When Passion Rules - Johanna Lindsey

When Passion Rules

By Johanna Lindsey

  • Release Date: 2011-06-14
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 409 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey weaves a marvelous adventure set in the tumultuous world of continental royalty, where a stolen princess discovers a kingdom she was meant to inherit—and a passion made to rule her heart.

Forced to flee Napoleon’s rampaging army on the continent, orphaned Alana Farmer and her eccentric guardian make a new home for themselves in London. There, Alana enjoys every privilege a daughter of the nobility could hope for, plus an education fit for a queen. Now, on the eve of her debut into London Society, she learns the shocking secret of her birthright. Can it be true? Is she really the lost princess of the European kingdom of Lubinia? Persuaded by her guardian to return to their homeland to quell a bloody revolt, Alana finds herself in an isolated, mountainous country whose customs strike her as medieval!

With controversy and intrigue brewing around the beautiful newcomer, Christoph Becker, the captain of the palace guards, arrests Alana on suspicion that she is either a wily imposter or a seductive spy working for the shadowy figures determined to depose the king. No stranger himself to seduction, Christoph uses every means at his disposal to draw the truth from his alluring prisoner, even if he must lay his own life on the line to protect her from harm. Now, as a fiery passion flares between Alana and the man who has wrongly imprisoned her, the fate of a nation rests in their hands and on their hearts.

In each of her dazzling bestsellers, Johanna Lindsey’s “mastery of historical romance” (Entertainment Weekly) shines stronger than ever!


  • Book

    By Ant soo
    I enjoyed reading this book beginning to end, very good and a unique plot.
  • When Passion Rules- Johanna Lindsey

    By Aricetti
    Slow start which completely made the book even better once you get to the true plot of the story. I absolutely love how all her stories take you back to a distant time, place, and culture. She didn't disappoint. Great read mixed in with her standard boy saves girl/girl saves boy love story.
  • Great read

    By Kelli123!
    Loved it...they are never long enough for me! I recommend all her books!
  • I just can't read this one enough!

    By Teddy's Nonnie
    I have read every book Johanna Lindsey has written, (that I can find), all of them at least twice. This book, I have read at least seven or eight. No one needs pictures with a book by Johanna Lindsey! She creates in the mind's eye the perfect settings . I have often felt as if I were watching a movie instead of reading when I have one of her books in my hands. Thank you Johanna for sharing your talent with words with your readers,
  • When passion rules

    By slow traffic
    I completely enjoyed this book .
  • Fantastic

    By GMaGinaK
    It had been some time sine I had had time to read a book again, let alone Johanna Lindsey. This book locked me back into her wonderful stories, that wrap you so deeply in the story that you become a character in the story.
  • Must read!

    By Nutmeg_megara
    Could not put this down. One of my favorites. A must read!
  • When Passion Rules

    By Kupenda8
    This book was not up to Johanna's standards. The plot was sluggish, the characters undeveloped, and I found myself just waiting for the book to end so I could get on to my next. I have every book that Johanna has written, but if this is the direction she's heading I may hesitate to buy more.
  • When Passion Rules

    By RaynaBlackburn
    As with so many of Johanna Lindsay books I sped through the book because i couldnt put it down, only to find myself, when finished, wishing i could read more; and not wanting my time with these wonderful characters to end. I hope she will revisit these families in futher books, as i want to know more of young Henry, and what becomes of Poppy, and who will capture the heart of that delicious Karsten? Most of all I would like to read of the children who most surely will follow that lovely wedding.
  • When Passion Rules

    By Jkurbscoleman
    This book was suspenseful with a few surprises! I loved it!! I wish I had another to read right away!