The Lion's Embrace



❮PDF❯ ✭ The Lion's Embrace ✩ Author Marie Laval – E17streets4all.co.uk Algiers, Arrogant, selfish and dangerous, Lucas Saintclair is everything Harriet Montague dislikes in a man He is also the best guide in the whole of the Barbary States, the only man who can rescue h Algiers,Arrogant, selfish and dangerous, Lucas Saintclair is everything Harriet Montague dislikes in a man He is also the best guide in the whole of the Barbary States, the only man who can rescue her archaeologist father from the gang of Tuareg fighters that The Lion's MOBI :ò has kidnapped him As Harriet embarks on a perilous journey across Algeria with Saintclair and Archibald Drake, her father s most trusted friend, she discovers a bewitching but brutal land where nothing is what it seems Who are these men intent on stealing her father s ransom What was her father hoping to find in Tuareg queen Tin Hinan s tomb Is Lucas Saintclair really as callous as he claims or is he a man haunted by a past he cannot forgive Dangerous passions engulf Harriet s heart in the heat of the Sahara Secrets of lost treasures, rebel fighters, and a sinister criminal brotherhood threaten her life and the life of the man she lovesDoes forever lie in the lion s embrace.The Lion's Embrace

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie studied History and Law at university there before moving to Lancashire in England where she worked in a variety of jobs, from PA in a busy university department to teacher of French in schools and colleges Writing, The Lion's MOBI :ò however, was always her passion, and she spends her free time making up stories She writes contemporary and historical romance Her titles include A SPELL IN PROVENCE, ANGEL HEART, THE LION S EMBRACE and DANCING FOR THE DEVIL, published by Accent Press Her new romantic comedy, LITTLE PINK TAXI, is published by Choc Lit.

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  • The Lion's Embrace
  • Marie Laval
  • English
  • 13 August 2019

10 thoughts on “The Lion's Embrace

  1. says:

    With her slight build and blonde fragile beauty, Harriet Montague could be the typical Victorian miss She isn t, though Her scholar father has taught the young lady everything he knows She s muchat home on an archaeological dig than she is sipping tea demurely in a London drawing room Instead of poring over intricate stitching work or playing the piano, you ll find her poring over ancient inscriptions, probably deciphering them She looks like she needs protection, but she can kill a m With her slight build and blonde fragile beauty, Harriet Montague could be the typical Victorian miss She isn t, though Her scholar father has taught the young lady everything he knows She s muchat home on an archaeological dig than she is sipping tea demurely in a London drawing room Instead of poring over intricate stitching work or playing the piano, you ll find her poring over ancient inscriptions, probably deciphering them She looks like she needs protection, but she can kill a man with a dagger, if need be She ll never be a burden to your expedition Rather, she ll be an asset When Lucas Saintclair, the scion of French colonial settlers, agrees to guide Harriet and her companion Archibald Drake across the Sahara Desert, he thinks that this young woman will be nothing but trouble He s right.But in the vast Sahara, everything takes on a different hue In order to fend off unwanted advances, Harriet dresses like a man and claims that the staid Archibald Drake is her fiance But nothing can stop the burning attraction between Harriet and Lucas Saintclair Soon their passion scorches the desert sands Yes, be warned, readers The love scenes are what you might call hot and steamy In the desert, enemies lurk close by From lionesses on the hunt, to veiled Tuareg warriors and even unknown assassins, there s intrigue behind every sand dune and in every underground cave This is a story full of romance and intrigue I never wanted it to end.A wonderfully authentic novel which conjures up the Sahara of yore and old London and will please readers who like longer reads, this novel abounds with intrigue from start to finish I loved this historical fiction work from author Marie Laval and eagerly await her next book

  2. says:

