I just finished Firebird by Janice Graham. Ethan Browne is a Kansas doctor who chooses Katie Anne to be his bride, even though he is in love with Annette who just returned to town for her mother's funeral. Ethan sets out to win Katie Anne because he believes that is what he needs to do.
Ethan is also a rancher and Katie Anne has an aversion to the land he loves. She also is aware that he is in love with Annette, but is determined to hold on to him in spite of that fact.
Janice Graham's style of writing is beautiful, but in my opinion, the plot twist at the end is a little strange. I give this book a B!
An easy-read romance book with an interesting twist. If you are looking for a book to get lost in- this is a good one to try!
A lovely and touchingly written love story. Not usually my genre, but I couldn't put this one down.
Firebird is a romance with a love triangle like you've never read before. The story takes place in ranch country in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Ethan Browne, with a Ph.D. in English and a repertoire enabling him to recite great romantic literature on demand, chooses Katie Anne as his future wife. However, he doesn't love her. He just feels that it's part of his dream to have a wife, much like the chores he accomplishes on his cattle ranch. Believing that's all he needs, he sets out to win Katie Anne, and proposes marriage. Katie Anne is in love with Ethan and her love will go to any measure to keep him from being attracted to Annette, who's returned to town for her mother's funeral. Annette is a Kansas-born concert violinist in town from Paris.
This love triangle has its obstacles: Annette's aversion to the land Ethan loves, and Katie Anne's determination to hold onto Ethan though she knows he loves Annette (whose father will cast Ethan out of the ranching life if Ethan doesn't marry his daughter). Who will Ethan choose and what will his future hold?
This novel has been compared to The Horse Whisperer because it surprises readers at every turn, especially at the end. --Candy Paape
A bit different, but a strong story
A first novel, but this author is marvelously adept as a storyteller. The reader will know each of the main actors, so well are the characters drawn. It's only 254 pages, but each page is filled with perfect prose that allows you, dear reader, to become part of the tale being told.
FIREBIRD IS A NOVEL FROM THE HEART, WHICH TELLS A STORY OF UNIVERAL TRUTHS-OF THE LOVE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMAN AND MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS, OF PASSION THAT TRANSCENDS TRAGEDY OF PROMISES MADE AND PROMISES KEPT
What a page-turner! Well written and compelling.