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Category: 

Romance

ISBN-10:  B00BJL0K0Y
Pages: 

332

Copyright:  COPYRIGHT Feb.22, 2013


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Will Love inflame these two natural-born enemies in fiery destruction?

Set in the Colonial American frontier, Through the Fire is an adventure romance with a The Last of the Mohican's flavor and a mystical weave.

Passions run deep in the raging battle to possess a continent, its wealth and furs. Both the French and English count powerful Indian tribes as their allies. English lady Rebecca Elliot, having eloped to America with a British captain, finds herself a widow. When she ventures into the colonial frontier with the militia to seek her uncle, she unwittingly enters a dangerous world of rugged mountains, wild animals, and even wilder men. The rules are different here and she doesn't know them, especially those of the savagely handsome warrior who captures her body and her heart.

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Half-Shawnee, half-French warrior Shoka, former guide for English traders, is the hawk, swift, sure, and silent as the moon. He knows all about survival in this untamed land and how deadly distraction can be. His intent is to sell Rebecca to the French before she draws him under her spell, but if he lets her go he can no longer protect her. If he holds onto her, can he safeguard his heart? With battle looming and an enemy warrior bent on vengeance, Shoka and Rebecca must decide whether to fight together or be destroyed.

The French and Indian War, A Shawnee Warrior, An English Lady, Blood Vengeance, Deadly Pursuit, Primal, Powerful, Passionate...Through the Fire.




Excerpt

For a moment, he simply looked at her. What lay behind those penetrating eyes?

Shoka held out the cup. “Drink this.”

Did he mean to help her? Rebecca had heard hideous stories of warriors’ brutality, but also occasionally of their mercy. She tried to sit, moaning at the effect this movement had on her
aching body. She sank back down.

He slid a corded arm beneath her shoulders and gently raised her head. Encouraged by his unexpected aid, she sipped, grimacing at the bitterness. The vile taste permeated her mouth.
Weren’t deadly herbs acrid?

Dear Lord. Had he tricked her into downing a fatal brew? She eyed him accusingly. “’Tis poison.”

He arched one black brow. “No. It’s good
medicine. Will make your pain less.”

Unconvinced, she clamped her mouth together.

“I will drink. See?” he said, and took a
swallow.

She parted her lips just wide enough to
argue. “It may take more than a mouthful to kill.”

He regarded her through narrowing eyes.
“You dare much.”

Though she knew he felt her tremble, she met his piercing gaze. If he were testing her, she wouldn’t waver.

His sharp expression softened. “Yet you have courage.

Professional Reviews
Review Through the Fire by Beth Trissel at You Gotta Read
Reviewer: Laura
Rating: You Need To Read

At the height of the French and Indian War, a young English widow ventures into the colonial frontier in search of a fresh start. She never expects to find it in the arms of the half-Shawnee, half-French warrior who makes her his prisoner in the raging battle to possess a continent––or to be aided by a mysterious white wolf and a holy man.


Rebecca Elliot, although widowed and in a new country, is brave and determined. Her encounter with Shoka, a Shawnee warrior, has caused her to fall in love. The storyline of Through the Fire is well-written and uncommonly descriptive. It is obvious Ms. Trissel took great time and effort to research Indian beliefs and their way of life. I enjoyed reading about how they prepared for battle and their choice and use of weapons. I read with bated breath every time Rebecca let her temper and stubborness get the best of her. I love the interaction between her and all the other characters in the book. The tension between the Shawnee and the Catawba tribes is palpable. The author writes with great passion and emotion. I know anyone who buys this book will take great pleasure in it.


