- File Size: 1951 KB
- Print Length: 135 pages
- Publication Date: October 19, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005XO3UD2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,216,502 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Whispers of a Legend, Part One-Shadows of the Past Kindle Edition
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Under Colleen Connally, she has written a historical romance series, Secret Lives, which is riddled with romantic suspense and a touch of paranormal. The Secret Lives Series consist of Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy, and now Seductive Lies. Fragmented, Book One Boston's Crimes of Passion, marks Ms Connally's first contemporary suspense thriller.
One can find other historical series under her name of Jerri Hines. She has a historical romance series, the Tides of Charleston: The Judas Kiss, the Promise, and Another Night Falls with Whiskey Creek Press. She also has a historical fiction series the Winds of Betrayal: The Cry For Freedom (free ebook), Embrace of the Enemy, Kiss of Deceit, and The Heavens shall Fall.
Top Customer Reviews
I loved the characters in this story and the conflicts kept me intrigued enough to keep turning the pages. Kela, Euchoun, a protector of warriors, is a fearless young miss - a Sordarin - who grabs your heart right from the start. As a small child, her family- betrayed by their own - send the children - baby Sareta, young Falco and Kela - to safety in the protection of an old warrior Turstan and a nanny Gunilda. Years pass until one day, after a short battle where Kela defends her family against warriors sent by her own people; Kela finds that her special powers have increased. The children return home to their family's castle in the land of Scarladin to meet their grandfather who is king. He orders a ceremony to be held where he acknowledges Kela's brother as heir and her sister as the court's beloved, but in Kela's case he imprisons her instead. Years spent in the forbidden forest befriended only by her teacher and another who has similar powers, she waits to be recalled. It takes a war for that to happen. Finally she has the chance to show courage and try to win the affection of her grandfather. While on the mission, she not only bonds with a wonderful man and falls in love, but she excels in bravery, saving the land. Unfortunately, her grandfather holding an unknown transgression against her banishes her once again.
This is the debut book for Ms. Haynes, and because of this reason, I felt justified in giving her 5 stars in spite of some editing problems that I just ignored as I got caught up in the story.
The tension was palpable from the first few lines of this intriguing story as the heroine Kela, comes to terms with the loss of her parents and the only life she has ever known.
Kela was born a Euchoun, destined to become a mighty warrior who would save her people the Sordarins.
Hidden away and guarded for many years Kela, her brother Falco and sister Sareta, are finally reunited with their grandfather, King Edulf of Scarladin, supreme ruler of the Sordarins, but things don't turn out as expected for them. Whilst Falco and Sareta are welcomed with open arms, Kela is banished from her grandfather's kingdom and lives in exile in a haunted forest.
I wouldn't say this was exactly a romance in the usual sense, but it does have a romantic theme in the form of a handsome, brave warrior Cono, who wins Kela's heart.
This is an exciting story full of wonderfully written battle scenes and acts of magic. It will leave you eager to read part 2.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't stand YA books! Wish they would be in a separate category.Published 15 months ago by Lauren V
I read all of the books over a week-end. I could not put them down. This author has a true gift for writing.Published on April 4, 2013 by fabricwoman
I did not expect to be (figuratively) swept off my feet by this series, but I was catching myself picking it up again and again. Just one more chapter before sleep... Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Mari-Clare
It was an interesting read, mostly because it kept me wondering for what age group it was supposed to be written. Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by Irene
After posting in a Goodreads group asking authors to review their books I was approached by Carrie James Haynes to review her book. Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by Kimberly
Engaging story, once you get past the poor grammar and word useage. Fire your editor. Even allowing for the "made-up" language elements, I almost deleted this book several times... Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Bolverkr
I was somewhat intrigued by the story line and then persuaded by the great reviews. I just can't agree with them. Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by CatherineS
I enjoyed this book and it has great potential. However, when writing a series a book shouldn't be a series of "short stories"; what I mean is that the author has left Kela sort of... Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by M. R. Guest
Having read through all the main Epic Fantasy titles with male protagonists in the lead, it was very refreshing to find Kela's story. Read morePublished on February 13, 2012 by Janna K.
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