When Passion Rules by Johanna Lindsey


5 Critic Reviews

The romance was sweet but nothing remarkable. All in all, a nice addition to Lindsey’s work, but not one of the stars.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey weaves a marvelous adventure set in the tumultuous world of continental royalty, where a stolen princess discovers a kingdom she was meant to inherit—and a passion made to rule her heart.

Forced to flee Napoleon’s rampaging army on the continent, orphaned Alana Farmer and her eccentric guardian make a new home for themselves in London. There, Alana enjoys every privilege a daughter of the nobility could hope for, plus an education fit for a queen. Now, on the eve of her debut into London Society, she learns the shocking secret of her birthright. Can it be true? Is she really the lost princess of the European kingdom of Lubinia? Persuaded by her guardian to return to their homeland to quell a bloody revolt, Alana finds herself in an isolated, mountainous country whose customs strike her as medieval!

With controversy and intrigue brewing around the beautiful newcomer, Christoph Becker, the captain of the palace guards, arrests Alana on suspicion that she is either a wily imposter or a seductive spy working for the shadowy figures determined to depose the king. No stranger himself to seduction, Christoph uses every means at his disposal to draw the truth from his alluring prisoner, even if he must lay his own life on the line to protect her from harm. Now, as a fiery passion flares between Alana and the man who has wrongly imprisoned her, the fate of a nation rests in their hands and on their hearts.

In each of her dazzling bestsellers, Johanna Lindsey’s “mastery of historical romance” (Entertainment Weekly) shines stronger than ever!

About Johanna Lindsey

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JOHANNA LINDSEY has been hailed as one of the most popular authors of romantic fiction, with more than sixty million copies of her novels sold. World renowned for her “mastery of historical romance” (Entertainment Weekly), Lindsey is the author of forty-eight previous national bestselling novels, many of which reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Lindsey lives in New Hampshire with her family.
Published June 14, 2011 by Gallery Books. 400 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kathe Robin on Feb 25 2013

She takes a classic captive/captor theme and fairy-tale elements and weaves them into a love story that will resonate with readers.

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Reviewed by Steve Donoghue on Feb 25 2013

... Lindsey here continues the revival of a sub-genre that was ever so deserving of eternal death.

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City Book Review

Above average
Reviewed by Debbie Suzuki on Oct 04 2011

The romance was sweet but nothing remarkable. All in all, a nice addition to Lindsey’s work, but not one of the stars.

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Reviewed by Angeline on Apr 22 2012

When Passion Rules, a sweet romance that made me think and try to figure out the truth. I really liked it ...

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Reviewed by Rebecca Feuerbacher on Apr 02 2012

The book leaves you with unanswered questions and a feeling of being incomplete.

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