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by. Bertrice Small (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. One of the most interesting elements I enjoyed about this book is the alternate view she presented of Richard III. He is usually one of the most maligned figures in English history, yet Ms. Small portrays him as a loving, compassionate character.

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Bertrice Small (December 9, 1937 – February 24, 2015), was an American New York Times bestselling writer of historical and erotic romance novels. Bertrice lived on Long Island, New York, with her husband George Small. She was a member of The Authors. She was a member of The Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, PAN, and PASIC. Small was born Bertrice Williams in Manhattan on Dec. 9, 1937. Her parents were David Williams and the former Doris Steen. Both worked in the business side of television broadcasting.

Adair Radcliffe is only a child when her family perishes in the War of the Roses, so her real father, the womanizing King Edward IV, takes her in, honoring his promise to her mother. Once Adair turns sixteen, the king marries her off without her knowledge - and to her later outrage - in a wedding by proxy.

About A Dangerous Love. Adair Radcliffe is only a child when her family perishes in the War of the Roses, so her real father, the womanizing King Edward IV, takes her in, honoring his promise to her mother. Once Adair turns sixteen, the king marries her off without her knowledge – and to her later outrage – in a wedding by proxy. But when tragedy leaves her a widow twice over, Adair realizes that her already tenuous social position has sunk even lower.

The laird seeks a housekeeper-but finds that beneath the girl's dirty, disheveled appearance is a spirited violet-eyed beauty who refuses to be tamed.

Book Dangerous Love, genre: Thrillers & Suspense, author Millyrics. Rosaline is a teenage girl living in a small town called Gravenville where crime is hidden and lots of mysteries were to be revealed. Read Dangerous Love on the self publishing platform Litnet. She is quiet, shy and a genius herself that doesn't consider being a popular girl because she never has the guts of being one. Even though she is too demure, Rosaline herself is a secret villain who is contented hiding behind the screen, monitoring every move you make.

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Adair Radcliffe is only a child when her family perishes in the War of the Roses, so her real father, the womanizing King Edward IV, takes her in, honoring his promise to her mother. Once Adair turns sixteen, the king marries her off without her knowledge - and to her later outrage - in a wedding by proxy. But when tragedy leaves her a widow twice over, Adair realizes that her already tenuous social position has sunk even lower. Now, all she can do is hope that the Scottish laird to whom she is sold will have mercy on her. But little does master or servant suspect that love knows no rank.

Comments: (7)

uspeh
This book is really poorly written. It's written like a summary of a larger story. It's hard to explain, but sentences were very chopping and just matter of fact. I think it comes from her summarizing actual historical events and trying to be brief? But two entire changes of ruling monarchs happened within two paragraphs.

The author doesn't actually demonstrate any emotional connection between characters or give examples of how events effect the larger picture. There is zero depth to the writing and it's just boring. Major things and changes happen to Adair but it doesn't feel like a big deal because there is no emotional investment in any of it.

The story isn't particularly appealing or new, so having to walk through a listing of events that occurred without any real explanation or investment makes for a ponderously boring read. I only read a third of this book before I gave up!

I'm going to be a little spoilery now to better show an example of the poor writing/story, so just skip the rest of my review if you don't want to know...

**SPOILERS-Ho!!**

So Adair has a beloved Uncle who we know she loves because we are told she loves him (the affection between them is never demonstrated, but it's told to us many times, so it must have been the case). He takes over as the King of England in one paragraph. A few pages later (covering the span of several months) he is killed and Adair is sad. Again, we know she is sad because the author tells us she's sad. It's all ridiculously matter of fact. When the King is killed, we learn her husband (who she didn't love but then decided she did love in the span of a paragraph) was also killed. Again, Adair was very sad about this because the author said so.

I would say give this one a pass unless you really like this author. There are better authors, even if you are just looking for a light read with some sizzle (I hate myself for saying it that way). Julie Garwood does some good highland books around the same time period. They aren't stellar, but they are much better and more fun that this book.
Beydar
When Bertrice Small comes out with a new book, I buy it without even reading what it's about. She's the only author whose writing I have this much faith in...I've enjoyed her works for years.

One of the most interesting elements I enjoyed about this book is the alternate view she presented of Richard III. He is usually one of the most maligned figures in English history, yet Ms. Small portrays him as a loving, compassionate character. I love how she weaves in the historical figures into the story line, not just in this book, but all her historical romances. If you are a fan of the Tudor period, especially Elizabeth I like I am, you may want to check out her other titles, especially the O'Malley saga. (And if you're new to Ms. Small's works and like Celtic mythology, check out my all-time favorite, "A Moment in Time"-I read the whole thing in one sitting, I couldn't put it down!)

This book proved to be no exception from the rest...it swept me away from reality for a while each time I could sit down to read it and I found myself feeling like I was along for the ride with Adair. All of Bertrice Small's heroines are such strong characters, and Adair is no exception.

"sigh" Now I have to wait until May 2007 for her next book....
Siramath
I am new to the worlds of Bertice Small. This is the first book of hers that I have read. And I have to admit to being very disappointed. She's written a huge collection of books, so she is obviously an experienced author, however I found her dialog to be stilted and the characters to be somewhat unsympathetic. Starting with the fact that Adair name drops at every opportunity that she is the bastard daughter of King Edward. I loved it when she finally met Conal, and tried that line out on him, and he said (paraphrasing) - well, you weren't born of King Edward's Queen, so get over yourself.

My feeling is that either this is an old fashioned sort of romance novel, or that Ms. Small is writing more of an historical angle to the story than a romance angle. There is a lot about characters from the War of the Roses, but you'd sort of have to have a history book beside you, or go to Wikipedia, to follow along with where Adair fits into the catalog of characters and events. Elizabeth of York, for example, I needed to go look her up. Then I had one of those moments as a reader, where you're hitting the palm of your hand with your forehead. She's pregnant, but gets on the same horse with her husband - so you can imagine there is not a lot of room in the saddle - to ride to her wedding day.

anyway - Ms. Small has a reputation, so I'll try one or two more of her books before I give up.
Error parents
I am a huge fan of Beatrice Small! A dangerous love is a page turner and I would recommend it to anyone who lives a good Roman e
Zuser
The story grabs you from page one with battles and secrets disclosed. Takes you to the English courts to the Scotland Borders. If you love Beatrice Smalll "Skye O'Malleys" series you'll love this!
A Dangerous Love (Border Chronicles) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Bertrice Small
ISBN: 0451219783
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley; First Edition edition (October 3, 2006)
Pages: 407 pages