Hello again! as always I am thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for A Wild Heart. I have loved Celeste De Blasis’ previous books, so when given the opportunity to read and review this one I simply could not resist. I hope you enjoy!.
Alexandria Falconer gazes around the honeyed land of Wild Swan, the extraordinary horse farm she built up from nothing in the border state of Maryland. It has been Alex’s sanctuary through years of turmoil, and she has come of age in this land of opportunity. But the storm clouds of civil war are gathering, and Alex knows she has a choice to make to protect her family and maintain the precarious peace at Wild Swan.
When Alex’s son dies tragically, she is shattered. It is only through caring for her adopted daughter, two-year-old Gincie, that Alex starts to overcome her grief and find comfort with her beloved husband Rane once more. But when Rane is called away to aid the Union war effort, she is left bereft.
Alex’s heart is with Rane, but at home she has the sole responsibility of shielding Gincie and the rest of her family from the danger creeping ever closer to their door. When a charming soldier arrives at Wild Swan, Alex reluctantly gives him shelter, but the two form a bond and when news arrives of Gettysburg, she is torn with worry for men on both sides of the battlefield. With Gincie by her side, she undertakes a dangerous journey to fight for her family, her principles, and the man who holds her heart…
Celeste De Blasis’ epic and heart-wrenching Wild Swan trilogy continues, available in eBook for the first time. Perfect for readers who love Poldark, Outlander and Daphne du Maurier.
A Wild Heart was originally published as Swan’s Chance.
A Wild Heart is the sequel to the story Wild Swan, and after reading and loving the first instalment in this series I had very high hopes for this book – and I am so glad to say that it certainly didn’t disappoint.
In this book we continue to follow the life of Alexandria Carrington Falconer and her family. The Falconer family continue expanding their line of Thoroughbred Horses at their farm Wild Swan, working now alongside Rane and his ship building enterprise. Their children are now adults and all have children of their own.
Meanwhile, tensions are rising between the North and South over the ever growing issues of slavery. Gincey, who is Alex’s much loved Granddaughter, now works with the Underground Railway. During one of their missions, which has unfortunately goes awry, she ends up meeting Travis Culhane, who is Virginian. As soon as they meet sparks begin to fly between the pair, but how can their relationship possibly survive these very uncertain, troublesome times. The Falconer’s continue to struggle throughout the book, and we learn how their lives are all entwined with the absolute devastation of the Civil War and the devastation it has left behind.
I absolutely adored this book from start to finished. It truly captured my attention, and my heart and kept hold of it throughout. I loved the way the author so perfectly set the scene. I could picture it vividly in my mind and this added that extra depth to the story for me. The Characters are also so wonderfully described, you can also picture them clearly and I particularly like the complexities of them all, how they are all so unique and have their individual strengths and weaknesses.
I truly didn’t want this book to end. It was such a devastating, yet heart-warming read with a fascinating storyline that captivates you completely. A book I will remember for a long time.
Thank you once again to Sarah Hardy for asking me to take part in the blog tour for this wonderful book. Also, a special thanks to Bookouture and of course the wonderful Author Celeste De Blasis for allowing me to read an ARC of this book in return for my honest review.
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Millions of readers have fallen under the spell of the lush, enthralling and bestselling novels by Celeste De Blasis. Tales of adventure and romance set against the sweep of history—all are storytelling at its finest. After graduating from Pomona College, Celeste devoted her life to impeccable research and spellbinding writing. A native Californian, Celeste grew up on the historic Kemper Campbell Ranch in the Mojave Desert, where she lived until her death in 2001.
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