Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold
Anne Wells has embarrassed her rigidly proper family since she was a child with occasional but grievous lapses from ladylike behavior. They blame those lapses for the disgraceful fact that she is a spinster at 28.
Cord Bennett, the son of his father's second marriage to a Cheyenne...more
As he finally stopped fighting sleep, he wondered if maybe just occasionally the gods designed a woman fit for a king or a prince and then gave her to an ordinary man. Maybe they did such a thing once in a while, knowing an ordinary man would treasure her more, love her better. Maybe they even let him keep her — for a while.Wow! Where to begin... well, I'll start with that quote. It's one of my favorite hero quotes from any book I've read, and in just a few sentences shows us Cord's hope and hi...more
I thought it was pretty good overall. It ended with a really good finish, and the narrative voice that was bugging me early on in the book was greatly toned down during the last third of the book. (The first half or so of the book felt like I was watching a movie where the actors rarely spoke, instead it was mostly narrated from the authors POV. It was frustrating and pulled me out of the story repeatedly.) But the c...more
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
This was a truly unique and lovely story. But as much as it was a love story, it was a social story even more. The romance between Anne and Cord(which I LOVED) took a back burner to the family drama that was just a bit too much.
Clan Wells-racism, bullying and, in the end, sadistic tendencies
Her father a bully, her brother a sycophant and her mother not brave enough to stand up against them, Anne Wells...more
This was a heartwarming story that shot straight to my heart....more
I happened upon this author when her story,Dancing on Coals, hit everyone's fav list a little while back and everyone who read it raved over it. I, of course, had to try it for myself and, much to my delight, found it to be an incredible tale as well!
I actually think I like this story better...
As always with a one I truly love, I'm strugglin...more
I totally felt the love between Cord and Annie!
- by Peace Pilgrim – (American teacher and spiritual leader and peace prophet, 1908 – 1981)
"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love."
- by Bryant H. McGill –
"His daddy had brown eyes, but those eyes of his are yellow, yellow like a wolf’s."
"The color don’t make no nevermind. What tells you...more
"Take him and cut him out in little stars. And he will make the face of heaven so fine - that all the world will be in love with night"...Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet)
This book should come with a Warning alerting its victims that once started you will not want to stop until you have reached the very last page!
How do I convey how much I loved this story? I was drawn to this book by a review written by one of my GR friends and purchased it immediately. However, I must confess that...more
My review: http://bit.ly/cTdQ6J
“You know, Annie, a long time ago an old man told me beauty doesn't mean much in a woman. It disappears with age. But he said some women have something better. They have a special glow that lasts all their life and just gets richer. You're like that. You really shine.”
I'm going to be vulgarly blunt, I fucking love Ellen O'Connell. Love her. Admittedly, these books might be just a teensy bit melodramatic, but these stories are some of the most engaging I've read in a very long time. I didn't think I'd like this one more than I liked her other two books. Ha! I think the only reason I might like Dancing on Coals more is because I absolutely adored Katherine Grant in that book. Don't get me wrong, Anne Wells is no shrin...more
See? This is exactly why I read. Because once in a while, in some of my lucky days, I find something like this. An unknown romance, by an unknown author, with a lousy cover and even a lousier title, which nevertheless proves itself to be one of the best of the genre. For me, this book was what I usually call an impact. It is so good, on so many levels, I just don’t know where to start praising it.
So, I will start with the obvious, the plot. This is the heartfelt story of two lonely broken peopl...more
This book offered the romance that I love, but added so much more. It showed the bigotry that people face, not only in the public's eye, but from the very people that should love them the most.
Cord was the son of a white man and Cheyenne woman. Even though that marriage was a love match and Cord was a pr...more
Anne and Cord are both strong and proud people being raised on the late 1800's on the growing frontier. Cord personality had been hardened because of prejudice he receives from being half...more
Above all, this is a love story. Among love there is also faith, doubt, friendship, prejudice, raw toughness, growth, and hate. The characters are strong and consistent, but grow throughout the story. Anne is...more
Cord & Anne's story had me captivated from the very beginning! They were so wonderful together! I loved their conversations, the knowing looks, the "talking" with out even speaking to one another! Cord was such a quite, solid, misunderstood man, where Anne was very vocal and pretty much everyone knew her thoughts and ways! Opposites attract is what they say! And th...more
I enjoyed reading about Cord and Anne, how they faced their demons, how they found each other and changed for better. I always love a happy ending and theirs was very hard to accomplish and that's what makes it even better.
It was such a lengthy novel, but I am happy because in the end Cord and Annie both get what they deserved from the start.. :)
Also my thoughts are wonderfully explained by one of the reviewer:
"I can't remember feeling as pissed at the H/h's family as I was here. Anne's father is a first...more
The characters were interesting. Anne's character was a little confusing at first. She was portrayed as a week woman, but as the story went along, turns out she was stronger than anyone thought. Co...more
Cord Bennett is the product of a white father and Indian mother. His family has some clout in the area, but that only keeps the town from killing Cord--it does not protect him from the prejudice.
Anne is the 28-year old spinster daughter of the town tailor. Her father has strict ideas on what type of person Anne should marry. Now that she's 28, he decided that she should marry a much older and smelly man. Anne r...more