Splendidly written. I like Melisande since To Taste Temptation which is the first book of this series. And I was not disappointed but really happy thatSplendidly written. I like Melisande since To Taste Temptation which is the first book of this series. And I was not disappointed but really happy that she became wife of Viscount Vale. They were so dissimilar that at first no one among the ton believe them to have a haste wedding without any valid reason. Well, if the ton only knows the whole story, they will be surprise for sure. For this heroine external demeanour was only a decoy to her real sensual self. Lady Vale was not innocent as the ton knew of her. She was an independent, sassy, loyal and fierce woman. I adore her and definitely one of my favourite heroine in historical romance. She knew what she want and she will take it with all her heart and soul. As for Lord Vale, Jasper Renshaw, he was a common lord of the ton, a devilishly handsome rake and scoundrel to the boot but nobody knows he was scarred beneath all his mischiefs. What makes this story good is because it was not only a romantic story but a mystery as well! It opened the eyes of the readers to the ugly evil post exposure of war to the survivors, and only strong women can only put up with them and at the same time heal their battered soul. A definite must keep!...more
This is the last book of Divergent series and there were so many emotions swirling inside me until I read the last word of this book. It's a packagedThis is the last book of Divergent series and there were so many emotions swirling inside me until I read the last word of this book. It's a packaged of twists and turns that will get you on the edge of your sit. Good thing, I started reading this series on October (the month of this last book will be released) or else I will be half-torn on the second book. I am not a fan of YA novels but I must say, this series definitely caught me until the third book. A gigantic beast of a story that is full of surprising dramas about friendship, family, hope, forgiveness, love and undying thirst for truth.
And the truth is, you'll never leave this book alone for an hour without finishing it until the last page and after that..it's either you'll hate it or you'll love it. Choose wisely....more
This is my second attempt on dystopian novel and thank goodness it didn't disappoint me in any way. Well, there are times when I got frustrated to theThis is my second attempt on dystopian novel and thank goodness it didn't disappoint me in any way. Well, there are times when I got frustrated to the heroine, Beatrice Prior or "Tris" but honestly, she was a hell of a woman to begin with. Got some angst and stubbornness which made her sometimes got into some serious life-threatening situations. ...more
I don't know why I took so long to read this novel. In the end, it was so good I can't stop until the last words were read. From the start to the end,I don't know why I took so long to read this novel. In the end, it was so good I can't stop until the last words were read. From the start to the end, there's nothing I can hate between the two characters for they were so perfect for each other that I was so envious to have what they had. One of the best hero and heroine of historical romance. A treasure for keeps!
My favourite novel of Lorraine Heath and I think this book made me a fan!...more
Heroine: Louise Downe aka Low Down No background. No family. Doesn't have finesse and grace in her body. A low, good for nothing girl who drifts in anHeroine: Louise Downe aka Low Down No background. No family. Doesn't have finesse and grace in her body. A low, good for nothing girl who drifts in an ocean of cruelty trying to find a place she can call her own. Her courage, temper, wisdom and strength give me something to ponder. Is she an amazon girl or just plain stupid? Because no way a girl can stand outside for hours herding cattle and beeves with chattering teeth and blister hands two times everyday. Maybe she's both, cause I can't see how she can survive that blizzard. But I guess, love can conquer all and she definitely showed that. I admired her inner beauty, simplicity, and her wisdom in life. She lived according to her proverbs and done everything right. She treasured every single things life had offer to her and I damned well love her for that. She became my inspiration and mentor. She's an egg, hard outside but soft inside. And she's definitely a Joan of Arc of the century. How I wish everybody can see the big picture out of small, simple things in their life, it will be a lovely and lively world for us.
I praised Maggie Osborne for her timeless beautiful heroine under the name Louise Downe McCord. She's a warrior and a dreamer....more
I was amazed and dazed. Never thought I had this powerful urge to curse and kill someone mentally who is "fictionally alive" The feeling was amazing.
I was amazed and dazed. Never thought I had this powerful urge to curse and kill someone mentally who is "fictionally alive" at the same time laughed like a loco too. The story itself was a piece of art, a tale of life and promise - a promise that is NOT meant to be broken.
