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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (August 13, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345347579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345347572
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,424,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NBHodges on January 3, 2013
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I love this book. I read it as a teenager and now again as an adult, although it's been very difficult to find, since I couldn't remember the title. This review will be a bit spoiler-y (I'm warning you now) because when I was trying to find it, every other review was just vague enough that I wasn't positive this was the novel I was looking for. It's the story of Dana O'Malley raised dirt-poor in the swamps by her mother and lecherous step-father after her birth father abandoned her unmarried pregnant mother. Dana escapes from the swamps with the help of a Creole aristocrat, Julian, who takes her as his ward, causing a scandal. Dana is haunted by prophetic dreams about the man she will love, interpreted by a fellow swamp-woman who has 'the sight' that she will love four men. Two she will be in love with, the other two she will just love. One of them is good, but does bad. And one of them will want her in a way that is unnatural.

Needless to say, Dana is never accepted by the old New Orleans aristocracy, even though she transforms herself into a lady. She has a tragic love affair with her benefactor's brother, and escapes New Orleans, eventually becoming a very successful actress, the career that leads her to the final two men of her prophecy. There is a happily-ever-after that rang so true to me. I loved that the 'true' love didn't woo her with poetry and jewels, but spoke to her the way two soul mates actually speak to each other (at least at the very end when the conflict is over-there's also a lot of fighting that's not so romantic, but honest nonetheless). I'll be ordering Jennifer Wilde paperbacks in the marketplace one by one. If only they would be released on Kindle!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 1998
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Superb characters, superb writing. This is actually the last book J Wilde wrote. As all of J wildes books, this was enchanting, a little similar to Angel In Scarlet as the main character is an actress, but enjoyable all the same.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 1999
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This novel suprised me since it didn't follow the usual "love at first sight" situations of romance novels. I liked the fact that Dana does come to realize that her true love is with a man that she could be herself. A true novel idea for this genre of books.
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I am a huge fan of Jennifer Wilde's books, this is a great story. What I love the most about these stories is that the book is written from the perspective of the subject of the book, the detail is wonderful and you actually feel like your in the places and can smell the detail written in the book. The heroine has multiple lovers but is true to her love, although in this story i wish the ending had turned out a little happier. I recommend all of Jennifer Wilde's books to anyone who will listen.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 30, 2000
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Boy, this has got some hot scenes which will make you grit your teeth and need to change your clothes.
Nothing can compare to "Loves Tender Fury" but this is pretty good stuff.
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