Sunday, July 29, 2012

Season of The Shadow by Bobbi Groover

It was a time of chivalry and grace but also a time of turmoil in antebellum America. Fletcher Stedman is the crown prince of Virginia's famous Seabrook Plantation. The handsome rakehell is a man of dreams with headstrong passions and an ingenious mind. Suddenly his dreams are shattered and his life ripped from him by a jealous cousin, and Fletcher is put to the test fighting for his life and his sanity.Kyndee Brock always dreams of marrying her handsome Fletcher--her kindred spirit and dearest love. One day, however, Fletcher mysteriously disappears. Kyndee must spend the next decade defying fate, following her heart to reunite them and recapture the love that they had been denied.

I must be getting senile.  I apologize to Ms. Gover for the review I wrote last week, at least partly.  I read these books backward.  Fletcher Steadman and Drake Sommerset are friends.  The Steadmans play a major role toward the end of Inn at Little Bend.  When I read Season of the Shadow, I forgot about their role in the second book.  Therefore, I’m revising my estimate of this book.  It does have engaging characters, excitement, and page-burning intensity.  And it is well worth reading.  If you have not read anything by Bobbi Groover, I suggest you read Season of the Shadow, and then read Inn at Little Bend.  The beginnings are still somewhat similar so I'm giving this book four roses, but there is enough difference between the two plots to make both books worth your while.

I look forward to the third book in Ms. Groover’s Crisfield, Virginia trilogy when both couples are plunged into the fury of the Civil War.

Length:  504 Pages
Price E-Book:  $5.38
Paperback:  $15.95