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Infamous by Virginia Henley
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Infamous

by Virginia Henley

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Series: Medieval de Warenne trilogy (Book 2)

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This historical Romance is set in King Edward I time in England and is the second book in the series (I never listened to or read the first book). I thought it had a good plot and wonderful characters.(Guy de Beauchamp, the Earl of Warwick, was an actual historical figure) .

Headstrong lady-in-waiting to the Princess, Marjory de Warenne has the looks of an angel.
But she's given her heart to the devil: the notorious Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, a man feared on the battlefield-and in matters of seduction. When her guardians choose a more appropriate husband for her, Jory can only dream of her gallant knight, the Earl of Warick, until their passion are rekindled when history overtakes them both.

I certainly enjoyed this Audiobook and would like to listen to other works by Virginia Henley.
Jack Murphy ( )
  urph818 | Jul 25, 2016 |
As Infamous opens, Jory (Marjory) has decided, on the advice of her promiscuous friend Joanna Plantagenet, to take her first lover before her brother and uncle arrange a marriage for her. The target of her decision is the infamous Guy deBeauchamp, who's already buried two wives under mysterious circumstances.

They fall in love, and plan to marry, but Jory's brother and uncle turn down Guy's offer, unbeknownst to Jory, believing they're acting in her best interests.

The book follows Jory through an affectionate, if not passionate, marriage, widowhood, and her eventual reunion with Guy.

Infamous is very reminiscent of the Bertrice Small historical romances I've read, in that it contains liberal references to actual historical figures (at one point, Jory has an affair with Robert the Bruce), is full of sensuality, and is a sweeping story encompassing many years and more than one relationship for the heroine.

Unfortunately, it's also written in a rather distant style. I'm not sure if it's omniscient or 3rd-person limited with headhopping, but it kept me from really caring about the characters. It felt very much as if I were listening to someone telling me about a book they'd read, and while I found it interesting, even fascinating in parts, I never became involved in the story. ( )
  Darla | Dec 2, 2008 |
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Striking silver-gilt hair and pale green eyes give Marjory de Warenne the looks of an angel. The better to hide her willful spirit. In spite of every warning, this headstrong lady-in-waiting has given her heart to notorious Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, a man feared on the battlefield--and in matters of seduction....

Then Jory's guardians, who have chosen a more suitable husband for her, make her believe that Guy has betrayed her. Yet as England's bravest men ride off to put down the Welsh rebellion, Jory's thoughts are with the one gallant knight she can never forget--and the passion that will one day be rekindled id the march of history....
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Striking silver-gilt hair and pale green eyes give Marjory de Warenne the looks of an angel. The better to hide her willful spirit. In spite of every warning, this headstrong lady-in-waiting has given her heart to notorious Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, a man feared on the battlefield—and in matters of seduction....

Then Jory’s guardians, who have chosen a more suitable husband for her, make her believe that Guy has betrayed her. Yet as England’s bravest men ride off to put down the Welsh rebellion, Jory’s thoughts are with the one gallant knight she can never forget—and the passion that will one day be rekindled amid the march of history....

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Strong-willed and free spirited, Marjory de Warenne long ago gave her body and soul to the charming and beguiling Guy de Beauchamp. But her family never approved of the pairing. Now on the eve of war--and an arranged marriage to another suitor--Jory yearns for the man who could make all of her dreams come true.… (more)

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