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This is a gritty story of a Scot's lass, beautiful and strong-willed, who will let no man break her pride. Dorieann is the beauty daughter of a Scots Chieftain and Pict mother. Her foster brother kills her father and assumes control of the Scots Clan. He desires Dorieann, but she refuses his advances. In his fury, he sells her to the Viking settles, fierce warriors of the Norse Bear Cult, believing she will kill herself rather than submit to them. Dorieann is surprised to learn she has been bought for Thorsten, their leader. She survives, adjusts, and earns Thorsten's approval so much that he takes her as his wife. This is not the way her stepbrother wanted her fate to go, so he begins to ferment trouble for her and the Vikings.
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Yes, the plot sounds like a historical romance, but that is only a smaller element in context of this historical works. This is not a glossed over Viking tale, but a historical work of great depth, texture and attention to detail.
The review of this Book prepared by DeborahAnne MacGillivray

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   fighting matchbreaker (parents/authorities) Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Scandinavian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Lover is    -   an historical enemy

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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