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Jo Beverley (1947–2016)

Forfatter af My Lady Notorious

88+ Værker 13,574 Medlemmer 210 Anmeldelser 33 Favorited

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Jo Beverley was born on September 22, 1947 in Lancashire, England. She received a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire in 1970. In the mid-1970s, she moved to Canada with her husband. She wrote over 30 historical romance novels during her lifetime including Lord vis mere Wraybourne's Betrothed, The Stolen Bride, The Shattered Rose, Lord of Midnight, and Forbidden Magic. She also wrote several series including the Company of Rogues series and the Malloren series. She received numerous awards for her work including five RITAs, two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times, The Golden Leaf Award, and the Readers' Choice Award. She died from cancer on May 23, 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Jo Beverley

My Lady Notorious (1993) 548 eksemplarer
An Arranged Marriage (1991) 518 eksemplarer
An Unwilling Bride (1992) 489 eksemplarer
Something Wicked (1997) 445 eksemplarer
Devilish (2000) 439 eksemplarer
Hazard (2002) — Forfatter — 418 eksemplarer
The Devil's Heiress (2001) 402 eksemplarer
Christmas Angel (1992) 402 eksemplarer
Forbidden (1994) 400 eksemplarer
St. Raven (2003) 390 eksemplarer
Tempting Fortune (1995) 388 eksemplarer
Forbidden Magic (1998) 385 eksemplarer
To Rescue a Rogue (2006) 378 eksemplarer
Secrets of the Night (1999) 357 eksemplarer
The Dragon's Bride (2001) 351 eksemplarer
A Lady's Secret (2008) 341 eksemplarer
Winter Fire (2003) 338 eksemplarer
The Rogue's Return (2006) 329 eksemplarer
Dangerous Joy (1995) 327 eksemplarer
A Most Unsuitable Man (2005) 327 eksemplarer
Lady Beware (2007) 322 eksemplarer
Skylark (2004) 289 eksemplarer
Dragon Lovers (Anthology 4-in-1) (2007) — Bidragyder — 287 eksemplarer
Dark Champion (1993) 278 eksemplarer
Lord of my Heart (1992) 275 eksemplarer
The Secret Wedding (2009) 260 eksemplarer
An Unlikely Countess (2011) 258 eksemplarer
Faery Magic (Anthology 4-in-1) (1998) — Bidragyder — 235 eksemplarer
The Secret Duke (2010) 234 eksemplarer
The Shattered Rose (1996) 229 eksemplarer
Lord of Midnight (1998) 226 eksemplarer
Emily and the Dark Angel (1992) 165 eksemplarer
Lord Wraybourne's Betrothed (1990) 158 eksemplarer
Mischief and Mistletoe (2012) — Bidragyder — 153 eksemplarer
The Stanforth Secrets (1991) 138 eksemplarer
A Scandalous Countess (2012) 138 eksemplarer
The Stolen Bride (1991) 123 eksemplarer
Seduction in Silk (2013) 117 eksemplarer
The Viscount Needs a Wife (2016) 107 eksemplarer
Too Dangerous for a Lady (2015) 94 eksemplarer
A Shocking Delight (2014) 88 eksemplarer
The Fortune Hunter (1992) 87 eksemplarer
Merely a Marriage (2017) 82 eksemplarer
Deirdre and Don Juan (1993) 81 eksemplarer
An Invitation to Sin (Anthology 4-in-1) (2011) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
Moonlight Lovers: Five Love Stories to Enchant You (1993) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Chalice of Roses (Anthology 4-in-1) (2010) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
The Demon's Mistress (2001) 43 eksemplarer
Dare to Kiss (2013) 27 eksemplarer
The Demon's Bride (2011) 26 eksemplarer
Songs of Love Lost and Found (2012) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Forbidden Affections (1996) 17 eksemplarer
Lord Samhain's Night (1992) 15 eksemplarer
All Hallow's Eve (1992) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Hot Historicals Bundle (2011) 9 eksemplarer
A Mummers' Play (1995) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
The Trouble With Heroes.... (2013) 7 eksemplarer
The Marrying Maid (2013) 7 eksemplarer
The Raven and the Rose (2014) 6 eksemplarer
Regency Valentines (2015) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Convenient Marriage (1934) — Forord, nogle udgaver1,823 eksemplarer
Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love (2010) — Bidragyder — 736 eksemplarer
Irresistible Forces [Anthology 6-in-1] (2004) — Bidragyder — 599 eksemplarer
The Last Chance Christmas Ball (2015) — Bidragyder — 165 eksemplarer
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume IV (1988) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
Five Golden Rings [Anthology 5-in-1] (2000) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer
Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America (1997) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
A Regency Valentine (1991) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
A Christmas Delight [Anthology 6-in-1] (1991) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
The Demon of Sicily: A Romance (200th Anniversary Edition) (Gothic Classics) (2007) — Forord, nogle udgaver15 eksemplarer
Cast of Characters (Anthology 28-in-1) (2012) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer

