A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time Young Wynne of Gwernach believes love is an illusion She devotes herself to managing the great family estate in Wales vowing to protect it and her younger brother until he comes of age to inherit The

  • Title: A Moment in Time
  • Author: Bertrice Small
  • ISBN: 9780345368638
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Young Wynne of Gwernach believes love is an illusion She devotes herself to managing the great family estate in Wales, vowing to protect it and her younger brother until he comes of age to inherit Then Madoc of Powys enters her life, and all her beliefs are turned upside down For Wynne and Madoc have been lovers in another time, another place And an unfinished destinyYoung Wynne of Gwernach believes love is an illusion She devotes herself to managing the great family estate in Wales, vowing to protect it and her younger brother until he comes of age to inherit Then Madoc of Powys enters her life, and all her beliefs are turned upside down For Wynne and Madoc have been lovers in another time, another place And an unfinished destiny lies between them .

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    1. I recall there was a point where I got burned out on Bertrice Small in the 1990s, and it was books like this that were to blame. They're dull. They're boring. They've got none of the old bite of her earlier stuff. The characters are excruciatingly perfect and their love is sudden and eternal. All the tension and threat comes from external sources, rarely from within.So what we are left with here is a 400+ page book about two perfect people who love each other perfectly and are separated for a ti [...]

    2. I picked this up at The Book Thing, a local book swap, on a whim. I read a lot of bodice-ripper romance novels in high school and college and recalled the author as being a favorite. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, books like this formulated part of my romantic expectations of life - even though I would NEVER have admitted it (and am loathe to do so now in so many ways, obviously life and family have a lot of influence). This is why Generation X is so blighted! (sweeping generalizations aside, I am m [...]

    3. This book scarred my youth. Aside from the sucky ending, the light at the end of the tunnel is that there is hope for the future sans curse to have a new fresh start to their wonderful love. Oh, how sweet it is, if I hadn't already been incredibly hateful after learning their past story.So the wonderful eternal love story begins when the heroine gives up her fairy queendom to marry the human hero who is some lord or prince or king or whatever. They live happily together until their new baby disa [...]

    4. Read this as a teen. It's the only book I've ever thrown across a room. Actually, it's the ONLY book I've ever thrown. It absolutely broke my heart. Tore it out and stomped on it. It was good though. Don't care to ever read it again because it's so mean to the reader's heart.

    5. This is probably my all time favorite book. I think I've read it at least 5 times. It's just a simple love story but for some reason - it is my favorite.

    6. This was the very first Bertrice Small book I ever read and I still have a special place in my heart for it. It remains one of my all-time favorite Bertrice Small books.

    7. I first read this book in 1998 and I have read it at least 6 times since then. This is one of my favorite Bertrice Small books!!

    8. This is my favorite of all Bertrice Small's books. I own this book and have kept it all these years. I just cherish it!

    9. This book was facinating. I read it back in the 80's and have saved it to read again in the near future. I remember it as a favorite.

    10. I remember reading this book for the first time many years ago when it was first published in the 1980s, I think, and I loved it then and still love it now. It's a very enjoyable romance novel and I was very surprised by all of the negative reviews!

    11. Was there really such a thing as forever? Nay. There was but a moment in time, and those who were wise lived each moment to its fullest, for a moment gone could never come again.I love the trope of reincarnated lovers who try through generations to defeat the curse that would keep them separated. Ladyhawke and Dead Again are two movies that come immediately to mind. And I love Bertrice Small, with all her over the top campiness and gloriously purple prose, because the lady can write an epic tale [...]

    12. As I finish this book, I am saddened to know that once I finish all her books there will be no more. Sadly, Bertrice Small passed away recently. I haven't read a book by her that I haven't loved. She had a gift of making you feel like you were in the time period of the book and experiencing everything with the heroine. In a Moment in Time, you are pulled into the story of star-crossed lovers. They live life after life, trying to get their love right. They are always tripped up by others that are [...]

    13. With Small's recent death, her life and works have been getting a lot of publicity. And I have to admit I'd never read any of her works before. Not sure why I chose this one to begin with—because it had fantasy elements?—but I wasn't that excited by it.Small is excellent at including lots of historical detail, especially about daily material life, and at drawing upon folklore source material. Yet the horrible hero fated to meet the love he betrayed again and again throughout the future, unti [...]

    14. Oh, good lord, I can't finish this. It's too ridiculous, even for the LoLs.I will say this for Ms. Small - she sets a damn fine scene. I could picture every castle, village, meal, and dress like it was a photograph. Her descriptions are indulgent and gorgeous, it's obvious that she did her research and knows the era well.But the characters and dialogue - good God, the dialogue - are just too absurd and over the top for me to take seriously.

    15. I tried to reread it, but I'm baffled that I managed to read it even once, a long time ago. The characters are so flat it brings tears to my eyes. The o-so-brave-yet-innocent heroine, the macho hero, the stupid/selfish sisters ah well. Couldn't bear to read it again, maybe it gets better later in the book.

    16. While I did cry and scream and re-read it over and over again just to make sure I read the ending right, it was a GREAT book. The ending did suck. The hole situation sucked and made me just want to curl up in a ball and cry for hours, but if you ignore all the sadness and despair it is a GREAT read. Highly recommended, just proceed with caution.

    17. If I could give a rating of 10 for this book I would. This story, well, the ending was shocking and bittersweet. This tale captured me from the very beginning. Anyone who reads Historical Romance, Beatrice Small is a must read author. This book left a lasting impression and I think of this tale often and might reread in the not to distant future.

    18. It may not be what we have come to love about Bertrice Small, but it is a good read. I read this as a teen, and for some reason the story has always stayed with me. Though harsh at times, the emotion is there and easy to fall in to.

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