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Sara Craven (1938–2017)

Autor/a de The Forced Bride

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Sobre l'autor

Sara Craven is the pseudonym used by Anne Ashurst, originally Anne Bushell. She was born in October 1938 in Devon, England. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as journalist for the Paignton Observer and as teacher. Her first romance novel, The Garden of Dreams, was published in 1975 mostra'n més under the pseudonym of Sara Craven. Since then she has written over 80 romance novels including The Innocent's Surrender, His Untamed Innocent, The Highest Stakes of All, and Wife in the Shadows. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Sara Carven, سارة كريفن

Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Anne Bushell Thomas Ashurst writes under the pseudonym of Sara Craven.


Obres de Sara Craven

The Forced Bride (2006) 55 exemplars
Innocent on Her Wedding Night (2007) 48 exemplars
The Innocent's Surrender (2010) 41 exemplars
The Santangeli Marriage (2008) 37 exemplars
The Virgin's Wedding Night (2007) 36 exemplars
The Marchese's Love-Child (2004) 35 exemplars
Wife Against Her Will (2006) 34 exemplars
The Count's Blackmail Bargain (2005) 34 exemplars
Rome's Revenge (2001) 34 exemplars
Ruthless Awakening (2009) 33 exemplars
His Wedding-Night Heir (2005) 31 exemplars
Marriage at a Distance (1998) 31 exemplars
His Untamed Innocent (2010) 30 exemplars
Dark Summer Dawn (1981) 29 exemplars
His Convenient Marriage (2002) 27 exemplars
The Marriage Proposition (2002) 26 exemplars
The Bedroom Barter (2003) 25 exemplars
Smokescreen Marriage (2001) 25 exemplars
The Highest Stakes of All (2011) 25 exemplars
His Forbidden Bride (2003) 25 exemplars
The Forced Marriage (2002) 24 exemplars
The Token Wife (2003) 23 exemplars
Comparative Strangers (1988) 22 exemplars
Mistress on Loan (2000) 22 exemplars
Bartaldi's Bride (1999) 22 exemplars
Marriage by Deception (2000) 22 exemplars
The Tycoon's Mistress (2000) 21 exemplars
Mistress at a Price (2004) 20 exemplars
Marriage Under Suspicion (1998) 20 exemplars
Bride of Desire (2006) 20 exemplars
In the Millionaire's Possession (2005) 20 exemplars
Tower of Shadows (1993) 20 exemplars
Promise of the Unicorn (1985) 19 exemplars
Dark Apollo (1994) 19 exemplars
The End of Her Innocence (2012) 18 exemplars
The Seduction Game (1999) 18 exemplars
Fugitive Wife (1980) 18 exemplars
Wife in the Shadows (2011) 17 exemplars
The Price of Retribution (2012) 17 exemplars
Unguarded Moment (1982) 17 exemplars
Flame of Diablo (1979) 16 exemplars
Night of the Condor (1987) 16 exemplars
Inherited by Her Enemy (2014) 16 exemplars
Desperate Measures (1991) 16 exemplars
A Nanny for Christmas (1997) 15 exemplars
Sup with the Devil (1983) 15 exemplars
Irresistible Temptation (1999) 15 exemplars
Witch's Harvest (1987) 15 exemplars
Summer of the Raven (1981) 15 exemplars
Counterfeit Bride (1982) 14 exemplars
Devil and the Deep Sea (1988) 14 exemplars
Deceived (1996) 14 exemplars
Dawn Song (1993) 14 exemplars
A Bad Enemy (1983) 14 exemplars
Ultimate Temptation (1997) 13 exemplars
Witching Hour (1981) 13 exemplars
The Devil at Archangel (1978) 13 exemplars
Seduction Never Lies (2014) 13 exemplars
Alien Vengeance (1985) 13 exemplars
Escape Me Never (1985) 13 exemplars
Moon of Aphrodite (1980) 12 exemplars
Count Valieri's Prisoner (2013) 12 exemplars
Act of Betrayal (1985) 12 exemplars
One Reckless Night (1997) 12 exemplars
The Innocent's Shameful Secret (2017) 12 exemplars
Dark Paradise (1984) 11 exemplars
The Marriage Deal (1986) 11 exemplars
Solitaire (1979) 11 exemplars
A Place of Storms (1977) 11 exemplars
A Gift for a Lion (1977) 11 exemplars
Dark Ransom (1992) 11 exemplars
Strange Adventure (1977) 10 exemplars
Temple of the Moon (1977) 10 exemplars
Shadow of Desire (1980) 10 exemplars
Storm Force (1989) 10 exemplars
Pagan Adversary (1983) 10 exemplars
Wild Melody (1977) 10 exemplars
Past All Forgetting (1978) 10 exemplars
Thunder on the Reef (1994) 10 exemplars
Outsider (1987) 9 exemplars
King of Swords (1989) 9 exemplars
When the Devil Drives (1991) 9 exemplars
Flawless (1989) 8 exemplars
A High Price to Pay (1986) 8 exemplars
High Tide at Midnight (1978) 8 exemplars
Dragon's Lair (1978) 7 exemplars
Moth to the Flame (1979) 7 exemplars
The Garden of Dreams (1975) 6 exemplars
The Right Bride? (By Request 3-in-1) (2010) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Island of the Heart (1989) 4 exemplars
Blind-Date Grooms (By Request 3-in-1) (2007) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Innocent's Sinful Craving (2015) 3 exemplars
Taltsutamata neitsi (2011) 2 exemplars
British Bachelors: Tempting and New (2017) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Neodolatelné pokušení (2002) 1 exemplars
A Christmas Engagement (2004) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Un año y un día juntos (1999) 1 exemplars
Fascino greco 1 exemplars
Forced to Marry Bundle (2009) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Mulheres De Poder — Autor — 1 exemplars
One-Click Buy: October 2009 Harlequin Presents (Bundle 8-in-1) (2009) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Poslední pokušení (1999) 1 exemplars
Sweet Revenge (3 in 1) (2006) 1 exemplars
Snědý Apollon (1997) 1 exemplars
The Italian's Pleasure (3-in-1 By Request) (2006) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Marriage Vows (2-in-1) (2008) 1 exemplars
Uppoffringen (1979) 1 exemplars
Julia Bestseller, Band 149 (2014) 1 exemplars
Além Do Sonho 1 exemplars
Sara Craven Best Selection, Vol. 2 — Original Text — 1 exemplars

