Book Reviews of The Reluctant Viking (Viking I, Bk 1)

The Reluctant Viking (Viking I, Bk 1)
The Reluctant Viking - Viking I, Bk 1
Author: Sandra Hill
ISBN-13: 9780505519832
ISBN-10: 0505519836
Publication Date: 10/1994
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Reluctant Viking (Viking I, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Ruby Jordan, a modern businesswoman, needs a miracle to save her longtime marriage. But she didn't expect to travel back in time to medieval Britain as a cure for her broken life.

Thork Haraldsson is a tenth century Jomsviking warrior embittered by his harsh life. What he doesn't need is a pesky woman claiming to be his wife...one thousand years in the future.

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I really liked this book funny and sweet good for warm lazy summer reading
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Helpful Score: 2
The book begins in 1994 when Ruby's husband Jack walks out of her. Depressed she picks up a self help tape her husband has left and begins to cry then as she is listening she finds herself transported back a thousand years to 994. She sees a Viking, Thork, who bears a stiking resemblence to her husband JAck. She finds herself accused of being a SPY. She tries to convince him she is his wife but he merely laughs at her attempts but there is definately an attraction between them.
As she survives in the life of a viking woman she finds life is not as she would have imagined and is given insight into her troubled marriage back in her own time.
The beginning was a bit slow but was interesting enough to keep you reading. It is a while before Thork and Ruby are able to align themselves with one another and then when they finally do, tragedy stikes and threatens to tear it all apart.
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Helpful Score: 2
Love Sandra Hill and loved this book. This was a great story about a wife who needed to find herself. Quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderfully entertaining time travel story. The characters are very well fleshed out and bigger than life. The romance is exhilarating and heartbreaking. I shed tears and wished it would never end. Hill's world building comes alive and she excels at accuracy.
reviewed The Reluctant Viking (Viking I, Bk 1) on
Ruby Jordan, a modern businesswoman, needs a miracle to save her longtime marriage. But she didn't expect to travel back in time to medieval Britain as a cure for her broken life.

Thork Haraldsson is a tenth century Jomsviking warrior embittered by his harsh life. What he doesn't need is a pesky woman claiming to be his wife...one thousand years in the future.

Thork was a reluctant Viking.
Ruby was determined to melt his reluctant heart.

Was it a dream?
Or did Ruby's dream come true?
reviewed The Reluctant Viking (Viking I, Bk 1) on
"Picture yourself floating out of your body--floating,...floating...floating..."

The hyponotic voice on the self-motivation tape was supposed to help Ruby Jordan solve her problems, not create new ones. Instead, she was lulled from a life full of a demanding business, a neglected home, and a failing marriage--to an era of hard-bodied warriors and fair maidens, fierce fighting and fiercer wooing..." (back cover)
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Time travel-Ruby travels ten centuries to the past to find out that it wasn't all mead and mirth! Good read.
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Another madcap, rolicking Viking romance from Sandra Hill, a fun read!!
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This was a GREAT book, and the only reason I took off one star was it was sad...it was good but at the end you as the reader have to make a decision on which main male character you like more. And it's just...well, it's sad. But at times very funny and I look forward to reading the next.
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I haven't read a lot of time travel books. This one was a total surprise for me. I intend to read more of Ms. Hills books after this.