Saturday, January 22, 2011

Book Review-Autumn's Flame

Autumn's Flame
Seasons (4)
Denise Domning
384 Pages
Published November 1995
Medieval Romance
ISBN: 9780451406125

Released from an unhappy marriage by her husband's sudden death, Lady Elyssa of Freyne hoped she and her young son were safe at last. The arrival of Geoffrey FitzHenry dashed her hopes. Tall, golden-haired, his battle-scarred face still handsome, the sheriff of the shire looked like a warrior angel. Yet Elyssa heard he was the devil's own spawn. Now the law decreed he was her keeper and sent her frail son away to be a knight's squire.


Elyssa's temper, as fiery as her copper-colored hair. Flared. She swore to fight him and vowed to hate him. So why did her breath come faster when she saw him? Was it fear or passion? Was this to be a journey to elm dangerous side of desire, or would Geoffrey beckon Elyssa to discover the truth about their feelings for each other-and the wondrous force of their love . . . .
After a unhappy marriage, her husband is dead and it is up to her to take care of her son. Her son has always been sickly, and for that she has always kept her close to her side, and not have him be a squire. But then Geoffrey, who takes charge, has her son taken away from her (knowing that her son is deceiving her and is no more sickly than he is) and her hatred for him only grows with each passing minute. The law is on his side, and she is at a loss as to what to do now, but then one kiss awakens a mutual passion between them. Despite her negative feelings toward him, there is a love that she is starting to feel for him and doesn't know if she can resist him, and only a deep desire to keep him at all costs...

My Thoughts 
Autumn's Flame is the fourth in the related series written by Denise Domning even though it was the kind of book you can enjoy reading, its not the type of book that will keep you enthralled throughout the whole of it.  For me I would call it more of a average type of written book, and even though the romance and the connection between the characters was there, I found at times it was hard to keep focused on the story and was distracted. There was a element that I enjoyed which was the verbal sparring between the two main characters that left me grinning, definitely heats the blood. However even though there were parts of the story that I did enjoy, it didn't get me to the point where I would want to read it again. But it was a nice romance story with some fiery verbal interaction, and the level of romance to suit a reader, but there wasn't consistency through out it all. For me, it was more of a average written story with both good and bad in it, but overall a good story and I liked it.

My Grade On This Book 
3.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Winter's Heat
Summer's Storm
Spring's Fury
A Love For All Seasons


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