This review is of Love s Bright Star by Karen A Bale.The Story At the beginning of the book, we meet the heroine of the book, Sandrine Renard Sandrine s mother, Running Tears, is a Blackfoot Indian Sandrine s Father, Luc Renard, was originally from France and now runs a trading post on Blackfoot land In addition to her white name, Sandrine also has the Blackfoot name Bright Star.When we first meet Sandrine, she is 15 Later, we meet the hero of the book, Wade Colter, an orphan adopted by a wagon train captain He is 16 when we meet him Sandrine and Wade are attracted to each other, but after Wade kisses Sandrine passionately, they part company Fast forward five years Sandrine has gone to France to please her father, and comes back to the Blackfoot village with a fiancee , Alain du Frontiere Wade, meanwhile, has been leading wagon trains west Sandrine is later kidnapped and emotionally, physically and sexually abused by a rogue Piegan Blackfoot, Bear Killer, who had lusted after Sandrine earlier Bear Killer is later killed by Sandrine s cousin, Little Bear After being rescued from Bear Killer, Sandrine and Wade get married, but their marriage is fraught with issues These issues cause a rift between the couple, but eventually, Sandrine and Wade resolve the issues and agree to be together There is a sequel to this book, Bright Star s Promise Upside Sandrine is the strongest character in the book by far Her emotions are fully acknowledged and real, and as a reader, I felt all of those emotions Downside Sandrine is the only fully formed character in the book Wade is essentially an afterthought as far as what he feels most of the time Like many of Ms Bale s books, the tropes used have been used too many times before The heroine is kidnapped, abused trope Sex As usual, Ms Bale s sex scenes are rather mild Violence Assaults, killings, and human to animal violence, none of which is overly graphic Bottom Line Love s Bright Star is a by the numbers book for readers who like this sort of thing. He Had Known Sandrine Renard As A Girl, Running Wild And Free On The Sprawling Montana Range But Now She Was A Woman, A Raven Haired Beauty Who Stirred His Deepest Need With Every Glance, A Woman Who Was Betrothed To Another Although She Could Never Belong To Him, He Vowed He Would Caress Each Sensuous Curve Of Her Body, Kiss Every Silken Inch Of Skin And Carry Her To Untold Heights Of Ecstasy If Only For One NightThe Daughter Of A French Father And A Blackfoot Mother, Sandrine Had Spent Five Years In France Putting Her Rough Hewn Childhood Behind Her Now She Was A Real Lady, Returning Home With An Aristocratic Fiance But Wade Colter S Haunting Eyes And Trail Hardened Body Enflamed Her As No European Nobleman Could Only Wade Knew The Part Of Her That Was Still Bright Star, The Untamed Indian Girl Only He Could Arouse Her Ardent Desire, Only His Rapturous Kisses Would Transport Her To The Highest Realm Of Passion And Hold Her There Forever
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- 447 pages
- Love's Bright Star (Lovegram Historial Romances)
- Karen A. Bale
- 26 September 2018 Karen A. Bale