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Topic: Here Be Dragons Read-Along Book 1 Chapters 11-20

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Subject: Here Be Dragons Read-Along Book 1 Chapters 11-20
Date Posted: 9/7/2010 7:01 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/7/2010 4:08 PM ET
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I felt like the story started in earnest when Llewelyn and Joanna married.  Everything before that felt like necessary background information.  Maybe that's just because I'm a sucker for a good romance!

Ahhh...the infamous burning bed!  Definitely a classic scene.  I did cry when Joanna opened that bedchamber door, even though I had already figured out what she was going to find.  Unlike Llewellyn, I DO wish he had been in the bed when she burned it!   I'm not sure I'm buying his apology.  "It is true that when I came to Chester last spring, it was to wed with the English King's daughter.  But I did ride back through a snowstorm tonight for Joanna."  If he stays true to her, that goes down in my book as one of the most romantic lines of all time.  If not, then it's just another flowery pick-up line from a jerk!  LOL!

Date Posted: 9/7/2010 4:50 PM ET
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Clearly, I need to read this book again, because I barely remember that there was a bed-burning, and nothing at all about the "5 w's". 

Date Posted: 9/7/2010 6:58 PM ET
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Ah, the bed burning. I believe Sharon has mentioned on her blog (or somewhere else) that she had no idea when she wrote that scene that it would be such a memorable one for readers.

REMEMBER, Felicia and Christa - stay off the net and Wik. You will spoil yourselves badly.

Date Posted: 9/7/2010 10:13 PM ET
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I bought the apology, Christa because he didn't want to love her it was a dynastic marriage to a 15 year old, both reasons left him cold but he fell in love with her anyway.  I don't think he felt he could love anyone after,  oh darn I forgot her name, the mother of his children.  When he married her I believe that he was ready to sacrifice his happiness for Wales.

Date Posted: 9/7/2010 10:29 PM ET
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I'm with Jerelyn. His first loyalty is to Wales, and she was too young at the start for the marriage bed. Never fear, there's plenty more coming.

Date Posted: 9/7/2010 11:35 PM ET
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I have been in a H/F rut so I got this out and I am going to re-read it maybe it will start a fire.  Sorry I couldn't resist!cheeky