Monday, May 24, 2010
Review: Wind Warrior by Cynthia Roberts
Wind Warrior plunges readers into the intimate depths of a relationship that unfolds like a live drama before their eyes while painting an insightful and intriguing portrait of Native Indian life in the 1800s. It is a story of longing, of a wanton need to survive all odds, and a love so strong it conquers human evil. Wind Warrior expresses with cunning words the simple, raw human emotions that hold readers spellbound and captivate their hearts." Adult, Historical Romance
I have to say that I’m not a big fan of historical romances but after interviewing Cynthia Roberts (read my interview here) and hearing her compelling life story I was interested enough to give Wind Warrior a try.
It’s a testament to her writing that despite my lack of love for this particular genre I was nonetheless drawn into the world that Roberts created.
I really loved Leslie. Despite all her heartbreak and loss she remains a kind and strong willed woman. Winnokin is pretty much the perfect guy. A proud warrior, leader of the Seneca Indians – loyal to his people, heritage and to the woman he is destined to love. I’m a total sucker for true love and destiny and these two have that in spades and were well matched.
I did get a little bogged down when the story turned to the historical aspects and Indian customs but again – this is not really my preferred reading genre. The writing style was fast paced with strong decisive main characters.
There were a few obstacles in the way of true love of course and I think I would have preferred if Robert’s kept with the original threat of Farmer – a man who has hate and revenge in his blood. There was a secondary plot introduced later in the book that didn’t work as well for me.
Loved: The MC ‘s Leslie and Winnokin. Both were very well written. True love!
Nitpick: The ending felt very abrupt even though it had a HEA onclusion.
Rating: 3 out of 4! Not necessarily my cup of tea but it was well written and if you love historical romances you should check it out! This is the first book in a planned series.
Author's website: Cynthia Roberts
Buy the book! Pre-order here (releases June 15th) or buy the ebook version now here
Disclosure: I recieved my copy for review from the author