Rhonda wrote in looking for this book, and I *thought* I posted it, but maybe it’s a really vivid dream or something. I searched but it’s not coming up – but if this is a repeat, I beg your pardon.
I’m searching for a book. I remember reading it way back when I was
first married, so its something like 20 years old give or take.
The heroine, I remember her name, Dorcus, cause how could the author give
such a kickass female such a bad name. I mean Xena Warrior Princess had to
be an ancestor of hers cause she could fight!
Anyway, the book is set in Viking time and she is a shield maiden. The book
starts with the hero being gravely wounded in battle, by a redhead female in
battle gear whom he thinks is a Valkyrie come to take him away. She screams
her war cry and runs away to go kill more idiot men or something.
A long time passes, and the hero is better and is going to a man’s house to
pick a bride. Probably in an effort to unit waring factions but, who cares.
Anyway, he sees the redhead,all decked out with sword, etc. He’s not
interested in her younger sisters, he wants to marry her. Even after she
chops off the slimy dude who came with the hero’s, hand off. Said handless
dude dared touch Dorcus(ugh) after she said she’d chop something off if he
touched her again. I always thought the hero had some complex to want to
marry the chick who nearly eviscerated him in battle but to each his own.
The hero and heroine marry, and I’m sure the sex is fantastic,isn’t it
always. Hero takes his new bride back home to meet the parents.
Eventually he pisses her off, cause she’s a kick ass female who don’t take
crap from no man and she hijacks a boat to take her back to her daddy’s
home. And of course she’s preggers by then, and being the beginning of
winter, hero can’t come get her cause the sea is to rough/ impassable at
I think spring comes round and somehow she gets kidnapped, I don’t remember
if it was before or after the twins, yes, she had twins. Hero managed to
make it back and save her and I think they live happily ever after.
Can anyone help me find this book, cause I’ve looked for it off and on for
over 3 years. I’ve LOVE to reread this one again.
Anyone recall this book? Or have any explanations as to why I’m dreaming about posting HaBOs?