Welcome to my stop on the Favorite Heroines Hop. Thank you to Anna Cade of Herding Cats & Burning Soup for organizing and hosting this event.
The best historical romance I have read in a long while is Claimed by Tarah Scott. I spent my teenage years being enchanted by Medieval romances. I think Tarah Scott perfectly captures all the nuances of the Medieval world. Not only the chivalry and honor but also the grittiness and hyper-vigilance and the need to be always on the offensive lest you find yourself on the defensive. It was a complex time.
The heroine, Lady Rhoslyn is so human inside, so easy to relate to and yet she is a true heroine who rises to every challenge while keeping her sense of honor and what is right. She is often treated as a pawn by the powerful men who surround her. However, she still holds true to herself, even when tempted by a strong, honorable and caring man who is nothing like she has ever known before. She's not anachronistic in any way, she comes across truly like a woman of this time and it is with her woman's strength that she fights for what she believes in. This is the kind of historical heroine I can feel for and cheer on.
It is an excellent Medieval romance, please check it out:
Sometimes, the hero must be the villain...
Fourteen months ago, Lady Rhoslyn lost her husband and infant son to a fever. Now, by order of King Edward I, she is yanked from the healing tranquility of a convent to marry the king’s favored bastard knight. Rhoslyn has no intention of returning to the home where her husband and child died. Neither does she intend to hand over her fortune to the ‘Dragon’—no matter his sweet promises and warm kisses.
Talbot St. Claire tires of war. Seventeen years is enough. King Edward will never release him from service, but the king promises Talbot will find some peace in front of his own hearth. Talbot expects to find a horse-faced, hostile woman in the Scottish heiress Edward commands him to marry. Instead, he discovers a fiery Highland beauty worthy of a man’s respect...and love. Talbot determines to do anything to win his new bride’s acceptance. Anything except the one thing she demands: betray his king and embrace his Scottish heritage.
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Of course I have a soft spot for my own heroines. Catriona, Lady Blayne fights for her own sanity in The Delicate Matter of Lady Blayne.
What are other people saying about Lady Blayne?
"This book was a masterpiece of emotional development in the main characters. Lady Blayne has been treated so horribly by the very people that were supposed to love and protect her that it is amazing that she is still alive, much less fighting her way back to normalcy. She is truly a heroine to admire. While the subject matter is not light, it is beautifully and delicately handled by the author. Natasha Blackthorne is one of my new favorite authors and I cannot wait to devour more of her writing." ~ Tracey on Goodreads
"Overwhelmed with emotions! 6 stars...Omg, The Delicate Matter of Lady Blayne, will take you on an emotional ride! It's an amazing story of trust and passion! I was really taken, by surprise, when I started to read this erotica, with a touch of darkness and hope by Natasha Blackthorne. It's so well written, she is truly a talented storyteller, I will definitely read more of her other books. I loved the heroine Catriona, a young widow, following her journey took me on a wild spin of emotions, you can't help loving her." ~ Nicole on Goodreads
"There are moments when you'll want to stand up and applaud Sunny! ...This read is about the healing of Sunny, but it's also about the healing of James...and he didn't even know he needed healing. This story will trigger all your emotions, good and bad...and it is SO very worth it!" ~ Fle on Goodreads
"Each book by Natasha Blackthorne gets better than the last and this one is no exception. I would give this book six stars if possible. My heart broke for Catriona and everything that she was enduring at the hands of the people whom she was suppose to trust. She was deliberately fooled by her doctor who said he was helping her with what they termed madness due to her grief. When all she wanted all her life was to be loved, adored, and wanted by someone." ~ Books and Beyond After Fifty Shades
"When I picked this book up it didn't take me long to get into it and it didn't take me long to finish either because I struggled to put it down. I felt like I was back in time and living the life of Catriona...I found it very easy to understand what she was feeling...THIS BOOK WAS SIMPLY AMAZING." from Satin's Bookish Corner
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