Monday, December 24, 2012
Ladybug Lin Reviews; TAMING THE HAWK by Mary Raimes Curtis
Emotions...That is the clay a good author uses to mold a story captivating enough to grab and hold onto the reader embarking upon a new journey...Mary Raimes Curtis shows an incredible mastery at shaping emotions.
Some would say
TAMING THE HAWK is an historical romance, but placing this book in the narrowed confines of that pidgeon-hole diminishes the wide range of emotions Ms. Curtis has brought to life with this story.
Yes....this IS historical romance, but there's so much more. I found it to be packed with intrigue, and suspense with a family torn by the autocratic high-handedness of the Victorian Era gentry, and the soft but persistent influence of a misunderstood waif they're all drawn to in spite of themselves.
I cannot recommend this book more highly and look forward to reading more from this gifted, labyrinthine sculptor of emotions that leave us, the contented reader, happily exhausted and totally satisfied.
Therefore I happily award
TAMING THE HAWK
FIVE BARKINGLY GREAT STARS and am off to find what else Ms. Curtis has crafted to tease the reading afficianado inside me.