Anya Bressoff thinks she has found the answer to her prayers. The man she meets in San Francisco will take her all over the world. The first place he does take her is Russia after being warned to keep her out of Russia by her father, Dmitri Bresoff.
Kidnapped, Anya finds she can only go east across Siberia to find her way home to Bressoff Island. Anya's family had no idea what has happened and are told she is dead. Will the man she overlooked still be waiting if she can get home?
The man who has loved her for most of her life is heartbroken. If she can find her way home will she be forced to resume her marriage? Anya is determined to be free of her now unwanted husband, first she must get home.
About the Author
Meet Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author Cherime MacFarlane. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her been there-done that life. Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, all sorts of characters and plots evolve from a vivid imagination. I came to Alaska kicking and screaming in 1976, and I never want to leave. I cut firewood on shares for money to get through the winter. I swore I would not live above the Alaska Range because it was too cold there and wound up in the Copper River Basin where it got just a cold as Fairbanks. My second husband, a Scot from Glasgow, was the love of my life. When I write Scots dialect, I experienced hearing it from my in-laws. Each time my husband got on the phone to Scotland after five seconds, I could hardly understand a word. I was my second husband's chief mechanic's helper and roadie. I live in a cabin which is slowly being surrounded by the city and wish I were further out. My two cats and Husky-Collie mix dog are happy in our little slice of heaven called Alaska. In the silence of winter dreams of people and places provide a rich pool of ideas to explore. As a reporter for the Copper Valley Views, Cherime MacFarlane received a letter of commendation from the Copper River Native Association for fair and balanced reporting. Cherime won the Hardest Working Author Award from Author Classified. Amazon Best Selling in Anthologies and Holidays, and Fantasy Anthologies and Short Stories. What readers think; Listopia: Highland Light #2 in Scotland the Brave and then some. Wired For Sound #3 Best Indie Romance Suspense. The Twisted Laird #1 in Great Scots. Snagged #2 Best of Religious and Inspirational Fiction 2014. Stalking Red #2 Romance With Strong Contemporary Females and #3 Western and Native American Romance. Deirdre of the Sorrows #3 Best Traumatized Heroine. Then They Were Six #2 Best Sweet Romance Books. Heart of the Hunter #2 Army Men and Women of Romance. Cougar Hunt #1 Addiction Romances.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The main story in "Daughter of the Raven" is about Anya Bressoff as she makes her way across Siberia, trying to get home to Alaska, after being kidnapped. The story, however, is more complex than that. It intertwines the lives of Anya's family, her husband, and the man who has always loved her. It is not your typical romance book. Except for a few scenes, I might not call it a romance at all. It is more of an adventure book, with a slightly spiritual aspect. The theme of healing from forgiveness is strong throughout the story. Set in the late 1800s, the story begins on America's west coast. It takes you to Seattle, where the inhabitants are ones you'd find in a wild west novel. It also touches on the slave and prostitution of Chinese girls. What I liked most was following Anya across Siberia as she used survival skills and her wit to keep herself and a young boy alive. The author has provided many interesting ways to survive in the cold, harsh climate. Well worth the time to take a look at this book.
Cherime MacFarlane's "Daughter of the Raven (The Bressoffs of Alaska Book 2) is a romantic adventure worth of notice. The author is an Alaskan, and capitalizes on her habitat to bring us a story of Anya Bressoff, a woman born to the fur trade who meets a San Franciscan charlatan, falls in love, and ends up in Russia -- exactly where Anya's father has warned her never to go. Kidnapped, Anya escapes, heading east across Siberia, determined to return to Bressoff Island, her family's home. Dmitri Bressoff, Anya's father, has been told she is dead, so no one comes searching for her. If she can get home, she might yet remarry, and this time to her childhood sweetheart. But first lies Siberia, and making an end to her disastrous marriage. During her perilous journey she meets a young Jewish boy called Petyr, who stands as the wisdom character in this deeply personal and moving story of a woman's struggle for survival and mastery of her fate. This book has it all: a determined woman with an exotic background learns through misfortune and pits herself against the elements, encounters betrayal, mystery, and hardship and by way of them finds inspiration, hope, forgiveness, courage -- and her true self. Books such as this for men, focusing on personal growth through adventure and written by authors such as Conrad and Hemingway, helped us build our modern ideal of the male hero. Daughter of the Raven can help shape the evolution of the 21st century woman's ideas and ideals. This is not to say than men and boys won't enjoy this story as well: the survival skills Anya demonstrates have no gender, and in some ways, neither does our heroine: through tribulation, she becomes heroic through and through, admirable and bold. I look forward to more of MacFarlane's Bressoff saga