Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coulter

The #1 New York Times-bestselling author brings a daring and witty new historical romance to life, with a sparkling cast of engaging, multifaceted characters.

Nicholas Monroe, widowed "Prince of Ravenscar," is feeling pressure from his family to remarry. But the mysterious death of his first wife, Lily, still hangs over his head. Her brother, Richard, believes Nicholas is responsible for her death. When Richard finally confronts Nicholas, long-held secrets threaten to resurface-despite someone's desperate effort to keep them buried.

Catherine Coulter’s novel, The Prince of Ravenscar, is exactly what I look for in a historical romance.  It’s romantic, suspenseful and entertaining. I was completely enthralled throughout this entire book, and I found myself completely lost and absorbed in this far away world that was once upon a time.   I found the romance I was hoping for but not really expecting.  Kidnappings, squabbles, girl fights, love and mystery make The Prince of Ravenscar an action-packed romance. Devlin, Julian, Sophie and Roxanne, the four main characters, keep this novel entertaining. Devlin keeps all the ladies entertained by pretending he is a vampire. Wearing hats, using umbrellas, staying out of the sunlight and paying a lot of attention to female’s necks, he has everyone buying in to his ridiculous and hilarious scheme. Sophie and Roxanne are clever, witty girls who are not afraid to stick up for themselves or throw a punch. The characters keep this novel interesting.  As far as the mystery and suspense goes…I was extremely surprised.  It’s there for you to see, but it’s not extremely obvious, which is exactly what I look for in a great mystery. It isn’t shouting it out loud at you. It is whispered.  I give this one 4 stars!


Barnes and Noble  Prince of Ravenscar


  1. Sounds like an awesome book. thanks for your thoughts and the review. :O)

  2. This novel is amazing: beautifully written, gripping, and un-putdownable