Crushing Desire

Author: April Dawn
Publisher: Breathless Press
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As a general rule I like historical fiction. Crushing Desire did not disappoint. The author, April Dawn, captured my attention quickly and held it through to the end. She wove an intriguing tale of love and independence in a time when most women had neither. A headstrong young woman falls in love with a man she can’t have. Two brothers fall for her and she wants neither and the betrayal by one almost ends her life. She remains strong, remains true to herself and those she loves, and fights for what she wants. I really enjoyed this post-Revolutionary War story. The author was able to describe the settings and people of the period so well I could envision myself within the story playing voyeur. I would read more of April Dawn’s work.


Tamed by a Laird

By Amanda Scott – Forever Hatchette Book Group

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 I really liked reading this book. Historical fiction has always been my passion and Amanda Scott did not let me down. She obviously conducted quite a bit of research into the period and the setting. The story, albeit fiction, was realistic because of her diligence to keeping facts intact and her attention to detail. I enjoyed the storyline very much as well. The hero and heroine were well developed and unique and I found myself within the pages of the book fully envisioning each character and setting. I want to know more about Jenny and Hugo and their escapades, and cannot wait to read the sequel to this story.  For that matter, I may read the book again because I found it quite enjoyable.