WRDF Review of Through the Fire by Beth Trissel
Review:

This is a fast-paced, cracking ride. It is a great story with loads of things happening one after another. There isn't a flat moment anywhere. The scene is beautifully set and the author takes you right into the historical era and the scenery. You get a real feel for the life and the Anglo-French-Native American war. This author knows her stuff. On the down side, something in the story didn't quite gel for me. I found the interaction / dialogue between some of the characters a bit repetitive and in places just a bit...off. Of course this might not be the case for another reader. I loved the hero Shoka, particularly because he was unapologetic about who he was. I couldn't always sympathize with the heroine though. The secondary characters add to the book without getting in the way of the main characters' story. This is a great read about a captive falling in love with her captor and his love for her and about overcoming all the odds to stay together. If you are looking for something to get your teeth into, a good, solid read that will take you on a roller-coaster ride then this is for you.



Reviewed By Vasiliki Scurfield

WRDF Review



Through The Fire by Beth Trissel at LASR
Through The Fire by Beth Trissel
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, American Rose
Genre: Historical, Action/Adventure
Length: Full Length (340 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Review by Poinsettia

At the height of the French and Indian War, a young English widow ventures into the colonial frontier in search of a fresh start. She never expects to find it in the arms of the half-Shawnee, half-French warrior who makes her his prisoner in the raging battle to possess a continent––or to be aided by a mysterious white wolf and a holy man.


Rebecca was seeking a new life on the colonial frontier. She never expected to be taken captive by Shawnee warriors, or to fall in love with one of them.

Rebecca Elliot has had a rough life to say the least. She fled England and married a man in the colonies in order to free herself from her abusive father, who was trying to force her to marry someone against her will. Unfortunately, her husband, a British soldier, was killed during the French and Indian War. Rebecca decides to take her younger sister, Kate, out to the colonial frontier where she hopes they can stay with some family. However, her escort of British soldiers is attacked by a band of Shawnee warriors, who are allied with the French.

Kate manages to escape, but Rebecca is taken captive by a warrior named Shoka. At first, Rebecca fears that she will be killed, but Shoka treats her with kindness. Although Shoka originally intends to sell Rebecca to a Frenchman, it soon becomes apparent that the chemistry between he and Rebecca is too strong to ignore. Before they know it, they’ve fallen in love, but the path before them will not be an easy one. The French and Indian War is raging all around them, and Rebecca’s sister is still missing. To make matters worse, Shoka is being pursued by a Catawba warrior named Tonkawa who is bent on killing Shoka. If Tonkawa can’t kill Shoka, he just might settle for taking Rebecca instead.

As a heroine, Rebecca is extremely tough. Her life in England was spent shielding her younger sister from their abusive father, and Rebecca has the scars on her back to prove it. While the abuse Rebecca suffered could have broken her, instead, Rebecca developed into a strong young woman who is protective not only of her sister, but also of the people she cares about. Although Rebecca’s strength is certainly admirable, she can also be tremendously stubborn, which gets her into more then one scrape throughout the story that could have been avoided if she’d listened to those around her.

Shoka is a scarred hero. He doesn’t trust his immediate attraction to Rebecca because his first wife had many affairs and eventually left him. This has left him distrustful of women, especially very beautiful women. Even though he tries to fight it, Shoka finds himself falling in love with her, much to the dismay of his brother and some of the other members of the tribe. Despite their disapproval, Shoka is determined to protect the woman he loves no matter what.

I had previously admired Ms. Trissel’s use of descriptive language in one of her other works, and that is one of the reason’s I chose to read Through the Fire. I was very pleased to discover that this story contained the same strong imagery. “Shafts of late-day sunlight streamed through breaks in the thickly clustered trees to touch the nodding heads of columbine and rosy mountain laurel. The woods were like a garden long ago abandoned.” As I read this passage, I felt as though I were riding through the woods alongside Rebecca. “Wounded men writhed in the crushed grass, their piteous cries in her ears, while the dead lay where they’d fallen. Crimson stains pooled beneath them.” This brief passage describes one of the many action-packed battle scenes that really pulled me into the story so that I could see and hear the fighting around me.

Through the Fire is full of interesting characters, beautifully described scenery, and vivid action sequences. It is a must read for any fan of historical romance.



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