Book Reviews of Splendor

Splendor
Splendor
Author: Brenda Joyce
ISBN-13: 9780312998837
ISBN-10: 031299883X
Pages: 486
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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it was great!
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I truly enjoyed this book of Brenda Joyce. She paints a vivid picture of Carolyn and Nicolas's life and love, and helps the reader suspend the disbelief of the circumstances that would have kept these lovers apart. A fabulous, fantastical story of two lovers in difficult times against impossible circumstances.
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This is on the list of my favorite Brenda Joyce books ever. Perhaps what I like best is the sweeping historical nature. It's definitely not your typical ballroom romance. It's got adventure, star crossed lovers, and just true heart. This really is one of my favorite romance books, so much so that I just haven't been able to part with my now dog eared copy.
We've all got our favorites, I just wanted to give a shout out for this one.
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Reviewer: Virginia Lewis "Romance Reviewer for www.romancedesigns.com (Romance Designs)" - See all my reviews
Adam Carlyle rows out to sea to end his life. It's the perfect end to end his grief and despair and at the same time not allow the next in line, Harold Carlyle, to claim his vast fortune.
Adam comes upon a large ship moving at a quick pace. He hears a beautiful song and his attention turns to the ship's stern. There he watches in horror as Callie Melbourne jumps into the water.
Realizing his suicide plans have been thwarted for the moment, he sets out to rescue her. When he rows her back to his home, he discovers she has lost her memory. He gives her refuge in his home and quickly becomes intent on helping Callie with her problems. Adam's close friend soon finds out she was sent to England from America to marry Harold Carlyle, a fat and despicable young man who is none other than Adam's cousin.

Adam is fighting demons from his past. He tragically lost his wife and child to a hunting accident and blames himself for not being there to protect them. Callie brings him back to the living, and gives him purpose.

This uplifting story is spiritual, sensual, and light. This is a beautiful and captivating story.
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I didn't like this one at all.

She played a dangerous game. Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller's daughter and an enlightened thinker, delighting London with her scathingly witty columns, written under the name Charles Copperville. Penetrating the town's gilded salons in male disguise, Carolyn soon throws her barbs at the wrong man-- the enigmatic Russian prince, Nicholas Sverayov.

He was a dangerous target. His notoriety, extravagances, and indulgent disregard for social convention fuel Carolyn's outrage. Nicholas has moved through the balls and soirees of high society effortlessly, a natural target of gossip, envy, and desire. But Nicholas is furious to find himself lampooned by Copperville, and quickly discovers Carolyn's dearly held secret. Now, as the two spar, a new game begins-- a game of deception and pride, of longing and chance.

And they played for the ultimate prize... As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the splendor and majesty of St. Petersburg, against all odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back-- for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of them than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.
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She played a dangerous game. Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller's daughter and an enlightened thinker, delighting London with her scathingly witty columns, written under the name Charles Copperville. Penetrating the town's gilded salons in male disguise, Carolyn soon throws her barbs at the wrong man-- the enigmatic Russian prince, Nicholas Sverayov.

He was a dangerous target. His notoriety, extravagances, and indulgent disregard for social convention fuel Carolyn's outrage. Nicholas has moved through the balls and soirees of high society effortlessly, a natural target of gossip, envy, and desire. But Nicholas is furious to find himself lampooned by Copperville, and quickly discovers Carolyn's dearly held secret. Now, as the two spar, a new game begins-- a game of deception and pride, of longing and chance.

And they played for the ultimate prize... As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the splendor and majesty of St. Petersburg, against all odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back-- for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of them than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.
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As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the splender and majesty of St. Petersberg, aganist all odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back - for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of the than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.
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Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller's daughterand an enlightened thinker,delighting London with her scathingly witty columns,written under the name Charles Copperville.Pentrating the ton's gilded salons in male disguise,Carolyn soonthrows her barbs at the wrong man-the enigmatic Russian prince,Nicholas Sverayov.
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Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller's daughter and an enlightened thinker, delighting London with her scathingly witty columns, written under the name Charles Copperville. Penetrating the ton's gilded salons in male disguise, Carolyn soon throws her barbs at the wrong man the enigmatic Russian prince, Nicholas Sverayov. His notoriety, extravagances, and indulgent disregard for social convention fuel Carolyn's outrage. Nicholas has moved through the balls and soirees of high society effortlessly, a natural target of gossip, envy, and desire. But Nicholas is furious to find himself lampooned by Copperville, and quickly discovers Carolyn's dearly held secret. Now, as the two spar, a new game begins a game of deception and pride, of longing and chance. As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the splendor and majesty of St. Petersburg, against all odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of them than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.