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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #18


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...


Twin Passions
                                    Twin Passions by Miriam Minger, published first in 1988
                                                  Goodreads | Amazon

Blurb:
TWIN PASSIONS - Beautiful, feminine Anora finds her wedding plans suddenly shattered when she and her identical twin, tomboyish Gwendolyn, are kidnapped and taken aboard a Viking ship. While the handsome captain mistakes Gwendolyn for a boy and appoints her his servant, Anora captures his heart and he vows to have her. To preserve her sister's maidenhood, Gwendolyn initiates a dangerous game. Will the twins be rescued before Gwendolyn surrenders to her own passion? 

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

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This is a Viking romance, and pretty close to a bodice ripper (or is). One of the first romance novels I've read before I started reading romance, this stood out with its parallel romance - except it isn't, really, since Anora's story gets only one chapter. So it's really Gwendolyn's story. Some nice action is involved in here also, but I might have to re-read this to examine whether it is a bodice ripper (Spoiler: When the Viking hero finally decides to stop with his patient seduction and sleep with Anora, Gwen takes her place out of desperation.) 

Everything else said, I liked this. :)

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.)

Happy Reading! 

2 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this, but the premise (Vikings!) does intrigue me. I'm not the biggest fan of bodice rippers though so I may need to learn more about it first. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I really like the sound of this, so I bought it! But I just noticed the old cover on goodreads, and it is truly awful lol

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