Finding Peace - ReviewsHere are what readers are saying about Finding Peace - A Medieval Romance!
The character Elizabeth is an adult child of a physically abusive father. This is a story of her struggle to overcome her rage and self-defeating thoughts and feelings with the help of a loving, supportive man.
The psychological struggles and insights were right on target. The author really knows what she is writing about. I am so impressed. How she got the idea to bring such important messages out by way of historical romance novels??? Impressive. Perfect.
I can't wait to read more . . . This was my fourth novel by this author. I'm off to read the fifth!
-- Chani, Amazon
I found this book to be mesmerizing and I loved reading it. Really kept my interest. This is the third book I have read from this author. She has an incredible imagination that fascinates her readers, and a true love for creating romance novels. I love the title and book cover also which was what attracted me to the book. This romance novel stays in my mind and I find myself thinking about it a lot. Reading this book was a pleasure.
-- Danielle, Amazon
I enjoyed the story line and the effort put forth by the author to be true to the time period. Lisa's words paint an image of life and love during the medieval times. Through her words she allows the reader to envision and experience a time so long ago. I do recommend this book as a great diversion from the every day ordinary current world.
-- Diane, Amazon I enjoyed the story line and the effort put forth by the author to be true to the time period. Lisa's words paint an image of life and love during the medieval times. Through her words she allows the reader to envision and experience a time so long ago. I do recommend this book as a great diversion from the every day ordinary current world.
I really enjoyed this book. I thought the characters were all developed well and the story was engaging. I'll be reading more from this author :)
-- Kristan, Amazon
I agree with the other reviewers, an important topic placed in an historically accurate setting. If you like medieval novels that make you think, this book and Ms. Shea's other books are excellent.
-- Toolmaker, Amazon
This was a fun book to read, thoroughly engrossing. There is plenty of sword-play in addition to romance. Strong, smart, honorable swordswomen seem to be a staple of Ms Shea's work. But it's not a non-stop action book, either. The medieval setting feels rather pastoral, slower than modern life -- not "edge of the seat" thrills. But I'm one who enjoys and seeks out this type of reading.
The story revolves around Elizabeth, a sturdy girl with a cruel father, engaged to Corwin. These are the two complete assholes who pretty much control her life. She runs away on a visit to a nunnery, meets Richard along the way... And that's the beginning of a somewhat awkward triangle. She spends time mentoring an apprentice, and so forth, until Corwin shows up again. By the time I got to about Chapter 19, I was hoping she would gut Corwin with extreme prejudice, and then poison her father. Of course she's far too honorable for something like that, but you get the idea. In Chapter 21 I had a few moments of tearful pleasure at a particularly smart twist of love. And I always like that.
I highly recommend this book. It's the second of Shea's medieval romances that I've read, and the rest of them will soon find their way onto my TBR list. In fact, as soon as I finished reading this one, while writing this review, I went and bought four more of her books on Smashwords, so I can have them handy.
-- Richard, GoodReads
ABNA Publishers Weekly Reviewer
... this fast-paced novel features a fiercely independent protagonist who has to overcome incredible obstacles to find happiness Ė some put in place by others and some that are her own doing. Elizabeth has been a fighter from a young age, learning swordplay under her loving brotherís tutelage and in spite of her mercurial fatherís contempt. After her brotherís death, she flees on horseback from her fatherís keep and from an engagement turned sour, stopping at inns along the way and pressing ever eastward to the ocean and the one friend she has left in the world, Claire. Along the way she meets friends as well as foes, and through these relationships she is forced to learn to quiet her hot temper and open up to people and allow them to help her ...
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