Sky Tinted Water (( Sweet Romance Historical ))

Sky Tinted Water (( Sweet Romance Historical ))

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by Keta Diablo
     
 

Nominated for a RONE Award - 2013
Note: This is a �sweet� historical romance.
Familial bonds, malevolent schemes and passion collide in this sweet historical novel. Set in Minnesota during the Civil War and the Sioux uprising, this is the story of Rory Hudson, the exquisite Irish lass with an unbreakable spirit and the enigmatic Dawson Finch, a man bound by… See more details below

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Nominated for a RONE Award - 2013
Note: This is a �sweet� historical romance.
Familial bonds, malevolent schemes and passion collide in this sweet historical novel. Set in Minnesota during the Civil War and the Sioux uprising, this is the story of Rory Hudson, the exquisite Irish lass with an unbreakable spirit and the enigmatic Dawson Finch, a man bound by honor, duty and loyalty.

When Dawson enlists in the army to bring peace to nation divided, Rory�s world plummets into a tailspin. War, distance and time separate them, but nothing can dispel the haunting memories of their love. Not even death can destroy their fierce passion or a love so strong it beats the odds of the impossible.

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"A well written story, well placed and with a good plot. War, birth and death are always powerful themes. It is a romance, (no sex scenes though) and so has the hallmarks of the genre. It is a little predictable, but romances often are, and I did wonder at Jon letting Rory go alone to the graveyard. It seemed a little unlikely given her state and the fact that he hasn't wanted her to go at all. Nevertheless , I enjoyed it enough to forgive such things, and I like this length a great deal. You can read it in one evening. It's not a demanding story, but I did find it moving."
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"I really liked the calm almost slow pacing of the story. Near the end of the book the pace picks up to lead to a suspenseful and action filled climax.

The romance between Rory and Dawson is of the 'love at first sight' kind and even though I'm usually a bit cynical about those kind of romances when they're not combined with 'lust at first sight' Diablo knows how to write it in a way that makes me go along with it. The scenes between Rory and Dawson are sweet and heartwarming. All in all this is a very nice read and I'm curious about the next book to see what happens next to Rory, Dawson and their family and friends."

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"I was very impressed. The characters were rich and full, immediately lovable and relatable. And yes, there were the typical romance scenes in the book, but this was so much more. I instantly loved the main character, Rory, and turned every page anxiously to see what was coming next. The story seemed very true to the times, and remembering the harsh reality of the civil war and the tribulations between the people who settled in the States and the Natives who were already here, there were moments when the story was heartbreaking and tough. But that's one of the best parts of this book!

As per usual, I don't want to give too much detail or spoilers, because this book is so worth reading. I enjoyed every minute of it, and would not hesitate to pick up another of Keta Diablo's books. I give this a firm five of five stars and urge you to give this book a try."
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Editorial Reviews

B& B Book Builders - Karen R
A historical romance based in Minnesota and set in the 1860's. The story deals with a couple's navigation of: finding each other, their new marriage, and the Civil War's onset as well as the more localized conflict between the Dakota Sioux Indians and the American settlers. The novel's name, Sky Tinted Water, comes from the Dakotan version of Minnesota and is Part 1of a series. Part 2, Sky Dance, is being released March 2013. Full review on Amazon 5 STARS
Miki's Hope Reviews - Miki Hope
This is the story of a family who moved to Minnesota from the Boston area back in the time of the civil war and Indian uprisings. It is the story of their everyday life--the ups and downs, the joys and the worries. It depicts how people stuck together and helped each other. When an Indian family shows up at their door with a very pregnant wife-she is helped-and a son is born. That act of kindness is repaid-how I will not tell you or I will give away part of the story! 5 STARS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015988833
Publisher:
Keta Diablo
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
816,723
File size:
0 MB

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