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Alena (Harlequin Historical, No 220)
Alena - Harlequin Historical, No 220
Author: Merline Lovelace
The Princess of the Brigantium tribe and the mother to the child King of the Lopocares, Alena is constantly reminded of her rank among her people and the hatred they hold against the Roman conquerers of their land. Queen Cartimandua, leader of the Brigantium, holds no love for her daughter and instead uses her as a pawn in her own political ambi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780373288205
ISBN-10: 0373288204
Publication Date: 4/1/1994
Pages: 297
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3.3 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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susyclemens avatar reviewed Alena (Harlequin Historical, No 220) on + 158 more book reviews
This is a romance set in Roman-occupied Britain. I have to say I was disappointed with this story. I usually love Merline Lovelace's writing, and I was intrigued by the different time period, but somehow, this story dragged. There was too much historical detail and not enough romance. (And I would never usually complain about too much historical detail. But somehow the mix didn't come off.) The hero was a just a little bit too controlling for my taste, too. It was readable, but not a keeper for me.
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The wild heart of a warrior beat in the breast of Aena, daughter to a queen, and mother to a king. A Celtic princess, she resolved never to bend to the invader's rule. But how could she foresee that the iron fist of Rome would stroke her soul with a velvet glove of passion?
reviewed Alena (Harlequin Historical, No 220) on + 223 more book reviews
It was nice to read such a unique setting! The storyline was fairly common- two people on opposite sides of a conflict- but the author's handling of it and the time period made the book a nice read. The character development was done very well.

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