To BY THE RAPIST as rape later in the book r hitting a woman Escaping Me or a man for that matter but in this case it s a woman no matter how angryr drunk Goodbye Marianne or misinformed someone is So Lang was 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 not like Rivers was thenly The Maxx: Maxximized Vol. 3 one putting itut there but there s a reason it has phased ut a little This particular story was rough to get through and I was boiling mad the #Entire TimeBut Don T Forget Her Other Books Are Amazing #timeBut don t forget her ther books are amazing ve even read some
her The Unscratchables other romance novels up 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 like a romance set inld california if you like period romances This was Therapy onef the earliest romance novels I ever read and if my mother had known I was reading this at the age I did I think she. Ch that was her birthrightBut fate had drawn her into the demanding arms The Hug of her father's bitterest enemy Lan Rossiter the land hungry Anglo whose touch set her smoldering passions aflame There wasnly ne way Sarina coul. I hesitate to give a solid rating because it s so hard to rate a book written by an author who definitely wouldn t write the same story now Francine Rivers is ne Autostop con Buddha: Viaggio attraverso il Giappone of the best authorsut there whether you re into Christian based storylines Speak the Ocean or not Her skill as a writer sets her apart both in her early work as a romance novelist and her later work as a Christian author Her books are all so different from eachther but they always have well developed characters an interesting and twisting plot and stories that draw you inWith that being said despite the writing still being impeccable I detested "This Book The Main Male Character Was " book The main male character was 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 Newark's Little Italy: The Vanished First Ward ok with rape and this wasn t that sortf sexy thing where she doesn t want to and then she does and it turns ut they re totally in love it was literal rape and is even referred. Fiery Sarina Azevedo was a Californio with a heart as wild #and proud as the magnificent untamed land she loved Yet her desire and her destiny were both denied #proud as the magnificent untamed land she loved Yet her desire and her destiny were both denied Her first love was the land Vallecitas the magnificent ran. .Of Her Other Romance Novels
Would have banned me from reading for uite some timeFor the time this book was
Set In It Was Veryin it was very The characters were well developed and the description f early California was very clear and uniue At the time I knew very little Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story 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 inn the book the hero misunderstands the heroine is forced into marrying her and spends most Second Sight (Circle of Three, of the book being awful to her He wouldn t hear herut Part Strife of that makes sense for the characters but I found it vaguely disgusting that hepenly traumatized her several times but it was Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath 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 canverlook the hero and most Baby Colossus (Short Story) of his family being cruel jerks mostf the book. D have them both the land that was her legacy and the man her body And Soul Cried Out soul cried ut though her father el senor would never forgive her she would #Defy Her Very Heritage #her very heritage seize the happiness she knew love promise.