The Comet by Miriam Newman

Story: 8.5
Presentation: 9
Total: 17.5
Publisher: Dark Castle Lords Publications
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Blurb: An ambitious young Norman knight, Neel, is seriously wounded at the Battle of Hastings and nursed back to health by a Saxon girl, Rowena. For her, it is only a matter of Christian duty and she is shocked to receive his proposal of marriage in return. She dares not refuse, but how can she love a Norman?

Review: As a general rule…well not really a rule but anyway…I don’t normally read stories about knights and the like. Not sure why. They just never have really jumped out at me from the bookstore shelves. I am THRILLED that I nabbed this one :)

Jam packed with emotion you can feel weeping off the pages. Desperation and choices that will tear you apart. This story kicked it hard.

A strong heroine, a sexy hero and a love that bloomed in the face of war. Knock out :)


Katalina said...

Miriam Newman is wonderful! I hope medieval romance fans and those who don't yet know they love medieval Knights will look into the Comet.

Miriam Newman said...

I am so glad you made an exception and reviewed this historical. I made an exception to my writing, too, because it's the first historical I've written! Thank you for giving me such encouragement to go on in this genre. It was a wonderful experience!

Cara Marsi said...

What a great review, and well-deserved.

Miriam Newman said...

Thanks, Cara! I appreciate your stopping by.

Miriam Newman said...

Hi, Kat, and thanks for coming. Knowing that you appreciate historicals, I really am grateful for the comment. I totally loved your book about ancient Rome, too, as you know.

Pat McDermott said...

Miriam, if I didn't already know what a fine writer you are, this review would convince me to "discover" you. WTG!

Savannah Chase said...

I wanted to say huge congrats to Miriam on the fantastic review.

Miriam Newman said...

Pat and Savannah, thank you. Your comments are much appreciated.

Jesilea said...

What a fabulous review!!! I'll have to check this one out.

Karen Cote said...

Wow Miriam, this is a great review that has me seriously contemplating buying your book. I wish I could buy all the reviews I see but as you know that's not possible...however, since I'm selective in reading this genre, it may be a little hard to resist given the reviewer's comment.

Great job and congrats!

noreen said...

I just got a copy for my Kindle. Can't wait to read it! I read a few pages of her new wip and fell in love with Miriam's writing.


Miriam Newman said...

Noreen, you have the inside track now! I still have your notes!

Miriam Newman said...

Jesi, you're a doll to stop by. I'm also very grateful for the review, especially given that this isn't the reviewer's favorite genre. (Psst, think maybe I can convert her?)

Adele Dubois said...

I'm reading THE COMET now. Like all of Miriam's books, it's wonderful. Congratulations on another success, Miriam!


Miriam Newman said...

Glad you were finally able to get into it, Adele. I know you've been really busy!

Teresa K. said...

I was lucky enough to win this wonderful book. I started it in the eve on Sunday around 4:30 p.m. I sat up all night reading this book. I was so drawn into this story that I couldn't put it down.
The was Miriam writes you actually feel like your in the story with the characters. There was so many time's I wanted to just smack Roweena. For she got on my nerves with I'm the victim routine.
In war everyone is a victim. I loved Neels character for he was portray as being strong, viscious when he needed to be and loving also. He was so much mature in ways Roweena never was. I felt from the moment Neel seen Roweena he recognized the strength in her and that's what pulled him to her.
In this time period Saxon were taught to hate the Normans and Roweena did the Christian thing and helped her enemy by saving his life.

Can two Mortal enemys learn to live and become friends. All I can say is you have to read this book to really find out.

Miriam congratulations on such a wonderful book.

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(AT) yahoo dot com

Miriam Newman said...

Thank you so much, Teresa. There's nothing like a reader who understands what you're trying to say! Yes, she was a bit of a brat. For all that she thought she'd had it tough, Neel had it that much worse, but he would never say so...well, almost never. As you say, one must read the book to find out more!

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