As many of you already know, two and a half years ago I founded a Goodreads group called ROMANTIC HISTORICAL FICTION LOVERS(http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/33864to ) bring to the forefront books that exemplify the very best combination of history and romance.
Since that time our group has expanded into Facebook, and we have recently started our own book review blog. http://romantichistoricallovers.wordpress.com)
The purpose of each of these endeavors has been to feature the best representations of romantic historical fiction in all of it's various sub-genres. DEFIANT by Pamela Clare is a shining example of this kind of book.
Powerful and gripping in its unfurling, DEFIANT is a beautifully written and emotionally compelling love story set within an impeccably drawn historical setting. It truly epitomizes the best of romantic historical fiction. Brava, Ms. Clare!
Link to RHFL review: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/defiant-by-pamela-clare/