Monday, April 30, 2012

White Dusk by Susan Edwards

White Dusk

Swift Foot's heart is broken and he feels terribly alone, ever since leaving the woman he loves. Now he has returned to marry Small Bird to hopefully end the war started when his father betrayed his people. Small Bird knows that she is destined to walk beside Swift Foot no matter if he chooses to believe it or not. Although a strange passion burns between them old regrets stand between them that must be laid to rest. All the while the enemy is planning his revenge and plans to use Small Bird as the bait.

This is the second book in the White series and it was full of heart ache. Each character has been through something that has broken their heart and reading what had happened to each was gripping. There are multiple love stories playing through out this book and each one is different from the last. I enjoyed reading this book since it tied in very closely with the previous book, White Dawn, and explained why Swift Foot did what he did.  If you have read the first book in the series I strongly recommend reading this one soon after.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

White Dawn by Susan Edwards

White Dawn
Emily Ambrose is abandon by her parents in the wilds, and she witnesses their deaths shortly after. Trying to find her way back to the mission an Indian saves her from wild animals. After being abandon yet again, she is found by a trapper John Cartier. John vows to keep his emotions in check until Emily comes to him out of love. When it becomes clear the Emily is no longer safe at John's home they journey to the Mission in hopes of making everything better. With so many secrets of the past Emily must decide whom to place her trust in.

This is the first book in the White series and was heart rendering. There are many horrible things that happen to Emily that I began to wonder if she could find happiness. The beginning of the story was semi confusing since its not clear at first who the main characters are going to be. I enjoyed this book and it was a wonderful start to a great series. I would recommend this book to any one who can feel for the characters within the pages.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

White Wind by Susan Edwards

White Wind

When Sarah's guardian makes it clear that she will pay for her mothers mistakes, she sets off in search of her birth father whom she was told was Indian. Golden Eagle has saved her once before so when their paths cross again he believes that it is the will of the Spirits that he have her. The only thing that stands in the way of their happiness is Golden Eagle is arranged to marry a woman from another tribe. They now must both find a way to be together and conquer the up coming darkness.

This is the fourth book in the White series and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It takes place on the planes in the time of the Indian before the wars. This book had an underlying mystery and a lot of suspense. The ending really through me threw a lop because I was not expecting it at all. This series is heart gripping and wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a great series that will capture your heart.

Friday, April 27, 2012

White Deception by Susan Edwards

White Deception: Book Ten of Susan Edwards' White Series
Mattie Edwards, the daughter of Star Dreamer, not only lost her eye sight in a fire that claimed her new husband but also lost the gift of sight past down through generations. Now her sight has suddenly come back but all Maddie sees is death and hatred. Reed has traveled a long ways to find the man responsible for killing his wife, now he almost has him. When he is charged with taking care of Mattie everything he ever believed starts to change, but when bad things start to happen to his new love he must face his past in order to save their future.

This book is number ten in the White series and did not disappoint. Although everything seemed to happen at once it was still a good book. This book depicts some of the hardships of being born of both races and how the characters were able to over come some of the obstacles. I really hope that the author continues writing in the White series, there seems to be so much more material and romances for many future novels.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

White Dove by Susan Edwards

White Dove: Book Nine of Susan Edwards' White Series

White Dove knows she is destined to marry a great warrior worthy of her, so she has become the best warrior she can be. Jeremy Jones lost his heart to Dove the first time they met, and is constantly trying to catch her attention which sometimes leaves him in trouble. Now Jeremy decides to train to be a warrior among the Sioux so that he may be everything that Dove wants, even if shes not sure herself.