Ty Sanders second son of Cy Sanders. Rebel and independent man who answers for himself alone. He had a major role for the heroine's life. Forced by an errand, his life undergone roller coaster once he step in Mexico. An errand that will transform his life, forever.
Jenny Jones was a hell-a-lot of a man, living inside of a woman's body. She was rigid as a tree and aggressive as a buffalo. Lived and born in slums.
I've taken in wash, I've skinned buffalo carcasses, which is the worst job on this planet, I've signed on as a roustabout, and most recently, I've driven a mule team and hauled freight for the Comden outfit. Except for washing, none of those jobs is what you'd call women's work.
She earned her keeps and she's fricking good in her job too. She was not a lady nor a girl. She lived in a way she only knew, and she never cared to anyone who begrudgingly askancing her. Though, I admit she had her own sets of fault because of her upbringing. What truly caught my attention was her undying promise. An irrevocable and eternal promise only few who knew how to use it.
Honesty is all I've got.
And she took the promise by heart. I really love her character to the bone. A woman with dignity and honor. With this mind-set, she had another chance to live her life.
Major decisions, passion, hope and love...all mixed up in this juicy novel.
This is a beautiful story created by a master in the romance genre. Once again, Miss Maggie Osborne enamored our young hopeful hearts to believe that there is love somewhere between good and evil....more
First novel of SEP and her first historical too. :) I like the plot with resemblance of the novel Gone with the Wind and especially her hero & herFirst novel of SEP and her first historical too. :) I like the plot with resemblance of the novel Gone with the Wind and especially her hero & heroine. Worth trying, definitely a keeper. But I liked its first title "Risen Glory", it fits more perfectly than "Just Imagine". Well, just imagine. :D...more
Comanche raids into Mexico traditionally took place during the full moon, when the Comanche could see to ride at night. This led to the term "ComancheComanche raids into Mexico traditionally took place during the full moon, when the Comanche could see to ride at night. This led to the term "Comanche Moon," during which the Comanche raided for horses, captives, and weapons.
A very well woven tale of revenge, hatred, hope and love. Set back during 1890's, Comanche people are infamous for their reputation. Savage natives who kidnapped white women for their revenge to those white men, who stolen their lands and ravished their women. "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
This is a very powerful novel. It portrays various emotions full of angst, grief and revenge. Catherine Anderson injects the reader with the importance of equality. I'm deeply moved by the words she used in her characters. The honesty and uniqueness of every characters were engraved in my soul.
I thoroughly embraced the passion of the hero, Hunter, a half Comanche and a white man. Being tortured by his past, he set himself to retaliate his family. With the knowledge of the Prophecy, he met his destiny at the world he came to hate...Loretta Simpson, an orphan after her parents were killed by the hands of Comanche. She still lived in her nightmare and never awoken from the tragedy she witnessed. The terror was still deep within herself that she cannot surpassed the idea of the warriors will return again. The fear inside her was so great that she can no longer able to speak a word. Despite the hatred between two worlds, they will find with each other the prophecy that will unite the opposite world together.
A great force will shattered their lives and will leave a mark for the next generation to see.
I love this book without comparison. I read this story last year and I can say that this novel imprinted within me. I realized when I look back every now and then to the days I read it (with great passion), I can still see myself on the scenes and plots like I'm really part of the story ~ that was the magic of Catherine Anderson. She can weave simple stories and turn it into a beautiful masterpiece. And this is truly a work of art.
I shall read it again in the future, and be in love all over again....more
Rating: 5+ Stars Protagonist: eldest, adventurous, independent, affectionate to her family, loyal, brave, skilled in archery, sharp shooter
The storyRating: 5+ Stars Protagonist: eldest, adventurous, independent, affectionate to her family, loyal, brave, skilled in archery, sharp shooter
The story kept me begging for more. Seriously, there's some kind of magic cast unto me to lure my body and mind to some intoxicated place called Panem. It's like a tale of a past but still never happened and a future from which you'll never know if it will truly exists. "[The Hunger Games] is a violent, jarring speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense and may also generate a fair amount of controversy. I couldn't stop reading." ~ Stephen King, and I second the notion. This is one hell of a ride book where you keep your eyes glued on every word Suzanne Collins woven and kept you entertained until the last words were said. And now, I'm craving for more of her Hunger Games series. Wonderful plot and perfect paced. So ENGROSSING!!!...more