Kissed by Shadows

Kissed by Shadows

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Kissed by Shadows by Jane Feather

New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather has won legions of fans and critical accolades for her unique blend of sizzling seduction, dangerous intrigue, and passionate adventure. In this second of two romances featuring two unconventional sisters whose quest to solve the mystery surrounding their lives puts each of them in the path of an irresistible hero, Jane Feather tells the story of a young bride in peril and a mysterious English lord who find themselves at the center of a sinister plot...and a reckless affair.

Kissed By Shadows

Lady Philippa Nielson had no memory of what took place in her bedchamber in the dead of night—nor knowledge of the dangerous plot that put her life in jeopardy. But with a brief touch of his hand and one glance of his knowing gray eyes, Pippa felt a connection to the dark stranger who should have been her greatest enemy. Who was this man who seemed to understand more about her life than she did herself? Why did she respond to his most casual caresses with the most urgent and reckless of desires?

Lionel Ashton had been appointed guardian of both Pippa and the secret she unknowingly bore. And protect this sensuous and fiercely independent woman he would, even from the king himself. But what Lionel knows about Pippa will put both their lives in the greatest danger—even as they slip under the spell of a daring seduction that will turn them into passionate outlaws...and legendary lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553583083
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/04/2003
Series: The Kiss Bks.
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 878,616
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Jane Feather is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of To Kiss a Spy, The Widow's Kiss, The Least Likely Bride, The Accidental Bride, The Hostage Bride, A Valentine Wedding, The Emerald Swan, and many other historical romances. She was born in Cairo, Eygpt and grew up in New Forest, in the south of England. She began her writing career after she and her family moved to Washington D.C., in 1981. She now has over six million copies of her books in print.

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Kissed by Shadows 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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This book needs to be revamped. It dragged on and on. I usually enjoy reading Jane Feather books, but this one put me off.
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janeeyre01 More than 1 year ago
I read many reviews about this book before reading it. Most every review I read was negative. I had read the previous two in the trilogy and wanted to read this one. So with much hesitation I did. It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I agree the theme was like nothing I have ever read. I was glad that she did the scene w/King Phillip as she did and did not dwell on it. You do begin to feel for the hero, you can tell he loves Pippa and that it was hard for him to do what he did. Then you learn the reason and it helps understand him more. Not as good as the first two mainly because of theme, but if you should complete the trilogy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow. I have read thousands of romances over the past 15 plus years, but this makes my top 5 worst romances of all time. I confess I only read the first chapter. But what a first chapter it was! Imagine! A hero who literally turns a blind eye while his wife is raped while she's drugged! If that doesn't beat all. I'm sorry, but I am NOT going to waste my valuable time reading about how a woman can possibly forgive such a spineless, despicable, moral degenerate. I read other reviews and was appalled that, yes, she does forgive him and they live 'happily every after'. Amazing. I am happy that I spent a mere fifty cents on this book, and I will most assuredly not be reading any books by this author, no matter how highly praised.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1554, Queen Mary openly displays her disdain towards Lady Pippa Nielson for the latter voluntarily staying in the Tower with Elizabeth. Since the half sister Princess has been freed Pippa is back with her spouse of seven months, Stuart, but wonders why he only makes love to her when she sleeps. She also questions why he has become so especially enamored towards the Spaniards, attending Mary¿s new husband, Phillip. Worse she is attracted to Phillip¿s English advisor Lionel Ashton. Stuart takes full culpability for the mess he has caused for himself and Pippa, who he loves in a brotherly manner. He wonders if suicide would free her of the fiasco for he cannot think of any other means of escaping the blackmail of Simon Renard who knows that Stuart is gay. As Simon and Lionel manipulate Stuart, Pippa is also caught in a web of deception that has ramifications involving two thrones. Yet Lionel and Pippa cannot resist an affair of the heart that could only end disastrously without royal intervention, but regal impediment could also prove calamitous. KISSED BY SHADOWS is an exciting sixteenth century romance that focuses on the intrigue of Queen Mary¿s court and its impact on innocent dupes. Pippa is courageous showing her loyalty that makes her a victim of royal contempt. Lionel is more complex so subsequently adds depth to the plotting. Stuart is an intriguing individual whose anguish will gain him empathy from the audience. Though the machinations slowly surface, Jane Feather insures her audience knows what motivates the key cast members. Once the novel attains full acceleration it never slows down until the climax. Harriet Klausner