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Crimson Secret (Coin Forest Book 4)
Janet Lane, author
Star-crossed lovers meet during the War of the Roses, only to learn that she wears the red rose of King Henry VI and his formidable Queen Margaret of Anjou--while he carries dangerous secrets and the white rose of the Duke of York. It's a dance of imperiled love amid escalating battles. They're both right, both wrong, both lost in the heat of unbridled passion--and crushing intrigue and danger.

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.75 out of 10


Lane’s well-researched historical romance could benefit from a tad less history and a smidge more romance. But that’s the biggest flaw in this tension packed story that brings Lucas Bonwyck, Lord Penry face-to-face with Joya Ellington, the woman fated to become the love of his life. It is credibly set in 15th Century England – including realistic dialog -- with Luke and Joya fiercely loyal to opposing sides in the War of the Roses. Chockablock with intrigue and conflict this ought to have strong appeal to fans of the genre.

Date Submitted: July 14, 2016

Library Journal

Political intrigue with a hard-won romance along for the ride. Recommended for fans of star-crossed lovers.

Library Journal Review, July, 2016

Coin Forest Series Wins Three National, International Awards

Tabor's Trinket, Book 1: IPPY, INDIE international awards

Emerald Silk, Book 2: EVVY award

Traitor's Moon, Book 3: HOLT Medallion Winner

Kindle Edition eBooks Details
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