A Bed Of Spices
Publish date: October 8th 2010
Publisher: Barbara Samuel
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Such a beautiful book. I wish it was longer, not because it felt unfinished, but because the story has an epic feel, with such rich prose, that I wanted every single detail spelled out. I was so immersed in the story I often felt genuinely anxious about how this couple could possibly make it.
I thought this was a truly lovely romantic story. So often historical romances, nowadays, are what I like to call “regency-by-rote.” No matter the author, it’s the same stale characters and plots, recycled over and over again with only the slightest variations to tell them apart. The feisty, book-lo...
Grade: A+ - my Gold Standard for medieval romanceHe did not kiss her, but his eyes held hers as if he had cast some spell, and in his face, she saw the fever of his need. “For this, I have been waiting,” he said in a low, raw voice. “For this, I would die.”This book was one of my first Kindle impuls...
WOW it was good. One of those books that make you wonder why they don't write like this anymore. A love blooms between a Jewish man and Christian lady. Powerful stuff.
Finally I'm getting around to writing a real review for this amazing, wonderful book. I've read it several times, and it is still my #1 favorite romance novel. Five stars is not enough.Rica der Esslingen is the daughter of a German, Catholic baron. She acts as mistress of her Father's estate due ...