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by Johanna Lindsey

ISBN: 0727816349
ISBN13: 978-0727816344
Language: English
Publisher: Severn House Pub Ltd (May 1, 1989)
Pages: 30
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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Enter the World of Johanna Lindsey. Other Books by Johanna Lindsey.

Enter the World of Johanna Lindsey. THE WEATHER WAS pleasantly warm on this early spring day in the year 1883. The slightest of breezes played daintily with the great oak trees that lined the long driveway leading to Wakefield Manor. Two fine white steeds attached to an open carriage stood breathing hard before the huge, two-story mansion.

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Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). One of the world's most successful authors of historical romance, every one of Johanna Lindsey's previous novels has been a national bestseller, and several of her titles have reached the spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Ms. Lindsey lives in New England with her family.

Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most successful romance authors. Lindsey was born with the name Johanna Helen Howard on March 10, 1952. As a young wife and mother, Lindsey became a great fan of romance novels and wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977, on a whim when she was 25. To the young author's great surprise, it made The New York Times Bestsellers list. Lindsey had found a romance formula that worked.

Johanna Helen Lindsey (née Howard, March 10, 1952 – October 27, 2019) was an American writer of historical romance novels. All of her books reached the New York Times bestseller list, many reaching No. 1. Her father was Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the . Army, stationed in Germany, where she was born. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii and after he died in 1964, Lindsey and her mother settled there to honor him.

Author Johanna Lindsey. But now she is to be his slave - desperate for the freedoms denied he. et weakened by her heart's blazing desire to willingly explore her virile captor's most sensuous cravings. Captive Bride by Johanna Lindsey (2009, Paperback). 6 оценок товара Об этом товаре.

The slightest of breezes played daintily with the great oak trees that lined the long driveway leading to Wakefield Manor. re the huge, two-story mansion. Inside, Tommy Huntington paced fretfully back and forth across the large drawing room with its gold-brocade furniture, waiting impatiently for Christina Wakefield to come downstairs. Tommy had rushed over to see her after finally reaching a decision concerning her, but now he was getting nervous.

Author: Johanna Lindsey. Publisher: Avon, 2009. The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert. But fate imprisons her after she encounters Sheik Abu, the strikingly handsome though arrogant adventurer, whom she had known in England as Philip Caxton. Once Christina had rejected Philip’s fervent offer of marriage

The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert.

The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert. Once Christina had rejected Philip's fervent offer of marriage yet weakened by her heart's blazing desire to willingly explore her virile captor's most sensuous cravings.

Johanna Lindsey’s writing career began in 1977 when she wrote and released her first book called Captive Bride. The success of this book gave her the courage and esteem to write more books even creating several novel series. In total, she has forty-nine books that have all had success.

After recklessly following her brother from London to Cairo, beautiful Christina Wakefield is stolen from her bed by an unknown abductor who takes her to his hidden encampment
Comments:
Vudozilkree
Real talk: that cover. Normally, I hate the rereleased versions of these old bodice rippers, but this is the first time I actually like the updated version more than the original. The vibrant colors, the detail on the woman's costume, the glimpse of desert beyond - it reminds me of the original cover on Victoria Holt's Gothic novel, CAPTIVE, which is a compliment, as that cover is gorgeous.

Now the book - oh God, this book. Have you ever read something so bad that it actually became good, because you just couldn't look away from the madness unfolding? That was CAPTIVE BRIDE for me. The story and characters are so unrealistic and ridiculous that it actually took on the surrealism of a soap opera, replete with bad acting & plots that come out of the blue. It was great.

***WARNING: SPOILERS***

Christina, our heroine, starts out the story by coming to London with her brother. Immediately, propositions start flooding in, but Christina is utterly uninterested in marriage. That goes for Philip Caxton, the gorgeous half-British half-Arab lord who decides he wants her, too. She spurns his proposal of marriage along with all the rest that plunges her into an "I must have her!" obsession.

Christina's brother, John, who is in the military, receives a summons to Cairo shortly afterwards (the "irresistible call of adventure" alluded to in the summary, I guess!), and Christina insists on coming with him. That night, she is abducted from her bed and finds herself in the camp of a sheikh - who is none other than Philip himself. (I guess he commutes.) He proceeds to give her the "now you are mine!" villain speech, followed by forced seduction, traitorous bodies, etc. It doesn't really take Christina long to decide that she loves him, although she hides her feelings because she knows that he doesn't intend to marry her and only wants her for her body, etc. They settle into a semblance of non-marital bliss, punctuated by the odd threat of beatings or Christina figuratively stamping her foot.

