Monday, February 4, 2013

E-Reading: Book Review of #3 Night Thunder's Bride by Karen Kay

Name of Book: Night Thunder's Bride

Author: Karen Kay

ISBN: 978-1-60928-976-8

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Part of a Series: Blackfoot Warriors

Type of book: July 1834-1835?, prisoner, rescue, medicine, war, laws, American female/Native American male, ghosts

Year it was published: 1999

Summary:

To save her life, they must expose their hearts.

Blackfoot Warrior, Book 3

When lady’s maid Rebecca Cothern journeyed westward, she never thought to leave her mistress’s side. Yet as Katrina Wellington completes her own journey with White Eagle, Rebecca waits at Ft. Union under the protection of Blackfoot warrior, Night Thunder.

Despite what she’s been told about the wild nature of the native tribes, Night Thunder is different. Kind, gentle, honorable to a fault…and handsome in a way that makes her breathless for his next touch.

Though Night Thunder relishes stolen moments with the beautiful white woman, circumstances dictate that he should keep his distance. Until she is stolen away in the night, and he discovers he cannot simply ride into the enemy camp, kill the guilty and sweep her to safety. The thieves are vengeful malcontents from his own tribe, which leaves him only one way to save her from the worst kind of violation.

He must claim that she is his bride. Not only that, she must willingly bare all—heart, soul and body—to claim him as hers.

This book has been previously published.

Characters:

The character of Night Thunder is well written in my opinion, while Rebecca really got on my nerves. The author has a done poor job on her. I can't help but wonder if in some cases the author has taken some stuff from Janelle Taylor, such as white wedding dresses. Umm according to a website I'm reading, red would have been a traditional color, and white is mourning. I'm not sure if she's a brunette with golden highlights or is she blonde? I was also confused if she's Irish born or American born? The author gave her some Irish words for use, but not enough to convince me that she's authentic.

Theme:

Love overcomes all.

Plot:

This is in third person narrative, maybe twenty five percent will belong to Night Thunder while the rest will belong to Rebecca, and she is not a character I liked. There is no background information for Rebecca and Night Thunder and immediately we are expected to believe they have chemistry. The story ends kind of predictably and I doubt I will remember a lot of it.

Author Information:

Author of seventeen American Indian Historical Romances Karen Kay aka Gen Bailey, has been praised by reviewers and fans alike for bringing the Wild West alive for her readers. Karen Kay, whose great-great grandmother was a Choctaw Indian, is honored to be able to write about something so dear to her heart, the American Indian culture. "With the power of romance, I hope to bring about an awareness of the American Indian's concept of honor, and what it meant to live as free men and free women. There are some things that should never be forgotten." Find Karen Kay online at www.novels-by-karenkay.com

Opinion:

I've wanted to like it; to really like it, but I couldn't. It has been a while since I've read the second book of the trilogy, and when it comes to this book, be sure to read first and second books. I was lost in reading this book. I also had hoped that the author would give slight background information about Night Thunder and Rebecca, who've we met in second book because I couldn't recall how she got captured and so forth. But she didn't. If I sort of struggled and I did read the books, imagine a person who picks it up without reading the previous books and begins to read this one in particular.

1 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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