The Hungarian

The Hungarian

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by Stephanie Burkhart
     
 

Katherine Archibald is in search of a grand adventure. A young woman in late Victorian England, she wants to open up a bookstore in London and travel Europe hunting down rare books. Love isn't on her map.

Enter Matthias Duma. The Hungarian count captures Katherine's attention like no other man before him with his unusual gold-malachite eyes, his exotic…  See more details below

Overview

Katherine Archibald is in search of a grand adventure. A young woman in late Victorian England, she wants to open up a bookstore in London and travel Europe hunting down rare books. Love isn't on her map.

Enter Matthias Duma. The Hungarian count captures Katherine's attention like no other man before him with his unusual gold-malachite eyes, his exotic features, and his command of the night sky.

After a night of intrigue during Katherine's birthday, she discovers the map does include love in the legend, but will the map lead her to Budapest and the dark, brooding Hungarian she's just met?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936000654
Publisher:
Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Budapest Moon , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
266
File size:
406 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Burkhart was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. She received a B.S. in Political Science from California Baptist University in 1995. She served in U.S. Army from 1986-1997, spending seven years in Germany. Her interests include exploring European history and watching Dancing with the Stars. Stephanie lives in California and works for LAPD's Communications Division as a 911 Dispatcher. She's married with two young sons.

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The Hungarian 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ShawnaW More than 1 year ago
Count Mathias Duma is guided by the stars, and they've led him to the lovely Katherine Archerbald -- a woman who ignites his passion and shares his beliefs. Can he trust her with his secret? Dare he trust her with his heart. The truth is revealed under the light of the moon. This book is a beautiful blend of history and mystique. And it's terribly romantic. Terribly! Stephanie Burkhart delves into folklore in this magnificent tale that combines the romance of the era, with the romance of the setting, with the romance of an impossible love. Not an easy feat, I say! Add to that, the tormented hero's plight, the sense of impending danger, and the element of an ongoing rivalry, and well... there not much left to be desired. Katherine and Mathias's desire for each other take care of the rest. (keep a fan and a glass of cold water nearby.) The Hungarian is both, an intriguing and romantic tale. Congratulations to Ms. Burkhart!
RmceWrtr More than 1 year ago
Generally speaking, I'm not a paranormal fan... which is why I was surprised to enjoy THE HUNGARIAN by Stephanie Burkhart as much as I did. I don't enjoy books that make werewolves little more than pack animals, driven solely by the most basic animal instincts. THE HUNGARIAN is different. Burkhart takes the focus off the animal, placing to fully and wholly on the man. Her writing is vivid, her historical detail used to paint a beautiful image of the time and place. She draws you into the emotion of the story, and the beauty of the love between Mathias and Katherine. If you enjoy werewolf/paranormal stories, this is an absolute winner. But then again, if you're not necessarily a paranormal fan -- but a fan of a deeply emotional romance -- you could very well enjoy it still.
TamiDee More than 1 year ago
The Hungarian is a thrilling tale of mystery, intrigue, and the unquestioning trust which comes from true love.Ms. Burkhart takes the reader though the intricate emotional ups and downs her hero and heroine go through, and the reader feels a since of accomplishment and joy as Matthias and Katherine grow and mature throughout the story, learning to trust one another completely. Ms. Burkhart pulls the reader right into Matthias transformation with her details of not only his physical changing, but also his mind and emotions while this painful process takes place. Ms. Burkhart's writing is crisp, her imagery vivid. The story is compelling and the reader will find their selves not wanting it to end.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
The Hungarian (Budapest Moon #1) by Stephanie Burkhart 4 ½ of 5 Stars While Hungarian Count Matthias Duma is in London, he meets the intriguing Katherine Archibald.  He courts her despite his “condition” of being a werewolf.  Both of my parents were born in Hungary, and I love shape shifter/werewolf novels.  Naturally wanting to read this book was a no-brainer for me.  I’m really glad that I picked it up it is an amazing novel that was well worth the read. It is apparent that Stephanie Burkhart lived in Hungary for a while.  She did a wonderful job describing the features of the country.  The historical aspects of the novel are noteworthy.  She mentions facets that are very relevant in both English and Hungarian culture and history making the novel believable.   Katherine Archibald is a strong heroine.  She is independent despite the time period.  She loves books and wants to open her own book store using her inheritance.  She is brave and loving; a wonderful role model and mother figure for Matthias’ daughter. Matthias is a caring and resilient hero.  He strives to be good and despite being a werewolf.  He is a remarkable father doing much more than most men of his time period.  He has incredible control and is business sense.  He goes a bit overboard in his rivalry with fellow werewolf Count Anton Varga, but his reasons are understandable. Burkhart’s character development is exceptional.  We witness both main and secondary characters grow throughout the novel.  The plot was exciting and original.  A lot happens throughout the 276 page novel that kept me entranced.   The Hungarian is an entrancing historical novel with believable paranormal aspects.  I would definitely continue reading the Budapest Moon Series. A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Book_ReviewerMK More than 1 year ago
The Hungarian (Budapest Moon #1) by Stephanie Burkhart Katherine Archibald falls for a mysterious man, Count Duma. He’s hiding secrets but Katherine is stronger than he gives her credit for. She’s a woman who knows what she wants, from owning a bookstore to true intimacy with her husband. Ms. Burkhart writes a unique tale of werewolves in a historical romance. Her twist on the tale of werewolves engages the reader as they connect with the interesting characters. The Hungarian is the first in a series but each book can be read alone, although the characters show up in the series and reading all the books enhances your pleasure. I found the historical information about Hungary to be very interesting as Ms. Burkhart weaves the past with a deep love story and exciting storyline. I recommend The Hungarian and the Budapest Moon series for fans of exciting stories filled with history and romance.
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