G wenching fighting and hanging out with dubious company The pair have to solve the mystery of her sister s murder The iller is dead but did some mastermind put him up to it As well as escape the clutches of the harsh mother superior come to take Celeste back to the conventOver all I thoroughly enjoyed this one it s a bit like a brother Cadfael story mixed in with historical romance Only thing is the villain is a bit obvious and melodramatic The romance is average nothing particularly wrong you never doubt that these two should be together but it never tugged at my heartstrings and its not as sexy as many other stories of this ilk Still I did really like the plot and the setting and thought this was solid if not one of Moore s best Encerrando a trilogia de forma ok N o me encantei mas serviu para passar o tempoEu n o gostei de Gerrard no livro anterior era um chato reclama o b bado e invejoso Aui ele recebeu o ue mereciaLevou na cara tantas vezes ue cheguei a ficar com d por um segundo e logo acabou mas o sentimento existiu A renden o foi plaus vel "E InteressanteNa Contra Partida "interessanteNa contra partida termos de comportamento tem Celeste uma novi a ue volta a Dunborough depois da morte de sua irm Ela uer apenas resolver os problemas deixados por Audrey conseguir se livrar da madre superiora mala e conseguir fazer seus votos uer paz uer seguran a mas se sa sse como planejado n o haveria livroEla d um trabalh o a Gerrard merecido mas tamb m n o gostei muito dela suas hipocrisia me deu pregui aFora isso o livro aborda uma uest o triste real e assustadoramente freuente Homens obcecados por mulheres ue se sentem no direito de obrigar a reciprocidade e sempre das piores maneiras poss veis O final como vemos em jornais e estat sticas Meh I ve been craving a good "HN medieval but this is not the droid I m looking for So let s be honest "medieval but this is not the droid I m looking for So let s be honest my regular GR peeps now yours truly is no great stickler for extreme accuracy of minutiae in historicals While I expect generalities easily Googled factoids to be correct I don t GAF if every social convention costume travel time collouialism marriage procedure or whatever is observed to the detriment of the story s flow or character interaction While it s nice when authors are skilled enough to incorporate these things into their book my first priorities are voice pace vividness entertainment value ALWAYS medieval fiction is no exception Observe some favorites THE RAIN MAIDEN LADY OF THE FOREST THE SAXON OUTLAW S REVENGE LOVE S FIERY DAGGERneed I say I ve included this infodump of personal background for one reason one reason only when I claim this book has subzero medieval ambiance you ll understand how truly bland it must beBecause sweet mother of pearl This couldn t feel less medieval if IT TRIED I M SORRY BUT INCLUDING A NUNNERY tried I m sorry but including a nunnery castle courtyard veils doesn t make a 11th c romance I think it was 11th I m too lazy to check Instead we have the excess parental baggage The hero that s desperate to be liked by everyone The heroine who emasculates the hero at every opportunity The battle of sexes dialogue happy drivel The asides of servants rehashing everything that just happened The idnapping the hidden treasure the SO ADORABLE madcap rush for a priest to officiate three weddings simultaneously gag the drunken outpouring of feels the obsessive nutball villain who was so screamingly obvious that it hurtall of these things could ve happened in any period that involved travel by horse Indeed this felt like an f ing Regency novel simply replace a few minor details you d have the exact same story So incredibly bland disappointing This author appears to have a cult following but I won t be back for. R striving to redeem his wicked reputation he won't seduce a nun Yet as Celeste's mission draws them closer together it soon becomes clear their passion is stronger than any vo. .
