Friday, August 10, 2012

Book Tour: "Kentucky Green" by Terry Irene Blain Book Review

Blurb: April Williamson’s heart calls her across the frontier, but only one man—a handsome army scout with a tormented past—can get her safely to freedom.
Synopsis: Daniel McKenzie was an army scout—quiet, capable, handsome…and utterly unwilling to be the trail guide April Williamson needed to reach Kentucky. The Indian attack at Blue Licks was but one bitter taste of the American frontier, a massacre that had taken her father just as cholera had taken her mother. But April would not give up on her dream. At journey’s end was independence, and nothing would stand in her way.
The young widow was beautiful and determined, but the months of travel involved in her plan would be too hard. Without the general’s order Dan would have told any woman no, but April especially. His secret would destroy her—or she might destroy him. April’s kiss was like the country itself. Restless and sweet, it promised a love that denied every boundary and looked only to freedom and the future.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Are you looking for a light, summer romance with a historical, frontier flair? Let me recommend this book to you.  It is short, sweet, and a nice, little story.  And I really like the fact that the author backs up much of what she wrote with historical fact.

I enjoyed the two lovers, April and Dan.  She is the strong, young frontier woman who holds a prejudice against Indians.  And wouldn't you know that Dan is part-Indian and has another deep, dark secret she does not uncover until almost the end of the story?  There is even a little intrigue to make the story even more exciting.

I thoroughly enjoyed the writing of the book and much of the story, but I was a little disappointed when I read a mild bedroom scene that did not need to be there.  I am glad that it was not detailed, but I wish with all my heart that the characters had not gone down that road.  I was pleased that the profanity was at a bare minimum and really did not bother me.

This is not meant to be a deep novel, and I am glad that the author deals with the issue Indian racism--something we do not often think about in this day and age.  Approach this as a light read with a romantic story line, and I think you may find a book that can carry you through a warm summer night.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Terry Irene Blain

Bio: Terry Irene Blain was lucky enough to grow up in a large Mid-western family with a rich oral tradition. As a child she heard stories of ancestors’ adventures with Indians, wildlife, weather and frontier life in general, so she naturally gravitated to the study of history and completed a BA and MA then taught the subject at the college level. Married to a sailor, now retired, she’s had the chance to live in various parts of the U.S. and has traveled to Hong Kong, Australia, England and Scotland.

“My degrees and my teaching experience make me a natural to write historical romance. Writing historical romance gives me the opportunity to pass on stories of who we are and where we come from while exploring the relationship between men and women. What could be more exciting than that?”

Kentucky Green
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