Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Review: The Lady Flees Her Lord by Michele Ann Young + Giveaway

About the Book: She's desperate for peace and safety...
Lucinda, Lady Denbigh, is running from a husband who physically and emotionally abuses her because she is unfashionably plump and has failed to produce an heir. Posing as a widow, she seeks refuge in the quiet countryside...

He's returned from the wars, wounded and tormented...
Lord Hugo Wanstead, with a wound that won't heal, and his mother's and Spanish wife's deaths on his conscience, finds his estate impoverished, his sleep torn by nightmares, and brandy his only solace. When he meets Lucinda, he finds her beautiful - ;body and soul - ;and thinks she just might give him something to live for ...

Together they can begin to heal, but not until she is free from her violent past...

My Review: I don't get much time to read romance novels, but I do enjoy them when I can feel for the hero and heroine. If I feel like I can root for them, I'm in! And I loved this book.

From the first pages when Lucinda's husband was trying to starve her to death because he thought she was too chubby, I was a hundred percent on her side to find a man who appreciated her! Lucinda was likeable in many ways and showed individuality and strength for the very many difficult situations she found herself in. And Hugo was also an interesting character being a man haunted by his past with a strong conscience to do the right thing by his people.

This book was made further enjoyable because the writing was lovely and everytime I had to put it down, I looked forward to being able to pick it up again.

Since I review a lot of Christian fiction, I feel I should mention that this is a general market romance.

Sourcebooks Casablanca has agreed to give one lucky reader a copy of this book! If you would like to win, leave a comment on this post. If you would like a second entry, please leave a comment on Michele's guest post here. For a third entry, blog about this contest with a link back to this post.

If you are participating in the Buy Books for the Holidays campaign, I think this would make a great gift for anyone in your life who likes a good romance!

Buy the book.

22 comments:

RAnn said...

I'd like to win. I'll blog about your contest.

RAnn said...

http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2008/11/do-you-like-romance-novels.html

ruthjoec at aol dot com

Amy said...

Great review...I just read and loved this book as well. Even though I generally try to stay away from romance.

Renee said...

This sounds good. I would like to be entered in the drawing

darbyscloset said...

Hi Amy,
Apreciate you adding your comments to your reviews as to who this book would make a great gift for!!! I'd like to be entered to win this book as well.
Thanks for all that you do!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Cheri2628 said...

I love a good romance, and this story sounds absolutely wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

Alyce said...

I'd love to win this book!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anastasia said...

I am tremendously fond of heroines who are standard issue, so I'd love to win this book. :D

- Anastasia
herebebooks AT gmail.com

birdbrainbb said...

Who AREN'T standard issue, geeze. Time for sleep, methinks.

Dawn M. said...

I love a good romance, so count me in! :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

rb said...

Please enter me! Thanks :D

photoquest said...

Loved your review on this book. My favorite reads are Romance and this one sounds really good. I would like my name in the drawing Thanks,
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/11/giveaway-roundup.html

sue said...

Sounds good. Hope I win.

Colleen said...

Sounds like a fun holiday read- please enter me!
Colleen
Foreign Circus Library

Kaye said...

Sounds like fun, please enter me in the contest. I am posting a link at my blog about it at
http://kayespenguinposts.blogspot.com

florida982002@yahoo dot com

Anita Yancey said...

Nice Review. Very interested in this book. Please enter me.
ayancey(AT)dishmail(DOT)net

Jackie B. said...

I do not read too many romance novels but from reading your review this sounds like one I would like to read. count me in!

Jennifer said...

I love romance novels! count me in!

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julie said...

It looks like a good read, please enter me into the contest!

Anonymous said...

Reading your review for this book and piqued my interest ~ please enter me.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Alicia said...

It's amazing to see a romance novel that doesn't center around some predictable size 6 girl.

I think the premise of this book is absolutely amazing. I am a huge lovers of historical romance, especially regency.

This is a story I'm sure many women can identify with, especially in this day and age.
Even if I don't win the free book, I'd go out and buy it anyhow. I can't wait to read it.

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