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When Love Awaits [Paperback]

Johanna Lindsey
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May 3 2010

A master storyteller who spins romantic fiction like no other, Johanna Lindsey weaves together endearing characters, enthralling adventure, and pulsating passion to create stories that touch the hearts ofher readers.

Once Lady Leonie cursed the hated "Black Wolf" for his cruelty and legendary dark deeds. But now she must marry the magnificent villain to bring peace to the land.

Rolfe d'Ambert, the mercenary Lord ofKempston, would have taken a rare prize like the exquisite Leonie as his wife under any circumstance yet it is revenge that inspires their union. But with one kiss, she has done the unthinkable and captured the notorious wolf, enflaming an irresistible desire within him to claim her body and soul, and a need to ignite a fire hot enough to eternally join two warring hearts.

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"Johanna Lindsey creates fairy tales that come true" -- -- Romantic Times --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I Didn't Put It Down, It Was that Good July 3 2004
By Dakota
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read "When Love Awaits" in about 3 hours, and loved it. The plot is straightforward: Lord Rolfe decides to marry his reluctant neighbor Leonie to secure peace in his lands and ends up falling in love. Both characters jump of the page as totally real and likable, and the situations they find themselves aren't unrealistic. I especially liked the drama created by Rolfe's ex-mistress Amelia, who is the numero uno "bad guy" in this story. More importantly, the ending is satisfying (everyone gets theirs) and there is one especially delightful scene in which Leonie and Rolfe pit army versus army over ... jealousy. What fun!
This is definitely one of Lindsey's better medieval romances. The only complaint I can make is that the hero's ex-mistress in "So Speaks the Heart," which is an earlier Lindsey medieval romance, is also named Amelia. Are they related?!? Hah.
All in all, I highly recommend "When Love Awaits." Other superb Lindsey medieval romances, if you are interested, include "Prisoner of My Desire" and "Defy Not the Heart."
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4.0 out of 5 stars More like 4 1/2 stars.... June 28 2001
By Abbys
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When Lady Leonie cursed her new neighbor, Rolfe d' Ambert, her people overheard it, took it by the heart and started mischief towards the new Lord of Kempston to show their loyalty to her... As tempting as it is, Rolfe d' Ambert who is also called the Black Wolf, couldn't just kill all her people to gain peace in his neighboring lands, therefore, without even setting eyes on her, he offered marriage to the saucy Lady Leonie instead. Afterall, He have a mistress to warm his bed anyway. When his offer was rejected, Rolfe seeked the King's help and got what he wanted. Lady Leonie knew what her people did and when she knew of the marriage proposal, she was afraid of the retribution he would give her. But since she had no choice, the marriage concluded. Roalf did get the peace he wanted through his neighboring lands but he found himself enexpectedly at war within his Keep, his wife and her heart.
Perhaps I've read too many historical romances already cuz I find this book somewhat a combination of Elizabeth Lowell's UNTAMED, ENCHANTED and Jude Deveraux's VELVET PROMISE. Of course, there is also a lot in this book that is of it's own originality and identity... but from time to time, I get this Deja Vu feeling... What's so ironic about this though is that I actually loved the combination added to it's originality. The three books is actually one of my favorites. Lady Leonie remined me of Judith in the Velvet Promise while Rolfe reminded me of Dominic in Untamed... Judith is one of my favorite heroine as well, so is Leonie now too... She's independent, intelligent and strong-willed. She is proud yet humble when the need arise. She fights for what she believes in but will also give-in when she sees it needed. She is a LADY through and through...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Medieval Love Story Dec 20 2000
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After her mother dies, Leonie's grief stricken father turns to drink and sends Leonie away from him. She lives in exile,at Pershwick, a keep left to her by her mother. Alain her neighbor and childhood friend has had his property stolen by Rolfe, the black wolf, and must flee. Furious, Leonie curses him. Unbeknownst to her, her people begin to plague Rolfe. In order to maintain peace, Rolfe asks the king's permission to marry Leonie and gets it. Rolfe has no desire for a wife and allows her to stay at Pershwick while he lives with his mistress. But Rolfe keeps thinking of the single night he and his wife spent together and realizes that he wants her in his home. Can Rolfe and Leonie look past his mistress and her family to find happiness together?
This is one of my favorite stories by Lindsey. Leonie is warm and giving, although rather prideful. Rolfe is dark, dangerous, and handsome. Together they sizzle. A delightful love story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars She does it again! Sept. 7 2003
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Johanna Lindsey does it again! Since I began to collect and read her books, I have yet to be disappointed in anything she has written. Her books are so different from other authors out there and it is truly refreshing.
The story of Leonie and Rolfe is truly amazing. Although Leonie's stubborness got to me at times... I still admire the strength and determination she showed in her marriage to Rolfe. Rolfe seemed to be the perfect hero. He had the strength and the gentleness that every woman craves. He never gave up on gaining Leonie's love and affection.
The book was full of misunderstandings which of course made it all the more exciting to read. It focuses more on their relationship with a little less action then some of her stories... but that's ok! It was kind of refreshing. Classic Lindsey!!
I've gotta have all her books... and I'll keep collecting 'till I do. Don't miss this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it the second time around!!! June 20 2002
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I am reading this for the second time .. This is my all time favorite Lindsey Book. When I was in my teens I read it for the first time now in my early thirties I am doing it again. The Leonie is annoying and Rolfe he is blind... but as an english teacher once stated when it come to these types of things that is what makes up a book..... or there would be no plot to write. I originally gave this 4 stars, (you have to work really hard for 5 stars with me) But as I sat at my desk at work sneaking a paragragh or two I realized I still enjoy this book. I have only read one of her books that I am not that pleased with and that is "Captive Bride" I realized she was just getting started then so I forgive her..........
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5.0 out of 5 stars When Love Awaits by Johanna Lindsay
I enjoy reading Johanna Lindsay.If I were a writer ,I could add more than 15 words. Any one who enjoys an historical ,would most certainly enjoy When Lobe Awaits.
Published 13 months ago by marilyn hardymarilyn hardy
4.0 out of 5 stars I could not put it down!!!!
This was an excellent book. I picked it up and did not put it down until it was finished!!! JL has been a long time favorite of mine and I love all of her books. Read more
Published on Jan. 30 2004 by Kristal Gorman
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Lindsey
When Love Awaits is hard to put down. This is one of Lindsey's earlier works. As so, it's riddled with secrets and misconceptions that I could not wait to see unravelled. Read more
Published on June 9 2003 by K. Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read
This was an enjoyable book to read. I am a huge fan of medieval romance and surely, you should not pass this one. You could not help but fall in love with the characters. Read more
Published on May 16 2002 by "maei5772"
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading More Than Once
What makes Ms. Lindsey's medieval romantic tale so compelling is her character development. Some of her novels have incredible storylines that supersede the characters. Read more
Published on Sept. 8 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars Love a Lindsey
I love this author.....She is fabulous... and especially her older books... You have to Love a Lindsey.........
Published on Aug. 19 2001 by pina3470
4.0 out of 5 stars Very romantic and interesting conflicts within the novel
This is the first book i read that is by Johanna Lindsey and I think this is a great romance book. The book had a great plot and had interesting twists here and there. Read more
Published on Oct. 27 1999
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good...
This wasn't Lindsey's best novel, and Leonie was kind of annoying, but it was still better than the average romance.
Published on April 23 1999
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