    The Lions Embrace follows on from Angel Heart in the last book we met Marie Ange and Hugo Saintclair who are the parents of our hero in this one Lucas Saintclair and oh, my word what a man He is simply delectable It is thirty years on from when we last saw the Saintclair s and Lucas is a fearsome but talented guide in Algiers, and he is also a bit of a pirate Once you ve met him you will understand why I say that He is known as a selfish, devilishly dangerous and sinfully attractive man who The Lions Embrace follows on from Angel Heart in the last book we met Marie Ange and Hugo Saintclair who are the parents of our hero in this one Lucas Saintclair and oh, my word what a man He is simply delectable It is thirty years on from when we last saw the Saintclair s and Lucas is a fearsome but talented guide in Algiers, and he is also a bit of a pirate Once you ve met him you will understand why I say that He is known as a selfish, devilishly dangerous and sinfully attractive man who knows the terrain better than any other man, he is handy with a dagger and speaks a dozen languages Which it not only helps him in his trade but also when he s seducing tavern wenches and charming aristocratic women into his bed But under all that rock solid rakish exterior he is a damaged soul, there is something lurking in his past something that he carries the guilt of it around with him every day, and it pushes him on to be the man he is now A dark, hollow self absorbed shell of what is a good man.The Lions Embrace is a thoughtful and fascinating tale that takes us on a journey not just as our little group make their way across and through deadly terrain, but you got on an emotional one with our lead s.Since reading Angel Heart I knew that there was something special about this Laval, her talent at entwining history of area and the cultures and languages, with a thrilling game of cat and mouse plus the tantalizing love story is faultless Laval sprinkles The Lions Embrace with her customary Gaelic charm and she enhances your reading with detailing the sights, aromas and culture of each area we visit during the book and it enhances the reading experience You become transported to this hot, dusty and dangerous place and it is utterly exhilarating The twists and surprises in the plot are so unexpected and make you really think.You close the last page and its saddening that this is the end of a beautiful story but yet you get a really warmth and happy feeling in the pit of your stomach, it s an uplifted tale about moving on after things get bad and its exactly what you expect from Ms Laval She is fast becoming one of my top shelf authors and I cannot recommend her work and The Lions Embrace enough

  3. says:

    Set in Algeria in 1845, this is the story of Harriet Montague who hires a mysterious guide, Lucas Saintclair, to take her to Tamanrasset where her father, an archeologist, has been taken prisoner by Tuareg fighters for taking treasures from Queen Tin Hinan s tomb.Harriet and Lucas set out across the desert with her father s friend, Archie, in tow, who has assumed the disguise of her fianc Harriet s a bit of a termagant and na ve for all that, constantly getting into trouble and defying the wis Set in Algeria in 1845, this is the story of Harriet Montague who hires a mysterious guide, Lucas Saintclair, to take her to Tamanrasset where her father, an archeologist, has been taken prisoner by Tuareg fighters for taking treasures from Queen Tin Hinan s tomb.Harriet and Lucas set out across the desert with her father s friend, Archie, in tow, who has assumed the disguise of her fianc Harriet s a bit of a termagant and na ve for all that, constantly getting into trouble and defying the wise counsel of Saintclair It was easy to see why Saintclair wanted to send her back to Algiers Besides, he is always escaping into the night with his men on some errand for the rebel fighters defying the French He doesn t need a rebellious young woman trailing after him.Laval serves up a cast of interesting and varied characters as Harriet, led by Saintclair, travels deeper into the Algerian deserts in search of her father I did want for a map Her story reflects much research into the culture and the land.The plot thickens as intrigue abounds Harriet falls in love with Saintclair while he mostly lusts for her But that, too, will change as they pursue the adventure together If you are looking for an exotic desert locale and an intricate plot, you ll find it here

  4. says:

    Right from the start of this novel I was drawn by the heroine, a quiet, reserved young woman with a core of steel, and her relationship with Lucas Saintclair, a cynical, world weary hero who is obliged to guide this seemingly Victorian miss across the Sahara The first few pages set the scene for a novel full of romance, passion and intrigue.I also loved the fact that in Marie Laval s writing the desert plays as great a part in the novel as the characters who inhabit it I was fascinated by her Right from the start of this novel I was drawn by the heroine, a quiet, reserved young woman with a core of steel, and her relationship with Lucas Saintclair, a cynical, world weary hero who is obliged to guide this seemingly Victorian miss across the Sahara The first few pages set the scene for a novel full of romance, passion and intrigue.I also loved the fact that in Marie Laval s writing the desert plays as great a part in the novel as the characters who inhabit it I was fascinated by her descriptions of a world few of us get to see The heat of the Sahara added to the growing passion between Harriet and Lucas, as Lucas comes to realise there isto this quiet young woman than he at first believed.This novel is a highly charged love story in an exotic setting, full of danger and intrigue, and I thoroughly enjoyed it

  5. says:

