- Pub. Date: February 2011
- Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
- ISBN-13: 9781402238482
- ISBN: 1402238487
From the Publisher
“Blake’s style is as steamy as a still July night on the bayou, as overwhelmingly hot as Cajun spice.”
She was living in fear…
Beautiful, young widow Elise Laffont embraces her freedom during the daylight hours, running the farm she loves so dearly, but the night brings with it painful reminders of the torment she endured at the hands of her abusive husband. Fate may have taken her husband, but it hasn’t erased the scars he left, and Elise wonders if she will ever be able to bear the touch of a man again.
He was a man torn by desire…
From the moment he laid eyes on the beautiful widow, Reynaud Chevalier wanted her. When disaster offers him the chance to claim her as his own, Reynaud seizes the opportunity to bind Elise to him, unaware that behind her determined bravado lays a heart shattered by the past.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
FIERCE EDEN by Jennifer Blake is a wonderful historical romance set in 1700’s Louisiana and Mississippi.This book was originally released in 1985.It is well written with depth,details,full of historical facts, twists and turns.It has Indians,strong characters,passion,sweet sensuality,obligation to family,slavery by the Natchez,romance,adventure, Natchez Indians,massacre,Louisana Bayou,sacrifice and of course love.The hero,Reynaud,is half Natchez,half French,handsome,well educated,handsome,tattoo over his chest,strong,determined,the brother of the Natchez chief,becomes the Natchez war chief,desires the heroine,helps a few of the French escape massacre for a small price,the beautiful French widow(Elise),and is a French gentleman.The heroine,Elise,is a widow,French,beautiful,fear of the marriage bed due to her dead husband,must willingly go to Reynaud’s bed for him to lead them to safety,has a determination to survive, and will survive with the help of Reynaud learns that their are good and evil men in the world,Reynaud’s is a good,kind,and decent man.Together,they embark on an adventure that will bring them to trust each other,for Reynaud runs the gauntlet to save Elise,and Reynaud will bind Elise to him forever.This is a wonderfully written story of love,passion,sacrifice,saving a enemy,saving a culture,leaving a shattered heart in the past,starting a future of happiness,love and trust.If you enjoy Indian culture,learning more of the Louisiana and Mississippi history,Indian culture I would highly recommend this story.It is fast paced,action packed,full of adventure,page turning,with a list of unique characters.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablance,an imprint of Sourcebooks,Inc.
REVIEWED BY:April Renn