Wild Jasmine (O'Malley Saga Series #6)

Wild Jasmine (O'Malley Saga Series #6)

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by Bertrice Small
     
 

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"SPELLBINDING."
—Romantic Times
From the palaces of pashas in seventeenth-century India to the scandalous court of James Stuart of England, one woman struggles against fate to find true love....
Princess Yasaman had been blessed with rapturous beauty, fierce intelligence, and an innocent sensuality that captivates two formidable men—her

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"SPELLBINDING."
—Romantic Times
From the palaces of pashas in seventeenth-century India to the scandalous court of James Stuart of England, one woman struggles against fate to find true love....
Princess Yasaman had been blessed with rapturous beauty, fierce intelligence, and an innocent sensuality that captivates two formidable men—her scheming half brother, Salim, and her loving husband, Prince Jamal. But her days of bliss and nights of steamy passion are shattered when Jamal is murdered and Yasaman flees to England and the court of James I. Calling herself Jasmine, she is reunited with her beautiful mother, Velvet, and her grandmother, the legendary Skye O'Malley de Marisco.
Before long, Jasmine is caught up in the tangled intrigues of the court of the Stuart king, James I, where she is admired by the most powerful men in England: Rowan Lindley, Marquess of Westleigh, her good-natured second husband; the Earl of Glenkirk, who tempts her with forbidden passion; and hot-blooded Henry Stuart, prince of England. It is here that she truly becomes Wild Jasmine, a woman who lives and loves with fierce abandon and who surrenders to the deepest pleasures of love....

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Set in the early 17th century, the sixth volume about ``the magnificent'' Skye O'Malley and her family follows her granddaughter Yasaman Kama Begum, daughter of Indian Grand Mughal Akbar and Velvet O'Malley. Yasaman's husband is murdered by Salim, her half-brother, who wishes to resume his former incestuous relationship with her. Yasaman's friends have her spirited off to England, where Jasmine, as she is now called, joins Skye's household and the beautiful, sexually uninhibited widow dazzles the men. When Jasmine remarries, her husband has King James deed her an Irish estate; the tale detours through rural Ireland and Small's superficial assessment of Anglo-Irish problems (``Why can the Irish not learn to get along with the English? One nation conquering another is nothing new'') before tragedy strikes again. Small's ( A Moment in Time ) pointless repetitions and details that simply pad the story could have been pruned by editing, but more than editing is required to repair a tale in which the characters' costumes are almost as well developed as their personalities. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345401342
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
O'Malley Saga Series, #6
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
606,742
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.05(h) x 1.15(d)

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Wild Jasmine 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jasmine is Skye's successor All the O'Malley females are strong, arrogant, manipulative, passionate, and smart. Skye is different. She owns everything in her world. She rules, she commands. Jasmine and Skye are two of a kind. Jasmine is Skye's granddaughter and is most like her. Jasmine is a princess. She was raised to be a ruler. Her spirit is indomitable. Jasmine's strength protects. Her confidence guides, her overconfidence gets her in a lot of trouble.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read of Bertrice Small's and I thought it was wonderful!!!! I didn't really like her long sentences and how she described her surroundings so much, but other than that...it was WONDERFUL!!!! I loved the story plot and the characters!!! I recommend it!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only does Bertrice take you to a place of wonderful beauty, she also takes us into the minds of great characters. I love this book I have read it many times and it has to be my favorit. If we could only be like Princess Yasaman Kama Begum
Guest More than 1 year ago
Book Wild Jasmine is very good! Bertrice Small is excellent writer. Really. I like part, when Jasmine is in Ireland and meet Rory Maguire. That part is really romantic and emotion.