This story is set in World War II era. After World War I Pat decides to open a small airport to deliver mail. He was a fighter pilot and he couldn't gThis story is set in World War II era. After World War I Pat decides to open a small airport to deliver mail. He was a fighter pilot and he couldn't get the desire to fly out of his system so get started this business, soon after another fighter pilot that was with him in the war, came to pay him a visit, he needed a job so he was hired to help. Pats family grew and Nick loved Pats family like his own. Pat wanted his son Chris to follow in his footsteps, but he hated flying, meanwhile his daughter Cass loved everything about planes. Pat wasn't having any of that. He said a women's place us in the home, cooking and cleaning and having kids, well Cass wasn't having any of that.
Cass went behind her fathers back and had her brother and Nick take her up and teach her about flying, she was a natural. Soon she was doing stunts and making difficult landings. But one day an emergency came up and her dad needed every pilot he had to help, that's when Cass came forward and told him she could help, that she had been flying all this time when he thought it was his son doing all the stunts. He didn't take it very well. He was very angry but allowed her to help.
During all these flight lessons Nick relized he was falling in love with his friends daughter who was 18 years younger than himself,and Cass was falling for him as well. During a air show Cass was discovered by a businessman that wanted Cass to go with him and test fly his planes for the war effort. Nick warned her not to, that the guy was no good but she was so caught up in the idea if flying bigger,faster and better planes that she did it anyways. Before she left she confessed her love to Nick but he told her it would never work because he was poor and to old for her.
Meanwhile Desmond the business man had his own agenda going. He was grooming Cass to follow in Amelia Earharts footsteps. He wanted Cass to be the first woman to fly around the world in one of his planes and break records while doing it. Every chance he had he would have reporters taking pictures and interviewing her, she hated it. While she us training for this trip a tragedy strikes at home and she soon discovers how cold hearted and self centered Desmond really is.
Will Cass be successful in flying around the world? Will Nick wake up and realize that his love for Cass is more important than his idea that he is to old for her? Will it be to late for them? When Hawaii is attacked and World War II breaks out, will that change everything?
Very sweet romance, one I enjoyed cuddling with on my patio with a cool summer night breeze.... aaaaahhhhhh!!! ...more
This story starts out with the medicine man of the Lakota tribe who is getting elderly takes Shadow Hawk under his wing, to groom. Him to be the nextThis story starts out with the medicine man of the Lakota tribe who is getting elderly takes Shadow Hawk under his wing, to groom. Him to be the next medicine man of their tribe. While shadow hawk is learning he keeps having visions of a white woman who he doesn't know, he tries to make sense if this but can't. One day while shadow hawk is with the medicine man, their camp is attacked by white soldiers. Shadow hawk takes medicine man to safety. The medicine man is just as important to their tribe as the Cheif, so you must protect both at all costs. Shadow hawk and medicine man enter into a cave, some soldiers follow but don't get far into the cave when they are killed by a unknown force from the cave. Shadow hawk goes deeper into the cave and prays that his tribe will be safe. While doing this one of the cave walls lights up and he sees a farm house. He falls into a black abyss and when he awakens he discovers that he has traveled 100 years into the future. The farm house belongs to the white woman he sees in his vision, he doesn't know how this can be.
He stats to help the woman Maggie for awhile but he misses his own time and people, he doesn't like the modern day gadgets of stoves , refrigerators, phones , computers and trucks. He is amazed but yet confused by all of it. Maggie begs shadow hawk to stay because she has fallen in love with him. Maggie tells Shadow Hawk what will happen to his people as told in our history books. The fight his people will be in with custard angers him deeply. His desire to go back to warn his people and maybe change the course of history is to strong, Maggie can't stop him. The night of the full moonShadow Hawk goes to the cave and prays hoping that he will go back to his time. Unknown to him Maggie follows him, he tells her to go back but she refuses, in doing so she is caught up in the vortex and sent back in time with shadow hawk.
