Book Reviews of The Dream Hunter

The Dream Hunter
The Dream Hunter
Author: Laura Kinsale
ISBN-13: 9780425207628
ISBN-10: 0425207625
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Lord Winter, a military "hero" who has been cast out of the army in disgrace, wanders to the Middle East in search of a precious Arabian mare. He discovers Zenia, the daughter of the famous Esther Stanhope, who has disguised herself as a young boy.

Lord Winter is a survivalist--his morals are dependent upon the situation at hand--as long as he can come out alive at the end.

Eventually they must learn how to live together, even worse, they must learn how to live together in lush Engalnd, rather than the desert, where each of them is more comfortable.

Laura Kinsale writes excellent books.
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Very, Very, Good book.
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From Publishers Weekly
When Arden, Lord Winter, travels to Africa in 1838, he agrees to let a young Bedouin boy lead him across the desert in return for which Arden will take the young man to England. But the young man is in fact a young woman, Zenia, whose adventurous mother (recently deceased) insisted she hide her sex for protection. In due course, Arden and Zenia are captured, and Zenia's hoax is uncovered, so to speak. Feeling sure they are about to be executed, the two take advantage of the pleasures available. Shortly thereafter, Zenia, believing Arden dead, makes her escape during a battle and finds her way to his family in England, where she discovers that she is pregnant.

From Booklist
Lord Winter, a rebellious young viscount, restlessly searches the world for new adventure while his parents wish he would be searching for a wife. In pursuit of a legendary Arabian horse known as String of Pearls, Winter inadvertently fulfills both dreams. He hires a ragged Bedouin youth to guide him across the desert. The youth is a young woman in disguise with hopes of finally making her way to England where her father (unaware of her existence) lives. The two part during a desert battle, shortly after the disguise is uncovered. Winter is presumed dead and Zenia, carrying his child, is mistaken for his wife and encouraged by Winter's parents to keep up the pretense. Winter arrives home three years later to find his beloved waif transformed into a cool, proper English miss, and their reunion is as stormy as their first meeting. Kinsale handles her tempestuous characters well in her latest historical romance.
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Slightly different angle on romance.
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One of my favorite books from Laura Kinsale! From the back cover:

"A man of cool demeanor and stubborn solitude, Lord Winter was a restless wanderer who kept the passions of his heart well hidden. But now, traveling alone in search of a legendary mare known as String of Pearls, he has discovered a far more precious gem. For hidden beneath the ragged costume of a Bedouin boy was a remarkable woman: Zenia Stanhope, daughter of the extraordinary English adventuress known as the Queen of the Desert. Zenia wants nothing of the dangerous adventuring that Lord Winter lives for. She wants only to reach England, far from the blood and sand of the desert. But in one night of terror, condemned to death, their lives are irrevocably bound by desperate desire...."

Has an unforgettable hero and a great heroine. If you like some history mixed with your romance, you'll love this!
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A man of cool demeanor and stubborn solitude, Lord Winter was a restless wanderer who kept the passions of his heart well hidden,But now traveling alone in search of a legendary mare know as String of Pearls, he has discovered a far mor precious gem. For hidden beneath the ragged costume of a Bedouin boy was a remarkable woman" Zenia Stanhope, daughter of the extraordinary English adventuress know as the Queen of the Desert.
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It is a little torn and the corner is somewhat chewed by my son who got ahold of it.
From back of book
A man of cool demeanor and stubborn solitude, Lord Winter was a restless wanderer who kept the passions of his heart well hidden. But now, traveling alone in search of a legendary mare known as String of Pearls, he has discovered a far more precious gem. For hidden beneath the ragged costume of a Bedouin boy was a remarkable woman: Zenia Stanhope, daughter of the extraordinary English adventuress known as the Queen of the Desert.
Zenia wants nothing of the dangerous adventuring that Lord Winter lives for. She wants only to reach England, far from the blood and sand of the desert. But in one night of terror, condemned to death, their lives are irrevocably bound by deperate desire.
Zenia escapes to an English world fo elegance and comfort, forsaking the lonely, fearless man who has changed her life and conquered her heart....
Until he returns, to invade her sanctuary-and demand that she pay the price of passion....