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Publisher's Summary

War with their archrival, the evil Ansara clan, is unavoidable. For Mercy Raintree, a war means she must assume her position as guardian of the Sanctuary: the sacred Raintree home place deep in the Smoky Mountains. But doing so threatens to disclose her most prized secret, one Mercy has kept to herself for six years. As the solstice looms, and the battle heats up, Dranir Judah Ansara gathers his forces, intending to wipe every Raintree from the face of the land. Including Mercy, whom he's claimed as his to kill. Then he comes face-to-face with her - and with her daughter, Eve. Will Mercy's closely guarded secret change not only the outcome of the battle, but also Judah's own bitter heart?
©2007 Beverly Barton; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca Porisch on 08-13-07

A disappointment

After enjoying the first two books in the Raintree series I was really
looking forward to this book. It would hopefully bring all of the
characters together for the final showdown. The story had lots of
potential but, it just didn't live up to it. While the narration was
good again, the hero and heroine just lacked chemistry. When they
finally do come together sexually it is a forceful, brutal, and
antagonist. I cringed at some of the wording used; it seemed like more
of a rape than intense passion. Additionally, Mercy's brothers are
hardly in this novel even though the reader is left hanging at the ends
of novels one and two. I must admit that I finished the book. I had to
find out what happened but, I am disappointed that this series'
potential just wasn't fully realized. If written by one of the two
previous authors, I think this could have been superbly delicious. Also,
the child Eve could be way too annoying at times and, was used too
heavily as a means to bring her parent's romance along. I'd rather see
this done through good development of the characters so that it really
works for the reader. Finally, the graphic violence of the final battle
was over the top at times for my taste; a trend a really don't like
seeing in my chic novels.

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8 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Joanna on 07-30-07

Loved it!

Loved the way this trilogy was wrapped up with twists in the story that I didn't expect.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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