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Heart of Thunder (Southern Series) Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1983
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
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??Read more ›
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.
Not sure how this book can be catagorized under Romance. There isn't a single bit of romance in this book. The heroine, Samantha, is a whiny, bratty, horrible character. She complains about everything. She is mean to everyone. I'm not even sure why any of the other characters would want to be around her. I wanted to strangle her after the first couple of chapters!
The hero, Hank, isn't much better. He meets Samantha and immediately decides he wants to marry her? He is every bit as creepy as the man Samantha shoots in the first chapter for stalking her. How is Hank any better? He's not. He is mean to Sam, treats her horribly, and is whiny and obsessed about getting his land back. He would have been better off moving on. The entire time I was reading this book, I just wanted to tell the two main characters to quit being such childish, whiny and annoying @#%# and move on.
There is NO chemistry between thse two. They obviously hate each other from the get go. Every time they get intimate, Sam tells him to just go ahead and rape her. Sorry, but that is not romantic. Rape is not romantic. Not even a little. Telling the hero to just go ahead and rape you and get it over with is not romantic. If I had a dime for every time the word "rape" is used in this book, I'd be a lot richer right now. I'd probably make enough to pay myself back for the $2.00 I wasted on this book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
They say everybody loves a Linsey, and usually I do but there was too much spite and hate between the characters through out the ENTIRE book! I was sadly disappointed.Published 3 months ago by Regina O'Connell
Title: Heart of Thunder
Authors: Johanna Lindsey
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4 stars
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I enjoy this author. I have gathered as many as I could afford for my Kindle. Her stories are interesting and can be reread again and again. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Patricia Murdock
I don't find this to be especially good or unforgettable or anything intense between the two of them. Read morePublished 13 months ago by loves_reading_books
I am reading the book it is wonderful there is a part that makes me feel sad for samantha when she does not have her brother in her life. But it is turning out really great. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Courtney R Sheffield
I love most books by Johanna Lindsey. But-the heroine in this one is just too hotheaded, immature, irrational and many things I can't type. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Connie