Book Reviews of Candle in the Window (My First, Bk 1)

Candle in the Window (My First, Bk 1)
Candle in the Window - My First, Bk 1
Author: Christina Dodd
ISBN-13: 9780061040269
ISBN-10: 0061040266
Publication Date: 4/1/1991
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 176 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Candle in the Window (My First, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I wish this story had never ended. For the life of me I do not know how to give my review of a book and turn the stars BLUE. They stay yellow!!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this one and highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Dodd creates a medieval world of romance and treachery. Lady Saura is a blind woman who believes she has no use in this world. However, when approached by Lord Peter to help his newly blinded son, a new world opens to her. This world offers love and understanding. This is a bit of a mystery involved when the couple is kidnapped and death threatens them both. This is a quick, enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I fear there are just some authors out there that I will never like. I don't know if it's their writing style or their content but this book bored me. I love books where either the hero/heroine is scarred or has some other physical affliction. They are very endearing and shows the true power of love. But this one seems so amateurish and downright boring. The heroine is blind and she is asked to help a man (who just recently became blind)deal with his illness. Now reading that description, made me pick it up immediately.

What I got was a horrible plot and instant cure for hero's blindess. The lines were corny and even the heroine's reluctance to marry the hero was awful.

I just couldn't get through it. I hope someone else enjoys it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very well done! Certainly the best of Dodd's books also. This story created the best hero and heroine I've ever read. It's definitely worth a read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Delightful!! I read it twice.
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Helpful Score: 1
Such a heartwarming tale. Definite read.
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Helpful Score: 1
this book is good if you like medival times. castles, knights, villians. all in all a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the more unusual medieval romances, in that the heroine is BLIND, and no, she doesn't miraculously recover her sight. Dodd is a good writer and this is a heartwarming tale.
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Helpful Score: 1
Christina Dodd comes thru with a wonderful medieval story about a beautiful blind heiress called upon to teach a recently injured knight how to live with his blindness. Lots of snap and sizzle!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! Saura is one strong lady and just impressed me more and more as I read the story.

I was dearly in love with William - what a kind and tender heart he had. He was so good to Saura and wanted to make up for every pain she had had in her life.

One of my most favorite characters was "Bronnie". He made me laugh out loud everytime he appeared. The end when he is in the dungeon and "surprises" William was hysterical!

All in all this is one of my favorite stories I've read in a long time.
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Lady Saura of Roget is breathtakenly beautiful, wealthy, intelligent, and living a live of servitude to the unscrupulous stepfather who controls her life. She is also blind. She has been summoned to the castle of William of Miraval by his father Lord Peter. The great warrior had been struck down in battle but now is blind. Under the guise of housekeeper, she must teach him how to deal with his affliction.
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This was an overall okay story. William's sexist attitude early on in the story made it hard for me to like him. Saura, on the other hand, was an unusual heroine who is easy to admire.

There were a couple of times in the story where it really felt like it could have ended since things wrap up and everything's mostly hunky dory. It was like the author was starting out with a shorter story, but just made it drag on instead.

Which leads me to how I found it annoying that the "stalker" takes so long to be revealed for who he is when his actions should have made it obvious.
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Lady Saura of Roget is breathtakenly beautiful, wealthy, intelligent, and living a live of servitude to the stepfather who controls her life. All this, and she is blind as well. She has been summoned to the castle of William of Miraval by his father Lord Peter. This magnificent Knight, Lord William, had been struck down in battle and now was blind.
Who better, to lead William back from the depths of his depression than another blind person, one who could teach him how to deal with his affliction. Saura was brought to William thinking that she was an elderly housekeeper for the castle, and the ruse kept up for quite a while as she slowly tore down the walls, William built around himself. Half way into the book, William does regain his sight, then he must do the healing, and the earning of Saura's trust as he becomes enraptured with this beautiful maiden as treachery abounds as a madman seeks to destroy both William and Saura. Exciting, and breath stopping suspense!

