Wild Lavender

Wild Lavender This gorgeous sweeping historical romance will enchant the readers of Deanna Raybourn and introduces a wildly talented new voice This epic fantasy romance is a strong debut RT Book Reviews Anna was

  • Title: Wild Lavender
  • Author: Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher
  • ISBN: 9781626819344
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • This gorgeous, sweeping historical romance will enchant the readers of Deanna Raybourn, and introduces a wildly talented new voice This epic fantasy romance is a strong debut RT Book Reviews Anna was born of Chevring, a territory renowned for its valorous war horses, in the kingdom of Aurelia But peace reigns, and her family s fortune has dwindled Her father brokeThis gorgeous, sweeping historical romance will enchant the readers of Deanna Raybourn, and introduces a wildly talented new voice This epic fantasy romance is a strong debut RT Book Reviews Anna was born of Chevring, a territory renowned for its valorous war horses, in the kingdom of Aurelia But peace reigns, and her family s fortune has dwindled Her father brokers an alliance with the wealthy Lord Roger of Stolweg The price his eldest daughter and the secrets to her family s once great power Soon after they are wed, Roger proves himself cruel and calculating, a harsh lord who sows the seeds of fear in his people He has an ambitious secret, and nothing will stand in his way Not his new bride, nor his older brother, heir to all that he covets But secrets have a way of getting out, and the people of Stolweg quietly bide their time, coming to love Anna for her noble bravery in standing up to her scoundrel husband She will prove the leader they need to rise up and bring their underground resistance to flourish But it is Larkin, a guard of Aurelia, whose presence brings Roger s treachery to the forefront, igniting the spark of war Larkin comes to Stolweg to investigate Roger for treason against the realm and ends up giving all of his attention to Anna For she not only captures his heart, she may be the only person who can stop the battle that will tear the kingdom apart Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher s debut novel Wild Lavender is engrossing right from the prologue B.B Haywood, New York Times bestselling author

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    1. To be quite frank, I actually bought this book because of the cover - a beautiful horse, but let me add that not only was the cover gorgeous, but the story captured me right from the start. If you like strong heroines who can overcome unimaginable horrors, than Lady Anna of Chevring is one of the most fabulous heroines you will ever encounter. WILD LAVENDER is a sweeping historical romance combining all the things I love, an unbelievable heroine, fabulous secondary characters, amazing destrier h [...]

    2. Wild Lavender: The Aurelian Guard is the debut novel from Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher, and I have to say that I am quite impressed with her work. I am also very happy that she has chosen the fantasy romance genre because there is just not enough of it out there! I am always scrounging for new books in this genre, but they are few and far between.The setting for this book is the Kingdom of Aurelia, a map of which is provided at the front of the book. It was too small to read on my Kindle app, so I [...]

    3. I don't usually read Medieval stories. It just seems that everyone wants to kill each other. Nicole has worked hard on her story. She has come up with some strong characters-women allowed. Anna is married to Roger and not at all what she expected. She spends more time with her beloved horses. Someone is looking like they are a traitor so Larkin is trying to help. If you like lots of graphical reads then this is your story. For me this is a mature read. I hope you choose to try this book. Enjoy y [...]

    4. Even with an interesting backdrop, the story was weak, and unfortunately much of the language was clunky and awkward. Some examples still reverberate in my mind, and I finished the book two days ago. Much was made of the almost-mythical warrior woman attributes of the main character Aubrianne/Anna, but very little was used of it, overall. Additionally, the semi-mythical status of the famous war horses raised by her family, again unrealized. An editor to excise some of the meaningless/mundane det [...]

    5. How was the author’s writing: Great: Is there violence: Graphic Violence: Is there sexual content: Some sexual content: How was the story narrated: first person: 5 stars Wild Lavender, The Aurelian Guard, written by Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher. The people of Stolweg feared Lord Roger and He wanted it that way. He had a plan and had taken great risks to see it thru. He did not mind the wait for his plan to unfold, even if he had to wait several years. He was evil and got great satisfaction from h [...]

    6. Wild Lavender, The Aurelian Guard, written by Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher. The people of Stolweg feared Lord Roger and He wanted it that way. He had a plan and had taken great risks to see it thru. He did not mind the wait for his plan to unfold, even if he had to wait several years. He was evil and got great satisfaction from his people knowing their place. After his marriage to Anna, Lord Roger was gone weeks at a time and Anna got great joy from his departure. She bonded with the people, gainin [...]

    7. Lady Aubrianne, Anna to her family, is an enchanting character. Her life has been spent with the most beautiful and strongest destrier horses known in the kingdom. She is a very accomplished horse woman.Lord Roger of Stolweg is her betrothed, a deal struck between Lord Roger and her father, to relieve the crushing debt Chevring had been under in times of peace. Not many war horses were needed during this time.So Anna sets of to go to her betrothed. The marriage will take place at Stolweg. Lord R [...]

    8. his historical fantasy is amazing, a real treat, it caught my attention from the first page. The kingdom of Aurelia is really fascinating and well developed, descriptions of landscapes and rich in detail, it is easy to imagine yourself there.Anna had always dreamed of a romantic marriage, even when parents combine her wedding still hopes to have married her great love. But her husband Roger is a traditional man, very attentive to formalities, not at all romantic. After she discovers that he is i [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this book, the characters are amazing and the drama and suspense had me glued to my e-reader. Anna is amazing, so strong. I am looking forward to reading more in the series.

    10. I could not put this book down! Beautifully told story! I was fortunate enough to read an earlier version, and cannot wait to read it again!

    11. Terrific book! Lady Chevring is such a strong medieval heroinee perfect combination of strength and vulnerability. I miss the characters now that I've finished reading it.

    12. The epic and sexy world of WILD LAVENDER is filled with castles teeming with secret passages, political intrigue, war horses, horrors and love. The story sucked me right in on the first page and didn’t let me until the very last. The pace was fast. The cast of characters is sweeping but at no point did I lose track of who anyone was. In the beginning the main character, Anna, believes she’s entered into a marriage that will be filled with romantic love, only to discover her new husband Lord [...]

    13. This came out of nowhere, It was high fantasy with lots of quality. I read this in preparation for book two which I have reason to read for a judging competition. This was a very strong fantasy romance. Little points to note:I found Larkin an odd character to visually picture black curls, goatee and cherub face.It doesn't sound sexy but I found Kellehers writing engaging, the story was plot driven ( it was longer than I expected and I think it could have been trimmed a little as around the 60-70 [...]

    14. Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher has rekindled my passion for romance! Anna is a strong, intelligent heroine who strives to overcome her challenges with grace and heart. Larkin is a thoughtful, caring hero who also possess strength and the courage to let Anna be the person she was born to be. Wild Lavender is a thoroughly engaging story set in an intriguing world. I can’t wait to read book two in the Aurelian Guard series.

    15. There is just a hint of the paranormal here. One quibble is that Anna's importance to Aurelia as a warrior is not really convincing. But, her strength of character certainly is. Great plot twists and interesting characters.

    16. I received this book through a giveaway, and have, without a doubt, added it to my favorites list. The story was so delicious on every levele characters, the beautifully descriptive scenery, and both the heart and the heartbreak. Absolutely loved it!

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