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to melt readers hearts RT Book Reviews 4 starsMiniseries The Prizes This novel presents the reader with a capable and resourceful heroine and an anxious hero one who s eenness on having people be fond of him nearly registers as a fearful need albeit a very basic one In depth analysis isn t the order of the day with romance novels set in distant times Yet there s an unexpected touch of it here as we see people grappling with the burdens left by "HARSH AND CRUEL FATHERS EVEN WHEN "and cruel fathers Even when is love involved a parent s expectations can be of a crutch than a helpI found myself liking the determination of Celeste nown as Sister Augustine to resist her own desires and the temptation of Gerard of Dunborough The latter has a distasteful reputation and Celeste means to steer clear of the trouble he presents She wishes to enter a convent partially out of religious conviction but also because she s fearful of the secular world Her reasoning is sound the outside world is fraught with peril violence and bloodshed much of it stemming from men Having been forced to witness her father s psychological torment of her mother and now how badly Gerard s father treated him her decision makes a lot of sense Gerard has issues to overcome as well His outer toughness hides a desperate need for warmth love acceptance and respect The author leads us to see that a man can change and be eager to shed his reputation as a womanizer wastrel and drunkard Many bad boys in romance novels delight in their positions as rogues Not Gerard he wants to better himself in the eyes of his community his household and his would be lover It s a refreshing changeThere s a villain here too one who is giving vent to his own dark desires His psychological underpinnings form a neat triangle to those of Celeste and Gerard But this also forms a weak point in the novel I could see the identity of this would be bad guy long before it s actually revealed in the last uarter of the book So the only excitement of his confrontation with Celeste stems from the subseuent chase scene when not if Gerard comes to the rescueThis is otherwise a gripping yarn a notch above the typical panoply of your workaday romance It also makes me curious to read the other books in this series especially the one regarding the staid Roland Gerard s elder twin brother I wonder what could motivate a character as dour as he Worth a peek perhaps An enjoyable read with a steady paced plot I did guess who the villain was but there were enough characters in the plot to throw you off the scent I liked the disreputable hero Gerrard who on gaining responsibility was trying hard to reform The heroine however towards the end the novel was a little exasperating in her attitude towards him and perhaps a little self righteousAnd after looking for her fathers treasure throughout the book finding them at the end was a little simplisticA good story however and worth a read Margaret Moore remains one of my favourite authors of Medieval period historical and worth a read Margaret Moore remains one of my favourite authors of Medieval period historical titles although uality does vary This one falls suarely in the middle in terms of preference Our heroine Celeste is a novice who was sent to a convent twelve years ago after breaking the hero s collar bone after he cut off her hair She has yet to take her vows because the mother superior considers her too unruly She returns home to sort out her family property after her sister is brutally murdered by her infatuated bodyguard She re encounters the hero Gerrard who is finally starting to settle down looking after his brother s estate after 12 feckless years of drinkin. Hood hero Gerrard of Dunborough makes her dream of pleasures that will be forbidden once she takes her final vows Gerrard wrestles with his desire for the innocent beauty Afte. .embraces to melt readers hearts RT Book Reviews 4 starsMiniseries The
Always enjoy Margaret s books For a pretty short book it took me awhile to read it I liked the story but Celeste would start to get on my nerves and I would have to put the book down for a bitIt wasn t so much that Celeste was unlikeable but she was extremely hypocritical and judgmental I REALLY GOT SICK OF HER CONDEMNING GERRARD AT VERY got sick of her condemning Gerrard at very Was Gerrard perfect NO far from it in fact but he was trying and she would never give him the benefit of the doubt She was friends with him as a child but has not seen him in ten years as she has been living in a convent She has come home to settle her families affairs now that her sister has passed awayWhile in the convent she heard a lot of rumors about Gerrard none of it flattering Instead of letting him explain she just makes assumptions Considering the secrets and lies she is eeping I found this annoyingGerrard is not the same man he was in the last book He is making a sincere effort to change and be a better man He tries so hard to show Celeste that he is not the man she thinks he is But she eeps shooting him down I am not sure when these two fell in love they both mention that they had always loved the other but considering Gerrard s reputation and Celeste s attitude I found that hard to swallowThe villain in this book was fantastic he was beyond creepy and I thought Ms Moore did a really stellar job with his characterI think to really understand and enjoy this book you would have had to have read the previous book there is a bit of backstory so you wouldn t feel totally lost but I think you would benefit from reading the series in orderI usually love Ms Moore s work so I may have expected too much from this book and ended up a little disappointed The first book in the series Castle of the Wolf was a 5 star read for me and set the bar for the series in my mind Sadly this book was not at that level but it was still an enjoyable read Piatto e noioso ma poi dov era il porno surreale che era mio di diritto Eh signora cara non li fanno pi gli Harmony di una volta Un tempo era tutto un fiorire di possenti verghe dell a e profondi abissi di femminilit adesso a stento affiora un monte di Venere di ua e di l Sono tempi difficili Hearing of her sister s murder Celeste D Orleau leaves her cloister and returns to Dunborough She reunites with her childhood friend handsomely wicked Gerrard and all her sinful feelings for him returns She s on a mission to uncover the identity of her sister s murderer even if it means sacrificing herself and her vows of chastity Gerrard s trying to clean up his image and the last person he d expect to see is beautiful Celeste She brings out the best and worst in him yet no matter how much he wants her he won t seduce a nun But when Celeste entraps the real murderer he ll do whatever it takes to save her A juicy intriguing historical romance I loved Celeste and her viper tongue Celeste and Gerrard ignite between the pages and I swooned than once Both have been hurt in the past and the time has come to bury the hatchet But is Celeste running away from love or is it her calling to be a nun A twist on the classic Harleuin historical romance A must read Favorite Characteruote Gerrard I really loved him because he nows what he A must read Favorite Characteruote Gerrard I really loved him because he nows what he and yet his weakness is Celeste She makes him angry with her wicked tongue but she also speaks the truth which is rare He s a good man and the historical version of sex on a stick My Rating 5 stars Moore ends The Knights Prizes series with an exciting tale of murder secret treasure and lust between a saint and a sinner We love that the heroine is strong willed and loyal and that the hero is a rascal out to redee. She swore to resist temptation Journeying to Dunborough to learn the truth about her sister's murder novice Celeste D'Orleau dons a nun's habit for safety But seeing her child.