am 4. August 1999
The story was so well developed and the characters were unforgettable. Johanna was a strong and intelligent herorine and it was very interesting how the author contrasted her character with her sister Clare's character. I ended up admiring Johanna but I understood how Clare could have made the choices she did. And Drummond was a great hero. Wow what a Man!! He was sensual, sexy,intelligent. I love the authors style of writing ,the story had everything that make a book good- intrigue, sweeping historical events, sexual tension, great characters that you really liked. The child character Alasdair was very well developed and added and extra dimension to the book. I also loved the cover.This is the first time I have read this author and now I am a fan, I want to read all her books!
am 4. Juli 1999
This is a beautiful romance set in the early 1300's. Drummond, a great chieftain, was captured by Edward (I) of England and imprisoned with animals for seven years. He felt betrayed and thought his wife unfaithful. When he is released and returns to his home, he finds his wife is different than he remembered. The story captures beautifully their attempts to learn to know each other and finally to love each other.
While child characters in romances are often thrown in as an apparent afterthought to say something cute every now and then, Alisdair is a wonderfully developed child character.
am 31. Januar 2016
I found it boring and tedious. Characters are lacking depth and the few story lines are somehow peculiar. Except for the prologue and some few pages at the end Johanna/Clare and Drummond are only mulling over the ever same questions. Drummond: Why was she unfaithfull? (still believing she is the woman he had once married), Why is she deceiving me and who is that woman? (after recognising she isn't the woman he had once married); Johanna/Clare: How can I trick him without being found out and get happy with him nontheless. That's insufficient for a whole story.