An intriguing story that will keep the reader enthralled until the very last page.
From the Publisher

"Judith James is a rare talent and a great discovery. She has made a stunning, magnificent debut."  —Julianne MacLean, author, In My Wildest Fantasies

"A fresh and passionate tale, Broken Wing enchants the reader with original characters and a compelling romance set against the colorful tapestry of England, France, and North Africa in the turbulent years of Napoleon's rise to power."  —Laura Leone, author, Fallen From Grace

"Outstanding read!"  —Simply Romance Reviews

"Has the magical ability to envelop the reader deep within its pages."  —Crave More Romance

"An intriguing story that will keep the reader enthralled until the very last page."  —Romance Reviews Today

"Sub-genre fans will appreciate Judith James' jaunty Napoleonic tale of forbidden love."  —Harriet Klausner

"The writing style was beautiful, lyrical in fact, and a pleasure to read. This book has a permanent home on my keeper shelf. "  —NightOwlRomance.com

"Filled with many twists, turns, and surprise events along the way, Broken Wing exemplifies what true love is all about."  —BlogCritics.org

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605429779
Publisher:
Medallion Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
831,883
File size:
2 MB

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Julianne MacLean
It was exciting and compelling-even when the hero and heroine were . . .gasp . . . apart. (Julianne MacLean, award-winning author, Surrender to a Scoundrel)
Harriet Klausner
Sub-genre fans will appreciate Judith James' jaunty Napoleonic tale of forbidden love.

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