Here are my reviews.
The Eagle's Woman - Miriam Newman
If you like Viking romance, this is one for you.
From its tense opening, 'The Eagle's Woman' grips the reader and doesn't let go. This is the first part of a series and it promises to be an engaging, fascinating number of stories. The Viking hero, Ari, is sympathetic and the Irish heroine a worthy foil to him. The romance between the two develops swiftly and always realistically, while set against a brutal time. Viking society is shown, both good and bad, and the other characters are well drawn.
I look forward to the second part.
Far After Gold - Jen Black
Tender and Tough Historical Romance
I always enjoy and can relate to Jan Black's lively and realistic characters and her Viking hero and Irish heroine in 'Far After Gold' are no exception. Ms Black shows the reader their feelings, actions and thoughts and excels in placing them in situations where both are 'right'. The tough but tender romantic conflict between them was very well done and kept me reading and interested throughout.
Also, there is history and social history deftly woven into this story, so that a reader is transported back vividly into the Viking past.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, was captivated by it. If you're looking for a romance about 'real' Vikings, I urge you to try 'Far After Gold'.
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