"Viking Tale of love and adventure"
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be living in the
times when the Viking's roamed the land? I was given an
exciting glimpse into this wonderful era in Josie Litton's
double issue book DREAM OF ME / BELIEVE IN ME.
In DREAM OF ME, the powerful Viking warrior Wolf
Hakonson kidnaps the fair Lady Cymbra off of her own castle
balcony, thinking she scorned his proposal of an arranged
marriage. Wolf wants revenge and intends to force Cymbra to
marry him. Although Wolf and Cymbra fall deeply in love,
Wolf knows he must contact his powerful brother-in-law,
Lord Hawk and face a standoff with him. Cymbra, who is a
gifted healer, finds her true place to be with Wolf, but is
torn between the love of her husband and her brother. This
book is a wonderful blend of adventure, romance, intrigue,
mystery, sacrifice, divided loyalties, and love prevailing
all in one.
In BELIEVE IN ME , Lord Hawk agrees to an arranged
marriage by his Saxon King Alfred, trying to form a
stronger ally with the Danes and thereby strengthening the
unity between the two. Lady Krysta arrives in disguise
along with two special friends, hoping to find out more
about her intended husband. Hawk is drawn to Lady
Krysta's "maid" and has a few sleepless nights over it
until he learns of her true identity. Although both love
each other, Krysta has a special gift and does not feel she
can marry her Hawk, afraid their marriage will come to
ruin. Lord Hawk sweeps his betrothed of to court to meet
the King and Queen and to win her consent to marry. What
follows is more intrigue and murder at the king's court,
and a merry chase as Hawk tries and does convince his love
to marry him. The Lord and Lady return home happily
married, only to face more hidden dangers they must
overcome before they can be truly happy.
I was very pleasantly surprised by this two in one book!
The pacing was very smooth, while the storyline was
believable and very entertaining. There was plenty of
action throughout to keep it exciting and enough romance to
satisfy any reader. I will not hesitate to buy the third
book in this trio coming out November 2001, COME BACK TO
ME, as it tells the story of Wolf's brother Dragon. I know
you will enjoy these books as much as I did! Josie Litton
is an author I will definitely look for again!
Carol Wilson © Copyright November 2001
Reviewed by Carol Wilson Carbaugh
Posted November 11, 2001