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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #12

Happy Thursday, everyone! And welcome to a new feature on Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday. 

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Tin of Love Saves the World and I are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, we've decided to focus on our beloved genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

So, the novel I'm featuring is...

                                              The Brat by Lynsay Sands, published first in 2007
                                                    Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the book:

All the knights had heard tales of Lady Murie, King Edward III’s goddaughter and much feted favorite. It was said she was stunningly beautiful, with bright blue eyes, golden hair and a sweet smile. It was also said that the king had doted on the girl and spoiled her rotten. Despite his need, when Sir Balan saw her howling and sobbing, Murie was the last person he wanted to wed.


But all that glitters is not gold, and sometimes diamonds look very, very rough. There was more to Murie than met the eye, and Balan soon learned that he’d be lucky indeed to deserve such a bride. Yet he was not the only one to discern the truth, and the other hopeful hubby was not quite as honorable. A plot was afoot. Soon would come a reckoning, a time to show who was chivalrous, who was a cad…and who had won the love of a heart unspoiled.

To find out more about Lynsay Sands and her books, click the links below:
                                          Website | Goodreads | Facebook

I really enjoy Lynsay Sands's historicals, and this one is a particular favorite. From the start, it is very clear that Murie was never a brat, but for some unfortunate reasons and circumstances the people around her think she is just an empty-headed pretty face. And while Balan appreciated her beauty, he was also uncertain about taking her as his wife when the king dictated...only to find out she's everything he could want and more. A cute story ^_^

Now, head over to Tin @ Love Saves the World and Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading for their pick of the week. :-)

Fellow historical romance readers are welcome to join us. Enter your link below so we can visit your TBT: HR Edition post for the week! (Then go here to copy the Link code to your blogs.)


  1. :D Very cute indeed! I haven't read this one but I love her current works (the Madison Sisters)

    1. I've read nearly all of her historicals. Fantastic stuff :)

  2. I only know Lynsay Sands through her vampire series -- I understand she's writing an HR series now? I really should take a look at her books.

    This one looks interesting: forced marriage + misunderstood heroine. ^_^

    1. Right now she's focusing on her vampire series, but her historicals are great. :)

  3. I've been enjoying your Throwback Thursdays... most of the stuff I read nowadays is current releases, but I'm sure I'll be able to dredge up some older stuff so I can join in soon!

  4. I enjoy Sands's historicals too! I still need to read this one sounds fabulous.

    1. It's one of my favorite Sands historicals!

  5. I have loved her historical's, they are fun to read. I don't think I have read Brat though. I think my favorite one was "The Key". Happy Reading.



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