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Rosehaven by Catherine Coulter

January 16th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 4 out 5 stars.

Description: Just before his death, Hastings father, the Earl of Oxborough, has her married to Severin of Langthorne.  He leaves Severin to protect his wealth of belongings, land, title and his daughter.  Severin can’t stand the hard looking man who looks capable of any cruelty.  That is until she sees the marten peeking out of his shirt.  For how bad could a man be if he keeps a pet marten?  Watch the clash of tempers between Hastings and Severin as they closely come to learn more about one another.

I really enjoyed this book although for a great deal of it I wanted to reach in and smack Severin across the back of the head.  Besides, how could you not like a book with such a loveable Marten as Trist?  Hastings was a naive but very likeable character and I found myself rooting for her to find her happily ever after without having to turn into a sheep with no opinion and who had to let her husband trample all over her.  Severin eventually worked his way into my good graces although I still think he needs to kiss Hastings feet to make up for some of the atrocities he submitted her too.

The twist and turns with the plot involving Lady Marjorie, Severin’s past love, and Eloise, the daughter of the man who wanted to steal Hastings to gain her land, kept me turning the pages.

Stop here if you do not want any spoilers.

I’m glad we find that Marjorie isn’t as much of a witch as she first comes across but I would have liked to see Eloise slowly come back to realize how well Hastings treated her when they first brought her home.  It made me so angry to see how spiteful and conniving she has become at such a young age even though I knew it was because she loved Marjorie so much.  It would have been nice to get some closure that Marjorie helped un-poison Eloise’s mind.

It was also funny to see the healer end up with Gwent.  I certainly hope they have a happily ever after union.

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  1. bookworm

    great review! I’m reading the Countess by this same author.

  2. dsuzuki

    I hope that one is good as well. I’m adding this author to my list to check out her other books.

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