Defy Not the Heart

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Harper Collins, Jun 1, 1989 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Reina seethes with rage over her fate: taken captive by the knight Ranulf -- a golden giant of a man -- who has pledged to deliver her to the nuptial bed of the despised Lord Rothwell. She will never accept such bondage -- and Reina offers herself to her kidnapped instead, offering to make Ranulf a great lord...if he agrees to wed her.

But the brave knight desires much more than a marriage of convenience from this proud, headstrong lady who treats him with scorn yet makes his blood run hotter than liquid fire. She must come to him of her own free will -- or Ranulf will take her. For the passion that consumes them both cannot long be denied -- even though gravest peril surely awaits them on the heart's trail to a destines and turbulent love.

 

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Review: Defy Not the Heart (Shefford's Knights #1)

User Review  - Wendy, Lady Evelyn Quince - Goodreads

Sadly, Johanna Lindsey is an author whose time has passed. But for a while--except for maybe Jude Deveraux--there was no other mass market Romance author in the 1980's-1990's whose prolific writing ... Read full review

Review: Defy Not the Heart (Shefford's Knights #1)

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I have to admit this wasn't my favorite book of Johanna Lindsey's-but Good still though not as Compelling like many of her other books.It had it's moments like(I haven't read this book in a long time ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
10
Chapter Three
19
Chapter Four
24
Chapter Five
31
Chapter Six
44
Chapter Seven
53
Chapter Eight
59
Chapter Twentyfive
213
Chapter Twentysix
220
Chapter Twentyseven
231
Chapter Twentyeight
236
Chapter Twentynine
244
Chapter Thirty
255
Chapter Thirtyone
266
Chapter Thirtytwo
274

Chapter Nine
67
Chapter Ten
73
Chapter Eleven
82
Chapter Twelve
96
Chapter Thirteen
111
Chapter Fourteen
116
Chapter Fifteen
130
Chapter Sixteen
140
Chapter Seventeen
146
Chapter Eighteen
151
Chapter Nineteen
161
Chapter Twenty
169
Chapter Twentyone
182
Chapter Twentytwo
191
Chapter Twentythree
199
Chapter Twentyfour
206
Chapter Thirtythree
285
Chapter Thirtyfour
295
Chapter Thirtyfive
302
Chapter Thirtysix
313
Chapter Thirtyseven
323
Chapter Thirtyeight
327
Chapter Thirtynine
335
Chapter Forty
349
Chapter Fortyone
365
Chapter Fortytwo
373
Chapter Fortythree
378
Chapter Fortyfour
387
Chapter Fortyfive
394
Chapter Fortysix
401
Chapter Fortyseven
406
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Page 205 - And she had given him so much, more than he had ever expected to have.
Page 376 - When he did find his voice, it came out in a roar. "Devil's spawn! You stole my bride! Kill him!
Page 89 - She had every right to rail at him for what he had done to her, but at the moment, she wished he would just go away.

About the author (1989)

One of the world's most successful authors of historical romance, every one of Johanna Lindsey's previous novels has been a national bestseller, and several of her titles have reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Ms. Lindsey lives in New England with her family.

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