Book Reviews of Trade Wind

Trade Wind
Trade Wind
Author: M. M. Kaye
ISBN-13: 9780553209013
ISBN-10: 0553209019
Publication Date: 7/1982
Pages: 553
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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A very good book. It's more of an old-fashioned historical saga than just a romance, so be prepared to read mucho pages, including large sections where the H&H don't interact, but are sort of leading parallel lives where they just cross paths occasionally. This is perfect if you want something you can really sink your teeth into, and completely escape to another world, the exotic island of Zanzibar in the 19th century. I liked it that both characters changed and grew and learned a lot about themselves during the course of the story, before they could be together.
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Wonderful book. I love this author and think you will really enjoy this book.
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I love this author but it took a while to get into this one but I did really enjoy it and by the end it was keeping me up at night!
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A boston girl goes to Zanzibar and falls in love with a slave trade. This author does the romance novel as well as any I have read.
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A very good book. It's more of an old-fashioned historical saga than just a romance, so be prepared to read mucho pages, including large sections where the H&H don't interact, but are sort of leading parallel lives where they just cross paths occasionally. This is perfect if you want something you can really sink your teeth into, and completely escape to another world, the exotic island of Zanzibar in the 19th century. I liked it that both characters changed and grew and learned a lot about themselves during the course of the story, before they could be together.
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From the back cover: "M.M. Kaye's impassioned new novel sweeps us off to another time, another place. In a time of violence we enter Zanzibar, a dangerous land drenched in languid, sensuous beauty. Into this lawless paradise comes Hero Athena Hollis, a young, proud, Boston bluestocking, whose noble mission is to reform the savage. But she is vulnerable to passion-and the insistent courtship of slave trader Captain Rory Frost sets her afire. Now she faces the heartbreaking choice between duty and love."

The thing that sets Kaye's writing apart is the author's dedication to immersing the reader into the moment of time in which the story exists. The political unrest of the time; the morals of the moment; the mode of dress; the relationships between the classes then; all are laid out within the context of the story, so one can live in the moment with the characters, rather than just observing them.