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At the Wind's Edge based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I own and have read nearly 1,000 historical and contemporary romance novels by hundreds of authors, but I have never been so disappointed with 'At The Wind's Edge.' I bought it years ago and set it aside to read later and now I know why. I started to read it, then skipped to skimming the book, as I did not feel I wanted to waste any more time. Ms.Davis portrays the main woman lead as strong-minded and strong-willed. I am not sure how she arrived at that description. The main woman lead, Medora, marries a man so oviously not over his former lover Nicole. Ms. Davis jumps in time back and forth from Antoine, the male lead, in France years ago with his former lover Nicole to Antoine's present life in The Badlands of North Dakota. He becomes disgraced in France as he had been having an affair for years with Nicole, who all during the affair had been married to another and had a child. He meets Medora in France who is from America. Antoine is fascinated with America and the Badlands of North Dakota. Medora is supposedly a strong-minded and strong-willed, independent woman who, until Antoine, had never met a man she wanted to marry. Medora is from a wealthy New York City family. She goes with Antoine to the Badlands of North Dakota, obviously not without personal discomfort as she is very pregnant with Antoine's child. The author allows to have us believe that Antoine loves Medora, however, Antoine is so obviously not over his 'former love'. He makes mistake after mistake and feels his wife should keep on loving him. BUT, his wife makes one mistake, and he makes her feel unloved and unwanted. She is made to feel like a criminal. He leaves her in the Badlands with a small child as he feel betrayed. He never once says he loves her. Since is he so supposedly overwrought by his wife's betrayal, he feels free to make love to and express in words his love for a indian girl he claims as his only 'friend'. Where is Medora's backbone??? If Medora is so strong-willed and strong-minded, why did she stay with an obvious loser? Medora needs someone who will love and respect her and obviously her husband is very incapable and unwilling to try to love her. With many of the books I read, I have anxiously waited to find and read the sequel to see what happens next in the characters lives. However, I am not compelled to read any sequel to this book. I do not care what happens to Antoine. I would, however, like to see Medora find someone who would love her as she should be loved, but am not willing to buy or read a sequel to find out. I have a tremendous love for books, and I have never been compelled to destroy a book, but I had to tear this one up and toss it into the garbage, literally.