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Bitter Eden

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  3 reviews
PETER BEREAN - Across the raging landscape of a countryside in flames, he rode with the brave, reckless men who cried out for freedom and dignity.

CALLIE DAWSON - Scorched by unspeakable shame, she was a hauntingly beautiful child-woman who no longer believed in love...until she met Peter's strong, tender gaze and saw there a rapturous vision of eternity....

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Paperback, 672 pages
Published November 21st 1979 by Dell Pub Co
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
After having this book sitting around for so long that the pages are turning yellow,(in which case Id have to sit right under the lamp to read it) I decided it was time to give it a go. Well this book totally took me by surprise as in I wasnt expecting what I assumed it would be judging by the cover.This time it got me in a good...and not so good way. First off,the cover is very misleading as to what the story/romance/characters are about. It was very well written..hence I give it the 4 stars fo ...more
I had to stop reading this at page 254 when the hero, rather than sack up and admit to himself that his younger sister Natalie really is a murderous looney tunes, strangles the dog Natalie had been sicing on people she didn't like. (The chick is 19 1/2 years old and her "madness" is borne of the hero, Peter, not paying as much attention to her as he used to AND Natalie's fiance screwing around with Peter's wife.) But what made the dog-killing scene worse - as if it wasn't bad enough! - was that ...more
This book could have been a five for me, if only there was more of a romance between the two main characters. The cover is beautiful, but misleading. IMHO, I feel it wasn't so much a romance as it was women's historical fiction. It is very well written, but the story was too tragic. I was left unsatisfied with the ending, as there was no real HEA.
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