Monday, December 5, 2011

New Review for Sapphire and Gold!

I am so tickled by this lovely 5 star review by J.M. Rhine on, which I discovered this morning:

Okay, I'll admit it, I love stories that also include a great dog, and this one has exactly that in Max--but Sapphire and Gold is the whole package when it comes to reading pleasure. The author builds her setting and characters with a sharp eye toward detail, but never makes the reader feel like the story has moved in a bunch of research. The characters are finely honed, and written to let their personal stories (and inner turmoil) unfurl with an easy precision that informs and intrigues a reader. Alexandra, or Lexi, is a terrifically sympathetic heroine, and one readers will root for without hesitation. Derek has enough alpha male in his veins to catch reader attention, but the author is quick to show flashes of his sympathetic sides so a reader sees there's more to this ship captain than meets the eye. And don't even get me started on the villain--an excellent choice.

Nothing is easy, the story stays complex and compelling. Nothing remains easy for the characters, but their strength, integrity, and intelligence keeps a reader interested in knowing what will come next. And writing kudos to the author on the fine setting, and ability to put me smack in the middle of Colonial America. Just a treat to read. 

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