This is the ninth book in the White Series. The characters in this book were mentioned in previous books and it was fun to see how things worked out for multiple characters that I already had read about. I am really starting to enjoy this series even though I am reading them out of order. These books are about Indians and takes place before the war between them and whites. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a series were the books all intertwine and connect.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

White Wolf by Susan Edwards

White Wolf: Book Five of Susan Edwards' White Series
Jessie and her brothers are going on the Oregon Trail to California, they are all set to leave until their wagon master breaks his leg. White Wolf reluctantly takes up as wagon master, but he has one rule, no unmarried females may go. Jessie can't stand the new wagon master and so she disguises herself as a boy so she may stay with whats left of her family. Now she just needs to keep Wolf from knowing her secret, and stealing her heart. Wolf knows that there's something up with Jessie but when he discovers who she is he resolves to keep his distance.

This book is number five in a series of twelve and was very captivating. I haven't read the first four books but now I'm hoping that they are as enjoyable as this book was. All the trouble that Jessie gets into made me laugh aloud many of times and the way Wolf reacted made me want to shake him. I didn't want to put the book down at all and when I did, I wondered what the ending would be like. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romance and who can enjoy a book enough to feel for the characters.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review form NetGalley.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Improper Relations by Juliana Ross

Improper Relations

Hannah is an unpaid companion to her late husbands aunt. When she witnesses her husbands cousin Leo involved with a maid she becomes instantly curious, since women are not supposed to enjoy this activity. Leo decides to educate Hannah on how women can enjoy themselves during love making, and although he is younger than her, he becomes attracted to her. When they are caught Hannah is sent away and now Leo must choose his fortune or her.

This book is like a diary of Hannah's road to self pleasure and is very well written. Although some words were very crude it was an excellent read and somewhat informative. The epilogue was very good and I really enjoyed learning what became of these characters and how their lives ended up. This was a short sweet love story and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys short romance novels.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lady Drusilla's Road to Ruin by Christine Merrill

Lady Drusilla's Road to Ruin

Lady Drusilla Rudney is racing towards Gretna Green in order to stop her head strong sister from eloping with a dance master. Along the way she employs John Hendricks to help keep her safe and to keep the whole thing quiet. John believes Drusilla is heading to get her wayward love back, so when he starts to have feelings for her things get complicated. After retrieving her sister Drusilla finds she loves John now the only thing that stands in their way is her father.

This book was very good and I couldn't wait to see how they would end up together. I hope there is a second book that gives you some clue as to how things turned out for them in the end, since the ending is somewhat of a cliff hanger. Some of the antics the characters get into had me laughing and wondering what they were up to. Although this book is an adult romance novel the language isn't very explicit or crude. I would recommend this book to any romance lover.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall

Veil of Pearls
Adalia Winston has escaped her abusive master and fled to America to start a new life. She is content with helping out at the slave orphanage and being a doctors apprentice. Although when she meets Morgan, a plantation owners son, she tries very hard not to fall in love with him. Morgan tries over and over to charm her, but when her secret comes out will their love breach all boundaries?

This book takes place in America when everyone owned slaves and thought nothing of it. It really opened my eyes to how badly slaves were treated and how haughty the social elite were. The one thing that made this book stand out was the epilogue, I enjoyed reading what happened to the characters after their story was over. Although there was some racial language this is book quotes scripture and makes many references to God. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Christian novels and true love stories.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Too Tempting to Resist by Cara Elliott

Too Tempting to Resist
Eliza Brentford is desperately trying to stop her brother from running them into poverty to no avail. So when she sees his role model Gryffin Dwight, she tries to convince him to straighten out her wayward brother. Gryffin finds Eliza enchanting and wants to know all her secrets, so when he is invited to the estate he cant pass it up. Can Gryffin be Eliza's night in shining armor when she needs a savior the most?

This book was very captivating and easy to read. I couldn't put it down because I wanted to find out what happened next and how everything worked out. While reading this book I learned what the secret language of flowers is and that every flower has a different meaning. This book is an adult romance novel but it is not very graphic but there are situations that are sort of erotic. I wold recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance novels and who enjoys learning more about flowers.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How to Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling

How to Ravish a Rake
Amy Hardwick has been classified as a wallflower and this season is her last so she is determined to change her status. After wearing one of the gowns she designed to a ball she becomes the fashion darling of the ton. Will enjoys annoying Amy and after incurring a large debt he starts to think about marrying her. When they accidentally get locked in a wine cellar and are forced to marry it seemed like the perfect solution. Can they have a wonderful marriage if they are both deceiving the other?

