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The Flash of the Firefly

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Sir Colin Donovan, British Under-secretary representative to the U.S., won’t give up until Anne Maren is his.
Brant Powers, rogue scout for Sam Houston’s Rangers, won’t give up Anne Maren as his.
And, Anne Maren, beautiful young Scottish aristocrat, won’t give up as captive to the brutal Po-hot-y-quosh.

But as Anne journeys back and forth across the Texas frontier, to whom wi
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published May 19th 2013 by Parris Afton, Inc. (first published June 1st 1979)
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***SPOILERS AHOY*** You have been warned.

Our intrepid heroine is one Anne McLennan, who travels to Texas in 1838 to join her husband, Otto Maren. Otto's a Bible-thumping preacher and he's out in the wilds of Texas with a bunch of fellow German immigrants setting up a new homestead. Why this spoiled young miss from Barbados (or whatever island it was) married such a man is beyond me, but that's the story…

Anne's ship was delayed by weather and not-so-sensitive Otto and Co. went on without her, so
May 25, 2013 seton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: craptastic
Free on Kindle today is this bodiceripper sorta in the style of early Rebecca Brandewyne, but with less purple prose.

As you might expect, there is a lot of (view spoiler)in this one but the most horrifying scene is (view spoiler)

Ah, the good ole days!
Cindy Woods
May 24, 2016 Cindy Woods rated it it was ok
O, Parris!

This was the first book Bonds has written that I'm not crazy about! The ending is abrupt. The plot is good, but the main character, Ann, is horrid! What a self centered harridan! I could not stand her. She cries rape when, in fact, it's not. She loses a baby and, oh well! Are you kidding me? She screeches at the father line it's all his fault...what?! I don't know what Brant saw in her ever. She is a thankless, horrid, immature woman with an ugly soul.
So, basically, I didn't
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Jan 27, 2016 Aubrey Porter rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. I loved watching how Anne grew and blossomed as a character and seeing how the different men in her life changed along with her.
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Parris Afton Bonds was conceived in Paris, Kentucky and was born in Tampa, Florida on July 21. The mother of five sons and the author of thirty-five published novels, she is the co-founder of Southwest Writers Workshop and cofounder and first vice president of Romance Writers of America.

Although she wrote her first novel at the early age of five (The Blackhawk Women Ride Again), she didn’t publish
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