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Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Author: Delle Jacobs
File Size: 453 KB ( aka approx. 250 pages )
Publisher: Delle Jacobs

Published: January 11, 2010
Form: Kindle Edition

I found this free on for Kindle, and read it in less than 24 hours.

The story begins with 9th Century Cumbria where a village is inhabited by Celt women only, after raid, after raid of Vikings who killed their men in their wake. Arienh is the rock of the whole village of women, but as hard as she tries they aren't doing good. What changes everything is when Arienh runs into a lone Viking in the hills, he tries to capture her only to be stabbed to his and her surprise by Arienh.

Her conscience eventually nags enough that she allows the dying Viking the warmth of her cabin she shares with her sister and her nephew. As it happens he doesn't die, but his brother does show up to collect him.

The women see trouble right away as the men begin to feel far too much at home in their valley. As the men decide to stay and court the women for their wives Arienh will have none of it and the battle is ready to begin. Sneaky battle that is. Arienh in the front and center has decided to make the men's stay in their valley as unpleasant as possible, to drive them elsewhere.

It's not easy to come to terms that these men, who call themselves Northmen and not Vikings, are not the same Vikings who raider and raped the village in the years before.

While Arienh worries over her sister and nephew she finds that she's not quite immune to her Viking's courting after all, which gets her to heap of trouble.

The story is nice trip to Middle Ages in a soft romantic way. I myself have a soft spot for historical romance genre, after having grown up with the medieval romances written by Kaari Utrio.

I really did like this book, but I think reading it at the end of the winter would have been perfect.

You can find this book for free at and at the author's blog.

Rating :

+ ☆ ☆ ☆ ★ ★
Good book, well worth reading

Started Reading : 12th of July 2011 : afternoon
Finished Reading : 13th of July 2011 : morning

Music: Loreena McKennitt, expecially "Skellig" ( )


  1. Thanks for your wonderful review, Nina! I'm so glad you liked the book! In many ways, it's my favorite.

  2. You're welcome and thank you for writing it. ;)


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