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Knowing Yourself (Sword of Glastonbury, #1) by Lisa Shea
No customer reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a product review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. The author has created a story within a story. It is ingenious and very interesting. Hannah lives for reading books and often loses herself in her imagination.
Young Adult Historical Novels: Medieval Times
Cain has decided to be her guide to making her fantasies a reality. What will happen in the future? Will fantasy become reality or will she be disappointed? This is the first in a continuous series and should yield answers as it goes along. Lacked Realism and Romance. I deliberately went searching for Mirium Minger to buy a book by her because I had her down as one of my favorite authors and really liked some of her other books.
The major flaw in this book is not necessarily the writing or the characters, but the fact that they immediately begin role-playing, calling each other by different names and pretending to be someone else. I found it to be unbelievable, unrelateable, and overall just eye-rolling.
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I could not get into it at all. They have virtually no relationship prior to their encounter, where he drugs her and whisks her away on his private plane to who knows where. He is pretending to be a Viking come to kidnap her in order to fulfill her fantasies from the romance novels she reads. There he has set up a whole village to be exactly like it was back then, and he demands that she call him some other name and she is someone else as well.
She throws herself right into the role without batting an eye. Totally unbelievable. They were not 'themselves' and were acting out their lives as other characters even when they had sex for the first time. It was shallow, fake and lacked sincerity and it just turned me off. I also really disliked the fact that this is supposed to be a full length novel, but the author has spliced it up into 4 different books, and you have to purchase 4 different times to finish it.
How annoying! Just write a whole book and sell it. I hate that. Miriam Minger has an uncanny talent to sweep the reader away into the worlds she creates with little effort. Miriam is an artist when it comes to making her character's unique and Hannah Flom is a good example of this. She is well written character that I believe most of us romance readers can relate to with her desire to experience the the love, adventure, and passion of her favorite romance heroes and heroines.
I highly recommend this series. He brought her fantasy to life. She was the boring bookish girl who lived thru her romance novels. He was the exciting billionaire exploring and finding life's treasures.
Something about her had gotten under his skin. Previous page. Lisa Shea. Next page. Komplette Reihe. Kunden, die diesen Artikel gekauft haben, kauften auch. Seite 1 von 1 Zum Anfang Seite 1 von 1. Lisa Shea is a fervent fan of honor, loyalty, and chivalry. She brings to life worlds where men and women stand shoulder to shoulder, steady in their desire to make the world a better place for all. While her heroines often wield a sword, they equally value the skilled use of their intelligence, wisdom, courage, and compassion.
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Verifizierter Kauf. There are layers upon layers of stupidity in this book. Stupid story elements, stupid characters, stupid historical mistakes, and so many utterly stupid plot holes. A few obvious ones to start off with. Our story is set in Only existed in China and Japan. Only in the Americas. Cafes won't be invented until the 18th century. Outdoor cafes in the Holy Land with marble-topped tables? In the blistering heat without umbrellas or shade-cloth? Are you kidding me?
Oh, and the claim that England was somehow depopulated of males because of the Crusades? Virtually no Englishmen went on either of the first two and only 8, on the third. At a time when the English population was around 2 million. Our heroine, Joan, grew up in the Holy Land where her father had gone with the Crusades, spending all her time with boys, and by age 11 had attached herself to a world-renowned school of swordsmanship in Jerusalem run by an Englishman.
Never mind that there were no such schools in that period, sword play was learned by squires from knights and knights improved their skills when sword-masters took patronage with their lords. Also, for most of the time in question, Jerusalem was in the hands of Saladin who banished all Christians from the city. Her childhood-friend-turned fiance Michael, who was also part of this network, however, is completely certain that she's always been a "good, obedient girl. Until it suits the plot for him to suddenly claim that "[she] simply did things because [she] felt strongly about them.
No matter how idiotic they were," which is the opposite of good and obedient. She's also almost inhumanly capable of not showing any reaction, except when it suits the plot for her to get distracted or yelp. Michael turns out to be the bad guy. Because neither she nor the hero, Hugh, who was his partner for years, ever noticed that he was a cruel, manipulative psychopath. We're expected to believe that he either managed to hide his true nature throughout most of his life or that these were traits he somehow, mysteriously, acquired for no particular reason.
He fakes his death and then waits five years to reclaim Joan, who he is obsessed with controlling, and to get back a priceless relic he had hidden in Hugh's possession. Why did he wait so long? No idea.
The Holy Land stuff, though, is all background. The main story takes place in an England where Joan has a house surrounded by a fence that has no gate. This is, A several hundred years before anyone in England marked the edges of their properties, B a fence, not a hedge or stone wall, and C a post and rail fence, invented in Colonial America. But it's the lack of gate that's the most interesting.
Her horses are so great, they just jump that fence whenever she goes home. Until the time she goes there in the rain when she can't let one jump the fence, because he "would be lucky to escape without a broken leg. In England. The scheming of the villains is equally stupid. They are kidnapping respectable English women to run brothels in the Holy Land.
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