As usual for a Dodd historical, the passion and love scenes are hot. The secondary characters are a delight right down to the faithful dog, Bula! Fabulous story -
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very good book...
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This book starts slow, almost didn't finish it but it does pick up speed.
Easy read, nice for rainy weekend or laying in the sun.
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This is an older book, discolored and a bit dinged up but in tact and a read I really enjoyed! =)
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When his son, Sir William of Miraval, is blinded in battle, Lord Peter seeks out Lady Saura of Roget, the only woman in England who can help William. Blind since infancy, Saura does not allow her handicap to interfere with her abilities to run a household, ride a horse and live as normal a life as possible. Saura will not let William wallow in self-pity, but teach him to be self-sufficient.

Though wary of Lord Peter's offer, she takes over as chatelaine and turns William's keep into a well-run household and no one dare tell William that she is blind. Still wallowing in his loss, William taunts Saura and then begins to admire her tenacity, intelligence and strong will. She goads and sometimes irks him, but she gets him out of his drunken stupor. He believes she is old, or at best a nun, and she lets him keep thinking that way. But secretly, Saura is falling in love with William.

On a day's outing, they are abducted, and William is once again injured. During the night, Saura heals his wounds and gives him her love. When the dawn comes William's sight has returned. It is as if a miracle occurred. Having fallen in love with Saura blind, William is determined to make her his wife now that he can see.

But Saura feels that she is inferior, that her blindness makes it impossible for her to become William's wife. Yet even as William strives to convince Saura that she is the only woman for him, old-friends-turned-enemies plot to destroy their love and seize their holdings.
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This was an overall okay story. William's sexist attitude early on in the story made it hard for me to like him. Saura, on the other hand, was an unusual heroine who is easy to admire.

There were a couple of times in the story where it really felt like it could have ended since things wrap up and everything's mostly hunky dory. It was like the author was starting out with a shorter story, but just made it drag on instead.

Which leads me to how I found it annoying that the "stalker" takes so long to be revealed for who he is when his actions should have made it obvious.
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This was an overall okay story. William's sexist attitude early on in the story made it hard for me to like him. Saura, on the other hand, was an unusual heroine who is easy to admire.

There were a couple of times in the story where it really felt like it could have ended since things wrap up and everything's mostly hunky dory. It was like the author was starting out with a shorter story, but just made it drag on instead.

Which leads me to how I found it annoying that the "stalker" takes so long to be revealed for who he is when his actions should have made it obvious.
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I'm not a big fan of medieval romance, but this one was pretty good;
the requisite happy ending was corny & hard to believe. The hero was a bit too articulate, but the story line was interesting.
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I really enjoyed "Castles In The Air" by Christina Dodd and looked forward to reading this book. However, I wasn't very impressed. There were a few funny moments and the overall story was good but it didn't grab my attention. I finished the book but it was a slow read. Not a bad book but not a keeper, in my opinion.
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This was an overall okay story. William's sexist attitude early on in the story made it hard for me to like him. Saura, on the other hand, was an unusual heroine who is easy to admire.

There were a couple of times in the story where it really felt like it could have ended since things wrap up and everything's mostly hunky dory. It was like the author was starting out with a shorter story, but just made it drag on instead.

Which leads me to how I found it annoying that the "stalker" takes so long to be revealed for who he is when his actions should have made it obvious.
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Lady Saura of Roget lived a lonely life of servitude - her fortune controlled by her unscrupulous stepfather - until she was summoned to the castle of Sir William of Miraval. The magnificent knight had once sworn to live or perish by the sword. But that was before his world was engulfed in agonizing darkness.
They came together in a blaze of passion - the ravenhaired maiden and the golden warrior who laid siege to her heart. Yet danger awaited them just beyond the castle walls. Saura and William soon found themselves fighting for their lives, even as they surrendered to an all-consuming love.