The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas is one of the greatest French novels of all times. It’s written by Alexandre Dumas who is one of the most famous and greatest French writers who wrote novels like The Three Musketeers and also The Count of Monte Cristo. The Black Tulip is a interesting and enjoyable novel which turns events surrounding a brutal murder into a tale of romantic love.
A story of romantic love in Holland during the Renaissance, this historical novel describes the murder of John de Witte and his brother Cornelius under the hands of tyrants. And the black tulip? A symbol of justice and the end of oppression. Although Dumas may have distorted history significantly in this story, the image of late 17th century Holland which he presents is accurate and vivid enough to give the reader a lasting impression of society and culture in this period.
Alexandre Dumas is the shortest of Alexandre Dumas‘s most famous novels. He has a great ability to mix adventure and romance to create an exciting and romantic tale. The Black Tulip is q fine way to experience one of France’s most prolific historical authors for the first time, or to further explore his works. The Black Tulip Hard cover book would be a nice gift to anyone who like to read romance novels.
Tender Rebel By Johanna Lindsey is the second book in the Malory Family series. This is the story of Anthony Malory, Regina’s adorable rakehell uncle in “Love Only Once and Scottish heiress Roslynn Chadwick.
Lady Roslynn Chadwick was an exquisite Scottish heiress, honoring her grandfather’s death bed wish that her fortune be preserved from her unscrupulous cousin and fortune-hunting scoundrels’. She has an urgent need for the safety of marriage.A ruthless, irresistibly handsome English rogue,Anthony Malory is everything she has been warned about.
One look at Roslynn he decides that he will be her lover after she is safely married. So he proposes to her that he will act as her adviser on eligible bachelors.Roslynn knows that Anthony can’t be trusted with anything but she still accepts Anthony to advise her for potential husband. But Anthony just can’t see Roslynn marrying off to someone else if not him and so he convinces and promises Roslynn his faithfulness. Anthony hunts down Roslynn’s cousin to put an end to his devious plans.
Even though I liked Anthony in the first book, i thought that in this book he was somewhat a bit promiscuous. But he is very romantic and also has asense of humor . Where as Roslynn seems very naive at first. But she too has gentle sense of humor . The fun and the romance between these two main characters is I think their constant bickering. All in all, “Tender Rebel” is a most wonderful read.Plus, “Tender Rebel” sets-up James’ high-seas romance in “Gentle Rogue,” the third in the Malory Family series. I think it is better to read Johanna Lindsay‘s Malory Family series accordingly, as each story describes or sets up the stage for the next in the series.
Johanna Lindsey is one of the most popular authors of historical romance. Her books are from the various eras of history, set in the Middle Ages, the American “Old West” and the popular Regency England-Scotland. the most popular of her books are the Malory-Anderson Family, a Regency England saga.
Love Only Once is the first book in this saga.The niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is of uncommon beauty and incomparable spirit. She is kidnapped by Nicholas Eden an arrogant
bronzed, golden-curled seducer with a painful secret from his past which has harden him towards love or marriage.
This book has so much in it, Fate and scandal, tragic misunderstandings, storm-tossed dangers, and all these things bring the two lovers to the realization that love is that which can be lived only once in a lifetime.
I really enjoyed this book, its humor is so wonderful, also the whole Malory family take care of their own,resulting in problems for Nicholas. Johanna Lindsey‘s books are fun and to read and it brings out out every emotion in you.