Infamous

Infamous

by Virginia Henley
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Infamous 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are actually two of her best characters; but if you read A Year And A Day then this is nothing but a recap. Truly lazy on Henley's part because Jory and Guy are worthy of a wonderful love story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, the characters of Guy and Jory were delightful, I only wish that they didn't have so many obstacles between them. But these obstacles is what made this a good story. I strongly suggest everyone purchase this book. P.S. I hope that there is a book for Rickard and Catherine
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, I¿ve quite made up my mind that Virginia Henley is still at the top of her game in writing the most provocative and exhilarating historical romances of all time! With that said, let me tell you about her latest release INFAMOUS and one of her most fascinating heroines Lady Marjory `Jory¿ de Warenne. ************** Spirited, and uncommonly beautiful, Jory was one of the ladies in waiting to Princess Joanna, the daughter of King Edward who was about to be married off to an older noble for political alliances. It was at JoAnna¿s suggestion that Jory grasp whatever happiness she could for herself before she could be bartered off and wed for political gain by her guardian¿s with no say in the matter. Thinking about what Joanna had suggested, and as the nobles gathered for the wedding, Jory saw a knight that took her breath away. He was the notorious Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick ¿ a man both feared on the battlefield and rumored to have killed his previous two wives. Disguising herself as a maid Jory, quite made up her mind to get a closer look at the notorious Earl of Warwick. ************** Guy was enchanted by the beautiful and lively minx who was more than willing and eager to give herself to him. Although discovering her to be not only a virgin but a Lady, his honor demanded he woo her instead. Unfortunately, his reputation being somewhat in question over the mysterious deaths of his two wives led Jory¿s guardians to lie about his offer, or lack thereof, leading her to believe that Guy had betrayed her. Feeling betrayed, her guardian convinced Jory to marry a younger man whose familial connections better served the de Warenne clan. Married, Jory did her best to be a dutiful wife. As the husbands went to war and wives were left behind, the days would find Jory hating Guy for his deceit, but her lonely nights and dreams would be of the one gallant knight her heart would not let her forget. ************** *** I loved this story, and once again discovered you just cannot start a novel from this author and put it down without finishing it as my bleary eyes will testify. Loving history as I do, I found myself enraptured by the wealth of historical research Ms. Henley brilliantly weaves into the threads of her sensual romances. Those who come to read for her trademark sensual romance can¿t help but be entertained by seeing history come to life in the pages. Marjory was a wonderful heroine, an incredible beauty who will capture your sympathy over the wasted years away from the one man she had never stopped loving. Guy was a hero that I fell in love with. Older than Jory he was a fearsome powerful warrior, but honorable, and a glorious romantic at heart ¿ he had all the right stuff that make up my dream lovers! From the high and mighty to the lesser secondary characters, all come purposefully to life as Henley once again breathes her heart and soul into making them real under the magic of her talented fingers. This was a compelling read encompassing a beautiful love story that left me sighing in satisfaction. Most assuredly, this is a book I can highly recommend. ************** Marilyn Rondeau, RIO ¿ Reviewers International Organization
harstan More than 1 year ago
Attracted as much to the earl¿s rakish reputation as to his gorgeous body, Marjory de Warenne ignores the warnings to avoid Guy de Beauchamp heeding only the advice of her best friend Princess Joanna Plantagenet to go out and get him. She begins her seduction to lure Guy, who is used to women desiring him. --- However, Guy finds this lady tantalizingly different. He sets out to stamp her as his. The siren is being seduced by the womanizer as much as the womanizer is being seduced by the siren. Both want more with neither satiated beyond the moment. Over the years as rebels constantly try to bring down King Edward¿s reign, Guy and Marjory find a love affair that supersedes infidelity, betrayal, and treason that engulfs the two lovers. --- Few writers, if any, can mingle real historical people like Joanna with characters so that the historical figures come alive and in turn make the protagonists seem real as well as Virginia Henley consistently does. In INFAMOUS, Ms. Henley brings the late thirteenth century England vividly alive through the actions and intrigue of the real regal court as much as by her pairing of Marjory and Guy. As always this is must reading for sub-genre readers as Ms. Henley provides a compassionate historical love story that transcends the era it picturesquely depicts. --- Harriet Klausner
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