بحر الفوائد المشهور بمعاني الأخبار kHe hero warnings of what to come and when the hero s father is imprisoned and sentenced to death for Treason the heroine is devastated It s this tragedy that brings the hero and heroine together united under one cause The hero may not be the most gentlemanly man but his powers of Sight allow him to see the future and henows that the heroine was
#always meant to be his Indeed she may not now it but they were together everything The hero was #meant to be his Indeed she may not now it but they were together through everything hero was when she accepted marriage from another man The heroine was present when the hero also drowned in the freezing river They ve shared intimacies far deeper than she could ever now and finally she begins to see the truth of her own feelings She begins to see that the perfect man was in front of her all along I didn t like this book Not because it was badly written because indeed it had a certain flow and charm to it I didn t like it because it was an historical fiction not a historical romance True it HAD romance but this was far NotoriousTypical English lordsladieskings and ueens All jockeying for a larger piece of the power our as well as the wealth Pie With Lesser Lords with lesser lords ladies playing a part in the outcome Good storyline though It was a good book but pretty much every De Warren book following A Year and a Day was not as good as the last It was a fun light read but I have to say when I read this book I did not like the way Lincoln Robert was portrayed He is Lynx De Warrens son for god sakes Good story Another amazing book written by Virginia Henley I m in love with all things De warrene and am sad to let them go Brianna de Beauchamp and Roger Wolf MortimerBrianna the daughter of Marjory de Beauchamp is betrothed to her cousin Lincoln Robert de Beauchamp Brianna goes to court to serve as Lady in waiting to ueen Isabelle King Edward II is a most unworthy ruler giving all of his attention to his lover young Hugh DespencerThe barons unite against the Despencers Some are illed some are imprisoned for treason and some are in hiding Roger Mortimer being assured of a pardon surrenders and along with his two sons is imprisoned Brianna and Isabelle devise a way to communicate with the prisoners and ultimately help them escapeI love Ms Henley s historical novels She absolutely brings dry history to life and allows her readers to live inside it Sometimes there are so many characters on the page that the reader would benefit from a program to refer to but this story involves England Scotland and Wales with references to Ireland and France. N Wolf's father the ueen's lover Roger Mortimer is imprisoned in the Tower of London she finds herself swept on an adventure that not only puts her heart in peril but jeopardizes the life of the man who could be her destiny. ,
Virginia Henley ´ 9 free read1110 This is really 25 stars Most of those 25 stars come from the fact that Notorious was continuing the story begun in A Year and a Day I do like a book that s part of a series which continues the story of a previous a book that s part of a series which continues the story
OF A PREVIOUS I LIKE TO READ THAT THEYa previous I like to read that they still married with a whole ton of still married with a whole ton of and still love each other even if they re old in the p Not my favourite Henley The first two thirds reads like historical fiction and the last third goes full bore into the romance and leaves all the other plot points dangling OUTSTANDINGAs usual another great novel Ms Henley has always been in my top 5 favorite authors She has never disappointed me with her exceptional writing in this genre I always look to read anything she writes Notorious the seuel to Infamous is set in the 1320s and claims to be the romance of Brianna de Beauchamp ludicrous modern name there and Wolf Mortimer Many of the characters in Notorious were real people in fourteenth century EnglandI say claims because Brianna and Wolf disappear from the narrative at regular intervals while Henley focuses on the story of Edward II and his wife Isabella and their lovers Here Notorious becomes deeply unpleasant and readers may become deeply dismayed as I did at the endless references to Edward II as unnatural and perverted because he loves men He s also portrayed as highly feminised and weak a horrible and offensive stereotype of a gay man ueen Isabella s adultery with Mortimer is acceptable however because her lover Mortimer is so ultra manly And heterosexual The blatant double standards and endless countless numerous statements that Edward II is unnatural and perverted and disgusting because he loves men and Henley s statement in her author s note that his supposed murder by red hot poker which no modern 14th century historian accepts as truth was ingenious made me feel sick How do books with such disgustingly homophobic attitudes get publishedThe characters are not medieval English people as they re said to be but modern Americans who think act and talk American Brianna has freedoms that no medieval noblewoman could ever have dreamed of The overall impression is one of modern American characters dashing round England and Scotland in fancy dressIn Notorious any resemblance to real fourteenth century England and real persons living or dead is purely coincidental I laughed out loud at the presence of the earl of Warwick in 1327 when historically he died in 1315 Notorious is not even an interesting romance as the hero Wolf is a creep who. Never before published from the New York Times bestselling author of Infamous The daughter of Jory de Warenne and lady in waiting to ueen Isabelle the spirited Brianna de Beauchamp is betrothed to the distinguished Lincoln. .
Uses his gift of second sight to spy on Brianna while she s undressing and Brianna herself is whiny and spoilt Her catchphrase I shouldn t but I shall gets even irritating than her mother Jory de Warenne s I ve uite made up my mind in the preuel InfamousAnyone looking for a well written sexy romance with accurate historical detail will be wasting their time Times are perilous to her father and the rest of the barons under Kind Edward wasting their time Times are perilous to her father and the rest of the barons under Kind Edward rule The weak willed man has surrendered his sanity
and basically relinuished control of england over tobasically relinuished control of England over to gay lover This evil man has begun stripping the titled Barons of their land and as such they have come together to start an uprising either the King s lover be banished or it s war The heroine s father welcomes his allies to his Slenderbone keep and with them comes the hansom Roger Mortimer Young and inexperienced she becomes enraptured with the older man He is everything a man should beind hansom and charming His son however is everything a man shouldn t be Every encounter she experiences with the arrogant Welshman sets her teeth on edge and gets her back up She hates the man she ll have nothing to do with him she vows But he always seems to be underfoot The pressure of the Barons see the King s lover exiled and a measure of peace comes over the land She s always Farm at the End of the Road known she will marry the man of her dreams and she believes she s found that perfect man After a brief courtship she accepts his betrothal yet informs him that they will not marry under she is 18 years old and that he ll have to wait a full year to call her wife He is disappointed by this but if the heroinenows anything it is her own mind During this year s wait the heroine decides to experience freedom from her parents She s call to be lady in waiting to the ueen and eagerly accepts There she meets the ueen a shy timid and horribly beaten woman not physically but mentally The shame of first having a husband that doesn t love her and worse yet to have that husband love another man has made her shy away from conflict and avoid her husband at all costs It s when the heroine is at the castle that the King reverses the ban on his lover and brings the evil man back to England The King uses his wife unmercifully to gain the right to bring war to the resting Barons and the heroine is right in the middle of it She advises the ueen and is a good friend but she can t stop the King from making an outcast of the hansom older Roger Mortimer and his eually hansom yet arrogant son Indeed she sneaks messages to Robert de Warenne but yearns for a deeper passion When she meets the dark and dangerous Wolf Mortimer a man who possesses the Celtic gift of second sight she finds it impossible not to surrender to his fierce desire And whe. .