This book was a liitle hard to get into, but once I did, I could not put it down. Nina Beaumont made it easy to put you in the character's roll. Adrienne de Beaufort who is a kind a gentle person gets transported back into time and into the body of Isabella who is a wicked person and her husband Alessandro di Montefiore has to learn to believe in her. A good book.
From Publishers Weekly
A great deal of research clearly underlies this interesting but overlong historical romance. In Normandy in 1794, Adrienne de Beaufort is being threatened with rape by a local revolutionary leader. She escapes wondrously through a portrait of Isabella di Montefiore, an Italian ancestor of hers whose diaries Adrienne has read, and finds herself inhabiting Isabella's body in Renaissance Siena on the night of Isabella's marriage to Alessandro di Montefiore. The gentle Adrienne knows that Isabella was heartless; she eventually betrayed her husband and helped arrange his murder. But Adrienne falls in love with Alessandro and attempts to change history. Beaumont ( Sapphire Magic ) realistically includes even unpalatable details about the era: Adrienne arrives on the wedding night, when the couple are slated to perform the ritual loss of virginity in front of a crowd. One of Isabella's brothers lusts after her shamelessly, but Adrienne makes an odd bargain with him that they will have intercourse only after she is pregnant with Alessandro's child. Alessandro also participates in a bloody campaign with Cesare Borgia, who is astounded by Isabella's apparent ability to tell the future.
Very exciting! Filled with romance and adventure!
Excellent book. She does some amazing things in this book.
Thrown through time and into the body of an unsavory bride, how can she survive? Can she stay with the man she has wed and is madly in love with?
Harlequin Historical book, nuf said. Have a summer weekend by the pool? Good read for that. Enjoy a good romance now and again.
Classic book. Very good. Read when I was teenager.
Alessandro di Montefiore could not trust his wife. Isabella was a woman known as much for her powerful cruelty as for her startling beauty.Fate had plummeted Adrienne de Beaufort through time into the body of her ancestor, a woman steeped with hatred.But Adrienne's soul was still her own and she alone could prevent the tragedy of Alessandro's death at the hands of Isabella.
Isabella was a woman known as much for her powerful crulety as for her startling beauty. Yet when she looked at him with a stranger's innocence in her passion darkened eyes, he found himself wiling to risk almost anyting for the promise of her desire
Fate had plummeted Adrienne de Beaufort through time into the body of her ancestor, a woman steeped in hatred and betrayal. But Adrienne's sould was still her own, and only she could prevent the tragedy that lay ahead for Allessandro: death at the hand of the treacherous Isabella.....
the title says (Big Book), but this particular one is average sized-----if u like pervertslut heros and stupid ultra-innocent heroines