Thursday, February 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition

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Happy Thursday, everyone! And welcome to a new feature on Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Mary of Buried Under Romance and I are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, we've decided to focus on our beloved genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

The Lily and the Sword by Sara Bennett, published 2002

Trapped in an old Saxon church, Lady Lily is dragged from her hiding place to the very feet of the warrior who's been hunting for her -- Radulf, the King's Sword, a man whose name all speak in fear. Yet when she looks into his coal-black eyes, it is not fear that makes her tremble ... but desire. So she lies to save her life -- and prays to save her heart.

Even though some instinct whispers that Lily's not who she claims to be, Radulf is helpless against his burning need to possess her. Furious when he discovers her true identity, he nevertheless marries her -- not to protect her from the king's wrath, he tells himself, but to keep a close watch on her. For Radulf was betrayed by a woman once before ... and now trusting Lily could cost him his life.

I've read and enjoyed the first four books in Sara Bennett's Husband Hunters Club series, which is still ongoing. The Lily and the Sword is her debut novel, and what I love about it is the Norman-Saxon theme (which reminds me of Julie Garwood's The Prize.) Sara Bennett also publishes books under Deborah Miles, Kaye Dobbie, Lilly Sommers, and Sara MacKenzie.

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Head over to Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Ki Pha of Doing Some Reading for their picks for Throwback Thursday.^_^

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  1. Great pick for the week. I just love it. I really like the series, and I do enjoy this author. Would love to re read this series one day. It has been years and years since I have them, but I do remember how much I enjoyed those books.

  2. Not sure what happened to my comment, so I'll try again, sorry!

    I remember this book and the rest of them in the series.
    Very good books for me to have kept in my "oldies but goodies" box.
    I'm going to dust them off and reread them soon.
    I do enjoy reading Sara's books, I like her writing style.
    Thanks for the memories Tin! :-)
    Have a great weekend!



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