Monday, October 17, 2011

Book Review: Land Of Falling Stars

Author: Keta Diablo
Title: Land Of Falling Stars
Publisher: Books We Love Publishing
Publish Date: Sept 30, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: The Bookish Snob Promotions and the author
Book Blurb: After her parents die in a fire, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save her beloved home, Arbor Rose. The Civil War has devastated the South, and another blue coat has come to steal her meager possessions. Before the hated enemy inflicts his destruction, she shoots him. And soon discovers the soldier is Gavin, the champion of her childhood.

Gavin's dark secret lurks in Sophia’s future. When she discovers the truth, she's torn between a burning hunger for the man she truly loves and loyalty to Jesse, their childhood friend. The despicable acts of war have changed everything Sophia and Gavin once cherished. Yet somewhere deep in their hearts, the mystical Land of Falling Stars still exists.

Review: Keta Diablo is one of my top finds from this year. Land Of Falling Stars is a awesome historical erotic romance set during the Civil War period.

What I really like about Keta's story is how she balances out the plot with the hot and steamy sex. (Yes there's a lot of that going on). Sophia and Gavin have quite a history together. They are old friends separated by the sides of war. Then there's the matter of her being promised to the best friend that Gavin just happened to have killed in battle.

Oh yeah, there's a lot of conflict.

There's also a ruthless neighbor that wants her property and her body.

Drama is everywhere...and in the midst of it...Sophia is blinded. Literally!

I think the way Gavin dealt with Sophia's blindness was admirable. This is the kind of event readers don't expect to find in a romance novel, but Keta made this work.

I particularly loved the scenes with the gypsy clan, they were very descriptive and vivid.

If you are looking for a new author to try and like historical have to give Keta Diablo a try!

Rating: 4 flowers


Lover Of Romance said...

Lovely Review! I love the conflict surround this book...and the cover is totally neat! I will have to put this one on my TBR!! And I do love the whole blind thing...your right that you don't see it very often in romances, but its always nice to see when it does happen. Thanks for sharing!

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