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Heart Of Gold A Witty And Talented Artist Longs To Escape The Glamour Of Court Life In Order To Determine Her Own Future But She Doesn T Count On Falling In Love With A Magnificent Scottish Warrior And Diplomat One Who Can Also Open The Doors To Her Deepest Dreams And Hidden Desires.


10 thoughts on “Heart Of Gold

  1. says:

    This is a difficult book to rate There were a lot of things about it that I greatly enjoyed I m one of those readers who really like the history in historical romance to have an equal role with the romance I love historical fiction, but since it has to be faithful to actual historical events, there isn t always a lot of HEA in historical fiction And I do love a HEA, hence my love for historical romance However, a lot of historical romance novels pay mere lip service to the history, so when This is a difficult book to rate There were a lot of things about it that I greatly enjoyed I m one of those readers who really like the history in historical romance to have an equal role with the romance I love historical fiction, but since it has to be faithful to actual historical events, there isn t always a lot of HEA in historical fiction And I do love a HEA, hence my love for historical romance However, a lot of historical romance novels pay mere lip service to the history, so when an author brings an historical period alive, I want to commend and encourage that author And here, the authors not only brought alive the period under Henry VIII, but also treated us to the politics of the time, as well as a romance I was in heaven.Ambrose, the hero, is a roving ambassador for the Scottish throne In that capacity, he travels all over Europe, and meets with the king of France, the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, the pope, and other movers and shakers of his era England and France are enemies, and Ambrose tries to keep that animosity going, as an England preoccupied with France will leave neighboring Scotland alone Elizabeth is the illegitimate daughter of Thomas Boleyn, older half sister to his daughters Anne and Mary Anne and Mary Boleyn were real people Elizabeth is a fictional character.I have no problem with an author inserting a fictional character into a family of real people In fact, it s a wonderful vehicle in historical fiction, and a way to provide insight into actual historical figures However, here the author then completely rewrites history In the novel, Elizabeth and her half sister Mary run away from their father, who wants to prostitute both of them to the pox ridden Henry VIII While it may have been a good story line for the fictional Elizabeth, it completely rewrites history for the real life Mary Boleyn who was, for a time, mistress to Henry VIII Since Mary Boleyn s life was well chronicled, it s impossible to suspend disbelief and accept a story so totally at odds with her actual life That really detracted from the novel for me, as Mary is a major secondary character Also, I had problems with Elizabeth, the heroine She s supposed to be a strong, independent woman, striking out and supporting herself and Mary at a time when women had almost no options outside of marriage That part was done very well and very credibly However, once Elizabeth gets around Ambrose she s petulant, constantly snipes at him, and is just plain unlikeable She also makes one or two decisions that verge on TSTL I couldn t believe that Ambrose put up with her and kept coming back forabuse I almost didn t finish the book several times because I found her really unpleasant I kept reading because a secondary character in this book becomes a heroine in a later book in the series, and I still plan to read the entire series and wanted the backstory The authors are good writers and story tellers The history here gets a 4.5 stars But the rewrite of Mary Boleyn s life and the unpleasant heroine Elizabeth brought my rating down to 2.5 stars


  2. says:

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars Also, you wouldn t know it from the description, but the heroine view spoiler pretends to be a male for a good portion of the book hide spoiler 3.5 rounded up to 4 stars Also, you wouldn t know it from the description, but the heroine view spoiler pretends to be a male for a good portion of the book hide spoiler


  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Elizabeth Boleyn is the bastard daughter of Thomas Boleyn and older half sister to Anne and Mary Mary was given to King Henry VIII and got the pox from him as well as a pregnancy When Thomas tried to give Elizabeth to him as well, she ran away from the Field of Cloth of Gold gathering After an encounter with Ambrose Macpherson a Scottish Lord she escapes to Italy with Mary, pretending to be a man She becomes a master painter under Michelangelo Ambrose goes on a diplomatic mission to I Elizabeth Boleyn is the bastard daughter of Thomas Boleyn and older half sister to Anne and Mary Mary was given to King Henry VIII and got the pox from him as well as a pregnancy When Thomas tried to give Elizabeth to him as well, she ran away from the Field of Cloth of Gold gathering After an encounter with Ambrose Macpherson a Scottish Lord she escapes to Italy with Mary, pretending to be a man She becomes a master painter under Michelangelo Ambrose goes on a diplomatic mission to Italy and brings back a master painter for the Scottish queen The painter is Elizabeth with her sister and niece Their relationship is renewed with the added problems of a sick sister and a male pretense.Very interesting, unusual story


