I don't know what it is about Clare's writing, but I just can't book her books down. Aside from this novel, I've read to others from her and loved them both. This story and the characters were just addictive. She can take a cliched plot and add twists to it that just reinvent the story. It also helps that Clare adds in details most authors wouldn't think about it.
She presents a cliched scene and then enhances it with description. Some of my favorite scenes were the ones that had nothing to do with the romance. I love how she shows the characters under "normal" conditions.
This was a pretty good read but it didn't live up to the praise I've read about her writing. I do have others of hers to try.
Imagine Alec Kenleigh's shock when after he is brutally attacked in a London street, and wakes to find months have passed, he is now in Virginia, everyone thinks he is a convict; and that his name is Cole Braden!
Tough sweet Cassie Blakewell is under just a little pressure; her father has gone off and left her in charge of running their Virginia plantation. She takes pity on the barely alive man the slave trader had to offer, even though advised not to get involved with a convicted ravisher and defiler of women.
She nurses the poor beaten and sick man back to health, to have him claim to be an abducted rich Englishman, who has no idea how he got where he is; or why.
It doesn't take long for the sparks to begin flying between the two, but Alec is determined to prove who he really is so he can claim this fiery beauty for his own.
This book is AWESOME! It has everything,
Deep dark family secrets, smoldering tension, horrible blinding betrayals, secondary characters that will pull your heartstrings, and a love in the making that will bring tears to your eyes!
Do not miss this story!
I'm not a romance (or other genre fiction, really) reader, but I gave this a go because the author is related to a friend. It's a pre Civil War historical romance, and I enjoyed it quite a lot.
I read this when it first came out; just re-read it recently, and still can't figure out what is all the buzz about Pamela Clare's books. This is an OK story but there's no great memorable love story here. I felt the same about Ride the Fire. (Creative titles, though.)
Sweet story full of history. Reminds us that our country was founded on the struggles of so many. This is a great read.
I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't do it!. I have read all of Pamela Clare's other books (I-Team series and McKinnon's Rangers) but this one just dragged. I couldn't feel anything for either the heroine or the hero, and I just felt there was just an overload of historical info. I love historical books--I read the "Outlander" series once a year, and those are heavy historical fiction. This series just didn't do it for me...unfortunately!
Awesome lovestory, Ms. Clare does it again. Struggle, hardship and tenderness all in one book and ever evolving, just to touch on how great this book is.
This book grabbed me and I couldn't put it down. The research was accurate and interesting and the story line was not the usual stuff - definitely not your typical romance novel.
I really felt involved in the book. It was so nice to see the main characters not hop in the sack in the first 10 pages. The author made it so they really cared for one another and they took their time. The sub-plots were intense, yet contributed perfectly to the main story. The romance part was steamy and emotional. As another reviewer said, the book brought a lot of emotions out for the reader. A very well done book!
Loved it. A view of life in the early colonies plus a great romance.
first of three books, good read
just finished and i can't wait to read the nex book
Awesome story and family trilogy!