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Monday, May 24, 2010

Review: Wind Warrior by Cynthia Roberts

"Leslie Michaels is a visionary, and only those close to her know of her special gift and the visions that come when her mind and body surrender to sleep. Fate has a way of righting many wrongs, and for Leslie it is a destiny that changes her life dramatically. But not before she is forced to flee into the wilderness to escape a murderous trapper bent on claiming her for his very own. Faith and a strong will to survive are her only companions, until she encounters Winnokin, the handsome Seneca war chief who first came to her in her dreams. Not only does he prove to be her rescuer and protector, he teaches her that tragedy can breed happiness and the passion to live and love deeply once again.
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


  1. Great review, I got this in the mail yesterday and I can't wait to read it!

  2. This sounds like the book is well put together. Its not really my kind of read but the review was great.

  3. Wonderful review! I have this one on my TBR list.

  4. Great review! I've been wanting to read a review of this. I find history interesting if it's done in a way that's interesting (LOL). Hard to do sometimes. I was more worried about the romance. Sounds like it's worth the read though!

  5. A great reader of historicals though I can't say I've read too many historical romances - you've just inspired me to add this to my list.