This book was very good and fun to read. I couldn't wait to reach the end and find out how everything worked out. This book seems to be one in a series of novels and I hope to find the other books in the series. Although this book is an adult romance novel it didn't have a lot of crude language or descriptions. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance novels and true love stories.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Midwife's Legacy by Rhonda Gibson, Pamela Griffin, Jane Kirkpatrick, Trish Perry

The Midwife's Legacy
Adele Marley has been a midwife her whole life, and after a birth gone wrong she ends up with an adopted daughter. Now Adele is midwife to a woman whose brother she finds her self in love with. When a miss comunication occurs Adele decides to head to Oregon on the wagon train  with her adoptive daughter Polly. After an accident Adele decides to take a chance on love.

Polly Schultz has always been the midwife's assistant so when she embarks on the Oregon train she hopes to prove herself. Along the way she meets Gordon Baker, a minster, and they both are captured by Indians who hope she can help one of thier women. Now that theyre back with the train everyone thinks shes compromised and pressure them to marry. Now Polly must prove that she is capable of being all the womens midwife, and earn back thier respect.

Christina is sure that God has called her to be a midwife. Unfortunatly her beau Noah Cafferty doesnt believe women should work, they should be making a home. Now Christina must show Noah how women should have the right to choose who helps them when thier time comes to deliver. They both must trust God to show them how to work together.

Kendra Silverstone doesnt have much confidence as a midwife, since everyonen belives that doctors should be the only one assisting mothers to be. But when Steven asks her to take on his sister who now refuses the help of a doctor Kendra gets more than she bargains for. Will she be able to weather the comments and turmoil that arise from doctors opions?

This book has four stories in it that follow four different women through their trials as a midwife. Each one has a different problem or trial to go through. It was a very good book and has me wondering about at home births. I have never considered it before but after reading this novel I'm curious as to what it would be like. This book is a Christian novel and I would recomend it to any woman who enjoys a good loving book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Perfect Imposter by Wendy Soliman

The Perfect Imposter

Katrina Sinclair grew up in both worlds, she was the daughter of a steward but has an education of a lady. So when her childhood friend Julia convinces her to impersonate her for a week Katrina thinks she may be able to pull it off with a little help. Leo Kincade is a government agent and is charged with capturing jewel thieves linked to Napoleon, his prize suspect is Julia. What he didn't intend was falling in love with Julia's impostor Katrina. Now Katrina must pull of this great deception and escape her past before she loses her heart to Leo.

This book is full of deception and mystery. There's a back story to Katrina's past that comes out a little at a time and makes you wonder what truly happened. Its full of suspense and mystery and everything comes together at the end of the book and nothing is like it seems. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this author. This is a romance novel so it has some language and description not suitable for younger readers. I would recommend this book to any mystery romance lover.

I recieved a complimentary digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wolf Who Loved Me by Lydia Dare

Wolf Who Loved Me

Lady Madeline Hayburn has been raised to accept a loveless marriage and to be caged her whole life. Weston Hadley has a very guarded secret so when Madeline stumbles upon his secret something must be done. On their way to elope everything that could go wrong does. Weston decides that Maddie would be better off without him and returns her to her father. Now Maddie must show Wes that she loves him and only wants to be with him.

This book is only one of the books in the trilogy and was very fun to read. This book took a different spin on werewolves or lycans. I cant wait to read the rest of the trilogy since this book was so captivating and interesting. This book is a romance novel and contains some explicit descriptions and language. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mythical stories.

I received a complimentary digital copy for review from NetGalley.