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Lindsey, the author of nearly 40 romance novels, is back with a vintage cloth edition of this book (originally published in 1991), which proves that a well-written romance novel never goes out of style. The year is 1152 and, as a woman, Lady Rowena Belleme has no rights. Her evil stepbrother, Gilbert d'Ambray, desires control over as much English land as possible and has pledged Rowena's hand to Lyons of Kirkburough-a man so near death he is a walking corpse. Rowena at first refuses, but Gilbert threatens to kill Rowena's mother if she does not comply. Before the marriage can be consummated, Lyons dies and Rowena celebrates her good fortune, until Gilbert arrives with a new plot-Rowena must become pregnant before Lyons's death is announced. For three nights, Rowena lies with a handsome stranger kidnapped by Gilbert's men. Ashamed at the mistreatment of the man and knowing that Gilbert plans to kill him, Rowena helps him escape. Soon after, Kirkburough is attacked by Gilbert's nemesis Lord Fulkhurst. Rowena is captured and taken to the Fulkhurst dungeon, where Lord Warrick de Chaville cruelly strips Rowena of her title and forces her to become his serf. Despite their passionate hatred of one another, a fervor smolders between them, igniting passion of another kind. Warrick, always feared by the fairer sex, is intrigued by Rowena, who is not afraid of him. Rowena, accustomed to men using her for their own gain, is astonished that Warrick truly cares about her. But will their newfound love be enough to overcome Gilbert's vengeful wrath? Rowena and Gilbert are splendid protagonists, humorously stubborn and pleasingly forthright.
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With more than 54 million copies of her books in print and translated into twelve languages, Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most popular authors of historical romance. Every one of her previous thirty-six novels has been a national bestseller, with several reaching the #1 spot on the New York Times list. Ms. Lindsey lives in Hawaii with her family.
This is my second book that I have read by Johanna Lindsey, this is also my first time reading this book, I have notice that so many have reread this book a couple of times, I have... Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by Lisa
This is one of my all-time favorite JL books, and is near to falling apart on my keeper shelf. I have read all of the reviews that rant about how awful the forced sex is in this... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2003
While I agree with one of the other reviewers who states that the "rape" at the beginning of the book is a little much to take, the book does have many redeeming qualities. Read morePublished on July 23 2003 by Kristal Gorman
This is the second time I have read Prisoner of Desire and it was as much fun to read as eighteen months ago. Read morePublished on July 14 2003 by V
I tried, really I did. I've read every Johanna Lindsey at least twice if not more, even this one...I think I've given it three chances. Read morePublished on June 15 2003 by "acharra"
Ms. Lindsey has a magical way of taking unlikely situations, implausible circumstances, and making you believe that it is a stunning, superb story line like no other. Read morePublished on May 16 2003 by Tara A. Green
I thought this book was outstanding.. After reading other reviews from customers who bought this book I was dissapointed in the effect this book has made. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2003 by Melissa Woodard
This is a re-publication but that should not take away from the fact that it is a very good read. I read this book in two sittings and one went into the wee hours of the morning... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2003 by Colleen