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Glorious Angel Mass Market Paperback – Feb 5 2002
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From the Back Cover
Angela was a dirt-farmer's daughter. Though she was sultry and exquisitely beautiful, she could only dream of being loved by Bradford Maitland, heir to the magnificent Golden Oaks. When chance brought them together, he didn't recognize the violet-eyed angel he fell madly in love with. From the first time she gave herself to him, Bradford Maitland vowed to keep his precious angel always ...until cruel misunderstandings scorched their destiny with flames of bitter fury. Tormented by hateful gossip and a scandalous family secret, Angela was forced to run from the man she loved desperately. Unable to endure life apart, the couple risked all for the ecstatic passion they found in each other's love-even if that very passion might consume them...
About the Author
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 #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Ms. Lindsey lives in New England with her family.
Top Customer Reviews
The characters are very simplistic and flat: she is the beautiful poor girl which has struggled with difficulties in childhood and now suddenly finds herself wealthy; he is the good-looking young man with no other care in the world either than the jealousy he feels because of her. What you see in them at first glance is all there is to them. There is no character development and also there are no reasons they fall in love with each other except that she had a childhood crash on him and he finds her very beautiful.
The conflict is very twisted and confusing, with illogical ups and downs. There are also a lot of side characters which crowd the picture. One I found especially annoying was Billy Anderson, a young man who is obsessed with the heroine and wants to have her at any means, and so follows her around more or less for ten or more years. This I found very unbelievable and quite stupid.
Also, the love scenes are cold; Ms. Lindsey can write love scenes which make you shiver and tingle, but none of those are in this book.
So, nothing remarkable or special about this book. Just plain.
Angela is both strong and vulnerable at once; a character you cheer and sympathize with easily. She is perhaps a bit too trusting and somewhat naive at times. Bradford is a likable hero with one major flaw.. jealousy. He often forgets how many years Angela has been in love with him and is too jealous over any attention Angela gets from any man. Only by learning to trust her love for him, can they overcome the obstacles set before them. A good read.
This is a very light read for me, especially one that's of Johanna Lindsey's work. The plot is quite simple; The twists are mostly predictable; The conflicts are a bit too easy; The characters are a bit unpolished; but I considered the fact that this is one of Ms. Lindsey's earlier works that is why I wasn't totally turned off. I also don't think this book merits lower than 3 stars because i was able to finish this book in less than 5 hours. I guess, u can say that overall, it is an easy and a light read. Yes, there is no topsy-turvy or overwhelming heart effects here yet I can't say it's boring either... I've read lots of Ms. Lindsey's recent works and she is definitely much improved today as a writer/story teller. So, if you are a first time Lindsey reader then I suggest you start with her latter works.
I really liked the first half of the book but knew I would be disappointed with the second half after Angela runs away. She's just too much of a flirt for my liking. Kissing strangers left right and centre. Not one of JLs best books. Try the Western series, much better!
Most recent customer reviews
I have read many of Johanna Lindey's books, and I particularly like the Malory series. But I found Glorious Angel to be a bit overdone. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2002 by P. Rudnicki
It's been a while since I've read this book. I remember it was depressing and definately not a re-read. Read morePublished on July 7 2002 by Donna Card
I have read and re-read most of Johanna's work and I never trade in her books simply because I have to read it a couple hundred times before I can safely say I can lend it out. Read morePublished on May 23 2002
Beware! This is a book that has been re-published. I read it back in the late 80's maybe early 90's. Still a good read, better than what she puts out now. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2002
Expected a lot more after the gowing review. Very poorly written or editted compared to her other novels. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2001