sunnuntai 5. maaliskuuta 2017

Candace Camp: Treasured, Pleasured ja Enraptured

Candace Campin historialliset viihderomaanit Treasured, Pleasured ja Enraptured muodostavat trilogian, joissa kerrotaan melkeinpä sama tarina kolmeen kertaan. Osa henkilöhahmoista on samoja romaanista toiseen, samaten tapahtumapaikat. Huumoria on kohtalaisesti, ja onneksi kirjoittaja on joissakin kohdin onnistunut välttämään tämän genren pahimpia kliseitä. Miespuoliset päähenkilöt ovat melko hidasjärkisiä, ja naisilla on puolestaan melkoisesti omaa tahtoa.

Treasured (Pocket Books, 2014; ISBN 978-1-4767-4108-6)

After entering into a marriage of convenience in order to save her family's estate when her brother loses it in a card game, Isobel Rose finds herself falling for her new husband as he is targeted by a ruthless enemy.

Pleasured (Pocket Books, 2015; ISBN 978-1-4767-4109-3)

When his daughter falls gravely ill, Damon, the Earl of Mardoun, turns to the village healer, Meg, for help, and as she nurses his beloved daughter back to health, he loses his heart to the proud beauty and must choose between marrying for duty and marrying for love.

Enraptured (Pocket Books, 2016; ISBN 978-1-4767-4110-9)

When Coll Munro finds himself supervising an archaeological dig on the sprawling Highlands estate of Duncally, the handsome Scot's only worry is his former crofter friends, who seem to delight in making his job as hard as possible. Little does he know his biggest problem comes in a much smaller package. Gorgeous Violet Thornhill is an exasperating, meddling bluestocking who came to the site to examine the ruins and instead finds herself studying Coll. The unyielding Highlander and the headstrong English beauty clash at every turn. But when a midnight intruder threatens Violet and the excavation itself, these polar opposites must work together to solve a decades-old mystery. As Coll and Violet race to decipher long-buried clues, will they discover riches hidden years ago... or an unbridled passion more precious than gold?

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