While Maggie is back in time she finds out how the natives truly lived off the land, she had no comforts of home. At first it was very hard but she learnt how to live without. Then one day shadow hawk and her are captured by white soldiers. They beat shadow hawk up very badly. Maggie runs away. And finds some Lakota warriors that help get shadow hawk back to camp. He is beaten so badly he almost dies. Once he us healed he wants the rest of his tribe to travel with him to find sitting bull to warn him about what the future holds for all of them. During this time Maggie becomes pregnant. They are both over the moon with happiness until one day she starts bleeding severely. Shadow Hawks mom tells him that the child will die and possibly Maggie as well. There only hope for both to gave a chance to live us if they travel back into Maggie's time period. Will they travel back? Will they live? Will shadow hawk stay with his people?
I have to say in the beginning when Shadow hawk traveled 100 years into the future I wasn't liking the story at all. I like my Indian romance stories to stay in the western era. I don't want to read about Clinton, Internet, or modern day stuff, that's why I read, to escape into another time.. But when Maggie and shadow hawk went back into his time period and she got to see what it was really like then I fell in love with the story... It was very well written......more
I wasnt certain if i would like this story when i first started it because it is set way into the future, like star trek or star wars kind of future wI wasnt certain if i would like this story when i first started it because it is set way into the future, like star trek or star wars kind of future with all the high tech gizmos and flying cities, but im so glad i gave it a chance.
Cherie is a woman warrior who is sent away from her planet to try and find some other planets to do some trading with. she is all alone on her flight in her star trek style starship. the only ones with her to keep her company is her main computer Jenny and her c3p0 droid Curt. during this flight Cherie gets lonely for male companionship so Jenny messes with Curts circuits so he chases her around the starship to which Cherie is not very pleased. she doesnt want to have sex with her droid though it is possible.
i love the arguments that Cherie gets into with Jenny her computer. they argue like she is a human, and her language makes me laugh out loud often. her favorite line is " Farden Hell" which translates to Fu#&ing hell... she uses this frequently through out the story and at times it is pretty comical.
she finds another planet and Jenny transports her like star trek down to the planet where she meets a barbarian . he finds her very strange with her space suit on and asks her to remove it, to which they start their back and forth banter and she challenges him to a fight.... he doesnt believe her and her stories about where she came from, he finds her very amusing.
I have to say i have never read a book like this before. it was very entertaining. glad i went forward with it and gave it a shot.......more
This story starts out with Hunt being a young half breed man who finds out the cruelty of prejudice people. A young lady has a crush on him and sneaksThis story starts out with Hunt being a young half breed man who finds out the cruelty of prejudice people. A young lady has a crush on him and sneaks a kiss but her brothers witness it and believe that Hunt made advances on her and they didn't want her reputation tainted so they thought they would teach Hunt a lesson about staying away from white women, so they beat him up badly... His heart turns cold and he goes to live with his moms people, the Commache. He learns their ways of life and how to survive and defend himself. His father moved to another ranch and his health starts to fail so Hunt goes back to help his father on the ranch.
A young lady, who is a budding artist, and her aunt travel to Texas so she can paint some pictures for her next showing, along the way their carriage is taken over by bandits that rob them and shoot one if the drivers. During this time the young lady meets Hunt, who helps them get to town safely. She was very taken with Hunt and hopes that she can see him again during her stay.
Her aunt and her are taken to a ranch where she will have some beautiful views to paint, and she discovers that Hunt and his father own this ranch. She wants to get to know Hunt better but he avoids her at all costs because of the beating he got when he was younger. While out on a painting excursion renegades come and kill the guard, shoot the aunt and kidnap Glynna. Hunt comes across the scene and he chases after the renegades to get her back. Hunt finds her but has to make a sacrifice to get her back, and at this point he knows he will do anything because he has fallen for her. On their way back to the ranch she tells Hunt that she loves him but he tells her about the sacrifice he had to name to get her back and that it wouldn't work with them because she us white and he is a halfbreed and she is suppose to marry someone else. She is furious with Hunt
When they get back to the ranch she just wants to go back home to New York. They gave to wait for her aunt to get stronger before she can travel. Glynna discovers some family secrets that rock her world..
