The Ice King

  • Title: The Ice King
  • Author: Dinah Dean
  • ISBN: 9780263103922
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Ice King She d resigned herself to her dismal fate Tanya had no money and now with the death of her uncle no home The solution was a virtual prison sentence she must take a job as companion to a reclusive an
    She d resigned herself to her dismal fate Tanya had no money, and now with the death of her uncle, no home The solution was a virtual prison sentence she must take a job as companion to a reclusive and ailing old woman in a remote Russian Village But fate granted her a reprieve Kindly relatives offered her a season in St Petersburg, and Tanya was thrilled and gratefuShe d resigned herself to her dismal fate Tanya had no money, and now with the death of her uncle, no home The solution was a virtual prison sentence she must take a job as companion to a reclusive and ailing old woman in a remote Russian Village But fate granted her a reprieve Kindly relatives offered her a season in St Petersburg, and Tanya was thrilled and grateful St Petersburg was the city of her dreams She was determined to pack a lifetime into that one all too short visit And the disturbing Prince Nikolai was there to see that she did He was acting like a jealous man But the moment the thought entered her head, Tanya dismissed it as utterly impossible A person had to have feelings in order to be jealous, and Prince Nikolai hadn t earned the name Ice King for nothing He seemed devoid of all emotion, particularly love What had happened to him, wondered Tanya, to turn his heart so cold that no woman had been able to thaw it The answer to the question was shocking, and it turned Tanya s feelings into a confused mixture of pityd love.

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    About Dinah Dean


    1. Dinah Dean is known mainly for the historical romances she wrote in the 1980s for the Mills Boon Masquerade Historical Romance imprint Historical romances then, as now, included a wide range of both writing quality and historical accuracy Dinah Dean is at the top end of the scale for both While she does not confine herself to any one period or place, most of her books are set during the early 19th century, in either Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, or in Russia As a resident of Waltham Abbey and the secretary of the Waltham Abbey Historical Society Dinah Dean is well informed about the history of the town and she uses this in her books which are set between 1060 and 1808 She is also knowledgeable about Russia and, as well as her romances about the early 19th century, she set one book there in the late 11th century Dinah Dean also published under the names Jane Hunt and Marjorie May.


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    1. After the death of her guardian, Tanya Kirova was doomed to spend the rest of her life stuck in the Russian countryside when fate smiled on her with the arrival of her distant relatives. Alexei and Marie Kirova graciously allowed her into their home for a few weeks in order to experience the wonders of St. Petersburg before she was sent to live with yet another elderly relative just doing their Christian duty. Tanya was delighted to explore Russia's most wondrous city and was eagerly determined [...]

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    2. If you're in the mood for something heavy, this ain't it. Average, light reading. A little over the top at the end with the sugary sweetness and neat and tidy bow wrapping things up, but tolerable through most of it. Enjoyed the emo hero's slow melt. (Ha! Didn't mean to make a pun to match the title.) LOTS of skimming unless you're really interested in an in-depth education of Russian architecture and furnishings.

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    3. The book blurb pretty much says it all, and I'm five or six book reviews behind (plus some Vine swag), so I'm cutting this short. A quick easy read, setting is St. Petersburg around 1819 or thereabouts. A slightly angsty hero with issues from his past that led him to shut himself up and earned a reputation as the Ice King. Poor heroine comes to town and she slowly melts him down. Not a lot of action, the heroine and the family she stays with spend lots of time getting escorted around St. Pete an [...]

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    4. My second book by this author, the first being the Cockermouth Mail, which was surprisingly well put together. This book is set in the same time period of Regency Period, but in Russia, which was a new and interesting setting to me. I had read very few historical fiction set in Russia before this book, and this one was full -- and by full, do I mean chock-full of historical facts. It is loaded with details of every sort of architectural tidbits about the buildings and people of the time. I saw t [...]

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    5. This has, for whatever reason, been one of my all-time favorite romances. :)

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    6. A beautifully written story with a hero that seemed rakish and cold-but was really a completely sweet beta. *melts*I did have a problem with some of the things that happened or were revealed in the end-(view spoiler)[ like the fact that his crazy servants made him get a girl pregnant while in a laudanum haze. Having a child was supposed to make him pull trough of his daze, but really…ey took away his choice! HE was the one that should have chosen to have or not to have a child and for sure he [...]

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    7. I love the old traditional regencies from the 1980s and early 1990s. I wasn't reading them then but luckily have gotten some great recommendations online about authors and publishers to pursue in the used book market and newly published backlists.I especially love the more unusual ones such as the Russian regencies by Dinah Dean. A discussion in the comments at Dear Author mentioned these and I was lucky enough to get one from interlibrary loan and really enjoyed it. This one I had to watch for [...]

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    8. This is not particularly well written - sentences and chapters ending in odd places - but it's a favorite that I re-read often. There's just something sweet and romantic about it that makes me feel good. Nikolai is a passionate, heroic, yet gentle man who wants to loved. Who can resist that?

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    9. One off my keeper shelf. Just wanted to read it again. It never gets old. Set in Russia in the early 1800s. Lovely sigh

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    10. Really liked this book. The uncertainties at both ends was realistic. Both hero and heroine were sweet and simple. Cute love story.

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    11. A solid 4 stars. Enjoyed it immensly.

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    12. One of my favourite books of all time.

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