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Fire's Lady Mass Market Paperback – February, 1989
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Fire's Lady was written around a concept of family dysfunction, an ailing family patriarch, money, bastards, alcohol, the tragic death of a child, a constant war between two men, and a search for happiness by a woman. One man was loved by the magnificent artist who was the patriarch as if he were his own child; the other despised, but related by birth. Into this maelstrom comes the bastard grandchild of the patriarch and the battle for control of both the money and Alexander heats up between the antagonists. A grand beginning for an excellent romance novel.
The strength of Bretton's ability to conceptualize and bring to life characters is to be applauded. They were strong, clear and the battles each one was battling were precise. There was no muddling of the mind as to who was whom and what what going on. Alexandra, Matthew, Dayla and Janine were the good guys. Madolyn, Matthews much hated wife, and Stephen were the constant threat. The battle was on and the winner would end up with all. If not that, they would end up with evil satisfaction. This book was a clear case or good vs. evil in romance form. Hardly the first, but well done nonetheless.
I enjoy sinking my teeth into a quick read of all types of genres and being able to just stick my head into a different world allows me to escape from the world and any current stress. I love both fiction and non-fiction, allow the world of fiction reads allow you explore a new place without having to go far. I can read through a 300 page book in two days, I love connecting with a story and a character. There is a great joy from completing a good book. I can read while listening to music or even watching tv. I really do not like when someone interrupts me when I read, I can get so engrossed that I do not want to pull out and entertain conversation. The worse is when people want to talk about the book you are trying to read. If you wanted to have a conversation, you would not be reading. I do not understand why people think it is find to just randomly start conversations that are not needed.
I have found that the kindle fad has started to dwindle, but it is a great innovation that I am happy to have because of that access to millions of titles and I look forward to downloading more as I plan more travels and can travel to new worlds in my head before traveling to new lands.
There is a great set of secondary characters in Fire's Lady, making this a very enjoyable read. If you can overlook the modern theme in a period novel, and focus on the romance, then you will like this book. Happy reading!
She was the bastard child of an artist - her mother the model. He paid off the mother and never gave the child another thought. The mother went on to model for artists in Europe, to bed a lot of men and to get breast cancer. The child was sent off to stay with decent folks.
Apparently the artist father went on to become famous. He has a greedy, villainous brother who, along with the heroine's mother, hatches some sort of nasty plan. The hero sort of looks after the artist whose health has been failing.
I didn't finish the book as I just found the idea of the heroine saying 'I can't' or 'we shouldn't' or 'no' and then engaging in sex plain revolting. The hero telling her it was inevitable and not taking no for no wasn't the least bit romantic.