Obres associades

One Night with His Virgin Mistress (2015) — Original Text — 4 exemplars
The Forced Bride (2011) — Original Text — 3 exemplars
The Token Wife (2015) — Original Text — 2 exemplars
Ruthless Awakening (2014) — Original Text — 2 exemplars
Mistress at a Price (2016) — Original Text — 2 exemplars
A Place of Storms (2020) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Deceived (2014) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Irresistible Temptation (2019) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
The Santangeli Marriage (2020) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
His Forbidden Bride (2019) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Marriage at a Distance (2019) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
His Convenient Marriage (2019) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Seduction Never Lies [Manga] (2017) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Inherited by Her Enemy (2018) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Pagan Adversary [Manga] (2000) — Original text — 1 exemplars
The Marchese's Love-Child (2011) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Count Valieri's Prisoner [Manga] (2017) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Smokescreen Marriage [Manga] (2017) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
The Virgin's Wedding Night — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Marriage by Deception — Original Text — 1 exemplars
A Nanny for Christmas (2016) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Wife in the Shadows (2014) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
The Innocent's Surrender (2014) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Rome's Revenge (2016) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Mistress on Loan (2015) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Solitaire (2022) — Original Text — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Craven, Sara
Nom oficial
Bushell Thomas Ashurst, Anne
Altres noms
Craven, Sara
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
UK (birth)
Lloc de naixement
Devon, England, UK
Llocs de residència
West Highlands, Scotland, UK
Somerset, England, UK
Romantic Novelists' Association
Premis i honors
BBC's Mastermind (1997)
Biografia breu
Anne Bushell was born in South Devon, England on October 1938, just before World War II and grew up in a house crammed with books. She was always a voracious reader, some of her all-time favorites books are: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, "Middlemarch" by George Eliot, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell and "The Code of the Woosters" by P. G. Wodehouse.

She worked as journalist at the Paignton Observer, but after her marriage, she moved to the north of England, where she worked as teacher. After she returned to journalism, she joined the Middlesbrough Writers' Group, where she met other romance writer Mildred Grieveson (Anne Mather). She started to wrote romance, and she had her first novel "Garden of Dreams" accepted by Mills & Boon in 1975, she published her work under the pseudonym of Sara Craven. In 2010 she became chairman of the Southern Writers' Conference, and the next year was elected the twenty-six Chairman (2011–2013) of the Romantic Novelists' Association.

Divorced twice, Annie lives in Somerset, South West England, and shares her home with a West Highland white terrier called Bertie Wooster. In her house, she had several thousand books, and an amazing video collection. When she's not writing, she enjoys watching very old films, listening to music, going to the theatre, and eating in good restaurants. She also likes to travel in Europe, to inspire her romances, especially in France, Greece and Italy where many of her novels are set. Since the birth of her twin grandchildren, she is also a regular visitor to New York City, where the little tots live. In 1997, she was the overall winner of the BBC's Mastermind, winning the last final presented by Magnus Magnusson.
Nota de desambiguació
Anne Bushell Thomas Ashurst writes under the pseudonym of Sara Craven.



Vintage Harlequin a Name that Book (gener 2016)


That star is for Kanako Uesugi's art.

If possible this managed to be creepier than the novel it's based on.

Step 1 in Revenge:
Get your enemy(?) to hand over his good luck charm that supposedly caused your friend's downfall.