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I found this to be a slow book. I liked the lead female character but the male lead just didn't get enough of an appearance. The mystery seemed a little bit silly but it worked a lot better in the sequel, The stolen bride. I wish I had read them in the proper order.
phyllis2779 | May 19, 2024 |
One of the earlier Beverley books. Not one of my favorites but good. I probably should have read the other books in this series in order but I didn't. Now I'll go back and do that when I have time.
phyllis2779 | Mar 28, 2024 |
I didn't read the original anthology this is part of (Songs of Love and Death) though given the fact the original collection has almost a dozen authors I like from various genres, I really should have. And maybe I will at some point (that is not right now). This collection however took 5 of the stories--how they were chosen I know not--and released them together as an ebook special.

I'll review each story separately and then my overall impression.

"The Marrying Maid" by Jo Beverly

Here she tells the story of a man wooing a very reluctant maid--with his life and the lives of all his relatives in the balance, all doomed to die if he can't overcome her resistance. Which is not going to be easy.

I typically like Jo Beverly's romances. Most have some sort of magical hint--overtly like this story with Oberon and Titania inferring left, right and center or more subtly, like a 'magic' locket. That said this one felt...off to me. The short format, plus the sudden urgency to the male's plight when a sudden realization hits upon him, made the genuineness of their 'love' feel artificial and as false as can be. This dampened the mood for me and left me feeling a bit uncomfortable.

"Blue Boots" by Robin Hobb

In this poignant story, Hobb shows us that although love can build bridges across the widest of chasms, those bridges can be swept away by a flood of troubles--but that sometimes, with luck and persistence, they can be built again.

The amount of love I feel for this story is manifold. Seriously. It feels a bit long-ish, as long chunks are reflective as Timbal tries to feel out her feelings and reason with her hormones, but it has a...I'm not sure what you would call it. It feels right. The length and narrative structure is like one the ballads Azen (the minstrel) sings about. I rooted for Timbal to find her happiness and despaired when it seemed like Azen was a lout. It had me engaged from beginning to end (though I do wish it could have been longer.

"You and You Alone" by Jacqueline Carey

A compelling and intricate tale that follows the consequences of a promise between star crossed lovers down through the generations--one with quite a high price in blood.

I'll be honest--most of my friends rave about Carey's novels in some fashion. I myself am not so taken with her writing. This story I believe is set in the same world as her Kushiel books (mainly because there's a lot of talk of Naamah and Kushiel's Chosen, but I can't say for sure where it falls in the chronology). And unlike does not end quite as...happily. Depending on what you consider to be happily I suppose. Its quite a romantic tale of tragedy, of losing love and regaining it and losing it again.

I suspect if I knew who Anafiel was, or what this plot he speaks of was really about I may have enjoyed this story better. As is I enjoyed it a lot for what it was (memories of a long gone past filled with regrets, selfish needs and selfless deeds) and wonder a bit at the rest.

"Under/Above the Water" by Tanith Lee

Its said that each of us has one special person in the world that we are destined to love, and that to miss meeting that special person, to go through life without them, is perhaps the worst tragedy that can befall you. Lee shows us that if you miss your destined lover in one lifetime, it may just be possible to find them in another...

I....have no idea what happened in this story. Um reincarnation? Maybe? Kind of? I enjoyed Lee quite a bit when I was younger (her Claidi Journals were boon companions of mine), but I can honestly say I don't remember the novels being this confusing (well the whole truth about who 'Claidi' kind of got confusing). Zaeli is on a trip to maybe feel something other then despair of her lost lover, Zehrendir is doing his best to find a reason to live on after losing the two people he trusted most--two different times, two different people but united. Somehow.

Yeah that's all I really understood.

"Demon Lover" by Cecelia Holland

There's a cost for everything, but here we learn that sometimes the cost can be must too high, no matter how glittering and wonderful the prize is--or seems to be.

I kind of liked this one. I didn't buy into the romance at the end. That is, I could have if Palo's introduction wasn't as bad it was and if it didn't feel like Fioretta settled for him because she felt she could do no better. The author mitigated it a little bit, but it still didn't excuse the abominable way Palo treated Fioretta originally and I found it hard to get over that. Also creepy castle is creepy.

Over all this was a nice sampling of what the anthology has to offer. I'll definitely be checking out the entire collection, there's a few other authors included I would enjoy I think, and this is definitely worth the price its at.
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lexilewords | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
It took a little while to get going but enjoyable overall
Fatula | 2 andre anmeldelser | Sep 25, 2023 |



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