  4. says:

    After reading and loving The Thistle and the Rose and Angel of Skye I had expected the same experience with this book I already loved Ambrose s character from Angel of Skye For some reason though, I really struggled to get through this one The underlying story was interesting enough and I always appreciate the history so what was the matter I think it is because there was so little time that the hero and heroine spent together Ambrose was introduced in the beginning but not as a really love After reading and loving The Thistle and the Rose and Angel of Skye I had expected the same experience with this book I already loved Ambrose s character from Angel of Skye For some reason though, I really struggled to get through this one The underlying story was interesting enough and I always appreciate the history so what was the matter I think it is because there was so little time that the hero and heroine spent together Ambrose was introduced in the beginning but not as a really loveable character Then he was out of the story until half way through the book Everything came together near the end butmeh


  5. says:

    I ve been trying to track this book down forthan a decade and after spending too much time googling Mary Boleyn I found it and re read it this past weekend My memory of this tale is better than the re read It didn t really hold up after all these years but most of the book is really lovely I didn t care for the hero Ambrose or his romance with Elisabeth too old school , but the premise is very creative and compelling at the same time Even though it s too modern especially with languag I ve been trying to track this book down forthan a decade and after spending too much time googling Mary Boleyn I found it and re read it this past weekend My memory of this tale is better than the re read It didn t really hold up after all these years but most of the book is really lovely I didn t care for the hero Ambrose or his romance with Elisabeth too old school , but the premise is very creative and compelling at the same time Even though it s too modern especially with language and has a villain who is a cartoon, I m still so happy to have found this little gem of a novel


  6. says:

    An absolute delight I cried a few times but laughedI consumed page after page well into and beyond the middle of the night


  7. says:

    Treachery and IntrigueElizabeth Boleyn is sister to Mary and Anne Did Thomas is their father and hated the Scots One thing leads to another and escape is the only solution.


  8. says:

    historical Scottish Romance book 3 in set of 7


  9. says:

    Loved, loved, loved It s been awhile since a novel has made me cry, but this one does itthan once So intensethe deception, the turmoil, the growth, and the love and forgiveness Truly a great read Ambrose and Elizabeth are a beautiful couple inside and out.


  10. says:

    For a long time, I LOOOOOOVED this book It s been read and re read numerous times and the book shows it However, upon re reading it just recently, I realized that Elizabeth the main heroine leaving her youngest sister, Anne Boleyn, behind to fend for herself, especially with her power hungry father, just seems so out of character I understand that the authors were setting up the Boleyn storyline, but that part just seems so contrived Elizabeth Boleyn is portrayed as a loving, compassionate For a long time, I LOOOOOOVED this book It s been read and re read numerous times and the book shows it However, upon re reading it just recently, I realized that Elizabeth the main heroine leaving her youngest sister, Anne Boleyn, behind to fend for herself, especially with her power hungry father, just seems so out of character I understand that the authors were setting up the Boleyn storyline, but that part just seems so contrived Elizabeth Boleyn is portrayed as a loving, compassionate, selfless sister who would do anything for the people she lovesand at the beginning, she is shown having a great relationship with both her half sisters, Mary and Anne The scene where Elizabeth leaves the field of gold with Mary, but leaves Anne behind with about a small paragraph of justification seems so unforgivable Also, at the end, you learn that Anne saw Elizabeth and Mary before they left and the tent was on fire Why didn t she just run after them She was portrayed as a smart little imp scamp sister and it wasn t like they were in some fast moving vehicleAnd then you realize it is all because the authors want to use that as the reason for why Anne becomes who she is Ehhhhhhh Plot device Now, I just can t let that go and it has completely ruined the book for me I m still a BIG fan of May McGoldrick Just not this one with its one obvious flaw