I loved the adventure and intrigue of thus story. A very fast read. Enjoyed it immensely!!...more
Stunned by the murder of her husband, terrified by the disappearance of her daughter, Lavinia ventured alone into the Everglades, braving its twistingStunned by the murder of her husband, terrified by the disappearance of her daughter, Lavinia ventured alone into the Everglades, braving its twisting waterways and the dangersous creatures that lurked within. But instead of death, she found life- a peaceful village and a man who vowed to keep her safe at any cost. In Wolf Dancers arms she would know love at last.
There were some parts if the story that were left unfinished, like where did the bow and arrows come from that killed her husband and what was the legend behind the great white panther that would show up every now and then. Not one of Cassie's best stories but still a very good read....more
This story is about a Viking ( not the Minnesota kind, lol) that thinks he is a real ladies man. He has had his way with more women than he can count.This story is about a Viking ( not the Minnesota kind, lol) that thinks he is a real ladies man. He has had his way with more women than he can count. One day him and a group of men go on a mission for the king when they are ambushed by thieves, all of them are left for dead including Selig. A young maiden and her mom find him near death. They try to nurse him back but he never gains back conscienceless. So they have no choice but to move on without him. Days pass when he finally does gain conscienceless again. He makes his way to a castle to seek help and medical attention when the guards mistake him for a spy. He tries to tell him he isn't a spy but his words are all messed up from being clubbed in the head so severely that he almost died.. Back in the day being a spy was grounds to be hung, but the lady in charge of the castle while her brother was away chose to have him lashed instead. Seligs sister discovered where her brother was and went to rescue him. When she discovered what the lady did to her brother she took her captive so Selig could get his revenge on her.
Over time Selig heals up and gains back his strength, he enjoys tormenting the lady mentally as his revenge on her for what she did to him and he keeps her as his slave. But over time they start to have feelings for one another and they try to deny and fight them feelings. Erica doesn't want to have feelings for a man that has slept with every wench in the area or one that is keeping her as his slave. Selig doesn't want to have feelings for someone that lashed him when he was near death from a terrible beating from thieves.
Will they put their differences aside and fall in love? Will they stay bitter and resent each other for ever?
It took me a bit to get into this story because of the language. I don't know Viking talk very well, so it was like trying to read Shakespeare. At times I didn't understand what they were saying so I just guessed. As the story went along it was a lot easier, maybe the author forgot to write in Viking.. I really enjoyed this story, it was a good read.......more
I haven't read a good mystery in a long time. This story us about a family that was torn apart by a tragedy that happened twenty years ago. Jo Ellen'sI haven't read a good mystery in a long time. This story us about a family that was torn apart by a tragedy that happened twenty years ago. Jo Ellen's family lives on a island off the coast of Georgia while she us a famous photographer in New York. Jo Ellen gets some pictures sent to her that turns her world upside down to the point where she is hospitalized with a breakdown. When she us released from the hospital she goes back home to the island to spend time with her family. While she us there she meets a childhood friend who she starts to fall in live with.
Twenty years ago their mother just up and left them. No explanation, no nothing. Just one day there next day gone. This left a huge impact on the family. Jo Ellen - afraid to love anyone so she burgs herself in her work and keeps her distance from her family. She doesn't want to love and then have them leave her like her mom.... Her sister Lexie- wants to be an actress or model on the mainland, but hasn't caught a break yet. So she is a waitress at the family diner on the island. She us promiscuous and full of anger and makes bad choices... Brian- the brother.. Is full of anger and hate and has walls up around his heart. Also afraid to love.... Sam the father- so hurt, full of anger, and just wants to know why she left them..
