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Summer Breeze

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

strong historical romance

In 1889 seventy years old Darby McIntosh rides to Joseph Paxton¿s ranch with a bullet in his back. He asks Joseph to watch over his beloved Rachel Marie Hollister, who is all alone with the person who murdered her family a few years ago coming for her. After stopping ...
In 1889 seventy years old Darby McIntosh rides to Joseph Paxton¿s ranch with a bullet in his back. He asks Joseph to watch over his beloved Rachel Marie Hollister, who is all alone with the person who murdered her family a few years ago coming for her. After stopping the blood flow, Joseph gets the doctor and his brother David the sheriff to see the critically wounded ranch foreman. --- Joseph and David head to Rachel¿s ranch where they find her home totally barricaded. She refuses to talk to them. Joseph breaks through a wooden barred window, but she fires her shotgun at him. His dog Buddy follows him and he pleads with her not to shoot his canine. He assumes she is nuts, but lies down in the hallway anyway as he promised. The next morning Joseph joins David to interrogate the nasty Pritchard family and Rachel¿s Aunt Amanda. Joseph detests the Pritchards and assumes they are the killers. As he stays with Rachel, she begins to trust him. To his shock he falls in love especially after she kills him at poker, but first he must find a way to allow her to feel safe when he is not there. --- This historical romance is fully driven by a strong cast especially the intriguing lead female and the man who has come to love and understand her. Fans will hope they find a way to be together although Joseph¿s constant denial of not marrying can become irritating. Still that is minor in retrospect as the audience will enjoy this deep nineteenth century drama starring a battle fatigue trauma victim and the wise hero who learns that she is the woman who has opened the world for him not visa versa. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Good Story Dumbed-down by Verbiage

I have read this author's Commanche Series and absolutely enjoyed it, yet in "Summer Breeze" & "Baby Love" there is a inordinate amount of foul language. The plots of both books were engrossing & exciting, but there were endless pages of profane & crude dialog. Did the ...
I have read this author's Commanche Series and absolutely enjoyed it, yet in "Summer Breeze" & "Baby Love" there is a inordinate amount of foul language. The plots of both books were engrossing & exciting, but there were endless pages of profane & crude dialog. Did the author run out of words to say?
Living in a ranching community, the people do not talk as she has depicted and this is a definite disservice (even though it is fiction). I have decided to delete both of these books from my library for their unusual coarseness (stopped midway through Baby Love).
I see the perverse everyday in my line of work and can do without it when I am trying to enjoy a story. Crudeness does not make the story more intriguing, only outstanding writing does that.

posted by 9958105 on February 18, 2012

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    strong historical romance

    In 1889 seventy years old Darby McIntosh rides to Joseph Paxton¿s ranch with a bullet in his back. He asks Joseph to watch over his beloved Rachel Marie Hollister, who is all alone with the person who murdered her family a few years ago coming for her. After stopping the blood flow, Joseph gets the doctor and his brother David the sheriff to see the critically wounded ranch foreman. --- Joseph and David head to Rachel¿s ranch where they find her home totally barricaded. She refuses to talk to them. Joseph breaks through a wooden barred window, but she fires her shotgun at him. His dog Buddy follows him and he pleads with her not to shoot his canine. He assumes she is nuts, but lies down in the hallway anyway as he promised. The next morning Joseph joins David to interrogate the nasty Pritchard family and Rachel¿s Aunt Amanda. Joseph detests the Pritchards and assumes they are the killers. As he stays with Rachel, she begins to trust him. To his shock he falls in love especially after she kills him at poker, but first he must find a way to allow her to feel safe when he is not there. --- This historical romance is fully driven by a strong cast especially the intriguing lead female and the man who has come to love and understand her. Fans will hope they find a way to be together although Joseph¿s constant denial of not marrying can become irritating. Still that is minor in retrospect as the audience will enjoy this deep nineteenth century drama starring a battle fatigue trauma victim and the wise hero who learns that she is the woman who has opened the world for him not visa versa. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    Devotion and dedication.

    Rachel and Joseph's story was filled with devotion and dedication. Mostly from Joseph. Rachel's phobias and fears fed the story and kept him determined to keep her safe. It almost became a boring theme, but Catherine Anderson did her best to keep that from happening. The wrap up was a little less than what I expected and the plot concentrated too much on Rachel's fear and need for her barricades and not enough on the growing love between them. Because I so loved Keegan's Lady, I thought Joseph's story would be just as awesome. I'm only a bit dissappointed though. I'd recommend the book to any CA fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2007

    Summer Love

    Summer Breeze is a book about a guy who is a rancher and a woman who is terrified to come out of her house. It is full of love, adventure and a terrifying time to hide out. Joseph and Rachel are hiding in the big old farm house because Joseph wants to try to help Rachel out. As they are barricaded in the house their love and trust bring together a wild bond. What will happen next with the two, will they come out of the house, or will they stay in it for the rest of their lives?The book Summer Breeze, Wrote by Catherine Anderson, was a very good book. I liked how Rachel grew to trust Joseph and how they fell in love in the weirdest of ways. The way they bond will make you want to not put the book down, but to keep reading till the very end to find out about this amazing twist of love and adventure. I didn¿t like how the book was so long and how it seemed like a never ending story. I would recommend Summer Breeze by Catherine Anderson to any person who is in to love adventures. It would be a good book for kids ages fourteen and up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2007

    another hit, but not her best

    This was a really good story, not very plausible, but still really good. It's not one of my favorite Catherine Anderson novels, but she was still able to convey their love so well that it left me wishing for more once the story had ended. She is really something.

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    Posted March 8, 2012

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