Review of Love's First Light by Jamie Carie

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Book Description: Christophé, the Count of St. Laurent, has lost his entire family to the blood-soaked French Revolution and must flee to an ancient castle along the southern border of France to survive. But the medieval city of Carcassonne proves more than a hiding place. Here Christophé meets the beautiful widow Scarlett, a complex and lionhearted woman suddenly taken by the undercover aristocrat’s passion for astronomy and its influence upon his faith. Although their acquaintance begins brightly enough, when the Count learns that Scarlett is related to the man who murdered his family, he turns from love and chooses revenge. Heaven only knows what it might take for Christophé to love again, to love his enemy, and to love unconditionally.

My Thoughts: I love historical fiction. I discovered it a few years ago and I just can't seem to get enough of it. My only wish is that my high school history books were written like this. I may have paid more attention. Jamie Carie writes beautifully. You feel like you are right in the midst of the time and place. This book is like a beautiful quilt that has each piece perfectly cut and sewn into place. When you finish it you just want to wrap yourself in it and curl up. This is a definite must read.
 
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