"Fine romantic adventure"
In 1692, Gabriel "El Condor" Cristobel de Espinosa y
Ramirez takes a leave of absence from fighting for New
Spain against the French and English to find his sister and
her new husband though his sibling does not want to see him
as he once incarcerated her husband. Though he has a price
on his head among his enemies Condor does what he thinks is
right anyway and sets sail for Martinique.
Instead of his sister, Condor rescues Englishwoman Lady
Sarah Drake from outlaws trying to abduct her. Condor
hates the English, but insists Sarah marry him for her own
protection. She knows of his reputation, but urged on by
the local priest, agrees. However, Gabriel vows to never
give his heart to this daughter of his foes, but somehow
Sarah makes him break his pledge with her love and caring.
Still is that enough to form a trusting relationship with
his personal history?
Laura Renken has rapidly gained a deserved reputation for
her exciting historical romantic adventure novels. Her
latest thriller, HEART OF THE CONDOR, is an exhilarating
seventeenth century tale that employs rarely utilized
locale to freshen up an often-used theme. The plot never
slows down, but still enables the audience to understand
the lead couple and hope for the best for them as
individuals while praying for them as a couple because fans
will care. Laura Renken purveys a wonderful tale that will
enhance her esteem as readers will enjoy this book.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002