"Regency fans will love this novel"
Lady Alissa Alana Collington learns that for her to
inherit the family fortune she must marry before her twenty-
fifth birthday or her odious uncle gains everything. That
would not be a difficult accomplishment except Alissa has
one week to that particular birthday and has no suitors.
In fact, several of the men who have courted her have been
murdered; leaving Alissa to conclude her uncle killed them.
Desperate she flees to London in the hopes that the Bow
Street Runners will find evidence of the dastardly deeds of
her uncle. However, besides the blizzard impeding Alissa's
journey, her uncle pursues her too. Veteran Lord Guy
Michael Mathers rescues Alissa and agrees to marry her
though he feels not worthy due to the loss of an arm during
the recent war. Still love enters the relationship, but
there remains her villainous relative still trying to kill
her and now her beloved.
RIDE THE WINTER WIND is an exciting Regency romantic
suspense that requires reader acceptance of the basic
axioms that propel the tale forward. The audience will
enjoy the action-paced, very descriptive plot but must
ignore that Alissa is unaware of how malevolent her uncle
is until it is almost too late. Once clearing that hurdle,
sub-genre fans will enjoy Alissa's desperate gamble and
find much empathy towards the hero in spite of instant
love. Christina Kingston provides sub-genre fans with an
exhilarating thriller that never slows as Alissa begins her
last ditch quest.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 27, 2002