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ISBN:
0263103927
Author:
Dinah Dean
Category:
Historical
Language:
English
Publisher:
Masquerade,; 1st THUS edition (1980)
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1858 kb
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Rating:
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Dinah Dean is known mainly for the historical romances she wrote in the 1980s for the Mills & Boon Masquerade Historical Romance imprint.

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.

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It is with a heavy heart that the Ice King bares his soul and prays, as does all of Russia, that his Tanya finds it within herself to set him free

But the moment the thought entered her head, Tanya dismissed it as utterly impossible. It is with a heavy heart that the Ice King bares his soul and prays, as does all of Russia, that his Tanya finds it within herself to set him free. Foolish man. He had nothing in his past that needed to be forgiven. If anything, the only thing he needed was a great big hug. Nikolai was a wonderful hero. While known as the Ice King, this hero was far from icy.

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  • Anarasida
This is one of the best romance books that I have read, had almost memorized and knows it by heart.
  • Delari
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 to bottle up every new experience. It was at her first ball where she caught the eye of Prince Nikolai Volkhov, and her innocent eagerness to explore her hosts' staircase was the first step in thawing out the man known as the 'Ice King.' Prince Nikolai's deadened demeanor was known to everyone within the Russian aristocracy and so it was with wonder and awe that they watched the little nobody from Yaroslavl melt the Ice King. Nikolai wonders if he might let go of his ghosts with Tanya by his side, but he also wonders if his past misdeeds may be too much for her to understand. It is with a heavy heart that the Ice King bares his soul and prays, as does all of Russia, that his Tanya finds it within herself to set him free.

Foolish man. He had nothing in his past that needed to be forgiven. If anything, the only thing he needed was a great big hug. Nikolai was a wonderful hero. While known as the Ice King, this hero was far from icy. He was actually sweet, kind, (yes, I said kind so deal with it Nikolai) considerate, witty and so full of heart that I wanted to gather him up in my arms and rain kisses and hugs upon him. While Nikolai definitely showed moments of dry wit:

"I'm afraid I was showing off to impress you."

"But you might have fallen!" Tanya said faintly, gazing at him with a mixture of horror and incredulity.

"In which case, presumably you would not have been impressed after all."

he is not a humorous man. And while I definitely saw moments of unhappiness in his character, I never saw moments of ice, either. His outlook on life was certainly dour, thanks to his Rebecca-esque witch of a wife, but from the moment we meet him, he was so, so ......... nice! He was one of the nicest character's I've ever read. I know that probably sounds boring, or boringly beta, but it was much more interesting than that. And Tanya was also one of the nicest heroine's ever. She was quick witted, level headed, gracious, and I will forever love her for loving Nikolai.

This was a truly lovely book. At first it started off slow and the middle section of the book seemed to go nowhere. But that is part of this books charm. The best way I can describe this book, is that it's smooth. There are no peaks or valleys in this book. No raging emotions or passionate scenes of lovemaking. Instead, it's smooth. Tranquil. Gentle. It's peppered with interesting facts about Russian architecture and the Russian scenary was vividly described. The character's were all warm hearted and so, so...........nice! There are no evil Russian characters in this book, (a la J.Lindsey's Secret Fire) instead everyone was welcoming to Tanya. Even the Czar was rooting for them!

Best of all, there were no Big Misunderstandings. The conflict in this book was maturely acknowledged and dealt with. While the circumstances surrounding Nikolai's "past misdeeds" was quite odd, as well as a little eyebrow raising, he manned up and confronted it. I loved that. And I loved this book.

On a side note, I had no idea that these books were such rare finds. I found (most of) Dinah Dean's Russian collection at my library store and I thought, "why not?" After shelling out my measly pocket change for them, I was later stunned to find that I had fallen ass backwards into a literal treasure trove. At first I was not sure why, but after finishing it, I understood. While The Ice King is not a tempestuous, passionate read, it is proof that romance lives and once found, it is to be held on to with everything you have. And that makes it very rare.
  • Brazil
I have had a copy of this book for so long I have had to tape the cover back on. This is a book I read and reread over the years and find enjoyable each time. Neither Nikolai nor Tanya are presented as being more than human. There are no real villains in the book nor insurmountable difficulties. The love story is as lovely as the unfurling of a rose bud. . No violence, no alpha males , no rakes, just a well told romance.
Books set in Russia are usually not ones I look for for I find most of them too tiring to read. Here the setting is interesting but not obtrusive.
A delightful book.
  • Melipra
This was my very first romance novel, given to me by my mother when I was in 8th grade. She bought it at the supermarket. And it's the book that I judge all romance novels by. If you're looking for a "hot" romance this is not the book for you. It doesn't have any sex in it but a few very passionate kisses. The couple of this story actually fall in love before falling in bed. My husband laughs at me when he sees me reading my old beat up copy-but it lifts my spirits. It makes you believe that love really does happen.
  • Nikojas
enjoyed