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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Review of "Loyalty's Web" and enter to win your own copy




I have always loved reading a good historical romance. The medieval period has always fascinated me through the years. To me, the best blend of a well written historical romance, is one with interesting historical events and a true romance, filled with a little angst. Joyce has achieved this perfect blend in her novel, "Loyalty's Web".

Here is some basic information about the storyline:

The year is 1176, and the Earl of Gunthar and his knights have been sent to France by King Henry II of England to enforce a peace treaty. The rakish earl falls in love with Heléne deLaurant, the younger, spirited sister of the beauty he is supposed to wed in an arranged marriage designed to unite the two countries. But when Heléne and her family are accused of plotting against the king, Heléne is torn: should she betray the man who could send her family to the gallows, or should she follow her heart and risk her safety to save him?


The main characters, The Earl of Gunthar and Helene deLaurant, develop a strong attraction for one another from their first meeting. Many things come between them such as secrets, lies, assassination attempts, arranged marriages and of course a mystery that needs to be solved to save their lives and their love.


I have been impressed with Joyce's intense research that she has done of the medieval time period. If you go to her website and her blogs, she has a great amount of interesting information that she has uncovered to go along with her novels. I admire any author who does deep research to make their novel more authentic. You can see why "Loyalty's Web" was a 2007 Whitney Award Finalist in the Romance category.


If you have not read "Loyalty's Web" yet, you should, and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Joyce is a great writer who moves the story along well. This kind of writing makes for a fast read because you can't put the book down. I recommend this book to readers of romance of any age, including teenagers. I am looking forward to reading Joyce's new novel called, "Illuminations of the Heart". I will be doing an interview with Joyce, that will be posted, along with a review of the new book.



You have a chance to enter today to win a copy of "Loyalty's Web". Joyce has offered me a copy to give away on my blog. There are three ways to enter:

1.Sign up to follow the blog. Once again, if you already follow my blog , you will get an automatic entry.

2.Post about this give away on your blog, on facebook or Twitter & let me know here where you added the link.

3.Tell me why you like reading a historical romance.


Make sure to post a comment here on my blog to tell me what you did: signed up to be a follower, posted a link or why you like to read historical fiction.


I will give everyone a week to get their entries in and the drawing will take place next Saturday, July 18th, at 8:00 p.m. Good luck!


I have three links to Joyce and her novels that you should look at.

http://www.joyce-dipastena.com/

http://medievalresearch.blogspot.com/

http://jdp-news.blogspot.com/


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12 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I joined your blog and posted the info on the contest & review over on Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/Koshkalady?v=feed&viewas=668542148

    I tried to add you as a friend on Facebook so you could see it but couldn't find you.

    I enjoy historical romances because it is an escape to another time & place and also gives you some interesting historical facts about the era.

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  2. I enjoy reading historical romance because I was lousy at history when I was in school, but I find it easier to learn when the subject is so much more interesting than just the dry facts of names, dates etc.

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  3. Hi I am already a follower and would love to win a copy of this book. I put it up on Twitter as well. http://twitter.com/madscrapper

    alaineb(at)bigpond(dot)net(dot)au

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  4. Hi,
    I just found your blog and you have very interesting books and great reviews! I'm now a follower!

    I love reading historicals, they take me away from everyday struggle and if they are well written I learn something new every time!

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  5. Thanks for this delightful giveaway. Historical romance has captivated me for many years. I have learned a great deal about different eras, people and countries and this has provided me with a new fascination for history.

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  6. Hey, I read your blog regularly but I don't have a blog (and never will). Anyway, I love historical fiction because it is a great escape but you also learn a little history.

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  7. Hey Sheila!! I am a follower of your blog now, I posted this link on my facebook account and I love reading Historical Romances because now that I'm not in High School I love studying history. Reading these kind of books makes me want to look into and learn more about that time! Adding a romance to that is just the icing on the cake!

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  8. I am following your blog and posted the contest on my facebook page.

    I like reading historical romances because I love romance and it's interesting to read about history as well. Also, things were different in society at different times and so the romance is different...it's not the same book/story over and over like the modern romances :)

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  9. I joined your blog, and I posted the info on Twitter and my blog.

    I love historicals!! I love them because they are like a trip to a totally new world. And after I’ve read one, I feel like I’ve gone away on vacation. Plus, in historical, the men were manly and their word of honor meant something!

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  10. I would love to enter this contest!:) I am a follower, and love historical romances. The men are SO ROMANTIC! I love learning about the era as well.

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  11. Please enter me! I'm a follower and I like to read historical romance because it's so fun to learn something while reading a story. Also when it's historical it's easier to get lost in the setting if it's done right. :)

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  12. I just became a follower.

    I love to read historical novels because they take me to another place & time.

    Thanks for the giveaway~
    megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

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