At one point, Christina is actually kidnapped and beaten before being brought to another Sheikh named Ali. He claims he wants revenge for his daughter, who he attempted to marry to Philip's father, Yasir. Yasir was so in love with his first wife that he treated Ali's daughter very badly, raping her the first night, only to never touch her again after that while neglecting their one son. Since Yasir dies before revenge can be implemented, Ali decides to target Philip instead. Philip comes to save Christina and engages in a fight to the death with the man who beat her, only to be strapped down and left to die under the hot, blazing son. He's rescued, of course, and then he and Christina go back to camp to nurse their wounds.

Shortly after this, one of Philip's men, Rashid, tells Christina that Philip wants to marry another woman in the camp and needs her to leave forever. Which is just so stupid, because Philip already caught Rashid betraying him before and let him off with a slap on the wrist - why wouldn't he kill someone who betrayed him, with his violent temperament? Or, failing that, why wouldn't he warn Christina about the traitor and say something like, "DO NOT TRUST HIM!" But Christina, being an idiot, takes Rashid's words at face value and goes back to her brother, who actually takes her capture in stride and is very sympathetic towards her.

A whirlwind of drama ensues in the last 100 pages or so: John gets engaged, Christina is pregnant, Christina's childhood friend Tommy won't take no for an answer, Philip comes back, John's wife's younger sister flirts with Philip and won't take no for an answer, Christina cries, Tommy and Philip have a showdown while Christina watches naked from the bathtub, Christina gets shot in the head, Philip accuses her of laziness when she sleeps for several days after being shot in the head instead of breastfeeding their son, marriage, happily ever after, etc. etc. etc.

Honestly, this was...well, there's no dancing around it. CAPTIVE BRIDE is bad. Never once did any of Christina's reactions feel realistic to me, and I didn't find Philip attractive at all as a hero because of his many temper tantrums. It's hard to fall for a hero who acts more like a spoiled child than an alpha hunk. Also, some parts of the story felt unfinished - Philip doesn't seek revenge against Ali for nearly killing him, for example, and the jealous other woman in the camp, Nura, doesn't ever lift a finger against the heroine (maybe I've read too many Catherine Coulter novels, where the OW usually does something like selling the heroine into sexual slavery in a land far away).

I liked it, though. Lindsey knows how to tell a decent story, and there's nonstop action and dialogue to keep everything moving. As much as I rolled my eyes, I couldn't really stop reading, either, and the pages just flew by. If you're a fan of those old-fashioned sheikh/harem novels from the 70s and 80s, and don't care about whether or not your books are politically correct, or if you really liked E.M. Hull's THE SHEIK and want to read an updated version of that with actual sex, then you will like CAPTIVE BRIDE.

2.5 out of 5 stars

Dagdalas
CAPTIVE BRIDE definitely wasn't a terrible book, but neither was it a great one. Basically it had too many unrealistic and predictable qualities, along with an unlikable hero, to be truly wonderful. With that being said, this story was enjoyable to a certain extent and I was captivated by Ms. Lindsey's writing style, which I always am. The entire tale was very fast paced, full of adventure, and there was never a dull moment. However, there were just too many dislikable facets to the plot, which kept me from loving it altogether.

First of all, the hero is an alpha male who "takes what he wants." Hence, there were multiple scenes of forced seduction typical to the bodice-ripper era, which can be a put off. Then there was Christina who was way too gullible and constantly gave into Philip's demands. She seemed strong in character and spirit one moment, and a weakling the next. All they did was fight and argue, so when they admit to themselves (but not each other) that they are in love, it was much too unbelievable. There was no communication between this couple, and every one of their problems in the second half could have been avoided with a few simple words. Lastly, the ending was wrapped up rather quickly and much too easily which I couldn't quite believe nor like.

Even with all that being said, I didn't hate this story and for a debut novel written in the late 70's it wasn't half bad. Ms. Lindsey's storytelling voice is apparent early on and she always kept me entertained. If you've never read one of her books I would recommend starting somewhere else, maybe the first four Malory novels. I'd only suggest this story to someone who is already a fan, as I doubt it will add many to her fan base. Even so, its always interesting to read a popular authors early work and was intriguing despite its flaws.

Llanonte
The book had 357 pages or 4283 locations on my kindle. The book was about a young virginal woman, named Christina and a man, named Phillip. Christina was feisty, rebellious and out spoken. Phillip was a forceful and powerful man. Phillip, desperately wanted Christina, she refused his offer of marriage, therefore he kidnapped, the young woman. The book contained some mild and FORCED sex scenes, between Christina and Phillip, which will and has offended many book readers. The book was set in the 1800's, a time, which I loved, but I really disliked the Christina, character. She was gullible, forgave too quickly and blamed herself, for the crazy actions of others. I did not like the fact, that the Phillip character, was a thief. He was a wealthy man and yet he and his people stole, whenever the need arose or on whim. The John character, Christina's brother was unbelievable. He readily forgave the man, who abducted his sister and kept, her captive for months, among other things. I really hated all the misunderstandings, which occurred again and again, through out the book.

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