If you've mentioned a couple times that good luck charm looks hella young, like a child, ignore that voice. Revenge Matters.

Step 2 in Revenge:
Kidnap said good luck charm to a far off island and tell your staff she's literally the worst woman ever so treat her bad.

If you notice she looks hella young while sleeping, crying or in general talking to you, ignore that voice. Revenge Matters.

Step 3 in Revenge:
Tell the gal she has no choice, it's all her fault for being a fool and you'll do as you like.

If you notice she looks hella young and innocent while arguing against taking her against her will, ignore that voice. Revenge Matters.

Step 4 in Revenge:
Don't bother seducing the harlot, didn't you say you'd take what you want? She didn't say no...Rape away!

If you notice she is OMG SHE'S A VIRGIN, LISTEN TO THAT VOICE. Revenge DOES NOT matter.

Step 5 in Revenge(?):
Look at the passport, oh she IS a child (18) and she's NOT a harlot. Did your friend lie perchance? New revenge!

So you noticed she's not a harlot, you made a bad mistake, revenge was bad...but oh look at that love maybe you can convince her to stay?

Step 6 in...whatever the fuck this is now:
Send her away!

But give her sad puppy dog looks and oh she came back this stupid fucking loon...can anyone say Stockholm Syndrome?

Look. Joanna called her father "Daddy" a lot. She saw no problem with him displaying her like a sexy doll constantly (Daddy needs me!). Then she decided she loved Vassos because he had the same hang dog expression and "needed" her like her dad.

In the book he's almost twice her age, so just a few years shy of her dad. In this manga Joanna mentions A LOT how she stayed with her dad because he needed her, would be lost without her and then she mentions that she wants to stay with Vassos for the same reasons.

Seriously this book was creepier as a manga. SHE IS 18. And the housekeeper, if possible, was a worst enabler here. Vassos' entire staff is OK with him potentially raping this strange oddly youthful looking girl because he told them how "evil" she was.

ugh. just. ugh.
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lexilewords | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 28, 2023 |
This is marginally better then THE HIGHEST STAKES OF ALL. At least she wasn't sold to Jake by a relative.
lexilewords | Dec 28, 2023 |
Before I begin this review let's start with something that REALLY set my hackles up:
"The Untamed arrogant and proud, unashamedly male! Harlequin Presents with a retro twist....Step back in time to when men were men--and women knew how to tame them!"

Let me break down what that means:
--the heroine will be at least 18, but under 22
--the hero will be somewhere above 30
--the hero will be rich and used to getting his way
--the heroine will not have a job, or if she does it will be some sort of 'female' job like secretary/nurse/assistant
--the heroine will protest a lot, the hero will laugh at her protestations
--the heroine will fall in love with the hero, for no real reason except the story calls for it

The book is set in 1975 (why?), the heroine is 18 (not quite 19), the hero is some age over 30 (though that's kind of a guess given some contextual clues) and the hero is so rich he owns his own ISLAND. The heroine has no job (but has aspirations to being a nanny, which in and of itself is not a bad profession, I was one once, but she honestly can not think of anything else she may want to go to school for and only settles on that because someone else tells her its a good idea) beyond what her father uses her for (he's a gambler and she is his scantily clad, sultry look giving good luck charm...that no one knows is his daughter and speculates is his mistress).

Yeah this sounds like a winner folks!

I have no good things to say about this book by the by so take from that what you will. Joanna has no backbone, also I find it hard to believe that no one at all thought it wrong that Vassos kidnapped her, openly threatened to rape her until he no longer wanted her and then promised to sell her off. Revenge is one thing, but seriously--how frelling loyal were his people that even the WOMEN thought it was okay for him to use Joanna like a piece of meat? How did no one object to this?

Beyond that what kind of father was Joanna's father that he didn't immediately jump up and say 'THIS IS MY DAUGHTER'? And why would Joanna expect a rescue from him when he wouldn't even acknowledge they were related? Why would she WANT a rescue from him?

Vassos was just...repulsive and disgusting. He either spends the book having sex with an unwilling Joanna, or a reluctantly willing Joanna (which besides the point but he's trying to get her to want to have sex with him for the pleasure of it...and goes about it by NOT driving her to climax. If I understood the writing rightly he would get her worked up, have his release and then send her back to her room without her own.) and promising to sell her off if she displeases him. He orders her around, keeps her cooped up, won't talk to her when she asks a question so she understands a situation he doesn't want her meddling in and even after learning the truth about her life he is still 'well. changes nothing I still want to have sex with you'. He goes so far to say that his revenge was only made sweeter because of who and what she was.

THEN to top it all off Joanna is suddenly 'in love' with Vassos? Because he chooses to get over himself enough to send her home? Really? But she doesn't tell him this, no instead she assumes he's done with her and wants to hold onto her pride (ha! lost that already). Their 11th hour confessions to each other were about as romantic as a hedgehog in bed.
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lexilewords | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 28, 2023 |
LisaBergin | Apr 12, 2023 |


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