Heart of a Warrior

Heart of a Warrior

by Betty Davidson

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ISBN-13: 9780515131017
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 07/03/2001
Series: Seduction Romance Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.87(d)

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Heart of a Warrior 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not a bad first effort for this writer, but while the prose is readable enough, the character development is lacking and the plot is less than gripping. We have the typical, rather obnoxious, domineering male "hero" coupling with the mostly capricious female heroine. The most absurd of all the cast of characters is probably the bloodthirsty 5-year old Edward, Prince of Wales, who leers evilly at the mention of executions and lifts a sword which doubtless outweighs him to swipe at the warrior so named in the title. The Lancastrians are also represented by the wholly lunatic King Henry VI. Nor do the Yorkists fare much better, for the future King Edward IV is no more palatable than his opponents. If the moral of the story is that royalty are an unwholesome lot, Ms. Davidson has succeeded in portraying them as that. Also, while I did not find any glaring inaccuracies in the sequence of events, I get the impression that the research on the Wars of the Roses was sketchy and minimal. This is an era rich in possibilities for an author, with real historical personages with fascinating personalities and motives, and it is a shame this author has treated them and the period so one-dimensionally.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love to get lost in a good romance novel but it is seldom that I find a really great romance novel. HEART OF A WARRIOR is a great romance novel. Ms. Davidson's writing pulls you in and doesn't let go easily. I adored every page and can't wait for her next book to hit the shelves!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! What an excellent storyline, full of all sorts of twists and surprises that make you want to keep reading to find out what will happen next. I highly recommend this book!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1460, the Earl of Cornwich learns his son died on the battlefield. Stunned by his loss, his Queen informs him that his daughter will marry the landless but loyal Earl David D¿Aubere. Like all the lesser lords, David is caught between sides during the War of the Roses. However, his loyalty has paid off as he gains the hand of Lady Jeanette, Cornwich¿s daughter and an estate.

However, instead of a hero¿s welcome at Cornwich Castle, he finds a York supporter, Lady Riley Snowden poised to kill him, but he makes her his prisoner. When he meets his wife by proxy David finds the teenager to have the mind of an infant and a young girl¿s body. Her father insists David insure she become pregnant so that Cornwich blood flows in future generations as no other child exists. David offers Riley her freedom if she willingly gives birth to his child and leaves it with him. Neither one realized that initial attraction will flame into love.

HEART OF A WARRIOR is an exciting historical romance that centers on star-crossed lovers caught between the Lancaster-York war and dangerous conspiracies to control the throne. The story line blends history inside a powerful period piece filled with action and romance. David is a wonderful character who early on in the plot obtains his life goal only to learn the cost. Riley is heroic as she adheres to her beliefs even when love enters her heart. Betty Davidson provides sub-genre fans with a powerful romantic look at a pivotal moment in Anglo history.

Harriet Klausner