    I liked this book but from the beginning it had hints of the DaVinci Code in it, cleverly woven into a historical book with enough intrigue to keep you wondering when the member of the secret club was going to show his hand Harriet Montague is told by her father s friend, Archibald Drake, that he has been kidnapped on his archeological dig in Algeria that he needs to go to Algeria to pay a ransom for her father s release Against his wishes she insists on going with him faces a long tor I liked this book but from the beginning it had hints of the DaVinci Code in it, cleverly woven into a historical book with enough intrigue to keep you wondering when the member of the secret club was going to show his hand Harriet Montague is told by her father s friend, Archibald Drake, that he has been kidnapped on his archeological dig in Algeria that he needs to go to Algeria to pay a ransom for her father s release Against his wishes she insists on going with him faces a long torturous journey through Algeria wondering all the time if her beloved father is dead or alive as she hears stories about the local Tuareg raiders who have supposedly kidnapped her father killed his team.To get to her father they hire a man supposed to be the best guide to get them to her father, but from first meeting him Harriet wonders can they really trust Lucas Saintclair to take them to her father or is he just after the ransom money Along the journey they meet many strange people some with hidden agendas others who seem sincere, but in this hostile land who can Harriet trust, why does a dream from her childhood keep returning about a strange dark haired man with a ring with a wolf on it, can she even trust Archibald after he seems to totally change character after a few weeks into the journey, why does Harriet feel she s being followed by some stranger, who can she trust to help her get her beloved father back home safely, will she even survive this journey What is the secret hidden in the Tuareg queen Tin Hinan s tomb that her father has put his life at risk to find, what could be so worthy of risking your life to find, will Harriet reach her father in time to save him, why did he send her a map with instructions to keep it hidden, why does Archibald seem to know nothing about this part of her father s work, is Archibald the dear friend who has been in her life for so long

  6. says:

    The Lion s Embrace begins with Harriet looking for the notorious guide Lucas Saintclair She needs him to guide her into the Sahara through dangerous terrain She had received word that her father was being held ransom by a ruthless tribe that is demanding a certain amount of money to return her father At first, Saintclair refuses He feels she will be a hindrance and won t be able to keep up But, when Harriet sweetens the pot Saintclair can t help but agree to take her through the dangerous t The Lion s Embrace begins with Harriet looking for the notorious guide Lucas Saintclair She needs him to guide her into the Sahara through dangerous terrain She had received word that her father was being held ransom by a ruthless tribe that is demanding a certain amount of money to return her father At first, Saintclair refuses He feels she will be a hindrance and won t be able to keep up But, when Harriet sweetens the pot Saintclair can t help but agree to take her through the dangerous terrain, protect her from animals both wild and human As their journey progresses so do the feelings they have for one another For Lucas Saintclair he begins to imagine a life with Harriet in it, but feels he is unworthy due to his past and his secrets Harriet s feelings for Saintclair are unyielding no matter what he says and does His actions speak louder than any words he could express When secrets and lies abound and Harriet s world is spun around will love be there as a comforting blanket or will she be left in the cold Marie Laval did a great job with this story She showed a lot of the historical turmoil that was going on in Algeria at this time Also, the hunt for archeological discoveries was hot during this time period People were always looking for the bigger find Lucas and Harriet s story added a wonderful depth It really showed how the characters grow through their experiences The setting, the story and the characters come together is a phenomenal blend that spurs the reader on until the end If you like a good historical novel that isn t set in the traditional regency time period than you will love The Lion s Embrace

  7. says:

    4.5 STARS The Lion s Embrace weaves a wonderful tale as the hero and heroine travel across the perilous desert of Algeria in this Victorian era historical romance.Harriet Montague travels to save her father from a group of tribal freedom fighters who have kidnapped him Lucas Saintclair is the man entrusted to make sure she delivers the ransom safely.This historical romance is a fabulous read, often bringing to mind my own travels in this part of the world The colour, sound and sense of the 4.5 STARS The Lion s Embrace weaves a wonderful tale as the hero and heroine travel across the perilous desert of Algeria in this Victorian era historical romance.Harriet Montague travels to save her father from a group of tribal freedom fighters who have kidnapped him Lucas Saintclair is the man entrusted to make sure she delivers the ransom safely.This historical romance is a fabulous read, often bringing to mind my own travels in this part of the world The colour, sound and sense of the Algerian desert are perfectly portrayed.Lucas Saintclair is a strongly written hero, a man with a dark and interesting past I must say I loved his sister, she was just the right level of spirited beauty Lucas true nature and hidden motivation is slowly revealed Just when you think you understand him, another aspect of this complex man comes to light.The heroine, Harriet, reminds me of acapable version of the heroine from the Mummy movies She is never a fragile Miss rather Harriet is a capable and self reliant woman I really enjoyed her.This is a well researched, entertaining historical romance The characters are strongly written The perils Harriet and Lucas face as they race to save her father had me turning the pages until late into the night Add in some excellent villains and the treasures from an ancient queen s tomb and you have a great story.If you are looking for a well crafted story of love in the desert oh to be in that cave with a man such as Lucas Saintclair , then the Lion s Embrace is for you

