Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maiden Lane


Title: Maiden Lane
Author: Lynne Connolly
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.samhainpublishing.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60928-384-1
Genre: {M/F} Historical
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

One would have thought that Richard and Rose had settled into a quiet married life with their daughter but instead, they are facing old and new enemies. This time, trouble comes in the form a young man coming forward claiming to be Richard’s son from the wild days during his youth. During all of the accusations being aimed at Richard, Rose is expecting, and he will not let anything interfere with her well being.

Before Richard gives in to the slanderous accusations thrown at him, he marshals his close friends and allies to defeat the attacks against him and he knows that without Rose by his side, he couldn’t survive. She adds to his strength and sanity by asking the right questions of him, supporting him wherever needed.

Maiden Lane is even better than the last book I read by Ms. Connolly and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story! For one, the title is deceiving and I was thinking of something total different than what I read. Imagine my surprise after learning the meaning of the title! The one true villain amongst the other people wanting to harm Richard is an unbelievably wicked character.

This is the seventh book in the Richard and Rose series. There is so much going on throughout the story that you have to pay close attention to each of the details given. I must say that Ms. Connolly created a well plotted, suspenseful, loving story surrounding Richard and Rose and their everyday lives.

Richard and Rose are one of my favorite couples of the Historical books. The two of them are determined to make their marriage last, regardless of who tries to destroy the bond they have found together. They complement each other with their dedication, loyalty and love so much, it’s hard to think of Richard and Rose apart. The host of friends and family that surround them are remarkable themselves and add to the story nicely.

I won’t give away the ending but it had me laughing and thrilled to learn about Richard and Rose’s bundle of joy. This one will be added to my keeper list. Read and enjoy their story.

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