Fierce Eden

Fierce Eden

by Jennifer Blake
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Fierce Eden by Jennifer Blake

A widow at twenty-five, beautiful Elise Laffont had been taught by her brutal husband to hate sex and men. She was quite content to manage her small Louisiana farm alone — until a Natchez Indian uprising forced her to flee.
To secure safe passage for herself and her neighbors, Elise agreed to become the mistress of Reynaud Chavalier, son of a French nobleman and a Natchez princess.
But what began as sacrifice soon became pleasure, as his sensuous touch awakened her to the ecstasies of love . . .

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ISBN-13: 9780449146934
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/30/1990
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.33(w) x 7.09(h) x (d)

About the Author

Since publishing her first book at age twenty-seven, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jennifer Blake has written over sixty historical and contemporary romances. She brings the seductive passion of the South to her stories, reflecting her seventh-generation Louisiana heritage. Jennifer lives with her husband in northern Louisiana

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Fierce Eden 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book very interesting and enjoyable to read.
Chastel More than 1 year ago
*Excellent plot with adventure, action, history, and romance in every turn of a page.  Highly recommend...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully portrayed characters lots of historical facts take you back in time. A lovestory and adventure you will not soon forget. Loved this book.
sw81 More than 1 year ago
I rarely give a review of the stories for few are worth the trouble but in Jennifer Blake's storu of Fierce Eden is one of the best stories today. As an author she researches her stories well and goes in to great detail with her discriptions.... whether is discribing a person or the landscape or emotions. I have read most of her work and have loved each and every one of her books but in my opinion this is one of her best stories. It would be a shame If you pass this remarkable story for then you'd miss a chance to laugh, be angry, and to share a wonderful lovestory between to remakable people.
Camilla-Compton More than 1 year ago
Elise Laffont, a widow, abused by her late husband, wonders if she’ll be able to love a man with all her heart ever again. Reynaud Chavalier wants Elise and is determined to have her…all of her. First, he must tear down the walls that keep her emotionally chained to her shattered past. FIERCE EDEN is both a tender and steamy love story, filled with tribulations and triumphs…all the usual beauty of romance and timeless love that comes from the writing of Jennifer Blake.
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LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Elise Laffont and Reynaud Chavalier's trek through the forest to escape mayhem brings to mind the beginning of the Longfellow poem "Evangeline": "This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight." Fierce Eden is a vicarious trip back in history with strong, resourceful, and, of course, flawed characters that are memorable. Their will to live, their determination to hold on to the culture they know, and their resilience is mindboggling-awesome reading. The Natchez Indian Uprising, after so many years of ill treatment by the French, sets in motion events that start gigantic changes in the social structure of Louisiana Territory in the early eighteenth century. Fierce Eden is spellbinding. Elise Laffont is a widow who has managed her property well since the death of her abusive husband, but her independent ways go against the grain of the many men who want her and her property. She's been able to meet and beat their challenges until the Natchez Indians attack, killing and burning. Hiding in the forest, with nothing but the clothes on her back, she makes necessary decisions to stay alive. Her back-story gives the reader revealing insight into her survival instincts, her intelligence, and her skill with people. The French-educated Reynaud Chavalier, half Natchez and half French, drives a hard bargain before he agrees to take Elise and other "on-the-run" French to a safe post. His own agenda puts him in danger, but he knows what he wants and is willing to take the risk. He seems to embody the best of both cultures in which he was reared. He is unquestionably a hero-though a somewhat flawed one. Even flawed, he is a lover that makes the heart race. To Elise who has suffered at the hands of every man she's ever known, Reynaud is unbelievable. The freedom of choice he gives her becomes an aphrodisiac to Elise-the love scenes sizzle. Elise and Reynaud's love story reaches far past the physical. It shows a love that is loyal, faithful, giving, and felt to the core. However, Fierce Eden is much more than just a love story. It plumbs the depth of the human condition, reveals every one of the Cardinal Sins, yet, shows the compassion and caring that some of the characters never lose even when all hope seems gone. It also showcases how history is made and cultures changed. Jennifer Blake, a master story teller, transports the reader to another time and place as she weaves together incredible descriptions of the environment, historical information, cultural differences, and a fantastic love story to create a tale that will be remembered long after the last page is read. Marvelous reading! Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
AAR More than 1 year ago
FIERCE EDEN by Jennifer Blake is a wonderful historical romance set in 1700's Louisiana and Mississippi.This book was originally released in 1985.It is well written with depth,details,full of historical facts, twists and turns.It has Indians,strong characters,passion,sweet sensuality,obligation to family,slavery by the Natchez,romance,adventure, Natchez Indians,massacre,Louisana Bayou,sacrifice and of course love.The hero,Reynaud,is half Natchez,half French,handsome,well educated,handsome,tattoo over his chest,strong,determined,the brother of the Natchez chief,becomes the Natchez war chief,desires the heroine,helps a few of the French escape massacre for a small price,the beautiful French widow(Elise),and is a French gentleman.The heroine,Elise,is a widow,French,beautiful,fear of the marriage bed due to her dead husband,must willingly go to Reynaud's bed for him to lead them to safety,has a determination to survive, and will survive with the help of Reynaud learns that their are good and evil men in the world,Reynaud's is a good,kind,and decent man.Together,they embark on an adventure that will bring them to trust each other,for Reynaud runs the gauntlet to save Elise,and Reynaud will bind Elise to him forever.This is a wonderfully written story of love,passion,sacrifice,saving a enemy,saving a culture,leaving a shattered heart in the past,starting a future of happiness,love and trust.If you enjoy Indian culture,learning more of the Louisiana and Mississippi history,Indian culture I would highly recommend this story.It is fast paced,action packed,full of adventure,page turning,with a list of unique characters.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablance,an imprint of Sourcebooks,Inc and My Book Addiction and More.
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This is an incredible story that blends romance with the history of the Natchez Indians.