Victoria Holt Message Board
Anonymous posts on 2/28/2007 10:25:25 AM
I was reading your comments about The Captive and just had to join in. The Captive was the first Victoria Holt book I ever read. What a wonderful story line! What are some of her other excellent books? I was wondering if Mistress of Melynn was any good? Please give me feed back I'm really interested.
Anonymous posts on 2/25/2007 3:03:22 PM
Thanks for the info about The Captive! I will have to check this one out. I remember my grandmother reading it a looooong time ago and enjoying it (she has since passed away, so I couldn't ask her about it). I also want to read Shadow of the Lynx, but I wish posters wouldn't spoil the ending by telling what happens!! :(
Anonymous posts on 2/25/2007 2:18:57 AM
The Captive is not all on a ship. It mostly takes place in London, a little bit of Constantinople, and then the rest back in London. The heroine is shipwrecked and has a real close connection to one male character, the one you think she will end up with, but doesn't.
Anonymous posts on 2/24/2007 6:52:12 PM
The Shadow of the Lynx is a great book. All her books are, but I found this one rather disappointing. I was shocked when the Lynx died. He was the central character of the book. Still, a diversion is most welcomed from time to time. I would never call The Shadow of the Lynx predictable.
Anonymous posts on 2/24/2007 2:48:47 PM
I have never read The Captive...is it entirely on a ship? I love the ones set in England, but I don't mind if they have some tropical climate along with it, as long as it is not the entire book's setting. I read The Spring of the Tiger recently and enjoyed it, though the ending wasn't much of a surprise to me. I had heard this was a shocking ending, but I didn't think so (except the fact that she got together with the least likely suitor). I have never read Shadow of the Lynx. I'll have to check that out!!
Anonymous posts on 2/24/2007 12:33:17 AM
I just finished reading The Captive and I really enjoyed it. It was gonna be up there as one of my favorites until the ending. The heroine doesn't get the guy that you think she's gonna end up with. VH is usually predictable with who ends up with who. I was really surprised and kind of dissappointed. Anybody read this one? Any comments?
Anonymous posts on 2/23/2007 12:55:37 PM
If you want to read anther Victoria Holt book, I would recommend Spring of The Tiger or Shadow of The Lynx. They are excellent books, Shadow of The Lynx probably is more gripping that Spring of The Tiger but they are both wonderful.
Anonymous posts on 2/23/2007 5:35:44 AM
Hey, sorry I havent been on in a while, the book I was reading, was in fact On the Night of the Seventh Moon. I bought it off ebay a few months ago. Are any of her other stories like that, because that's the only one I have read, and I'd like to read more, but I'm scared of reading a bad book lol.
Anonymous posts on 2/23/2007 12:27:36 AM
did all of you know that victoria holt also wrote under five different names? The names depended on what the book type was related to such as the name Jean Plaidy wrote all about england's history.
Claire posts on 2/22/2007 7:10:49 PM
To Beth- In The Shivering Sands, Edith (the wife) and Roma (the sister) are lead by Alice into a cave where sinking sand entraps them. Caroline is lead there by Alice but is saved only seconds before death. I just recently read the book so that is why I can remember it.
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