Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Review: Wind Warrior

Leslie Michaels is a visionary, and only those close to her know of her special gift and the visions that come when her mind and body surrender to sleep. Fate has a way of righting many wrongs, and for Leslie it is a destiny that changes her life dramatically. But not before she is forced to flee into the wilderness to escape a murderous trapper bent on claiming her for his very own. Faith and a strong will to survive are her only companions, until she encounters Winnokin, the handsome Seneca war chief who first came to her in her dreams. Not only does he prove to be her rescuer and protector, he teaches her that tragedy can breed happiness and the passion to live and love deeply once again.

--From Goodreads

Cover Inspection:
Definitely romantic! I love the colors too.

First Thoughts:
This book has a pretty interesting beginning, I wonder where it's going.

My Review:
Wind Warrior is a romance like no other romance that I have ever read before. I generally tend to shy away from books that are heavily buried in the romance genre because they are usually overly cheesy and hard to connect with. Cynthia Roberts has taken everything that I once thought I knew about the romance genre and turned it right on its head. I really enjoyed this book!

Part historical fiction, this book centers around Leslie Michaels and her life in the 1800s. She meets her match in a Native American named Winnokin after facing huge changes and issues in her life. Essentially, Winnokin becomes her escape, and what an escape he is. The chemistry between the two of them is palatable and beautiful. Nothing cheesy here. I truly felt their adoration for one another shining off the pages. In fact, Leslie and Winnokin are written so well that I was extremely impressed overall. As I said, not at all what I expected and I loved it!

Besides the characters, my favorite part of this book has to be the writing itself. There were a few errors that I caught near the end, however the majority of Wind Warrior is filled with delightful prose and lyrical writing. There are scenes in this book that literally took my breath away. I could see this being made into a movie no problem. Cynthia Roberts definitely has an affinity for descriptive writing and I really found myself immersed in Leslie's world.

Long story short, Wind Warrior definitely exceeded my expectations. I'm not entirely sure that I'm hooked on the romance genre yet, but if all Cynthia Robert's books are like this I might soon be! Beautiful, lyrical, believable, this book is a treat. I definitely recommend it!

Book Details
Title: Wind Warrior
Author: Cynthia Roberts
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Pages: Paperback; 304
Source: Received for promotional tour.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


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