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Winter Fire [Kindle Edition]

Kathy Fischer-Brown
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Historical Fiction
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Book Description

When Ethan Caine pulled the unconscious woman from the half-frozen creek, he had no idea that his world was about to explode. Dressed in quilled doeskin of Iroquois design, she stirred up dark secrets from his past. At the same time, she was everything he desired. But she was more Indian than white, and on the run for murder. He needed to know the truth. He needed to find it within himself to trust her.

Banished by the Seneca Indians who had adopted and raised her, ostracized by the whites in the settlement, Zara Grey wanted only to be accepted. “Ethancaine” treated her with kindness and concern. It was easy to trust him. But her Indian ways disturbed him, and her heart she would always be Seneca.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2980 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Books We Love Ltd. (November 6, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BA5GMM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic, Gritty Essence of the 18th Century. April 3, 2012
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This is a carefully made, old-fashioned romantic historical, the kind discerning fans of the genre of a certain age cut their teeth on. It's written with taste, feeling and an excellent grasp of the political, moral and social realities of frontier life in late 18th Century America. If that sounds too daunting, rest assured that it is also a deeply moving love story about two lost souls who--against all the odds--find each other in the midst of the hardships and horrors of the Revolutionary War. Zara's story is drawn from the many true accounts of the experiences of white captives and the difficulty--in some cases, impossibility--of their re-integration into white society. If you seek out historicals which deliver a sometimes grim, sometimes electric jolt of genuine time travel,I wouldn't hesitate to recommend "Winter Fire."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Winter Fire March 8, 2012
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I don't understand why no one else has reviewed Winter Fire. It's a well-crafted story of two misfits, Zara Grey and Ethan Caine. Zara was captured by the Iroquois as a child and lived with them for 15 years. Afterr she's found and brought back to live with a cruel uncle who has promised her in marriage, a marriage Zara does not want. Ethan is considered by the town to be the Coward of Clatkson's Mill. And he's lonely. When Ethan saves her from an icy plunge into the creek and takes her back to his cabin, he sees how badly she's been beaten. But then he learns she's been accused of murdering the uncle. What happens next is the charm of the story. Winter Fire is a nicely done historical romance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling historical romance May 27, 2012
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From the beginning to the end, "Winter Fire" grabs the reader and doesn't let go. This story takes place in colonial New York, and involves a young woman who was captured by the Senecas and raised by them. Zara is a brave and resourceful woman, and when she meets Ethan Caine, an attraction develops between them. But this is a time when relations between whites and Indians were strained, if not antagonistic. And people captured by the Indians and later released were often spurned by the whites, even their own family. When Zara's cruel uncle, Rufus Grey, tries to force her to do his bidding, she fights back. When Rufus Gray is found dead, Zara is accused of murder. Ethan Caine saves her, much to his peril.

Ethan tries to take Zara to safety, but they both find hurdles at every step. The reader is left wondering if they will ever find happiness.

This book is written so well and is so full of emotion, that I hate to find any criticism of it. But I found myself wishing for a few light moments, even though I know the period and the situation did not lend themselves to sweetness and light. Still, a bit of relief from the heavy ambiance would have been welcome.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An intercultural romance December 22, 2012
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"Winter Fire" was a touching story of two emotionally wounded people who came together and healed each other through the alchemy of a deep and abiding love (even though Ethan fought against loving Zara).

After being captured as a child, Zara was adopted into an Indian tribe and was completely assimilated into their world until she was forcibly expelled for the crime of being a witch. (This was necessary to the story but didn't fit in with what I know of many Indian cultures, who would have honored her for having visions.) She was given over into the custody of her uncle who was a cruel, greedy man who planned to force her to marry his son to get a hold of her inheritance. After attempting to run away, Zara was severely beaten and almost raped by her uncle and ran away again. Ethan saved her when she fell through the ice, learned that she was an outlaw but decided to help her escape anyway. I don't want to say anymore and risk spoiling the story. There are a lot of twists and turns in the storyline as well as a surprise (a happy one) ending.

