Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold

Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold

by Ellen O'Connell

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Overview

Eyes is a story of family conflicts set in Colorado in 1885. Unmarried at 28, Anne Wells is a disgrace to her rigidly conventional family. Cord Bennett is the black sheep of the Bennett clan. When these two misfits are found alone together, violence explodes. Can Anne and Cord use the freedom of being condemned for sins they didn't commit to make a life together in spite of their families?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453698945
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 07/26/2010
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.05(d)

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Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
dkthain on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow!! Just Wow!! I just got this one yesterday and I started reading around 2:30-3:00ish and couldn't go to bed until I read the whole book. I finally finished at 1:06 am. Then I couldn't sleep - ack! I think the people at Wendy's substituted a regular coffee for the decaf I ordered. See, I couldn't take time away from reading to make supper so I went through the drive through - not to mention I love their new fries - but I'm getting off topic. So while trying to fall asleep, I kept going over this book in my head, trying to think of how to put down in words how much I loved it and how much it moved me.It's been a while since I've loved a heroine as much as I love Anne Wells. I think I have a girl crush on her - in a strictly platonic way of course. I love how well written she is. She's open and honest and brave in such a refreshing way. And what I especially loved was how fiercely protective she is of the hero, Cord Bennett, against anyone who she thought was wronging him, including his rather thickheaded brothers. There isn't anyone she won't take on to protect him. There were so many instances when there could have been frustrating misunderstandings, but instead Anne meets the issues head on and handles them directly so there are no festering resentments.And as much as I love Anne, I love Cord just as much. Although quite reticent at first due to the prejudice he has experienced most of his life, he's more accepting of it and not the bitter kind of hero he could so easily have been. He is matter of fact about his life and while it is a lonely one, he doesn't really expect anything different. That is until Anne comes into his life. They knew each other briefly as children and then their paths cross again when Anne stumbles across Cords farm when trying to run away from a forced marriage. Her father catches her and in order to 'punish' her for her obstinacy, he forces the two of them to marry, and then has his henchman almost beat Cord to death. But Anne stays and nurses Cord back to health and after discussing the situation matter-of-factly, they decide to remain married. Cord is convinced it will only be for a short while; that Anne is too good for the likes of him. But he doesn't count on her sense of honour and her growing love for Cord, and his for her.This is a great story of two lonely people brought together and discovering they are perfect for each other. Cord has a rather dry sense of humour that I really enjoyed and as mentioned earlier, Anne is ferocious in her defense of Cord. As their love builds, so do the love scenes which makes them even more a vital part of the story. Anne and Cord are friends first so there is not a doubt that this is a couple that will last.While Anne's father for the longest time seems to be a Very Evil almost cartoonish villain, the author gives an explanation towards the end that makes very good sense. And I quite enjoyed Cord's two older half brothers, Frank and Ephraim. Time after time they misjudged Cord, thinking him a wild man in some of his actions. But instead he had very good reason for all the violence. He just couldn't have been bothered trying to explain himself to his brothers. His attitude makes for some delightful scenes that had me smiling.{I'm having to go through this and make sure everything in this review is in the current tense as I plan on going back and reading this book again soon, very soon, slower this time so as to savour it the way it deserves to be savoured}.The only thing keeping this from being a perfect 5 out of 5 is a very small thing that bothered me but probably wouldn't bother most readers. When referring to some of the towns people who let prejudice and anger rule their actions, the author referred to them as 'haters'. This is very much a 2010 expression and took me out of the old west where I doubt this expression would have been used. And since this word and expression just drives me crazy, I wish the author had used another expression. But that is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!!!!
bookharpy More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. What especially touched me is that Anne came to love Cord due to his inner qualities and personality and not because of physical attraction. She truly came to know him as a person first, and that was made her feel so strongly for him. Despite them both being forced into an extremely difficult situation, they try to work together and make the best of it. To make matters worse, Cord is constantly having to avoid Anne's father's attempts to have him killed. A beautifully written story that reminds us not to judge people on unconfirmed rumors. Looking forward to reading more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Favorite book of all time
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Good character and story development. Makes it belieable that characters can misconstrue ccertain behaviors. Right amount of romance to complinent the story. Agree this one of the better historical westerns i have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I loved the way you were introduced to the whole family, and even know there were times when the troubles were depressing true love shined through it all. This book was over 700 pages on my nook so worth the money. I will read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of my all time favorite books. Definitely a yearly read. Every book i have read by her is amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why haven't I heard of Ellen O'Connell before? This is now one of my all-time favorite western romances. Will be buying her other books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the reviews and was excited about this book! The story started off exciting and full of promise. For me, after the introduction of intrresting characters the plot started to fizzle. Ever now and again things would pick back up, only to fizzle. It is a looong book. I want the story to carry me. Instead I find myself hurrying through to get to the next good part. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a pretty intense beginning that had me hooked from the start. I loved this book and finished it in one day.
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mcstray More than 1 year ago
Good story, romantic, sexy...couldn't put it down. Left me wanting to know more.
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