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The Prize
The Prize
Author: Julie Garwood
In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London court, the lovely Saxon captive, Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tender heart. Resourceful, rebellious and utterly naive, Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to h...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671702519
ISBN-10: 0671702513
Publication Date: 8/1/1991
Pages: 432
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 388 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Excellent medival romance - strong heroine, stronger hero.
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I loved this series, wonderful characters that you will come to love.
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England has been invaded by the Normans and William the Conqueror has sent his most fierce warriors to find those Saxon's who resist. Lady Nicholaa has managed to resist capture until Baron Royce secures her holdings. He takes Nicholaa with him to London to be presented as "The Prize" to the winner of a tournament. Instead, Nicholaa saves the niece of the Queen and is given the right to pick her own husband among the Norman warriors. She chooses Royce, knowing he is ever patient with her and his vassals.

This is a cute medieval romance with very likable characters. Royce and Nicholaa are perfect for each other. Nicholaa's younger brother, Justin, is also an interesting character. She should have written a book for him too. My rating: 4 Stars.
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This is the first book I have tried to read by this author and honestly I'm disappointed. It started out and I felt totally captivated. Strong hero, strong heroine, their both warriors! I mean, seriously appealing! I was loving it. But as the story when on I felt like it was getting boring and repetitive and annoying.

The power struggle between the H&h is understandable, but so repetitive. The strong heroine we see in the beginning, seems like a complete ditz later, is completely naive and rather accident prone. The hero gets all soft and squishy when he thinks about her (which normally I wouldn't see a problem with but this is just kinda silly) and they both are just ridiculously stubborn.

I think this story had lots of potential, but there is no way I'm going to even waste my time finishing it. Nothing really seems to be changing. I feel no connection to the character, less the further I get, and that's unusual for me, as I usually over empathize with a character.

Obviously a lot of people really like this book, but it did nothing for me after about the 4th chapter.
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One of Garwood's early historical books, hard to put down, a great read.