Abandoned by his cavalier father at a young age, William de Veres grew up knowing precious little happiness. But William has put the past firmly behind him and as a military hero and noted rake, he rises fast in the ranks of the hedonistic Restoration court. Though not before he is forced to seek... show more
Abandoned by his cavalier father at a young age, William de Veres grew up knowing precious little happiness. But William has put the past firmly behind him and as a military hero and noted rake, he rises fast in the ranks of the hedonistic Restoration court. Though not before he is forced to seek shelter from a charming young Puritan woman…The civil wars have cost the once-high-spirited Elizabeth Walters her best friend and her father, leaving her unprotected and alone. She flees an unwanted marriage, seeking safe haven, but what she finds is something she never expected. When her kindness and her beauty bring her to the attention of William, and then the king, she will have a choice to make. After all, can a notorious libertine really be capable of love?
Publish date: August 1st 2010
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Category Romance
, 17th Century
Series: English Restoration (#1)
"I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.” Do you know this sentence? Do you love this poem? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you're going to like this story.Elizabeth and William were childhood friends, with a hint of sweethearts, who are separated and end u...
In a world of books today that are so poorly edited, I give this book major stars just for being well-written. Which is sad because that should not really be a consideration. I blame the current trend in very poorly edited new adult POS books. I did have a couple of little personal conflicts. The ...
My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...In Libertine's Kiss, we get to meet a notorious rakehell, whose character is loosely based on John Wilmot; a poet and a close friend of Charles II. Now-a-days, I’m often leery about reading books on rakes; they anno...
Fabulous book. So many things to love about it - the hero, the heroine, the Restoration setting and the descriptions of King Charles, his mistresses and his court, as well as his beloved spaniels, the literary references from Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queen" and how they were woven into the story...
I loved this book! It was very well written, had engaging characters and the history was, most of it anyway, accurate. Judith James is a wonderful author and I can't wait for the next book she writes :)Quote:"I will start by telling you this. I have always known you, even when I didn't, and I am goi...
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