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A Heart So Wild

(Straton Family #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  5,551 ratings  ·  185 reviews
Courtney Harte is certain her missing father is a alive, lost somewhere deep in Indian territory. But she needs a guide to lead her safely through this dangerous, unfamiliar country, someone as wild and unpredictable as the land itself. And that man is the gunslinger they call Chandos.

Courtney fears this enigmatic loner whose dark secrets torture his soul, yet whose eyes,
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by Avon (first published January 1st 1986)
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Zairobe25
3,5★ Mi debut con esta autora y me ha gustado mucho, sin duda leeré más de sus historias.
Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince
MINI REVIEW:

I just realized I had A Heart So Wild on my Kindle and since I hadn't read it in 25 years why not give it a re-read? And you know what? I loved this book more the second time than the first.

Why?

-Heroine & hero "meet" when the heroine is getting sexually assaulted by an outlaw, and hero shoots the bad guy dead.
-Enigmatic hero with a mysterious and tragic past.
-The heroine needs a gunslinger to guide her through hostile Indian territory to find her missing father.
-Hero fights, be
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Zeek
Guilty Pleasure #1

His Native American family brutally murdered during an unwarranted attack, Chandos encounters a young woman staying with the man known to be one of the murderers. Her life in his hands, he nevertheless sets her free, intuitively sensing her innocence. Four years later and he’s still hunting down the rest of the men involved that day- and Courtney Hart once again has managed to cross his path. However she has no idea the history they have together and though he wants nothing of
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Carmen
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tras el desastre que fue La novia cautiva, de esta misma autora, para mí, no imaginé que esta novela me iba a hacer pasar un buen rato, conociendo a esta pareja que el destino, podríamos llamarlo así, mantiene unida en todas las circunstancia. Ha resultado ser entretenida, animada, con algunos diálogos interesantes y una visión de la "guerra" entre indios y vaqueros que amenizaba la historia de amor entre los dos. De hecho esperaba una historia mucho más viejuna y ha sido una buena lectura; he e ...more
Inés Izal
-3.5-

Llevaba mucho tiempo detrás de este libro, y gracias a las librerías de segunda mano he podido encontrarlo (Aunque la portada es lo más feo que puedes echarte a la vista xD).
La historia de Chandos y Courtney es tierna y muy divertida, pese a que la pasa de todo a la pobre chica y Chandos es borde como él solo. Y pese a que me ha gustado y me lo he terminado prácticamente en dos días, esperaba un poco más viendo la nota tan alta que tiene en Goodreads.

Duchess Nicole
A great example of why Lindsey is such an amazing Historical romance author....her heroes are typical of the bodice rippers, but not quite as brutal. Her romance takes center stage but the secondary plot is engaging as well. It's a wild trek through a wild land. A somewhat innocent heroine, a savage and untamed Indian. He's a chest beater, she's got a stubborn streak and is on a mission. Great choice!
MBR
May 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Johanna Lindsey and fans of historical romances set in the American-Western.
I remember reading a book by Johanna Lindsey a very long time back. And though I don't actively pursue each and every book that she writes, nevertheless I remember Ms. Lindsey to have the ability to spin a good historical romance with enough passion between the characters to stir up one's insides. A Heart So Wild is a romance that gets recommended quite often on Amazon discussion forums and I finally decided to find out what makes this book of the American-Westeran genre a favorite of so many ro ...more
Lelyana
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the book...Love the hero and heroin....satu lagi pahlawan yang seru dan seksi...Chandos a.k.a Kane Stranton

Diawali dengan kejadian sadis, yang mengingatkan saya pada kasus yg saya tangani sendiri pada tahun 1993 di Bandung, dimana terjadi pembunuhan terhadap satu keluarga dan perkosaan dan pembunuhan terhadap gadis kecil usia 9 tahun ! Dan saya yg harus meng-otopsi si gadis kecil. [image error]
Gadis kecil itu baru berusia 10 tahun waktu di perkosa berkali-kali lalu mati mengenaskan di tang
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LIbros en FAMILIA
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta autora me gusta muchísimo porque sabe como meterme de lleno en la historia, por muy sencilla que sea. En este caso está ambientada en el oeste y aunque cae en tópicos con los protagonistas, Johanna le da ese puntito personal que los hace diferente a todos. Además no creo que los tópicos sean negativos, en este caso quería una historia que me enganchara al instante y me evadiera y lo ha conseguido totalmente.
Si no habéis leído nada de la autora este es un buen libro para comenzar, para viaja
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Laura V.
Wow, una de mis primeras novelas de romance histórico, y después me preguntan de donde viene mi obsesión con lo western, solo miren a Chandos, mamita querida, que muchacho *-*

Sí, han pasado muchos años desde que lo leí, pero who cares, ¿y qué si no me pareció tan romántico como la primera vez? ¿Y qué si Courtney me había parecido más listilla y menos orientada al lado dramático y chillón de la vida? ¿y qué con que se amen con tanta pasión y yo no vea de qué o donde salió tanta cursileria?

