Violet Winspear's "Time of the Temptress" Book Review by Impy

Violet Winspear's "Time of the Temptress"
Analyzes the psychology of a Harlequin romance novel, Violet Winspear's "Time of the Temptress".
# 111467 | 2,065 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 21, 2009 in Literature (American) , Psychology (Social) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (Culture)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper describes the story of Violet Winspear's "Time of the Temptress" and relates the characters to theories from the book "The Psychology of Women" by Margaret Matlin. Through the themes of power versus powerless and romantic relationship and marriage, the author points out the intra and interpersonal and socio structural factors affecting the main character's life in the book. The paper concludes that romantic novels are popular among women because they are stories of love, which become an escape from reality, a trip back in time or prospecting for the future.

Table of Contents:
The Adventure
The Happy Ending
In Depth Analysis
Power versus Powerless
The Romantic Relationship and Marriage

From the Paper:

"The initial basis of deep affection sprouts from physical attraction. The physique of Wade was a big factor in getting Eve to pay attention to him. Physical attraction is present in both men and women but men openly admit being drawn to the physical attributes of the woman at first glance. In fact, it is a strong basis of love and relationship. Women are attracted to men because they feel a certain kind of security and protection where as, men are delighted to be with the woman who is beautiful, sensual and intelligent."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Matlin, Margaret. W. (2004). The psychology of women. 5th Edition Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. (183-338)
  • Winspear, Violet. (1978). Time of the temptress. Toronto, Harlequin.

Cite this Book Review:

APA Format

Violet Winspear's "Time of the Temptress" (2009, January 21) Retrieved July 11, 2020, from

MLA Format

"Violet Winspear's "Time of the Temptress"" 21 January 2009. Web. 11 July. 2020. <>