Would have banned me from reading for uite some timeFor the time this book was set in it was very good The characters
*were well developed *well developed the description of early California was very clear and uniue At the time I knew very ittle of this time period but I was able to see the picture Ms Rivers painted in my head clearlyMy complaints as a reader and a writer during this day in time is that half the book I detested the hero SPOILERSEarly in on the book the hero misunderstands the heroine is forced into marrying her and spends most of the book being awful to her He wouldn t hear her out Part of
That Makes Sense For The Characters Butmakes sense for the characters but found it vaguely disgusting that he openly traumatized her several times but it was okay at the endIt is still a good story to read and my issue with the book was very common for the time it was written It is still a fascinating and well written book to read if you can overlook the hero and most of his family being cruel jerks most of the book. D have them both the Fragments land that was heregacy and the man her body and soul cried out forand though her father el senor would never forgive her she would defy her very heritage to seize the happiness she knew ove promise. her she would defy her very heritage to seize the happiness she knew ove promise. I hesitate to give a solid rating because it S SO HARD TO RATE A BOOK WRITTEN BY so hard to rate a book written by author who definitely wouldn t write the same story now Francine Rivers is one of the best authors out there whether you re into Christian based storylines or not Her skill as a writer sets her apart both in her early work as a romance novelist and her ater work as a Christian author Her books are all so different from each other but they always have well developed characters an interesting and Her books are all so different from each other but they always have well developed characters an interesting and Plot And Stories plot and stories draw you inWith that being said despite the writing still being impeccable I detested this book The main male character was absolutely horrible with no redeeming ualities Oh effort is made at the end to make you think he s actually a good guy but he was ruined for me from the beginning I m never ok with rape and this wasn t that sort of sexy thing where she doesn t want to and then she does and it turns out they re totally in ove it was iteral rape and is even referred. Fiery Sarina Azevedo was a Californio with a heart as wild and proud as the magnificent untamed and she oved Yet her desire and her destiny were both denied her Her first ove was the One Ticket To Texas land Vallecitas the magnificent ran. To BY THE RAPIST as rapeater in the book or hitting a woman or #a man for that matter but in this case it s a woman no matter #man for that matter but in this case it s a woman no matter angry or drunk or misinformed someone is So Lang was Helpmate lost from me from the wedding night And he had been so great at firstI know that these themes are pretty common for romance novels written during this time period so it s notike Rivers was the only one putting it out there but there s a reason it has phased out a ittle This particular story was rough to get through and I was boiling mad the entire timeBut don t forget her other books are amazing I ve even read some
OF HER OTHER ROMANCE NOVELS ANDher other romance novels and until Sarina they ve all been excellent CHRISTIAN FICTION AUTHOR FRANCINE RIVERS WROTE A BODICE RIPPERGIVE THIS TO ME NOW this is a good novel if you ike a romance set in old california if you ike period romances This was one of the earliest romance novels I ever read and if my mother had Known I Was Reading This I was reading this the age I did I think she. Ch that was her birthrightBut fate had drawn her into the demanding arms of her father's bitterest enemy Lan Rossiter the and hungry Anglo whose touch set her smoldering passions aflame There was only one way Sarina coul.
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