Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Warrior's Woman by Johanna Lindsey

iconiconLast month, I wrote a rather scathing review of this book.  What can I say, other than that I spoke too soon?  Even after I wrote the review, I kept trying to read it, and eventually got sucked in.

Warrior's Woman still won't win any awards in my book, but it didn't turn out to be as bad as I expected.  After 50 or 60 pages, I stopped feeling confused about all the creative futuristic words, devices, and so on, and was able to settle in and enjoy the story — more or less.

When I was in high school, I loved Johanna Lindsey's historical romance novels.  There was always an undercurrent of male domination that bothered me a bit, but her heroines were strong and fought back, even if they didn't always win those fights.  (Now I rather wish they won a little more often.  "Domineering male" can't really be so many women's fantasy... can it?)  This one was no different.

Oddly enough, a little trashy romance has somewhat whetted my appetite for Johanna Lindsey.  I have my eye on another book of hers, A Man to Call My Own, although that may have something to do with the fact that it's set on a horse ranch.  It's a historical romance, the kind I'm a little more used to from Johanna Lindsey, so I guess we'll find out if it was really the futuristic setting in this one that I didn't like — or that I've outgrown the interests of my teenage years!

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