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Subject: Anne Stuart's House of Rohan series
Date Posted: 11/10/2010 6:20 PM ET
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Has anybody figured out the relationships of the characters from book to book?  I've read the prequel (Wicked House of Rohan-1740 time period) and the 1st book (Ruthless-1768), and have just started to read Reckless (1804) and I'm still confused.  I checked her website but couldn't find an explanation (if it's there, it wasn't easy to find anyway).

Date Posted: 11/10/2010 7:05 PM ET
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The hero of Reckless is the son of the hero and heroine from Ruthless, but I forget how the prequel fits in. Cousins, I think.

Date Posted: 11/11/2010 9:47 AM ET
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I have Ruthless on my tbr shelf; Reckless is coming.  But, I can't find a book(here on PBS) entitled "Wicked House of Rohan"-the prequel.  Can anyone offer any help there?  btw-this series looks really interesting.  I'd forgotten about Stuart's historicals-Devil's Waltz and the anthology "One Night with a Rogue" I really liked back when I read them. 

Date Posted: 11/11/2010 10:15 AM ET
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The prequel was very, very short, and offered as a free e-book.  I think I got my copy from Barnes & Noble.  It's still up as a free e-book there.  

 

Renee

Date Posted: 11/11/2010 11:21 AM ET
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You can also find more info about the prequel download at Anne-Stuart.com.  It's free from eHarlequin.com.

I have finished reading Ruthless & Reckless, and just started on Breathless.  The relationship connections are starting to make more sense.  If I get them all figured out, I'll post again here, with a ***SPOILER*** alert (just in case).

Date Posted: 11/12/2010 9:32 AM ET
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thanks for the update on the prequel.  I have an acct w eharlequin for ebooks already, so I'll head there. 

 

Jan

Subject: Relationships Explained
Date Posted: 11/13/2010 9:25 PM ET
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****Mild SPOILERS**** (Nothing terribly plot-related, but don't read this if you want to be completely unspoiled)

Characters and relationships in The House of Rohan series--

Prequel "The Wicked House of Rohan" (Venice, 1740):

Kathleen Strong, desperate Englishwoman stranded in Venice.  Alistair Rohan, "founder" of the Heavenly Host society and Irish cousin to the titled English branch of the Rohan family.

Book 1 Ruthless (Paris, 1768):

Elinor and Lydia Harriman, destitute expatriate English sisters in Paris.  Francis Rohan, Viscount Rohan and Comte de Giverney, exiled Scots-Englishman, and leader of the Heavenly Host.  Etienne de Giverney, his cousin.  Charles Reading, his friend.

Book 2 Reckless (England, 1804):

Charlotte Spenser, Bluestocking, spinster, and impoverished cousin and companion to beautiful Lady Evangelina, dowager Countess of Whitmore.  Adrian Rohan*, Viscount Rohan, younger son of Elinor and Francis (now Marchioness and Marquess of Haverstock), following in his father's footsteps.  Etienne de Giverney, Rohans' cousin.  "Monty" Montague, host of Heavenly Host gathering and Evangelina's and Adrian's friend.  Simon Pagett, Monty's 'friend'.

*When I started to read this book, I was very confused because I assumed Adrian Rohan was the son Elinor was preganant with at the end of Ruthless, but his age was wrong to have been born in 1769-ish.  This was explained partway through Reckless.

Book 3 Breathless (England, mid-1830's (?):  Lady Miranda Rohan, daughter of Charlotte and Adrian Rohan.  Her brothers Benedick, Charles and Brandon Rohan.  Her friend Jane, daughter of Simon and Evangelina PagettLucien "The Scorpion" de Malheur, Earl of Rochdale.  Jacob "King" Donnelly.



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Date Posted: 2/10/2011 6:50 PM ET
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Are these books rated almost erotica or are they just HOT? I can't tell from the blurb/summary. I wish there was a listing of hotness for books, but I guess that would be some sort of censorship. 

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 6:51 PM ET
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Not that there's anything wrong with erotica.  I just wanna know.

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 7:15 PM ET
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Sy, they are just hot, they aren't erotica.

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 9:07 PM ET
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SY,

This website does rate romance novels based on their sensuality:

 

http://www.likesbooks.com/kissburn.html

 

Cheers,

Tina

Date Posted: 2/11/2011 12:39 AM ET
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Lot of places do sensuality ratings for romance, the AAR website is a good place to check. I would call Stuart on the hot end of mainstream romance. No really explicit language, no really unconventional positions or orifices. ;-)