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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Mini-Review: A CANDLELIGHT COURTING by Joyce DiPastena
From Joyce DiPastena's blog: When Burthred comes courting on Christmas Eve, Meg rejects his advances. She has her heart set on becoming a nun and insists that he call her Christina, the spiritual name she has chosen for herself. She tries to make him swear on her box of holy relics that he will not pursue her, but he carefully words his oath to allow him to stay in her candlelit chamber and try to change her mind. What Meg does not confess is that her reliquary box holds a secret. Burthred needs a wife, and no one will satisfy him except Meg. He swore on his father’s deathbed that he would marry her. But Burthred has a secret, too. When they come together before the Yule fire, their shared revelations will either join their hearts together or tear them apart.
Audience: Adult (Clean)
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 70 pgs
Rating: **** (Loved it)
Review: This author always delivers on great, historical details. With the premise of this one and the interesting author's note at the beginning, it had me guessing just how it would turn out! I adored the short but so sweet romance between the two characters. A wonderful read that's worth it's weight in gold.
Source: Downloaded on Kindle during a promotion.
Content: Rated 1-5; 1 being minor instances, 5 being intense description or saturated
Sex - 1 (It discusses why Buthred is sent up to her room by himself)
Violence - 0
Language - 0
Overall rating - PG
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