The Maiden's Hand




      The Maiden's Hand
Librarian s Note Reprint of Vows Made in Wine, July 1995, ISBN 13 9780061081446, ISBN 10 0061081442Roguishly handsome Oliver de Lacey has always lived lustily wine, weapons and women are his bywords Even salvation from the noose by a shadowy society provides no epiphany to mend his debauched ways.Mistress Lark s sole passion is her secret work with a group of Protestant dissidents thwarting the queen s executions She needs no other excitement until Oliver de Lacey drops through the hangman s door and into her life.As their fates become inextricably bound together in a struggle against royal persecution, both Oliver and Lark discover a love worth saving even dying for. Download The Maiden's Hand author Susan Wiggs – heartforum.co.uk

Susan Wiggs s life is all about family, friendsand fiction She lives at the water s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers group in a 17 foot motorboat She serves as author liaison for Field s End, a literary community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, bringing inspiration and instruction from the world s top authors to her seaside community See www.fieldsend.org She s been featured in the national media, including NPR s Talk of the Nation, and is a popular speaker locally and nationally According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with refreshingly honest emotion, and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is one of our best observers of stories of the heart who knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book Booklist characterizes her books as real and true and unforgettable She is the recipient of three RITA sm awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly for her books The Winter Lodge and Passing Through Paradise have appeared on PW s annual Best Of lists Several of her books have been listed as top Booksense picks and optioned as feature films Her novels have been translated intothan two dozen languages and have made national bestseller lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book Readers can learnon the web at www.susanwiggs.com and on her lively blog at www.susanwiggs.wordpress.com.

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  • Paperback
  • 346 pages
  • The Maiden's Hand
  • Susan Wiggs
  • English
  • 15 May 2019
  • 0778327396

10 thoughts on “ The Maiden's Hand

  1. Sarah Mac says:

    DNF, pg 50 something It s just not grabbing me There s something about the author s prose that puts me off, I have zero interest in picking this up to attemptFORSOOTH, MISTRESS Yawn Zzzz Do not care.

  2. Sara says:

    Having read the third book prior to books one two, some of the suspense was removed for me I knew that Lark and Oliver would end up happy in their marriage, and I knew that their baby would be a daughter named Phillipa However, there was still much that was a surprise The source of Phillipa s name, for instance, was a touching moment not far from the end of the book The whys and wherefores of Oliver and Lark coming together as a couple, and Oliver learning to be an adult rather than Having read the third book prior to books one tw...

  3. Kristine says:

    I liked this book better than the first one Oliver is charming and funny and the way he is with Lark is completely endearing Lark is a great character too She gives Oliver a run for his money, and for a man like Oliver it s not something he s used to She throws him for a loop time and time againand I loved it One warning thoughDO NOT READ THE BACK OF THE THIRD BOOK There are things in the synopsis that ruined this story a little bit The Maiden s Hand was certainly an emotional I liked this book better than the first one Oliver is charming and funny and the way he is with Lark is completely endearing Lark is a great character too She gives Oliver a run for his money, and for a man like Oliver it s not something he s used to She throws him for a loop time and time againand I loved it One warning thoughDO NOT READ THE BACK OF THE THIRD BOOK There are things in the synopsis that ruined ...

  4. NayNay says:

    I loved this book It had strong character, good storyline, playful banter, steamy sex, breath holding scenes Whatcan you ask for in a book I hope the final book in this trilogy is as good as book 12.

  5. Kimberly Be says:

    3.25 didn t like nearly as much as I love Wiggs 19th century romances.

  6. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    How sneaky This is just a reissue of Vows Made in Wine Don t be fooled if you read that one

  7. Shirlene says:

    Oliver De Lacey had been hung under the guise of Oliver Lackey He hadn t known that the hangman had been bribed to lengthen the rope to assure he didn t die for a crime not worthy of the punishment He was put into a wagon and taken away When he discovered he had been rescued, his comment to Lacy was to ask if she would have his baby Oliver was released and cleaned himself up No longer having a bearded face, he went back to being Oliver De Lacey He went back to his former lifestyle of Oliver De Lacey had been hung under the guise of Oliver Lackey He hadn t known that the hangman had been bribed to lengthen the rope to assure he didn t die for a crime not worthy of the punishment He was put into a wagon and taken away When he discovered he had been rescued, his comment to Lacy was to ask if she would have his baby Oliver was released and cleaned himself up No longer having a bearded face, he went back to being Oliver De Lacey He went back to his former lifestyle of gambling and being a lady s man He was quite handsome with blue eyes and blonde hair His rescuer was Mistress Lark She went to find him some days later and found him in a brothel She told him that she needed his ...

  8. Lisa says:

    Another quick read in large print, The Maiden s Hand by Susan Wiggs is the first romance that I ve read by this author, and it was just okay Set in the final days of the reign of Mary Tudor when England was exploding with religious persecution, Susan Wiggs has crafted a complicated plot as the backdrop for this romance between Lark and Oliver de Lacey, the young lord Lark rescues from near death Despite her bravery, Lark is a quiet, solemn and studious young woman who finds herself in the Another quick read in large print, The Maiden s Hand by Susan Wiggs is the first romance that I ve read by this author, and it was just okay Set in the final days of the reign of Mary Tudor when England was exploding with religious persecution, Susan Wiggs has crafted a complicated plot as the backdrop for this romance between Lark and Oliver de Lacey, the young lord Lark rescues from near death Despite her bravery, Lark is a quiet, so...

  9. Lauren says:

    I find that I get myself invested in these books I think partly this is due to the fact that I don t enjoy the age, but I also don t like the line up of characters for the author s trilogy Father, then son, then son s long lost daughter When I read a romance, I like to pretend that the characters find loveand then live forever This book destroy...

  10. Susan says:

    I enjoyed this 2nd book in the trilogy as well as the first I love the way it begins and the time period it takes place in It is amazing to me that such religious persecution can take place It was a fascinating period in time I am glad I live now instead It was interesting to see what became of Oliver although disturbing at times I found it a bit aggravating when Oliver and Lark choose to interpret each others actions rather than talk about their feelings for each other They then make I enjoyed this 2nd book in the trilogy as well as the first I love the way it begins an...

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