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REVIEW: The Bride Ship by Deborah Hale

Dear Ms. Hale:

Cover image for the Bride ShipI’ve read 2 good books by you and I keep hoping for more. I keep getting disappointed. I read the blurb for this and thought it might be stupid but for some reason I ended up buying it anyway. Dunno why.

Anyway, what could have been an interesting plot/setting/time turned into a tiresome, spunky heroine running rough-shod over a nice hero who deserves much better in life than he’s ever gonna get from her.

Good thing I have no reservations about taking books back to Waldenbooks!

This book can be purchased at Amazon, Kindle, or other etailers.

Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.


  1. Jane
    Apr 05, 2006 @ 18:04:03

    I’ve read the Destined Queen (a Luna title) and been less than impressed by it. Hokey and without any real worldbuilding.

  2. Tara Marie
    Apr 06, 2006 @ 08:45:54

    I love your Dear Author concept. What a great idea.

    I’m going to go back and read your archives, especially since I’ve been heming and hawing over the Warprize sequel.

  3. Jane
    Apr 06, 2006 @ 09:26:54

    Thanks, Tara Marie. I do recommend the Warsworn sequel as it does continue the story without needless tension in the romance. There is enough external tension to drive the story forward. It also gives some insight that Keir is looking to be WarKing – not just Warlord – and that there are those who will challenge him for this position, particularly a new set of characters known as the “Warrior-Priests.”

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