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“The Viking Chief’s Marriage Alliance” Review

Hello Friends!

There are a lot of subgenres in the Historical Romance genre, and Vikings is one of the themes used. I have to say that it’s quite fun.

The Viking Chief’s Marriage Alliance“, written by Lucy Morris, is a Historical Romance novel, published on 27th May 2021 by Harlequin Historical/Mills & Boon.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Lucy Morris for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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The Viking Chief’s Marriage Alliance Cover

A challenging wife

For a warrior Viking

When Thorstein Bergson rescues a beautiful woman from a storm-tossed longship he little expects to broker a powerful marriage alliance with her. This high-status ice queen is not the comfortable wife this warrior chief is seeking, but maybe the bittersweet pain in Gyda’s eyes hides another woman beneath? The one he tasted that first night, when she kissed him with such pent-up longing…

Purchase Links: Amazon

Author Content Warning: The heroine has had a forced seduction in her past but not from the hero and it’s not mentioned graphically.

About the Author

Lucy Morris lives in Essex, UK, with her husband, two young children and two cats. She has a massively sweet tooth and loves gin, bubbly and Irn-Bru. A member of the UK Romantic Novelists’ Association, she was delighted to accept a two-book deal with Harlequin after submitting her story to the Warriors Wanted submission blitz for Viking, Medieval and Highlander romances.

Writing for Harlequin Historical is a dream come true for her and she hopes you enjoy her books!

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My Review

Compared to other subgenres, I haven’t read that many Viking romances, but I kind of enjoy it. Just as much as I enjoy any other subgenre of Historical Romance. It got me curious about the inspiration behind the characters and the setting, and also intrigued to know there the truth and the fiction met.

In this novel we follow Gyda and Thorstein as their Marriage alliance develops into more. Secrets, romance, drama, relatable characters, and chemistry between them that made the interactions fun to read.

A journey of opening up to love and learning how to trust. About growth and leadership… about family and those around us… about struggles and conquering goals… All of it in a setting that is very different from what we may be used to, but that the narrative still transported us to it.

Overall, I enjoyed it a lot. It reminded me why I’m curious about the past and the way a society acted during that time and cultural context. Although the book is fiction, and some things may be open to interpretation, it got me curious. Not just about the side characters, but also about the time period.

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