I haven't read much romance. The Outlander series is all I've read if you want to put it in that catagory. My passions fall more in the historical direction than romance, but anyway, I feel the same as the other reviewer. I've not been hooked in yet, but will continue reading this one to see if it picks up. I enjoy the setting though.
The darker it gets the better it is to have a flashlight!
Who is that guy on the cover??? I don't belong to the romance club but I may make an exception in this case. I hate the covers where the woman's clothes are falling off. They make me cringe. The publisher made the right move putting this amazing face on the cover.
From what I've read about this book it is historically accurate. I love historical fiction. Most reviews were very positive.
Sandy, I thought I was the only one who cringed at those horrible covers with women practically naked kneeling at the feet of some bare chested hero or wrapped in an erotic embrace. There's that saying you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but good grief, give me a break! Some of them are so bad I refuse to take the book out of the house because it's too embarassing reading them in public. I wish the publishers would lighten up on this "Fabio" look. I love a good steamy novel like the next warm blooded woman but a little discretion goes a long way with me.
I have been MIA for a couple of weeks now... busy busy with spring break... I opened the first installment of the romance club today to read during my lunch break and was just tickled that it was a good start! I'll be looking forward to the rest of the installments :)
Ok, I am an english major so am a bit critical..yet I love a lot of so called romance novels..usually by english writers.
This particular author is creating a true,"bodice ripper" yarn! We have atmosphere, characters and plot that, were it a movie, would be all too predictable. I need to read more , but historical novels aren't my fav.
In regards to the story The Conqueror, I think it will be a fascinating read. I believe the author has created reader interest within the first few pages of her story. I thought as I was reading the first few paragraphs, hm, I'm not sure...but then by the end of the page I wanted more. And that is what it's all about. Getting your reader to want to turn the page, to care enough to want more. I want to know more about Roxanne and the people who surround her. I want to know if the ladies take the poison instead of becoming hostages of the Greeks. As we know women have not fared well as prizes in war. I want to know about Kayan and what happens to him. I want to know Wolf will help save her in some way since she told him to hide. And the story starts off with her in a cave. Why is she there? How did she get there? When the guards speak of guarding her no more, is she really going to die or be released? The author, J. French has captured me in her web and the only way I see release and answers to all my questions is to read her story. Which I shall do with the upmost pleasure. For reading is to escape into other worlds and this world she has created seems pretty good to escape into.
I've been trying to choose a variety of romance genres to feature at the Romance Club. I hope you're enjoying the variety. I have romances on my personal book shelf that I'd love to give to a reader. Send me an email, including your mailing address and the first 5 emails that I receive--I'll send you a romance title. Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends. Suzanne Beecher (Book Club Editor)
I have just discovered the Book Club and the first preview is "The Conqueror". I love Historical romance but this one took me a few minutes to get into it. The Lady has spunk or at least tries to act like it. As I read each installment it pulled me in further. I will enjoy finishing this one.