Book Reviews of The Masquerade (de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 5)

The Masquerade (de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 5)
The Masquerade - de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 5
Author: Brenda Joyce
ISBN-13: 9780778322092
ISBN-10: 0778322092
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Pages: 592
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 194 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Masquerade (de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 5) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Read The Conquerer First as that begins the DeWarenne family. Then read Promise of the Rose. Read The Game which brings in the O'Neill's. Then read The Prize. Then there is the Masquerade; The Stolen Bride; A Lady At Last; and finally Rex's story in The Perfect Bride.

Masquerade was really good and kept me turning page after page when I should've been sleeping!
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Helpful Score: 2
"The Masquerade" is my first romance by Brenda Joyce but after only a few pages, I knew it would not be my last. I was instantly caught up in the story of how Lizzie, at the tender age of 10, first met Tyrell during an unfortunate tumble into a lake at a social event and the events that led up to the fateful masquerade ball. Great story! And then there was Anna's confession....and the story just went downhill for me there. Don't get me wrong! I loved the relationship between Lizzie and Tyrell. The sexual tension between them, the love scenes...hot! And there was no mistaking the love that either had for the other...very endearing. But I could not get pass the fact that Anna never received her comeuppance! Spare me the "cast the first stone" speech - Anna was a shallow, selfish (bleep)! Period! And I applaud Lizzie's efforts as sister to Anna, mother to Ned, and all...but dang! I was hoping she would eventually get tired of how everyone's lives were being destroyed by her sister's deceit and just put it all out there! She was far too forgiving and that, dear reader, was pretty unforgivable in my sight. I agree with another reader who commented that instead of coming across as kind-hearted and sacrificing, she just came across as a spineless twit to me. *shrug

Nevertheless, I will not hesitate to read another romance by Brenda Joyce and I look forward to hearing more about Rex, the crippled brother. In fact, I plan to order "The Prize" as soon as my review here is done. My advice is read the book and judge for yourself.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wow, what a book! I loved it from start to finish and I highly recommend it. I could not put it down!
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This is my favorite Novel of Joyce's, to date. Every time I read it (and I read it about once a year) I am again swept away by the shared passion of Lizzie and Tyrell, and the crazy circumstances that keep them apart and bring them back together. A fabulous story for anyone who enjoys historical romance.
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Delightful Regency.
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This is a period Romance with puzzle.
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this is the 3rd in a series about the De Warenne family and its romantic escapades. It was a bit of a slow read, but I'm a patient reader and the ending is very satisfying. I connected with the characters because I'm Scots-Irish in heritage and the description of the emerald Isle and its day to day life is lush and fulfilling. I've never been there, but the book does a good job of making you feel like you have.
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I loved this book and the book before it "House of Dreams"
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Good read!
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Interesting story. A good B. Joyce.
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What a good read. I had a hard time putting it down.
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Loved this book! Great love story! Keeps you interested as you can't wait to see what happens next!
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A powerhouse of emotion and sensuality it was hard for me to put this one down
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Thoroughly enjoyable.
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When Lizzie arrives at Tyrell de Warenne's door with a baby that she claims is his, he remembers her from several years ago and knows that the baby can't be his.
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Great Book
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This is such a good book. I was hooked from the first chapter. It had me captivated and I could not put it down. It had me crying, laughing and feeling happy that I'd taken the time to read this great book!
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not her best book, but if you have read her other books finish off with this one.
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This is a true bodice ripper (the guy really rips off the girl's bodice) in the heat of passion. Its ok. She likes it. I can't say this is great literature, but I cried several times reading it because the heroine is so long-suffering. So it reached me at an emotional level. Or maybe I was just premenstrual. Anyway. Its brand new. I've been the only reader. Oh, yeah. I don't smoke either...in case you're into that whole deal that's been going on at Paperback Swap.
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Wonderful love story
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On the evening of her first masquerade, shy Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald is stunned by Tyrell de Warenne's whispered suggestion of a midnight rendezvous in the gardens. Lizzie has secretly worshiped the unattainable lord for years. When fortune takes a maddening turn, she is prevented from meeting Tyrell. But Lizzie cannot forsee that that night is only the beginning...

Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child she claims is his. He remembers her well...and knows that he could not possibly be the father. What is this game she is playing...and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of experience, or the gentle innocent she seems?
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Not the best of the series but an enjoyable read none the less.
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I loved this book. I stayed up all night reading it !!!!!!!!!
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Been a while since I've read a Brenda Joyce novel. This one was excellent. Setting is Ireland, around 1814, the bittersweet story of Tyrell de Warenne and Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald. The characters are so real that I could actually share their disappointment, their anxiety..........
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Love it...love it...love it!! As usual Brenda Joyce writes a great romance without the "mushy, everything is great if I have a man" book. I cannot WAIT for the next in the series.
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I loved this book. I think it goes on my Top 10 list. The story was so sweet. You could feel every emotion. Taste every tear. You won't be disappointed.
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i really enjoyed this book, parts had me in tears it is very good!!!!
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From Publishers Weekly
The chunky second volume in bestseller Joyce's de Warenne Dynasty series (after The Prize) dances on slippered feet, belying its heft with spellbinding dips, spins and twists. Jane Austen aficionados will delve happily into heroine Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fitzgerald's family, with its three sisters, socially obsessed mama and indulgent father. Lizzie has long loved Tyrell de Warenne, heir of the local earl, but never suspects he knows of her existence until he arranges a rendezvous with her at a masquerade. A switch in costumes sets Lizzie's loose sister in Tyrell's arms instead, resulting in a baby boy. When Lizzie claims the child as her own to save her sister's reputation, she again puts herself in Tyrell's sights. Joyce's tale of the dangers and delights of passion fulfilled will enchant those who like their reads long and rich, though some may find the secondary characters more compelling personalities than the somewhat conventional protagonists.
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I liked the book and I didn't want to put it down but it was a little stressful. The story was so twisted and sad sometimes. I guess I prefer "feel good" books.....:)
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#7 in the deWarenne Dynasty and again a very strong female character, who thankfully doesn't give two figs about what other people think.
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Entertaining. Strong characters. A good read.
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Book Description:

As a child, shy, bookish Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald loses her heart to the dashing young Lord Tyrell de Warenne. Although she is well aware that he is the heir to an earldom and utterly unattainable, Lizzie secretly worships him for years. On the night of her first masquerade ball, she is stunned when he suggests that they rendevous at midnight. But then fortune takes a maddening turn and Lizzie is thwarted from ever meeting Tyrell. Lizzie is certain such an opportunity will never arise again, but that night is only the beginning . . .

Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child that she claims is his. He remembers her well -- and knows that it is impossible that he is the boy's father. What is this game she is playing . . . and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of vast experience, or the gentle innocent he had believed her to be? Tyrell quickly decides he will play her game, and he claims the child as his own, determined to uncover Lizzie's lies. But neither scandal, deception nor pride can thwart a love too grand and passionate to ever be denied . . .
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Excellent! My favorite de Warenne book so far!
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DE WARENNE IS SHOCKED WHEN LIZZIE ARRIVES ON HIS DOORSTEP WITH A CHILD SHE CLAIMS IS HIS. HE KNOWS HE CAN NOT POSSIBLY BE THE FATHER. WHAT IS THIS GAME SHE IS PLAYING AND WHY?

A GOOD STORY AND INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
I LIKED IT.
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On the evening of her first masquerade, shy elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald is stunned by tyrell de Warenne's whispered suggestin of a midnight rendezvous in the gardens. Lizzie has secretly worshiped the unattainable lord for years. When fortune takes a maddening turn, she is prevented from meeting Tyrell. But Lizzie cannot forsee that that nigh is only the beginning........

Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child she claims is his. He remembers her well-and knows that he could not possibly be the father. What is this game she is playing and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of experience, or the gentle innocent she seems? But neither scandal, deception, nor pride can thwart a love too passionate to be denied.....
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Another good book in the series.
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As a child, shy, bookish Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald loses her heart to the dashing young Lord Tyrell de Warenne. Although she is well aware that he is the
heir to an earldom and utterly unattainable, Lizzie secretly worships him for years. On the night of her first masquerade ball, she is stunned when he
suggests that they rendevous at midnight. But then fortune takes a maddening turn and Lizzie is thwarted from ever meeting Tyrell. Lizzie is certain such
an opportunity will never arise again, but that night is only the beginning . . .

Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child that she claims is his. He remembers her well -- and knows
that it is impossible that he is the boy's father. What is this game she is playing . . . and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of vast experience,
or the gentle innocent he had believed her to be? Tyrell quickly decides he will play her game, and he claims the child as his own, determined to uncover
Lizzie's lies. But neither scandal, deception nor pride can thwart a love too grand and passionate to ever be denied . . .
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This book is an extremely good book to read especially if you like historical romance. I really loved reading this book.