The writing was very well done with only a few editing mistakes that didn't interfere with the smooth flow of the story. I liked the fact that all the talk in the Indian's language was translated right after it was written. Too often when author's use sentences in a foreign language they are not translated and I find that extremely aggravating. The imagery was exceptionally good and I found that it was very easy to immerse myself in the story.

Reading this book was a very enjoyable experience and I definitely recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Too much explicit sex December 23, 2012
By Ma Steb
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This book would have gotten a 5-star rating instead of a 4-star rating had it not been for the explicit sex scenes included in an otherwise interesting and fast-moving book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read! June 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Received for an honest review from Historical Fiction Virtual Tour
This was my first time reading Kathy-Fisher Brown so I was not sure what to expect. I'm glad that I was pleasantly surprised. I really loved her writing style and the pacing of the story. There was not a dull moment! I loved the hero and heroine. They had a perfect combination of chemistry and mystery. The author was able to provide great images of the setting and this made the story even more real. I really enjoyed reading about the Seneca Indians and their customs. I'm so excited to read her next novel, "Courting the Devil" if it's anything like "Winter Fire" it will be another enjoyable read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Enjoyed this read.
Published 9 days ago by Lawrence A Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just another rescue...
Unique tale of a white child captured by the Iroquois in 18th century America, only to be ostracized by them in young adulthood. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Arletta Dawdy
4.0 out of 5 stars from re: Winter Fire by Kathy Fischer-Brown
The Iroquois killed her family and took her when she was but a child. She grew up knowing them as her family. She loved them and accepted their ways. Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. Coto
3.0 out of 5 stars Well researched, informative and entertaining.
It's not often that a historical romance tempts me to read it. They haven't been the top of my preferred genre list in many years. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Musings & Ramblings
4.0 out of 5 stars Grabs you from the start
4 Stars

Winter Fire grabs you from the start. Both Ethan and Zara are misfits that struggle to find where they fit in. Read more
Published 4 months ago by All Things Book - Review
5.0 out of 5 stars Winter Fire warms the heart....
Good story, fast paced, couldn't stop reading this book, get out the tissues I used them a few times, I thought the ending seemed a little rushed, but it all turned out good.
Published 5 months ago by Gina Fontaine
3.0 out of 5 stars An improbable Indian-settler conflict
I feel really generous giving this three stars. I felt a little kinship with Zara, but never could get to like the Ethan character. Read more
Published 8 months ago by David Morris
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect read
Winter Fire kept my interest. I almost put the book aside after the first explicit description of intimacy, but continued because the plot line was so good. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Beth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fictional Pioneer Treasure!
If you are an avid reader of early American history, this fictional read will complement all that you have absorbed. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jacqueline M Piepenhagen
3.0 out of 5 stars Review by Closed the Cover
I’ve had a love for cross-culture stories involving Native American’ ever since I read the “White Indian” series by David Clayton Porter over 15 years ago. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ashley LaMar
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More About the Author

As a child Kathy wanted to be a writer when she grew up. She also wanted to act. After receiving an MFA in Acting and playing the part of starving young artist in New York, she taught theater classes at a small college in the Mid-West before returning home to the East Coast, where over the years, she and her husband raised two kids and an assortment of dogs. During stints in advertising, children's media publishing, and education reform in the former Soviet Unions, she wrote whenever she could. Her love of early American history has its roots in family vacations up and down the East Coast visiting old forts and battlefields and places such as Williamsburg, Mystic Sea Port, and Sturbridge Village. At the same time, she daydreamed in history classes, imagining the everyday people behind all the dates and conflicts and how they lived.

Claiming her best ideas are born of dreams, Kathy has written a number of stories over the years. Her first published novel, Winter Fire, a 1998 Golden Heart finalist in historical romance, was reissued in 2010 by Books We Love, Ltd.

When not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, photography, playing "ball" with the dogs, and rooting on her favorite sports teams.

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