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Chance the Winds of Fortune (Dominick Trilogy) Mass Market Paperback – October 6, 2015
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THE STORY: The Dominick family saga began with the story of Sabrina and Lucien. Now seventeen years later their past has come back to haunt them as an old enemy ends up orchestrating the kidnapping of their oldest daughter Lady Rhea. Rhea is sent as an indentured servant to the Americas. There she ends up meeting Captain Dante Leighton, lord turned privateer. Dante doesn't believe Rhea's story of kidnapping and instead believes she might be acting as a spy for those who want the treasure he and his crew are seeking.
OPINION: I ended up liking this book even more than the first book in the Trilogy. I really ended up liking the saga and epic feel of this book. It is not a standard romance where the hero and heroine meet and the spend the book working out their romance. Instead the book chronicles how the lives of these two end up intersecting. The book feels like a transition between the first book and the third and I recommend reading all three to get the best sense of this family. I liked the romance between Dante and Rhea although it was more abbreviated than I expected. There is still more to their romance as the third book works itself out. Rather than thinking of this series as three separate books, readers would be better served by thinking of them as three parts of the whole.
WORTH MENTIONING: This book is more epic than mere romance.Read more ›
I was chatting with someone recently who compared these books to the current trend of "dark romance." I agreed with her somewhat, the historical romances written in the 60s-80s did often have darker events happen. Many of them were classified as bodice rippers for that very reason. However the dark aspects of those stories are not what really draws me in... it's the action and adventure and the feeling that you have just read a sweeping saga by the end of one little book. You have these characters that you love and they are experiencing tragedy and betrayal and love and I get caught up in the moment with them. Hence, the heart palpitations and anxiety. I would love to see more authors today produce books in this style... but I'm sure they would get bashed by all the modern feminists much as has happened to E.L. James and even Diana Gabaldon. I cringe every time I see someone complain about that spanking scene. (I mean why should they give a fig about historical accuracy, right?) Ack, I need to get off my soapbox and get on with the review.
Our heroine in this installment of the Dominick Series is Lady Rhea Claire, eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Camerleigh from the first book, Moonstruck Madness. Everyone loves Rhea Claire (myself included) as she is truly a kind soul who could win over even the most unlikely individuals.
Rhea is kidnapped from her home by old enemies of the Duke.Read more ›
The focus of these attempts is his daughter Lady Rhea Claire, sold as an indentured servant and incarcerated in the bowels of a ship bound for Charles Town.
Rhea, a breath of golden jessamine, manages to escape but in the hue and cry of the chase hides out in a dangerous place--the cabin of privateer Dante Leighton, Marquis of Jacqobi and captain of the Sea Dragon.
Dante might be sceptical that this isn't some complex ruse but everyone from the cabin boy to the first mate, including the turncoat cat Jamaica are won over by Rhea.
Of course the sparks fly between the two, those of temper and those of attraction.
However Dante will not be gulled and Rhea will not be deterred from charting her course for home.
An enthralling story that stretches across oceans, colourful in its telling and beguiling in its imagery.
Multilayered and guaranteed to captivate!
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Enjoyed reading the trilogy. I read chance the winds of fortune many years ago and enjoyed reading it again.Published 1 month ago by Linda arrow
I love Laurie McBain books. I can read them over and over and never get tired of them. I always feel a direct connection with all the characters. Great read!!!!!Published 2 months ago by Mary Haynes
This is a book I've read many times. One of the few romance novels I have any interest in reading.Published 4 months ago by Kanaa
I liked this book so much. It is hard to pass up a pirate and a lady thrown together through no fault of their own. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Teresa T
This is the third book i read that continues the story of a great family
I LOVE THIS BOOK AND ALL OF HER BOOKS
One of my favorite books and favorite authors. This book is part of a trilogy all worth reading.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I did not know this was book two of a trilogy. However it stood alone due to the amount of back story provided. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. W. Garrett
The 2nd in Laurie McBain’s Dominick series, first published in 1980, is the story of Sabrina (Moonstruck Madness) & Lucian Dominick's daughter Rhea Claire. Read morePublished 7 months ago by BoxerLover