Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wind Warrior - Cynthia Roberts

Leslie Michaels is a visionary, and only those close to her know of her special gift and the visions that come when her mind and body surrender to sleep. Fate has a way of righting many wrongs, and for Leslie it is a destiny that changes her life dramatically. But not before she is forced to flee into the wilderness to escape a murderous trapper bent on claiming her for his very own. Faith and a strong will to survive are her only companions, until she encounters Winnokin, the handsome Seneca war chief who first came to her in her dreams. Not only does he prove to be her rescuer and protector, he teaches her that tragedy can breed happiness and the passion to live and love deeply once again.

Wind Warrior plunges readers into the intimate depths of a relationship that unfolds like a live drama before their eyes while painting an insightful and intriguing portrait of Native Indian life in the 1800s. It is a story of longing, of a wanton need to survive all odds, and a love so strong it conquers human evil. Wind Warrior expresses with cunning words the simple, raw human emotions that hold readers spellbound and captivates their hearts.

Title: Wind Warrior (The Iroquois Series)
Genre: Adult Fiction, Historical Romance
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Publication Date: June 15, 2010
My Rating: 4.5/5

This was an engaging and fast paced book. I found myself immersed in the world almost immediately, and was drawn into the lives of the characters. I think that Roberts has a real talent, and I can't wait to read the next installment in the series. The characters were well done, and they were very personable. The explicit scenes were dealt with tastefully and weren't overpowering. I enjoyed the chemistry between Leslie/White Dove and Winnokin. I found that they played off of one another well, and I couldn't help but want things to work out for the two of them. Leslie has had a lot of hardship in her young life, and she deserved a chance at being happy. Both she and Winnokin are spiritual people, and it was interesting to see the different belief systems.
The words seemed to flow off the page quite fluently, and I loved the descriptions in this book. Everything seemed to mesh coherently, and the plot never dragged. I enjoyed the suspense, and mystery and found that it added another dimension to the book.
All in all, I'd say that this book definitely deserves to be read. You'll be transported back in time, and will become invested in the outcome for all involved. It is an easy, engaging, and descriptive book depicting life set in the 1800's. Roberts is definitely one to watch.

Just as a side note: Wind Warrior released today, and Roberts second novel, Captive Heart, is set to be released later this year.

Many thanks to Cynthia for sending me a copy of this book for review. This book was obtained free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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