Saturday, February 2, 2013

Raider's Heart

Author: Marcia Gruver
Publisher: Barbour Books
February 2011
ISBN: 978-1602609488
Genre: historical

A silly little lamp has turned Dawsey Wilkes’s life upside down.

Hooper and Duncan McRae grew up hearing their father’s tales of the little golden lamp that eluded his possession. Hooper, always the daring brothers, seizes a once-in-a-lifetime chance when passing the Wilkes house to get a peek at the legendary lamp. But simple curiosity could open a Pandora’s box of trouble for the McRaes.

Whisked from her opulent home in the middle of the night, Dawsey Wilkes wakes up deep in the Carolina swamps, the prisoner of a rowdy family who support the infamous Henry Berry Lowry, a vigilante intent on bring justice to the poor.

Wooed by the competitive McRae brothers and shunned by their sister, Ellie, Dawsey remains intent on getting back home to her ailing father. But has it been God’s plan all along to unite these two very different families?

Book one in Ms. Gruver’s Backwood Brides series, RAIDER’S HEART stands true to what fans have come to expect from her books. Vivid details, so real you can almost smell the stench from her ill father, the despair Dawsey feels both from being unable to care for her dad right as well as when she is kidnapped, and see what she sees. The characters come alive, the setting as well, as you get deeper into the book. Readers will feel for Dawsey and can almost pray that everything in her life will be made right. The second book in the series, Bandit’s Hope is available, as well as Hunter’s Prize. If you like historical romances, don’t miss RAIDER’S HEART. $12.99. 320 pages. 

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