Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Love's First Light by Jamie Carie & giveaways


Christophé, the Count of St. Laurent, has lost his entire family to the blood-soaked French Revolution and must flee to an ancient castle along the southern border of France to survive. But the medieval city of Carcassonne proves more than a hiding place. Here Christophé meets the beautiful widow Scarlett, a complex and lionhearted woman suddenly taken by the undercover aristocrat’s passion for astronomy and its influence upon his faith. Although their acquaintance begins brightly enough, when the Count learns that Scarlett is related to the man who murdered his family, he turns from love and chooses revenge. Heaven only knows what it might take for Christophé to love again, to love his enemy, and to love unconditionally.

My take:~

Given I had the absolute privilege to read this story of Jamie's in its formative stages, I am probably not without a little bias and wanted to tell you so before you read my comments! Bearing that in mind here are my thoughts!

I loved everything about Scarlett &
Christophé's story ~ the location, the historical setting, the characters, their interaction and the circumstances that led them together. You won't find colourless, stilted interaction in a Jamie Carie novel, her characters are vibrant, full of passion and angst in equal measure, as they face tragedy in the turbulent years of the French Revolution, a period of time that changed the world. Christian publishing needs authors like Jamie, who provide engrossing, vivid tales of flawed characters seeking both love and faith, with zeal and fervor. Love's First Light is a top notch read for anyone who loves to be transported to another time and place for the mere price of a book!

Relz Reviewz Extras

Reviews of Wind Dancer, Snow Angel and The Duchess and the Dragon

Character spotlight on Scarlett of Carcassone

Interview with Jamie

Visit Jamie's website and blog

Buy Jamie's books at Amazon and Koorong

Open Giveaway

Once again, thanks to the lovely folk at B&H, I have two copies of this book to give away to my Aussie readers and two copies to my North American readers :) To enter:~

Post a comment before midnight on Sunday 23rd August, 2009, leaving contact details and an AUS or US at the end of your post to identify your location.


Mark said...

I'd like to be entered to win. marcus802001@yahoo.com, USA

alihsee said...

Oh, your review makes me want to read this! Please enter me in, Rel!


Marjorie said...

Sounds very good, I am follower, please count me in.

Marjorie said...

Forgot my email address

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

jessica said...

looks interesting.



sugarandgrits said...

So far, I have all of Jamie's books, except this one ~ please enter me!

Thank you,

~ Lori (US)


Maureen said...

This book sounds like a good story.
mce1011[at]aol[dot]com USA

Mary S said...

This looks like a great read!!! Please enter me :)


Linda said...

Intriguing turn of circumstances. Would love to learn of the ending. Please enter me. Thanks.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com USA

Abi said...

Love to win.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com


Renee said...

Jamie Carie is a great author! One of my fave's I love to win this and pass it on to my friends too!

United States

Andi said...

I loved this book! Read my review here http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-of-loves-first-light-by-jamie.html

Barb said...

Sounds interesting! Please enter me.

sbsalzer at gmail com USA


Beth said...

I never know what to expect from Jamie's books. Sounds like it will be another riviting story that I can't put down.


Jen said...

Love Jamie's books so pop me in please Rel.


wendyb said...

once again a great review that makes this book a must read Please enter me Wendyb

mez said...

The French Revolution is a fantastic setting, I would love a chance to win Love's First Light. Thanks!


nolene said...

I enjoy Jamie's books and have recently read Wind Dancer which was just beautifull! So I am looking forward to this one.

Laetitia :-) said...

Sounds intriguing - can people see past someone's past relationships to the person they are.

Please enter me in the draw. (Aus)

ladybug said...

Would love a chance to win! Her books are GREAT! And I haven't read this one yet.

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com


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