Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Love's First Light by Jamie Carie

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: B&H Books (July 1, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0805448139

About the book:
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 Review:
Love's First Light is an interesting look at the French Revolution. There are several plot lines. The main part of the book involves Christophe and Scarlett. Christophe is a member of the upper class and a target for Mr. Robespierre and his guillotine. He meets Scarlett after most of his family is killed and he runs to the country to hide. He is smart and spends his time in a little of manic mode researching science and faith with next to nothing material wise. Some of that part did not make any sense to me and could have been left out without damaging the overall quality of the book. This author is good at the romantic sensual while being clean and decent. In parts the writing is beautiful. As a whole it is an okay book not her best. I will be reading her next book.

About the Author
Jamie Carie is the author of Snow Angel, a ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year nominee, National “Best Books 2007” Awards winner, and 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist. She lives with her husband and three children in Indianapolis.


Bookfool said...

That's interesting! The cover looked totally contemporary to me, but after reading your review I looked a little more closely and I think I see a cannon and a fellow aiming a gun. Possibly, my eyes are getting old. LOL

Lady Araujo said...

I agree with Bookfool. I thought the cover very contemporay too, at the first sight.
Thanks for sharing

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