Book Reviews of By Possession

By Possession
By Possession
Author: Madeline Hunter
ISBN-13: 9780553589221
ISBN-10: 0553589229
Publication Date: 6/27/2006
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed By Possession on
Helpful Score: 4
A stirring medieval tale of a displaced knight and a bondswoman. This book is aptly titled. Some readers may find the book slightly uncomfortable, as I did initially, but skillfully-written character development more than makes up for any unease. Part of a series: By Posession, By Design (Rhys and Joan's story) and Stealing Heaven (Marcus's story).
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Helpful Score: 2
From reading two of her books, I've decided Madeline Hunter writes really mean romances. This is the second in a trio, and I've alsoread the first, "By Arrangement." Both of her men are possessive (yeah, I know that's the title...) but not possessive in a protective, loving way. Addis, the man in "By Possession" treats Moira with a "you're mine, you have no rights, I'm only letting you think you have any say" attitude and I couldn't stand it. I only finished the book because several reviewers said they liked it so much so I had to see if it changed. The last couple pages were great! Exactally what Addis should have been doing all along! These last pages hardly made up for the other 368.
Maybe this is a bit more realistic for the way a bondswoman and her lord would act towards each other, but I guess that's not what I want to read in a romance novel.

The story itself had a lot going on. There was some pagan mysticism (should have been a lot more of it, or none at all), a political uprising (which seemed to have very little consequence), and family intrigue (which got hastily summed up in the last ten pages or so).

The third book is about a character introduced in "By Possesion." There was an excerpt at the end of the book which leads me to believe Ms. Hunter has created a new, nicer, character type. I plan on finishing the trio but I hope the last book isn't as spiteful as "By Possession."
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Helpful Score: 2
Of the three in Madeline Hunter's series (By Arrangement and By Design being the other two), By Possession was the most touching. There is a history between the main characters which endears them more to one another. Both Addis and Moira are likeable, sympathetic, and courageous.

There is plenty of passion, but it has depth. I couldn't put the book down. Addis and Moira have become one of my favorite love stories of all time.
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This one is a winner-great middle ages romance plus a little royal intrigue. My first Hunter book but I will be checking out the other two in this series.
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Wow, what a wonderful love story with strong characters. Great medieval, highly recommended
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Moira is a beautiful, proud and courageous serf-woman who has loved only one man since she was twelve. Until he showed up on her doorstep to claim the son she had raised, she believed that man was dead. Her pride and love for Addis will constantly war within her, because she knows he can never marry her. The only role Moira can play in his life will be as a mistress, until he tires of her.

Moira saw what her mother had to endure as a mistress to another nobleman and swore that she would never allow it to happen to her. But now her oath will be sorely tested as she fights to walk away from the love of her life.

For eight years, Addis de Valence was a captured slave in the Baltic lands until his lover, the daughter of a priest, helped him escape. He returns home to find that his father, wife and most of whom he loved are dead, his stepbrother has taken over his father's estate and he has a son he didn't know existed. Now he has to fight to regain all that he has lost. But in his quest, Addis will discover a love that will mean more to him than his life; a love in a woman who is not his equal in the eyes of society.
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not a bad read
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Good some boring spots but overall a very good read.
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for years she had thought he was dead. yet when addis de valence strode into moira falkner`s cottage, there was no mistaking the sharp planes of his face, and the scar she herself had helped to heal.....
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#2 to her medieval series
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For years she had thought he was dead. Yet when Addis de Valence strode into Moira Falkner's cottage, there was no mistaking the sharp planes of his face, and the scar she herself had helped to heal. The young squire who had once been her hero was now her lord, a hardened man who returned to claim the son she had raised as her own. But Moira couldn't deny that Addis roused a passion she never thought to feel - and a perilous hope for a future that could never be...

Addis returned from the Crusades to find his lands usurped by his stepbrother, and his country on the brink of rebellion. Determined to reclaim his birthright, Addis could not afford to be distracted by a woman - even one as tempting as Moira. Yet the only living part of his contented past lay in Moira - and his desire for her was more dangerous than his deadly battles with the king's men. By law, Moira belonged to him...but possessing her heart might be far more difficult.
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A COMMON LADY

For years she had thought he was dead. Yet when Addis de Valence strode into Moira Falkner's cottage, there was no mistaking the sharp planes of his face and the scar she herself had helped to heal. The young squire who had once been her hero was now her lord, a hardened man who returned to claim the son she had raised as her own. But Moira couldn't deny that Addis roused a passion she never thought to feel -- and a perilous hope for a future that could never be ...

AN UNCOMMON LOVE

Addis returned from the Crusades to find his lands unsurped by his stepbrother and his counbtry on the brink of rebellion. Determined to reclaim his birthright, Addis could not afford to be distracted by a woman -- even one as tempting as Moira. Yet the only living part of his contented past lay in Moira -- and his desire for her was more dangerous than his deadly battles with the king's men. By law, Moira belonged to him ... but possessing her heart might be far more difficult.
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I have not read this yet so I will tell you what is on the back cover of the book;

A COMMON LADY

For years she had thought he was dead. Yet when Addis de Valence strode into Moira Faulkner's cottage, there was no mistaking the sharp planes of his face, and the she herself had helped heal. The young squire whohad once been her hero was now her lord, a hardened man who returned to claim the son she had raised as her own. But Moria couldn't deny that Addis rousted a passion she never thought to fee - and a perilous hope for a future that could never be....

AN UNCOMON LOVE
Addis returned from the Crusades to find he land unsuped by his stepmother, and his country on the brink of rebellion. determined to reclaim his birthright, Addis could not afford to be distracted by a woman- even one as tempting as Moria. Yet the only loving part of his contented past lay in Moria - and his desire for her was more dangerous then his deadly battles with the king's men. By law, Moria belonged to him..but possessing her heart might be far more difficult.

This was another great on by Madeline Hunter
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A COMMON LADY

For years she had thought he was dead. Yet when Addis de Valence strode into Moira Falkner's cottage, there was no mistaking the sharp planes of his face, and the scar she herself had helped to heal. The young squire who had once been her hero was not her lord, a hardened man who returned to claim the son she had raised as her own. But Moira couldn't deny that Addis roused a passion she never thought to feel-and a perilous hope for a future that could never be...

AN UNCOMMON LOVE

Addis returned from the Crusades to find his lands usurped by his stepbrother, and his country on the brink of rebellion. Determined to reclaim his birthright, Addis could not afford to be distracted by a woman-even one as tempting as Moira. Yet the only living part of his contented past lay in Moira-and his desire for her was more dangerous than his deadly battles with the king's men. By law, Moira belonged to him...but possessing her heart might be far more diffcult.
reviewed By Possession on + 55 more book reviews
For years she had thought he was dead. Yet when Addis de Valence strode into Moira Falkner's cottage, there was no mistaking the sharp planes of his face, and the scar she herself had helped to heal. The young squire who had once been her hero was now her lord, a hardened man who returned to claim the son she had raised as her own. But Moira couldn't deny that Addis roused a passion she never thought to feel--and a perilous hope for a future that could never be...

Addis returned from the Crusades to find his lands usurped by his stepbrother, and his country on the brink of rebellion. Determined to reclaim his birthrigh, Addis could not afford to be distracted by a woman--even one as tempting as Moira. Yet the only living part of his contented past lay in Moira--and his desire for her was more dangerous than his deadly battles with the king's men. By law, Moira belonged to him...but possessing her heart might be far more difficult.