Christmas Awards 2011

Friday, 7 September 2007

Tamed by the Barbarian

June Francis/Tamed By the Barbarian/Harlequin Mills & Boon/ paperback/ISBN 978-0-263-85195-3/ 296pgs/ £3.69

When Cicely Millburn is roughly accosted by her father's impertinent lawyer, she is saved by a stranger. Her gratitude turns to indignation when she believes he is a Scotsman and a barbarian. He promptly kisses her, earning abuse for his boldness, though Cicely cannot helping liking him. However, she is in love with her step-brother Diccon and wants nothing to do with this wild Highlander! Forced to accept his help many times, it takes some weeks of being embroiled in a war between the Yorkists and the Lancastrians before Cicely begins to understand her true feelings.

June Francis always does immaculate research for her historical backgrounds and this book is a deep, wide-sweeping story of heroism and love. Bewitching! Five red roses. Anne

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