The Raven and the Rose

The Raven and the Rose

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by Virginia Henley
     
 

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Her hair was black and silk against her ivory skin; her gray eyes burned with opal fire.  The love child of King Edward IV, Roseanna was pledged to her father's most prized warrior.  He was dark, strong, and commanding, and in the bedchamber, where he forced her to honor her marriage vows, she learned not to crave his intoxicating touch.  

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Her hair was black and silk against her ivory skin; her gray eyes burned with opal fire.  The love child of King Edward IV, Roseanna was pledged to her father's most prized warrior.  He was dark, strong, and commanding, and in the bedchamber, where he forced her to honor her marriage vows, she learned not to crave his intoxicating touch.  And still she swore not to love him even as she surrendered to the dark rapture of...the Raven.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307568120
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/29/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
192,222
File size:
2 MB

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Raven and the Rose 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
cupidlove01 More than 1 year ago
This was such a great book in the beginning, but left me enraged and sickened towards the end when she gets raped not once, but many times by her own uncle. The second marriage was also uncalled for. I wish the ending would've been far sweeter for what happened. It just felt very rushed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was good up until the last, where it floundered, alot. The rape scenes came out of no where, and then the second marriage just left a bad taste. The latter part of the book ruined the entire thing for me. Up until that point it was dead on Henley and as such, good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Out of all the romance novels that I have read, I'd have to say that this one is my favorite. The Raven and the Rose, being the first book I have read by Virginia Henley, I was caught by her unique way of writing and catching the reader in the story. She kept me in suspense all the way till the end of the book. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read by MS Henley and I was shocked at how great it was. I bought it because of the artistic design of the raven on the cover but i've read it many times since.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MS. Henly's story leaves the reader enthralled. She decribes historical settings in marvelous detail. She will lead her readers to believe that they have been carried off into history feeling what her characters feel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first Historical Romance I ever read and I have been hooked ever since!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strong characters, plot, historical background, romance and literary style that keeps you thinking about even when you've put it down! Just when you've caught your breath, the story takes another surprising turn. Good lord, Henley manages even subtle rhyme within a paragraph! A must read for fans of historical romance.
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I could not get past the first few chapters. Why would any man want to marry someone this childishly stupid is beyond me. I hate these characters who are suppose to be strong and independent, but in reality they are completely immature nitwits.
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Raped
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This was a nice easy read. Enjoyed the story line.
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Squeker11 More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Virgina Henley books for a while and I must say this is my favorite out of all her books. I didn't care a lick for Roseanna's mother though. It was a fairytale ending and a great book. my favorite character was Roger. You have to warm up to the Baron of Ravenspur but in the end he is a big giant teddy bear to me and i would love for a man to be as real as him.
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