Summer Chaparral (Las Morenas, #2)

Summer Chaparral (Las Morenas, #2)

by Genevieve Turner

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BN ID: 2940152176711
Publisher: Penny Bright Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/23/2014
Series: Las Morenas , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 198,571
File size: 884 KB

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Summer Chaparral (Las Morenas 1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the style in which Turner wrote this novel.  This author’s writing is the kind that allows you to connect with the story.   It’s mellow and inviting, allowing the story itself to really pack a punch.  I found it to be endlessly enjoyable.  Turner transported me back in time, allowing me to experience life on a Californian ranch.  The complexity of life in a simpler time really shone through.  This story absolutely broke my heart at times, yet it also gave me hope. The characters in this novel as well as their relationships with one another were fantastic.  Not only do readers get to know the main characters and their families quite well, as if they were your neighbours, but they are also the type of individuals that you really want to get to know.  The main couple definitely takes centre stage, but everyone plays an important role in the story.  The trials that they have faced combine with the joys in their future.  I also love the illusion to future novels in the series.  I loved these characters and can’t wait to see what befalls them in the future. This novel may not have the intensity of a suspense or pack the shocking punch like erotica, but it was mesmerizing.  By the end of the first chapter I couldn’t put it down and I still can’t stop thinking about it now.  This is definitely a series I’ll be following closely and I’d highly recommend it to those who enjoy well written historical romances.   Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jace and Catarina's story is a must read. Two strong willed people, a great story line, and lots of sexual tension make it very hard to put this book down. I can't wait to read the other books in this series because the author makes you want to learn more about the other supporting characters! 277 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh My Word! This is not a cliffhanger, although it is suspenseful. The romance is complete and the bumpy love of the main characters different. I am looking for the mex installment of the family's quest to find the criminal that harmed their family.
Brandy_Muses More than 1 year ago
 enjoyed <i>Summer Chaparral</i> so much. Turner has created a beautifully detailed and genuine sense of place with Cabrillo, the Moreno ranch, and Jace's land. I could picture everything so perfectly and the imagery was descriptive in a poetic way without being overwrought. There is also a definite nice change in reading a historical novel set in California that deals with many of the issues that came from the merging of two very different cultures and expectations of people with the difficult racial tensions that came with it. I really loved both Jace and Catarina. They both have some fairly strong weaknesses in their character that cause them trouble, but they are also both honorable, strong, hard-working people. They have a great chemistry and I love the banter between them. I also appreciate how the book showed the difficulties in two people simply trying to meld their different lives and expectations into one shared existence. Their story is a snapshot of the bigger picture in California at the time. I also liked how the main conflict was revealed and dealt with. It's pretty much handled in exactly the way I've always wanted to see these types of situations handled. I'm enamored of the rest of the Moreno family now too and can not wait to read the other books in the series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable book to read. Pretty standard historical romance but does have some twists with the setting and characters to set it apart. The ending is kind of a cliffhanger so if that bothers you , you may want to spend your precious reading time on another book. That said I did enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a series I easily slipped into. Very good characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Turn of the century tale of the first Californio families and the pressures they faced from the changing times. Great descriptions of the food, land, and customs. Love story was complicated yet rang true.
jr347 More than 1 year ago
Great read. Liked the relationships of the characters. Good story line. This is an author you must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun fall read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading dozens of books through the summer, into early fall, I must say this is the best! This is an intelligent writer with a keen sense of personalities and a marvelous author of word pictures. While reading this book, I came to really like and care about all of the characters within. She captures completely, the time frame, attitudes and setting of the era in which this book is set. Of all of the books I have read this year, it is the first I will hurry, not wait, to buy the next in the series. It is a full length book with a complete tale. She does leave an unfulfilled aspect to the story that gives the reader the option to find out more about, in the following book. I give this novel my highest recommendation.
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bousa More than 1 year ago
Not the ending I expected. No happily ever after. I loved the characters. But no story about long lost family or possible baby. Sour ending.
AnastasiaRomanov More than 1 year ago
For the fan of historical romance who likes a good story, this series is a treat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked all the characters is this book. I am ready to read the next one in this series! It was a great story!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Having grown up in Southern California with the rich history of the area still lingering in my mind I was thrilled to have won an advanced reader&rsquo;s copy of this book through a librarything giveaway. I have to say that this took me back to other historical and books of the west that I once read. Ms Turner has created a first in a series of books that I would definitely want to read more of in the future This story is more than just a love story. Each character is created with depth and feeling and history attached. While reading the story I got to know the people in the story and felt I could sit down and talk to any of them and KNOW them well&hellip;only hoping I could impart to them as much as they gave to me through reading about them. The reasons that Jace and Catarina are they way they are and how they come together is believable. The descriptions of scenery are lush and delightful almost reminding me of a long ago author I once read, Gene Stratton Porter. There are some twists and turns and interesting bits that unfold through this love story but what really grabbed me was the sense of family and belonging and want and how they all came together in this wonderful story.