After all this time they find out that their mother didn't leave that she was in fact murdered all them years ago. The killer us on the island, and has killed two young women and now gas sights on Jo Ellen. Will the family come together or will they fall completely apart?
I'm not good at figuring out who done it, I'm usually wrong. I was thus time as well, but there were some twists and turns that made it unpredictable. I enjoyed this story emensly.. ...more
This story us about a young women who has lots of money and wants to save the transcontinental railroad from Mexicans trying to sabotage it. She has aThis story us about a young women who has lots of money and wants to save the transcontinental railroad from Mexicans trying to sabotage it. She has a Japanese - American Samauri that is her side kick. She pays him to protect her at all costs. Her personal body guard so to say. The Mexican government wants the railroad to be built by them so they can make money from it and control where it travels, but our government wants it to be tunneled through the mountains and through dangerous Indian territory. The young lady knows how to fight and use a gun just as good as any man, and there are times she has to use that ability against those that want to sabotage the railroads progress.
A very short adventuress story, less than 200 pages. Could be read in one sitting if you don't have anything else to do. It was a fast read. Enjoyed it.... :)...more
This story is about a young actress who gave up acting to become a housewife with 2 daughters. She settles into her new role as wife and mother when aThis story is about a young actress who gave up acting to become a housewife with 2 daughters. She settles into her new role as wife and mother when after 26 years of marriage she is suddenly a widow at the age of 51. Her world is turned upside down and she falls into a deep depression. One of her daughters is married to a film producers son who she dislikes because of his womanizing . ( he dates many actresses and models, when he is done with one he moves onto another, he doesn't want any serious relationships). He gave up producing films and opened up a boutique that all the big stars flock to. He is so successful with his boutique that he opens several more. He hears of his sons mother in laws loss of her husband and hopes that she will go back into acting. ( he is aware that she doesn't like him). He decides to throw a party at one of his stores, his daughter in law tries to get her mom to go to the party to get her out of the house, to her surprise her mom agrees to go.
She see's other actresses she hasn't seen in years and finds herself enjoying it. Before she knows it she is one of the last to leave. She gets into a conversation with Jack about their children and decide to go out for coffee. They go out again for coffee and find out that they are very comfortable with one another. A romance starts to which their children are totally against. And then the unthinkable happens... She is 51 and Jack is 60 and they discover that she is pregnant. She thought she was going through her change. How are the children going to react to this? How are the next 9 months going to go for them? Will there be a happily ever after?
This was a very short, only 229 pages, story. A nice one to cuddle up with, with your favorite drink and blanket by the fire. Truly enjoyed this one....more
She was the lieutenants daughter, he was the lieutenants prisoner. But beautiful, golden haired Marilla could not deny her secret longings for the hanShe was the lieutenants daughter, he was the lieutenants prisoner. But beautiful, golden haired Marilla could not deny her secret longings for the handsome red skinned warrior they called Kohanah. And in the sultry hush of a summers night , Kohanahas dungeon cell became a forbidden paradise if rapturous delight as Marilla surrendered to the fiery ecstasy of his powerful embrace...
Sneaking behind her fathers back to see Kohanah while he was in prison didn't sit very well with one of the other soldiers that wanted her for himself. Marillas father relized that his daughter was falling in love with the Indian chief so he went out of his way to make his stay in prison as pleasant as he could. When he was finally let out of prison he and Marilla wanted to make a life together as husband and wife, but this other soldier Jason was going to do everything he could to put a stop to it.
