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Tristan Michel: Bloodline of Passion (The Gastien Series) Paperback – May 21, 2012
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The Daughter of Union County
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"This is the third book in this series, and it is breath taking...so many twists and surprises in it, it takes you on a ride and doesn't stop until the last page." - Crystal Trent Dotson, All My Book Finds
... if you've read my review of book two, you will remember how upset I was about Tristan's actions at the end. YES it stayed with me for that long, which should tell you a lot about the deep emotional connection that Caddy Rowland forges between the readers and her characters...It takes a powerful writer to make a reader absolutely loathe a character for months, but it takes a master to make them fall in love again. -Misty R. TheTopShelf
"...EXCELLENT story teller...heart wrenching and impossible to put down..." Christina Baker Irelan, Intoxicated by books
From the Author
Gastien: The Cost of the Dream (Book 1)
Gastien: From Dream to Destiny (Book 2)
Tristan Michel: Bloodline of Passion (Book 3)
Giselle: Keeper of the Flame (Book 4)
Gastien: Circle of Destiny (Book 5)
The Gastien Series is many things: historical fiction, drama, family saga, psychological novel. Some are also coming of age and love stories. The last books include gay coming of age and gay romance. Just like any family, there are many stories to tell.
It is dark, sad, upsetting, heartwarming, funny and always thought-provoking. There are a few blatantly cruel scenes and some extremely tender ones. The series tackles social issues such as class struggle, homelessness, the quest for power, bigotry, family secrets, and shows how one man's choices effect others for generations to come.
Be prepared for an extremely emotional read. Yes, at times the characters will upset you. You will love, hate, pity, respect, disrespect and cheer for them. Just like in any family, no one is perfect. Their personality warts are fully displayed. You will grow to feel like a part of the Beauchamps, and when the series is over the characters will stay alive in your mind for weeks.
Come along and join the family. Let them tell you their story. I think you will find the ride unlike any you've taken before.
*This series is meant for adults. As such, it contains adult scenes and themes.
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Top Customer Reviews
I literally had tears rolling down my cheeks with certain parts of this story. I actually laughed so hard my husband looked at me like I was crazy at others. When I called the first book an "emotional roller coaster" I wasn't exaggerating and books 2 and 3 have most definitely followed suit.
Caddy Rowland is an EXCELLENT story teller. All of her books have been heart wrenching and impossible to put down. The story just grabs you from the very beginning and makes you feel like you are there with the characters watching the scenes take place rather than reading them.
I'm absolutely sure that book 4 will be just as amazing as the first 3 and I can't wait to read it!
Things are dark for Tristan when his very proper wife refuses to loosen up but they get even darker when tragedy strikes. Even my heart melted for Tristan and his plight and I found myself falling in love with his character all over again. Not as much as Gastien, but I found it in my own heart to forgive him and I even shed tears at the end. It takes a powerful writer to make a reader absolutely loathe a character for months, but it takes a master to make them fall in love again. This book can be read as a stand-alone but I strongly encourage you to read the other books to get the full effect. You'll be glad you did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
loved all five books still fresh in my mind long after reading themPublished 2 months ago by Spencer
Loved the first book and just had to see if Tristan would have the strength, determination and passion of his father. A great read, fast paced and exciting.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
I could not buy the next book fast enough. I love anything Caddy Rowland writes. Nothing I can say will prepare you for this 2nd book in this series.
ONCE YOU START ONE OF THE BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ ALL OF THEM. bO PREPARD THERE IS A LOT OF VIOLENT SEX.Published on January 28, 2014 by Dianna White
Captivating series. I was shocked by the ending and look forward to reading the next. Let yourself become addicted too.Published on January 16, 2014 by Deborah Wooten