Friday, July 15, 2011

The Peacemaker

Title: The Peacemaker
Author: Jianne Carlo
Publisher: Etopia Press
ISBN: 978-1-936751-34-1
Genre: {M/F} Historical
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph 

Bettina is the type of woman who prefers hunting for food rather than wearing feminine attire.  However, times are changing and she is forced to change with them.  If Bettina wants to successfully return her keep to more prosperous times and keep her mother safe, she has to get married.  The butterfly flutters she feels when looking at her future husband, Njal, comes as a shock to Bettina.  Sacrificing her body is one thing, but giving up her freedom could be more than Bettina can bear. 

Njal the Peacemaker isn’t looking forward to his alliance with Bettina, especially after their first meeting.  She isn’t exactly his idea of what a wife should be.  Njal quickly changes his tune on their second meeting and can barely keep his hands to himself before the nuptials are done.  Earning her trust and taming Bettina isn’t an easy task, but Njal is the perfect Viking for the challenge. 

Bettina has a fearless, passionate nature that readers will enjoy.  Her moments of bluntness made me chuckle out loud and even blush at times.  Njal’s patience is pushed to the limits several times, and it is during these times that I adore him the most. Bettina and Njal complete each other and my heart rejoiced when their union turned out better than even I expected.  The Peacemaker is the third story of the Viking Warrior series and another outstanding job by Jianne Carlo.  I admire the fact that her characters always have more depth to them than it seems at first. It’s like unwrapping a mystery gift.  If you appreciate a historical romance that transports you into the pages, then this is a story you must pick up today.

1 comment:

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

OH, sounds divine! Will give it a go!
LOVE the COVER, she said, licking lips.