Monday, September 19, 2011
A delightful Romance novel that lingers
If you’re looking for a delightful, romantic read that can be read in a day, this is a very clear choice. Set in England in the time of Angles, Saxons, Danes and invading Vikings, it is the story of a young Angle woman named Aelfwyn and a red-haired Dane named Ragnar, their clandestine love affair and their eventual wedding. It’s also the story of uneasy relations between Aelfwyn’s Angle community and a nearby community of Danes, whom they accuse of stealing their eligible women. And it’s a story of a murder, with Ragnar as the accused.
But did he do the dastardly deed. Aelfwyn doesn’t believe it, and neither does Ragnar’s best friend Bjarni. But who did, and what is the outcome?
As with every romance novel I’ve reviewed, the sexual scenes are explicit ... and very well written. “[L]onging accompanied them, shadowing them like a spirit;” not only very well said, like the story itself, it lingers in one’s memory.
Delightful book. A very definite 5 star read.