Shanna

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Behind the foreboding walls of Newgate Prison, a pact is sealed in secret -- as a dashing and doomed criminal consents to wed a beautiful heiress . . . in return for one night of unparalleled pleasure.

In the fading echoes of hollow wedding vows, a promise is broken -- as a sensuous free-spirit flees to a lush Caribbean paradise, abandoning the handsome stranger she married to the gallows. But Ruark Beauchamp's destiny is now eternally intertwined with his exquisite, tempestuous Shanna's. And no iron ever forged can imprison his magnificent passion . . . and no hangman's noose will deny him the ecstasy that is rightfully his.

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Title:Shanna
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    Shanna Reviews

  • Caz (littlebookowl)

    Putting this down for... the time being? Forever?Really put off by the love interest raping the main character, and I'm not ready to read 500+ more pages of a 'romance' between them......

  • Tammy Walton Grant

    I've just re-read this one for the first time in recent memory -- it' still my all time favourite historical romance. BUT...I can sure see why so many people don't like Shanna. She's a spoiled b**ch a...

  • Lisa Kay

    One day in 2027 Shanna will officially become a true “classic” in lieu of just a “bodice-ripper” or “historical-romance”. Until then, I will just have to refrain from tagging it as such fo...

  • Barbara

    First off to all of you who actually read this book and didn't skip, skim and go directly to the end...you must have the patience of a preacher and you deserve to win the lottery =) I really did try t...

  • Sarah Mac

    DNF. While the idea behind Shanna & Ruark's saga is a good one, I can't drum up enough interest to make it through the next 400 pages. It's just plain slow. Really, really slow. Also really, really wo...

  • Erin

    Update/Edit: 26/06/18 As I stated below, my mothers copy was so well loved that I couldn’t resist buying my own copy (for a whopping €27 I might add-worth every cent). I managed to get my hands on...

  • V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards

    I'm leaving it unrrated because I can't remember much. I read it like four years ago....

  • Regan Walker

    The Gold Standard for Historical Romance! A Keeper!This was my first by the queen of the modern historical romance novel, Kathleen Woodiwiss and I highly recommend it. A wonderful Georgian romance.Set...

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

    Wonderful! This is my first foray into the brilliance that is Kathleen E. Woodiwiss's writing, even though I've had some of her books on my shelves for years. But when the publisher sent me a copy of ...

  • Keri

    So I decided to do a re-read on this older gem of a book. I originally read it back in the 1978 range and I was about 13 years old when I read. No, my mother didn't know I read it. Still has the origi...