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Rapture's Rendezvous Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; Reissue edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420119575
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420119572
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,016,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

After my children were grown, I found myself restless, searching for ways to busy my idle hands and mind. I discovered my love of writing, and I was drawn to the mystique of Indian lore. What I learned about the Native American people inspired me to bring their stories to life through the wonderful genre of historical romance.

Having lived in St. Louis for thirty years, my husband and I returned to Mattoon, Illinois, when he retired from teaching. My dream house is peaceful and quiet, where an occasional curious red fox ventures onto my sundeck and peeks into my office, and where I can watch swallows building their nest and raising their babies right outside my kitchen window. It is the perfect place to create my novels.

I feel blessed to have found a “second life,” the first having been spent raising two happy and healthy sons. Writing my Indian romances is my small tribute to those beautiful first people of our land who have suffered so much injustice. And I have just begun. My upcoming books will continue with more passion and adventure and rich historical settings. Enjoy!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jade Flower on June 27, 2009
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This book was so bad I think the author should personaly hand over my money. Okay, why is Albreto having these nasty thoughts about his sister?Thats just gross right there in its self.The story was weak and boring,normaly it takes me a day to get through a book,I just threw this book in the trash.
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First off, let me say that I am a Cassie Edwards fan. I love most of her books and hope one day to own all of them. Having said that, this book-a reprint of a book originally published in 1982-is not one of her best efforts.

The particulars: Maria Lazzaro and her twin brother Alberto are a pair of poor Italians dreaming of a better life in America, where their father, Giacomo, has emigrated to some time earlier. Eventually, the twins are sent for and they travel on a boat in decrepit conditions-to America. On the ship, Maria and Alberto both lose their innocence, Maria by giving hers willingly to the "hero" of the book, Michael Hopper; Alberto in a far less pleasant way-more on that later. Michael lies to Maria by telling her he is a buyer for a vintner in America. In actuality, he is a successful businessman investigating cruel treatment of immigrant miners in one of the many business ventures of an individual named Nathan Hawkins. (Although why Michael is doing so himself instead of hiring someone isn't fully explained.) After the ship docks in New York at Ellis Island, Michael and Maria part. They will find each other again in the future.

Maria and Alberto arrive in America thinking their father sent for them. They don't realize until much later that they were actually sent for by Hawkins; Alberto to work like his father in Hawkins' dangerous, unsafe coal mine and Maria to be Hawkins' wife. They arrive in the Illinois town of Hawkinsville-also owned by Nathan Hawkins-to realize their lives have not changed for the better as they had hoped. Alberto goes to work alongside his father in the coal mine and Maria pines for Michael. Maria and Michael find each other again and they have several intimate encounters.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kala TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 13, 2008
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I have never read a romance by this author, but I am an avid reader and lover of the genre. I got this book in a lot on ebay and started reading it. I am a little over halfway, and it has to be one of the worst romance novels I've ever read.

The basic idea is Maria and her brother, Alberto, are on a boat over to America from Italy. Maria meets Michael (an American) on the boat and they fall in love, but Maria can't be with him because family comes first. Maria and Alberto get to America and go on to a coal mining town run by evil Nate Hawkins... who happens to be Michael's arch nemesis. That's where I am right now.

While I was willing to forgive the writing, which comes across as amateurish, the absolute insanely stupid plot is hard to ignore. This is a historical romance. Maria meets Michael around page 40. He says "Let's go to my room," and she goes. He says "Take off your clothes, they're wet," and she does. Page 44 they are having sex, about half an hour after meeting. And a few pages later, Maria is moaning and crying about how she'll love him "forever and ever!" Maybe I'm alone in wanting the characters I'm reading about to actually interact before getting naked and professing undying love to one another.

There is absolutely no character development. Maria and Alberto both come across as whiny and juvenile. Michael is bland as can be. I will probably finish the book, as I hate to stop halfway through any book... but I definitely will NOT purchase further titles from this author. I'm very unimpressed!
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Format: Kindle Edition
Loved the story line and the history very good book she is a good author this is the 2 book of her s I have read
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 5, 2000
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I would recommend this book as very romantic and suspenceful book about ships and not quite so pirate type of people.
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