Book Reviews of The Prize

The Prize
The Prize
Author: Brenda Joyce
ISBN-13: 9780778320890
ISBN-10: 0778320898
Publication Date: 10/1/2004
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 116 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I didn't realize this was a series until after I read the book, and went looking for more. It was great as a stand alone, with no problems following the story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book and thought it was a very good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book from start to finish.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! In the hands of a less skilled author, the hero would have been unlikeable, and left the reader wondering why the heroinne would even bother. But Brenda Joyce makes this an unforgettable read, with a depth to both characters, and some very touching scenes.
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Love this series. EXCELLANT!!!
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Great romance
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Historical Fiction - two young adults head for England regarding the hope of confronting the same individual - curcumstances throw them into an unexpected passion.
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Another great novel by Joyce!! I read these out of order and was fine but I felt I would have appreciated the characters more if I would have realized the sequence.
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What a joy to read. I had a hard time putting it down.
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a really good book I couldn't put it down. It is powerful and emotionally charged. If I could give it another star I would
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Very good read.
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Vengeance ruled his days . . . and nights.
An infamous sea captain of the British Royal Navy, Devlin O'Neill is consumed with the need to destroy the man who brutally murdered his father. Having nearly ruined the Earl of Eastleigh financially, he is waiting for his moment to strike the final blow. And it comes in the form of a spirited young American woman, the earl's niece, who is about to set his cold, calculating world on fire.

Pride inflamed her spirit

Born and raised on a tobacco plantation, Virginia Hughes is determined to rebuild her beloved Sweet Briar. Daringly, she sails to England alone, hoping to convince her uncle to lend her the funds. Instead, she finds herself ruthlessly kidnapped by the notorious Devlin O'Neill. As his hostage, she will soon find her best laid plans thwarted by a passion that could seal their fates forever.

Love conquered them both

Against the backdrop of a turbulent war between England and America, Devlin and Virginia are torn apart by duty, pride and honor. Their private battle is one that Virginia must win-for at stake is Devlin's heart. But as the war rages ever closer to Sweet Briar, each must make the ultimate sacrifice-and surrender to the healing power of their consuming love.
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This is book one in the De Warenne dynasty. The second one just came out and is titled "The Masquerade". They do not have to be read in order.
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Vengeance ruled his days . . . and nights.
An infamous sea captain of the British Royal Navy, Devlin O'Neill is consumed with the need to destroy the man who brutally murdered his father. Having nearly ruined the Earl of Eastleigh financially, he is waiting for his moment to strike the final blow. And it comes in the form of a spirited young American woman, the earl's niece, who is about to set his cold, calculating world on fire.

Pride inflamed her spirit

Born and raised on a tobacco plantation, Virginia Hughes is determined to rebuild her beloved Sweet Briar. Daringly, she sails to England alone, hoping to convince her uncle to lend her the funds. Instead, she finds herself ruthlessly kidnapped by the notorious Devlin O'Neill. As his hostage, she will soon find her best laid plans thwarted by a passion that could seal their fates forever.

Love conquered them both

Against the backdrop of a turbulent war between England and America, Devlin and Virginia are torn apart by duty, pride and honor. Their private battle is one that Virginia must win-for at stake is Devlin's heart. But as the war rages ever closer to Sweet Briar, each must make the ultimate sacrifice-and surrender to the healing power of their consuming love.
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An infamous sea captain of the British Royal Navy, Devlin O'Neill is consumed with the need to destroy the man who brutually murdered his father. Having hearly ruined the Earl of Eastleigh financially, he is waiting to strike the final blow. And his opportunity comes in the form of a spirited young American woman, the earl's niece, who is about to set his cold, calculating world on fire....

Born and raised on a tobacco plantation, orphan Virginia Hughes is determined to rebuild her beloved Sweet Briar. Darily, she sails to England alone, hoping to convince her uncle to lend her the funds. Instead, she finds herself ruthlessly kidnapped by the notorious Devlin O'Neill. As his hostage, she will soon find her best-laid plan thwarted by a passion that could seal their fates forever....
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Follows the story of the O'Neills, in this case, son Devlin. He is determined to revenge the brutal death of his patriot father by destroying the English Earl of Eastleigh. First by ruining him at sea, then by kidnapping his daughter.
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This is the first in the DeWarenne series set in the 18th century. A great read, as are all the other books that follow!
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His hostage for love . . . will she grow to love her captivity?
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good read
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GOOD ROMANCE
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Capt. Devlin O'Neill vows to destroy the Earl of Eastlegh,the man who killed his father. He kidnaps the Earl's American neice, Virginia Hughes,but falls for her instead.
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Classic "I'm falling in love with my captor - even though he's completely ruined my life" tale. Standard plot aside, it's well written, with well developed characters and turned out to be completely enjoyable.
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I enjoyed this story; good characters and good plot. Virginia was quite a handful of stubborn attitude and fortituede. Devlin was a bit back and forth, but I guess that was by design so that we could see his struggle with being human after all. I would have liked to see a few different twists, but I enjoyed the story and wasn't surprised at all by the ending. I enjoy this family.
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A romance that spans an ocean. A time of War between England and her
beloved America. Virginia Hughes, in need of saving her beloved Sweet Briar from being sold on the auction block, dares to cross the ocean to beg that her Uncle help her save her beloved home and her people.

But on the high seas her ship is boarded and she is taken prisoner. From the first glance she new she would never meet anyone like the daring sea captain that was coming to board her ship. And his first view of her was as she raised her gun to fire on him......
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From the back cover...

An infamous sea captain of the British Royal navy, Devlin O'Neill is consumed with the need to destroy the man who brutally murdered his father. Having nearly ruined the Earl of Eastleigh financially, he is waiting to strike the final blow. And his opportunity comes in the form of a spirited young American woman, the earl's niece, who is about to set his cold, calculating world on fire...

Born and raised on a tobacco plantation, orphan Virginia Hughes is determined to rebuild her beloved Sweet Briar. Daringly, she sails to England alone, hoping to convince her uncle to lend her the funds. Instead, she finds herself ruthlessly kidnapped by the notorious Devlin O'Neill. As his hostage, she will soon find her best-laid plans thwarted by a passion that could seal their fates forever...