A mí me
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Floripiquita
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tenía este libro por casa desde hace un montón y nunca le había dado una oportunidad. Ahora lo he hecho y no me arrepiento. Me ha gustado bastante la historia y la relación entre Chandos y Courtney. Quizá el final sea algo precipitado, pero en general es una lectura muy entretenida.
Kathleen
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
A classic in Native American historical romance genre. Why isn't it available via Audible? Duh! I'd like a male narrator: Petkoff, Griffith, etc
Chumchum_88
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recently one of my friends in GoodReads recommended Johanna Lindsey To me, and this is my first novel by her, and I have to say I liked it ^^

Honestly, at first I got confused because the first couple of chapters didn't involve the main characters much, for a bit I was like "Am I reading the right book?" But then I started to understand, when events started to explain themselves.

I liked the main characters, Courtney "Cat eyes" started off timidly at first, but during the journey and 24/7 presence
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Susan
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow - what a story! This is truly one of those 'old school' romances we all grew up with and love so well! It had alot of action, adventure and was quite gritty in some parts. You don't see that much with all the Regency romances around. Made for a nice change.

The heroine was an innocent at the beginning, though pretty smart and logical, but by book end she was really able to stand on her own two feet and express just how she felt about everything.

The hero was damaged, one of those angst kinda g
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Pamela(AllHoney)
One of Ms. Lindsey's better reads. I can't really put my finger on why I loved it. I just did. It has the alpha, protective hero and the "helpless" heroine. Not that helpless is good. It's not, really, but she was a city girl out of her element so I forgive her.
❆ Crystal ❆
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, g-early-america
If you can get past the first 2 chapters this is an amazing book. There is some seriously tragic events in the beginning but you need to know to understand the characters. I would highly recommend this book and the book that follows.
Juuli
Well, I liked and at the same time didn't like the story. It was interesting to follow Courtney's growth as a person but the hero of the story was despicable. I didn't like his way of thinking and the way he treated Courtney was awful. He was a mean bully.
Kathy Davie
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one I read over and over again for its romance and the Western flavor.
Nisha
I am coming to the realization that I really like JL's western romances. This series (pair of books, really), I read out of order, but it didn't really matter. It was highly satisfying.

The story takes place from Kansas to Texas (which made it even more enjoyable since I live in Texas and pass by Waco all the time). The beginning is tragic as we witness the rape and murder of a peaceful Comanche tribe. My heart was bleeding at this point. When our hero and the other men return to the camp to see
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Regan Walker
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the first of two novels about the Stratton family in 19th century Texas. At that time, Texas was a rough place bringing together gunmen, cowboys, ranchers and Indians. Many who had lived through the destruction of the Civil War looked to the West for a better life. Courtney Harte's father, a doctor and a Southerner (who ended up on the North's side), was one of them. Now disillusioned, he decides to move to Texas. On the way there, in Kansas, they are attacked by Comanches seeking vengea ...more
KC
I wanted to love this because of the serious subject matter, but just ended up liking it. In a welcome change, A Heart So Wild was darker in tone than the typical Johanna Lindsey romance. This change also added credibility to the setting, the Wild West. As much as I sympathized with Chandos' quest, I found it difficult to connect with him because he was a bit too mysterious and brooding. (view spoiler) ...more
Mary B.
Way too bodice-rippery for my taste. Characters were flat. A thoroughly grunting/possessive hero and a ridiculously immature heroine. Can't even give a two-star for courtesy. I stopped reading in earnest at about 60% through and skimmed the rest.
France
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
yes again and every time: I LOVE CHANDOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More than an Alfa male.
Jenny
Nov 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Enjoyable book but I wanted a good epilogue the way it ended was lame.
Yola NY
Jun 29, 2011 rated it liked it
i love CHANDOS!!! (a.k.a Kane Straton) ^^
Eva Navarro
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Relectura 😍
Desi
Leído en Agosto 2012

Me gustó muucho!! los prota me encantaron
Bianca Chiriac Suciu
I am in the minority here BUT i can't rate any higher a book where the hero slaps the heroine and where reluctance ( She actually shouted NO and the hero stil did't stop) is considered consent.
Kim
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kim by: Valia
This book was an entertaining read, where the plot was simple, but beautifully and effortlessly written. The story tells us about a young girl, who was lost her father, the only person she loved in the entire world, due to very unfortunate circumstances. Alone, lost, and burdened with a stepmom (oh the irony), she takes up a shit job as a hotel maid with pay so low that should she be in this current world, she would have been labelled as unemployed. Four years later, she stumbles across her fath ...more
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

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