- Series: Southern Series (Book 2)
- Mass Market Paperback: 359 pages
- Publisher: Avon Books; 1st Printing edition (February 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380851180
- ISBN-13: 978-0380851188
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #610,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Heart of Thunder (Southern Series) Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1983
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One of the world's most successful authors of historical romance, every one of Johanna Lindsey's previous novels has been a national bestseller, and several of her titles have reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Ms. Lindsey lives in New England with her family.
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The plot of "Heart": To force an American rancher off his ancestral land, Mexican hottie and bandito Hank Chavez orders the kidnapping of the rancher's daughter, not knowing that the daughter is the same girl who jilted him.
The plot of "Captive": Jilted desert Chieftain Philip tricks comely Christina into coming to Egypt so he can kidnap and steal her away to his desert camp, where he can make her his love slave.
Okay, the common denominators are "jilted" and "kidnap." But that's about all these books have in common. "Heart" is passionate, with spirited, likable characters who show gumption and can barely keep their hands off one another. "Captive" is an exercise in patience, so wooden that it's difficult to feel anything for the characters - even when they are hurt.
In typical Lindsey fashion, both books have key elements: good guy gets hurt, bad guy comes after girl, baby is involved. Most of her novels follow this pattern (like "Brave the Wild Wind," "When Love Awaits," "Warrior's Woman," etc.). So those don't count as similarities, in my opinion. But, in "Heart," these elements are exciting and keep you turning the pages. In "Captive," you wail, "Will this EVER end??"
All in all, "Heart of Thunder" is a sexy, steamy story with lots of appeal. Be warned: it is a sequel. Be further warned: its prequel "Glorious Angel" is pretty blah, but I won't go into it here (read more about me to see my review on "Glorious"). I would never put "Heart" in the same category as something as pedestrian as "Captive," and heartily recommend it as an extremely enjoyable read.
This story is one of my least favorite by Lindsey. Samantha is spoiled, willful, and vengeful. Hank is no prince, but could probably have done better. There is so much hate between these two characters that it is impossible to imagine them in love. If you are a die hard Lindsey fan, you should add it to your collection, but you will probably not wish to read it again.
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Authors: Johanna Lindsey
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4 stars
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