Friday, October 31, 2008
I love Brenda Joyce's books and this is one of her series that I stumbled upon when I was at Barnes & Nobles looking for new books to buy. The first book that I ever bought of Brenda Joyce was The Conqueror the first book in the de Warenne Dynasty series. I loved it so much that when I found out that there were more books of the delightful de Warenne family I just had to buy them. I loved reading all about the books of the beginning of the de Warenne family that started in 1069 and continued on to the present year in the series of the mid 1800. I have to say that I was very intrigued with this novel when I read it because it had some very intriguing characters that contect with the current de Warenne and O'Neil family. Brenda Joyce is such a talented writer and I have been a loyal fan since I found this novel at the bookstore and I've bought as many of her books as possible.
I love historical romances and I've read all types of them so it was a joy to read this novel for the first time. A childhood trauma has left Lady Blanche Harrington incapable of all emotion, least of all love. Now circumstance demands she marry, and Blanch dreads choosing from her horde of fawning suitors. For one very eligible gentleman has not stepped forward. A war hero and a recluse, Rex de Warenne has long admired Lady Blanche. Though fate and his own dark nature have robbed him of any hope for a kind of future such a lady deserves, Rex is determined to aid her—and keep his feeling to himself. But when their growing friendship leads to a night of shocking passion, Blanche’s newfound memories threaten their fragile love…and Blanche’s very life.
I liked reading this novel because it is about the descendents of Rolfe and Ceidre de Warenne from the book The Conqueror. Blanche and Rex have many issues in this novel that they have to get through in order to finally get together which is wonderful to read because Blanche and Rex are such passionate characters. This novel was alright to read but I wasn't very happy with the heroine Blanche because she wasn't much of a passionate heroine character like the other heroine's in the previous novels. But I liked readint the interaction between Rex and Blanche because those were the times where Blanche started to show the passion that was hidden within her. Both Rex and Blanche had similar things that they had to go through that lead them to be the person that they became but it also made them such a perfect couple together. Throughout the entire novel I was rooting for Blanche and Rex to end happily with one another because they had to struggle through many heartaches to be with one another. I haven't been disappointed by any of her novels in this series or any of her other works and I don't think I ever will because they only get better with each book that comes out. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
THE PERFECT BRIDE $ 7.99 (Book 8)(377 Pages)
A woman without passion and a man without hope
A childhood trauma has left Lady Blanche Harrington incapable of all emotion, least of all love. Now circumstance demands she marry, and Blanch dreads choosing from her horde of fawning suitors. For one very eligible gentleman has not stepped forward….
A war hero and a recluse, Rex de Warenne has long admired Lady Blanche. Though fate and his own dark nature have robbed him of any hope for a kind of future such a lady deserves, Rex is determined to aid her—and keep his feeling to himself. But when their growing friendship leads to a night of shocking passion, Blanche’s newfound memories threaten their fragile love…and Blanche’s very life.

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