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Touch the Wind

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  429 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Janet Dailey carries you away--from the wealth and glamour of a modern Texas city to the rugged majesty of Mexico's High Sierras.
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Published September 2nd 1986 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 1979)
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What the HELL was that ending? It totally ruined what had been until then a solid, un-putdownable, hell of a surprise of a book.

I went into Janet Dailey's Touch the wind with zero information about the book. The element of surprise was therefore a highly enjoyable part of reading it. I started what I thought would be a run of the mill, old-timey Harlequin with an annoying heroine and then BAM, in a surprise twist worthy of the manipulative genius of Hitchcock, all of a sudden, the plot took a s
Fre06 Begum
Mar 11, 2015 Fre06 Begum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fave
Really enjoyed this book I love an anti hero who falls for the heroine hard and won't let her go, this was a great oldie and will be on my keepers list.
This is the first romance novel I read when I was younger and the reason I reading and love romance books today. It's more sentimental to me than anything else. Would I give it 3 stars if I read it today? Nope. Not even close! But like I said, it's a sentimental read for me and I love it because of that:)
Jun 07, 2012 Cleta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the book that got me started reading when my exhusband and I was starting out we didn't have a washer and dryer so I was at the laundrymat and I picked this book up there and couldn't put it down here it is 25 years later and I still have that very same book I read it over about once a year.
Mateus Bandeira
May 04, 2013 Mateus Bandeira rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've bought this book because a friend of mine told me it was really, really, REALLY good. She told me about the story, and I was like "Oh, okay, this sounds interesting." And it was good, at the beggining. I mean, the main character, Sheila (Fun fact: I could only imagine her as Dianna Agron), seemed like a strong female character, and the story was going great... until she was "kidnapped" (I don't even think I should call it that way).

Then, during the entire book, I was reading it with this sa
Sep 12, 2009 Penney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite books, I love this story
Feb 04, 2011 Stacey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I can usually forget the cliches, sexism, etc. in romance novels, but this one was a bit much. Maybe I needed to tap into my love of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to get into the romantic aspects of Stockholm Syndrome and rape...

I read this for a class. And I am not embarrassed to admit that I needed to justify why I read it. However, I'll voluntarily and gladly read another romance novel.
This one was a pretty fun read,you have to keep in mind that it is very dated though. It's full of likeable characters .....and a few not so likeable. I would like to know if Laredo ever got his own book.......
Jun 19, 2011 Carla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Rafaga=Unforgettable hero
Sep 12, 2015 Julz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read. The heroine was a bit annoying at times but I really liked the hero.
Sep 02, 2011 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this has to be ny favourite book ever.this book is not your typical predictable book.the ending my gosh janet it could have ended rafaga his a different hero,all in all a g8t book
Paty Hamdan
Jan 31, 2014 Paty Hamdan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Já faz um tempo que estava louca para ler o livro A Carícia do Vento, tão bem recomendando e cotado nas redes sociais literárias, mas o tempo e a falta de oportunidade me impediam de lê-lo, mas no começo desse ano resolvi colocar essa leitura no top da minha lista, e claro que não me arrependi.

Há anos vejo ótimos comentários acerca desse livro, o meu maior medo ao lê-lo seria acabar me decepcionando. Com uma premissa um tanto controversa o livro é surpreendente e, apesar de sido lançado em 1979,
Adriana Fogaça
Jul 04, 2013 Adriana Fogaça rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Carícia do Vento.
Janet Dailey.

As montanhas mexicanas é o cenário perfeito para uma estória fascinante, este com certeza é o melhor romance da autora Janet Dailey. Já li vários romances da autora, mas "A Carícia do Vento" supera os demais em vários aspectos.

Janet normalmente descreve personagens maravilhosos e contraditórios, porque na realidade são humanos e não idealizados. Como Ráfaga cria seu próprio mundo nas montanhas, e lá tudo o que ele diz é lei. Mas o mundo não é perfe
3.5*. I remember reading this as a teen and completely loving it. I also remembered that I hadn't liked the ending at ALL. Quite by chance I came by this again and really enjoyed the re-read. The heroine was annoying at times and admirably gutsy at others. The hero had a mexican Clint Eastwood vibe (in his spaghetti western days). The punishment scene was suspenseful and gripping, leaving us with admiration for the h and some sympathy with the decision making the H has to do. Best scene in the b ...more
Mar 09, 2012 Kati rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This was the first romance I ever read, thanks to Mom's saying that I could read ANYTHING on the big bookcase in the livingroom. Apparently she'd forgotten she had a couple Janet Dailey on that bookcase. I was 7th grade, and prior to this book, all I knew about sex, I'd learned from some adolescent book written by Dobson. This novel taught me more about sex than I would've probably learned in a dozen years, living in my parents home. Obviously now I'd have some issues with the plot, knowing that ...more
Sep 13, 2015 Poonam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
This book has lots of ups and downs. Not everyones cup of tea. The h loses her virginity to her husband who marries her only for her money. h's husband is then killed off by bandits. The H is the leader of this bandit group. Its more of stockholm syndrome for the h. The h is raped by the H and her husband. Plus there was multiple rape attempt on the h by one member of the bandit group.
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Michelyn Lea
Jun 02, 2014 Michelyn Lea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm giving this 4 stars because of nostalgia and b/c it was not as horrible reading it a hundred years later like I thought it might be. This was one of 3 romance books that I somehow read way to young. I had the actual book forever, but lost it somewhere and now found again on Amazon. I'll probably reread it again sometime in the future:D
Apr 26, 2013 Pamela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This romance is an oldie but goodie. Overlook some of the old 1970's references and read it for the great love story.
Raíssa Salles
Feb 15, 2016 Raíssa Salles rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tenho
Sério?! Que livro ruim....
Oct 11, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great read
Good until the end...then it sucked
Sep 10, 2011 Caroline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
My first real romance book so it will always hold a special place in my heart. It's not perfect but I always enjoy reading it.
Read this as a teen many, many years ago. It might have been my first romance novel.
Amy Webb
Apr 24, 2016 Amy Webb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I read this book 30 years ago and some how it got lost. I have spent the last 20 years looking for this book. It was that good.
Insanity. And I loved it.
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Janet Anne Haradon Dailey was an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.

Born in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa, she attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land developme
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