Embarking on a journey where she hopes to put the past behind her, Lainey crosses paths with brothers Zane and Kelly Beumont and pretends to be a married woman. It isn't long, however, before they find her out, and she soon forges an adventurous companionship with these men whose nightmares since the Civil War have never let them return home.
Following the lead of the next thrill, the ties of their friendship tighten, and Lainey denies love's rekindling spark. But, as fires rage across the Wisconsin wilderness, the brothers' attraction to her may tear them each apart, and Lainey may be consumed by the fury burning inside her.
|Publisher:||Desert Breezre Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
Besides her fiction writing, Naomi is an editor for the Port Yonder Press, staff writer for the monthly Christian newspaper Living Stones News, and a feature contributor to Home School Enrichment magazine.
She mentors young writers through tutorials at A Novel Writing Site, and has been publishing the online newsletter Apples of Gold News for home educators for sixteen years.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Red Fury, Book Two in Naomi Musch’s Empire in Pine Series, is bursting with rich imagery. Every sight, sound and smell is vividly described as this historical story of romance and bravery unfolds. Lainey Kade has been irreparably hurt and seeks a new life away from her family. Labeled ‘un-marriable’ by some unfeeling community members, she leaves her home in the woods of Wisconsin to carve out a new life for herself as a single woman. She meets up with the Beaumont brothers, ‘drifters’ who are emotionally scarred after the civil war. They become fast friends and cohorts as they seek adventure, all the while trying to make sense of their shattered lives. The story unfolds at a gentle yet steady pace as both Beaumont brothers discover they have feelings for Lainey. The sensitive character development, largely facilitated by the three way point of view, forces the reader to feel invested in each person. This is a superb continuation of the saga started in Book One - The Green Veil. Some of the scenes were so real and when I read the credits at the end, I discovered that such events as the burning of a logging town, plus other details from the period, were meticulously researched and included. No wonder the book rings with authenticity! I probably enjoyed book two even more than book one, if that is possible, and I highly recommend the entire series.
The Red Fury by Naomi Musch was even better than The Green Veil, which is the first in the series and made it to my Top Ten list of 2011. The Red Fury is already on my Top Ten of 2012! Naomi Musch is a master at planting nagging questions in the reader's mind--questions that must be answered. Now. Which brother will she end up with? The drifter/gambler or the tender protector? You won't figure out the romance in the first chapter--or the 12th! The history of the great fires of the region (same fires that blazed through Chicago) was fascinating, captivating, and chilling. The Red Fury is an absolute, must-read!
This is the second novel of Empire in Pine series by Naomi Musch. It is a wonderful story about friendship, love,and faithfulness. Musch's attention to detail of the historical events draw the reader to a time and place with vivid word pictures. The story takes place in a post civil war era, where the wounds of that war are still fresh. It is a time of lumber barons and growth throughout Wisconsin. This is a story about Lainey Kade, her failed attempts at love, and how friendship, and selflessness can make love possible. I highly recommend this book and this author.