I felt like the story line would be going along really well then all of a sudden be cut short so they could have there make out session... There were ALOT of make out sessions in this story that I didn't care for. I like some steamy make out sessions here and there but not every chapter, a bit much for my liking... I like the adventuress story line that I'm use to Cassie writing a lot better than this one that's why I'm only giving it 4 instead of my usual 5 stars for her story. Still a very good read just a bit too much smut for me......more
Brandon was kidnapped by pirates when he was 10 years old, over the years he had many chances of leaving the pirate ship to go back to his family butBrandon was kidnapped by pirates when he was 10 years old, over the years he had many chances of leaving the pirate ship to go back to his family but he chose to stay with the pirates because he fell in love with the sea and the adventures of a pirates life. over the years he established a bond with the pirate captain,loving him like a father. one day they mistake a ship as a mexican ship filled with arms, they take on prisoners with whom Brandon meets a young lady and falls in love. as the story goes on we discover just how small this world is and how chance meetings end up being related to you in ways you never thought of.
this story is full of twists and turns and adventure. Im use to reading Cassie Edwards Indian Romances so this one was a bit different for me, reading her story about pirates. the story itself was good just not as good as her indian romances. I felt it dragged on a bit and she did get a little bit of indian stuff in the story.
This story is about young love that starts out with Alisha and Mitch at a young age in grade school. Alisha is the daughter of a preacher and Mitch isThis story is about young love that starts out with Alisha and Mitch at a young age in grade school. Alisha is the daughter of a preacher and Mitch is the half breed son of the town drunk who lives on the poor side of town. He often goes to school hungry, so Alisha takes extra food to share with him. He doesn't have any friends and often gets into fights and therefore gets punished by the principle in front of the class with a ruler. Most kids don't want anything to do with him because he is a half breed. Alisha is his only friend, they meet each other often and he teaches her many things like swimming and how to ride a horse. During this time is when they start to fall in love. As Mitch grows older his dad starts to beat him and he decides he needs to leave, he promises that once he is settled he will send for Alisha. 5 years pass with no word from Mitch so Alisha moves on with her life when one day Mitch comes back into town. Shortly after his return they both discover the deceptions that were told them to keep them apart. They fight to stay together and to give their love a chance but there are always obstacles that try to come between them. Once they come together for good they go on a quest to find someone that was lost to them only to discover that it was being kept a secret. Will they find true happiness or will people try to continue to come between them.
This story was such a tender sweet love story filled with adventures and surprises,seeing love bloom at such a young age and watching it grow into adulthood. My favorite Native American Romance author is Cassie Edwards, but I have to say this one was well written and right up there with Cassie. I may have to find more Madeline Baker books.
What I loved about this book was it was written in such a way that I felt like I was in the story watching it unfold in front of me. I was totally involved with the story and didn't want to put it down. What I didn't like about the story was it was to short. I didn't want it to end..... Well done, a great read!!!! ...more
In this book Rose runs off to Siberia in search of Dimitri. Their promise to one another was that if either one of them was changed into a strigoi vamIn this book Rose runs off to Siberia in search of Dimitri. Their promise to one another was that if either one of them was changed into a strigoi vampire that the other one would find them and kill them to set them free. Rose is tryin to keep that promise but knows it is going to be very difficult to do since he is the love of her life. She knows he's not the same person that she fell in love with, but it will still be very difficult.
When Rose gets to Siberia she runs into other strigoi vampires who she don't kill because she wNts them to go back to there clan and tell them that she is looking for Dimitri, to spread the word around that she is there and on a mission to find him and to kill him. Dimitri hears of this and is intrigued that Rose came looking for him, he manages to catch Rose by surprise and kidnaps her. He tells her that he wants to change her into a strigoi, but she doesn't want any part of that. He tells her that they can live in eternity together if she will let him change her, she still don't want to. Dimitri grows very agitated with her and gives her a time frame to decide if she wants to change or die. Rose knows her time is running out and she has to be able to fight Dimitri and try to stake him in the heart to kill him otherwise he will kill her.
Rose catches Dimitri by surprise and stakes him and he falls over a bridge, she believes that she has killed him. She returns back to the U.S.A. And shortly after she receives a package in the mail that has her stake in it with a note... Is it from Dimitri? Is he really dead? Is someone playing a awful trick on her?
Can't wait to read the final book in the series to have all these questions answered and all the loose ends tied up... A good read....more