Monday, April 14, 2014

Musing Monday: Mini reviews of two historical romances

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about something related to reading/books each week…...

I am going post mini reviews of two historical romances:

Winter Heart by Jane Bonander 

This novel speaks about horrors of mental institutions in 19th century America. Dinah Odell has been put in one such institution by her greedy uncle. Daisy, a dying nurse at Trenway, helps Dinah escape and take her place caring for a mentally unstable girl at a ranch in California. Tristan Fletcher is a rancher. Dinah has to care for his sister Emily. Dinah is in hiding from her uncle and Tristan has been too scarred in his past to contemplate a serious relationship with anyone. But they are both drawn to each other. Will their past lives drive them apart?


The Officer and the Bostoner by Rose Gordon 

Set in 1845 Texas, it is a fast paced Western Historical Romance. Allison Pierson, a well to do Bostoner, is stranded in a military fort in Indian Territory while travelling to meet her fiance. Captain Wes Tucker insists she must marry to be able to stay safely in the fort. Having no other choice, she agrees to   marry him. Allison falls in in love with Wes and he with her. Her fiance turns up, wants her to be with him or he will destroy Wes. (Now her fiance has always lied about her father owing him money but the reverse is true. Allison is unaware of all this). She agrees as she she does not want Wes to be hurt. Wes learns the truth, is wealthy in his own right and goes to confront her greedy fiance. 

7 comments:

JC Jones said...

Both sound good. Thanks for sharing.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Both of these sound good -- have to check them out!

Cheryl said...

Both of these sounds fabulous. A tiny bit earlier in history than I often read, but still great.

Thanks for sharing.

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Sonia Lal said...

Both of these sound good!

Mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/l-is-for-lies/

cleopatralovesbooks said...

I like the sound of both of these especially the one about the girl in the mental asylum. It was quite a common way to keep women in particular out of the way...

Susan @ Reading World said...

These sound fun!

stacybuckeye said...

Both look good to me.