It’s my first time reading two books simultaneously. I started with Paulo Coelho’s “Brida”. I bought the book months ago (I believe some time last January) and didn’t get the chance to read it right away. So now that I did, I find it too slow-paced and this could be due to the fact that I’ve been reading too many fast-paced books recently. Anyway, I bought another book a few days ago titled “The Lady Most Willing” by Julia Quin. It’s been years (I think) since I’ve read another historical romance book, so hopefully I’ll enjoy this one.
SYNOPSIS: Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles o find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.
This enthralling novel is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.
I suppose this book got me with the “This enthralling novel is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality” line. Having lived more than 2 decades, I, too, yearn for a quest for knowledge of the mysterious and the spiritual. I want know what living really meant and not just existing. I want to know love… and I’m going to start being dramatic again so yeah… LOL!
SYNOPSIS: During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English Lord’s Christmas party and kidnapped four lovely would-be brides for his heirs to choose from… as well as one angry duke, Lord Bretton. As snow isolates the castle, and as hours grow into days, the most honorable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible.
When it comes to romance novels, I prefer historical romance novels, especially those set in the Victorian and Medieval Era. I just love reading blue-blooded characters. A royalty falling in love with a commoner or a disgraced heroine. Or maybe a well-bred gentlewoman with a barbaric warrior. I seem to find such stories romantic and passionate and I am all about passion in love. 🙂