To Tame a Wild Heart

To Tame a Wild Heart

by Tracy Fobes
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To Tame a Wild Heart 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first novel I have read by Tracy Fobes, and boy, and I glad I did! I love stories that have a touch of magic or the paranormal, and this book is all that and more! (My dearest love, the unicorn, is included within these pages!!!) I recommend this to anyone who has ever believed in magic, happy endings, and the power of love, or if you just enjoy a good story with realistic people and animals for characters. It can't get any better than this!! =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great quick read...with some humor,and a few nice surprises. I enjoy a love story with a happy beginning, middle, and end. This had it all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a tale combining myth with nineteenth century Scottish history, Ms. Fobes has created a unique read.

The Duke of Argyll lost his wife and daughter, Sarah, to a tragic carriage accident in 1796. In 1813, Edinburgh, Scotland, Colin Murray, Earl of Cawdor and heir to the Duke of Argyll, discovered an emerald just like the one worn by the deceased Duchess of Argyll. Mr. Murphy pawned the ring after he took it from Sarah, the orphaned girl he found wandering the moors seventeen years before.

When the Duke locates Sarah, he deems her his daughter and asks that she return with him to Inveraray, his ducal estate. Reluctantly, Sarah agrees to return, though she has no memory of the Duke as her father. And Sarah doesn¿t want to leave behind the animals that she has learned to communicate with using her pan flute.

At the Duke¿s request, Colin returns to Inveraray, to aid in the transformation of Sarah. With the help of Phineas Graham, the Duke¿s man of business, Sarah becomes a real lady. The attraction between Colin and Sarah is very real, but the Duke has forbidden a match between them. Poor Sarah begins to lose a part of herself, stops communicating with the animals, and almost forgets her quest to find the white unicorn.

Ms. Fobes has successfully achieved the task of integrating elements of fantasy into a historical novel. Without being overly fanciful, Sarah¿s quest of the white unicorn is used in almost an allegorical manner allowing it to mesh perfectly with the main story line. The reformation of the rake, Colin, is more believable than some as it takes place in a gradual and somewhat self-awakening manner. For a story to warm your heart and stay with you for a long time, TO TAME A WILD HEART can¿t be beat.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1796 Scotland, the highwaymen chase after the carriage bearing the Duchess of Argyle, her little daughter Sarah, and their servants including another child. Trying to outrun their pursuers, the carriage goes off the side of a cliff. Everyone seems dead, but a local farming family finds a little girl wandering the moors.

In 1813, through the sale of a family ring, the Duke of Argyle hears about a feral female with an uncanny ability to talk with the animals. She is the right age and name to be his little girl Sarah. She possesses a panflute, which makes the Duke believe he found his daughter. He persuades her to accompany him to their home while asking his current heir Colin Murray to help him polish Sarah. If Sarah is the daughter of the Duke, Colin has much to lose, but that cannot stop him from losing his heart to her. She draws him into her world searching for the unicorn that she insists saved her life when she was injured during the nasty carriage incident years ago.

TO TAME A WILD HEART changes Mowgie¿s gender and adoptive species (from wolves to humans) while placing him in a Regency Pygmalion. The story line is exciting, amusing, and fast paced as readers observe a tale on manners sort of like The School for Scandal. Though some fans will feel the subplot involving a unicorn search is unnecessary, it is well written and adds a charming twist to the novel. Still, this is Sarah¿s story and she engages the audience whether she wanders the moors or the ballrooms.

Harriet Klausner