  8. says:

    Received for an honest reviewWhen Harriet s father is kidnapped she has little choice but to seek out the help of Lucas Saintclair Lucas is not the nicest person He is very arrogant and not too happy to have Harriet take along as he tries to uncover what happened to her father Both characters make assumptions about each other Lucas thinks that Harriet is too delicate to come with him and he is annoyed about her insistence that she help him At first it seems that they bring out the worst Received for an honest reviewWhen Harriet s father is kidnapped she has little choice but to seek out the help of Lucas Saintclair Lucas is not the nicest person He is very arrogant and not too happy to have Harriet take along as he tries to uncover what happened to her father Both characters make assumptions about each other Lucas thinks that Harriet is too delicate to come with him and he is annoyed about her insistence that she help him At first it seems that they bring out the worst in each other but as they get to know each other they discover what they are both really like The gang of Tuareg fighters that kidnapped Harriet s father mean business and both Lucas and Harriet have to not only prove themselves to each other but to them as well I really thought that Lucas and Harriet had great chemistry The author presented an engaging story with a trace of romance and adventure Reading about their adventure in through the Sahara was very fascinating, there were many thing that I learned and found very intriguing I personally really liked Harriet she comes off as quiet and delicate but she has tremendous strength I really liked Lucas too He was very rough around the edges but it was easy to put that aside and see him for who he was This was a great read Anyone looking for adventure, romance and a touch of history will love and enjoy this story as much as I did

  9. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book When Harriet Montague hired Lucas Sinclair to lead her and Archie to rescue her father, whom she was led to believe he was captured by Tuareg rebels, she had no idea on what kind of roller coaster of a trip she was about to embark From Algiers through the Sahara desert she slowly falls in love with Lucas the arrogant, self absorbent, over confident rouge And while he too develops strong feelings for her, he is trying to convince himself and her that he s no go I thoroughly enjoyed this book When Harriet Montague hired Lucas Sinclair to lead her and Archie to rescue her father, whom she was led to believe he was captured by Tuareg rebels, she had no idea on what kind of roller coaster of a trip she was about to embark From Algiers through the Sahara desert she slowly falls in love with Lucas the arrogant, self absorbent, over confident rouge And while he too develops strong feelings for her, he is trying to convince himself and her that he s no good for her But keeps failing as he gives in the temptation of Harriet Not everything is as it seems, she learns that Archie who pretended to be her fiance is not her father s trusty associate and that her father in fact is not kidnapped but rescued by Tuareg She learns of a secret and deadly society in London her father was forced to become a member and cover up for their dirty deeds He know too much and became a liability, therefore Archie and the head of the society conjured up this story to rescue him, while in fact they wanted him dead Dragged back in London, Harriet is forced to agree to a marriage to Archie, but she never did anything she was told, so it was no surprise that she couldn t be stopped in her mission to find Lucas and do just the opposite

  10. says:

    The Lion s Embrace by Marie Laval is a wonderful exploration of a lost world the desert state ruled by an unsympathetic colonial power It s also a powerful romance with two engaging central characters Harriet Montagu and Lucas Saintclair.Central to the storyline Harriet s father has been kidnapped and she sets off to find him in the desert with a ransom supplied by a powerful figure back in London are the misunderstandings and complications we humans create for ourselves when trying to c The Lion s Embrace by Marie Laval is a wonderful exploration of a lost world the desert state ruled by an unsympathetic colonial power It s also a powerful romance with two engaging central characters Harriet Montagu and Lucas Saintclair.Central to the storyline Harriet s father has been kidnapped and she sets off to find him in the desert with a ransom supplied by a powerful figure back in London are the misunderstandings and complications we humans create for ourselves when trying to cling to old certainties Gradually these certainties are stripped away, but with the freedom of thought thus created comes crippling uncertainty A masterful use of the what if principle of storytelling underpins Laval s ruthless stripping away of Harriet s illusions about so much of her life She matches her heroine with an intriguingly wounded and tortured hero.I also enjoyed the wonderful descriptions of desert living Sand, sand and sudden explosive beauty permeate her descriptions of the land It is also fascinating to read of the depredations colonial aspirations visit on a captured, but proud and resisting, people Anne Stenhouse

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