It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

See what people are saying about Deanna Jewel and NEVER SURRENDER ....

Reviews for Never Surrender:

Official Apex Reviews Rating:
Reviewed By Tracy Moore

Beset with recurring dreams of a handsome, fearless warrior, Kate leaves her native Pennsylvania and travels to Wyoming, in search of the deeper meaning behind her nightly visions. What she ultimately finds, though, turns out to be much more than she bargained for, as a chance meeting with the alluring Shoshone Indian Brandon launches her on a poignant journey of profound self-reflection.

Ultimately, Kate’s fate becomes enshrouded in mystery as an impassioned soul mate from her past wages a fevered quest to reunite with her at all costs...

With well-crafted storylines and a rich cast of characters, Never Surrender is an engaging tale of ageless romance. In compelling fashion, author Deanna Jewel treats the reader to a moving account of the unyielding power of love – which, as Kate ultimately discovers, transcends the natural boundaries of space and time; however, though love features prominently in her narrative, it is only one of a host of topics that Jewel addresses throughout the course of her enlightening tale, the others being prejudice, personal sacrifice, and the perils of cultural bigotry.

Jewel also provides the reader with an insightful glimpse into the storied depths of Shoshone culture, highlighting a wide range of the lesser-known aspects of Native American lore. An engrossing tale of the unrelenting power of true love, Never Surrender is a touching, heartwarming read.

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By LototyReviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
Time Travel / RomanceRating: 4 Cups
The dreams are finally becoming too much for Kate Bradach to bear, so she travels west in order to find answers to questions that have haunted her for years. The Indian warrior in her dreams seems to be beckoning her, reaching out to touch her soul in a way that she cannot comprehend.
Having lost his mother and his beloved wife to white-man trappers turned Taima’s heart to stone. He exacted his revenge, but hate for the white man still burns in his soul; however, honor will not allow him to leave a white woman to the same fate as his wife.
Kate travels into the beautiful mountain country of the Tetons with her gorgeous and mysteriously familiar guide Brandon Wakiza, only to find herself coming to in the midst of an Indian raid. Kate's sheer terror of nearly dying in the raid is eclipsed only by her fury when she is hauled off as a captive by the arrogant and demanding Shoshone Indian, Taima. Taima would rather throw himself from a cliff than give in to the feelings he is having for Kate. His heart belonged to his wife, but it seems his soul may belong to this beautiful green-eyed white woman.
I am a huge fan of Indian lore, and having traveled to the area in which this story is placed made this all the more fascinating to me. I will admit that the threat of rape and degradation between Taima and Kate is something I really do not care for, but as the plot unfolds, the story certainly redeems itself. The details of daily chores and family life among the Shoshone feel like they have been well researched, and they really give you a glimpse into their lives. There is heartache and joy throughout every chapter, as well as enough suspense and drama to keep you riveted to your seat.

Reviews for No Turning Back:

Official Apex Reviews Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed By Tracy Moore

Having suffered the tragic death of his fiancée, Nathan struggles to open his wounded heart to love again...with a freshly broken heart and a child on the way, Vanessa strives to put the pieces of her fractured life back together...when fate finds a way to unite the two of them, will they be able to love again – or will the specter of heartache rear its gloomy head once more...?

In No Turning Back, author Deanna Jewel takes the reader through the familiar story of love lost, mourned, and regained – only with a considerably unique twist. Set against the backdrop of 1770’s London, Jewel’s engaging tale of budding romance is rife with the usual sentimental trappings, sure to gauge the interest of die hard romance fans. As an added bonus, though, Jewel provides the reader with lush descriptions of the distinctly aristocratic lifestyles of members of 18th Century London’s High Society, with a sharp eye toward historical detail. In so doing, Jewel ensures that her readers are caught up in a fantastical journey through the combined worlds of life, love, and history.

A rich, compelling narrative with a strong central storyline, No Turning Back is a welcome addition to the world of historical romance. A satisfying read.


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June 2, 2010
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Deanna will be picking TWO winners ON FRIDAY to receive a copy of Never Surrender. Cover is different then the one pictured above, but the story is the same. So make sure you leave a comment today!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Elena Gray said...

I love Time Travel Romance and can't wait to read this one!

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