By Marcia Gruver
(Barbour Books, Paperback, 9781602609488, 320pp.)
Publication Date: February 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Steal away to the Old South with Marcia Gruver’s Backwoods Brides series. Two brothers—one violent and one gentle—belong to a family of bandits. While Duncan McRae can hardly stomach their raids, his brother Hooper revels in the violence perpetrated by the band of thieves. When they meet mild-mannered Dawsey Wilkes, the competition steps up a notch as the brothers vie for her hand. Which marauder will steal Dawsey’s heart? Meanwhile, Dawsey holds the key to Dilsey McRae’s past. What will Dilsey do when she discovers the truth?
Lots of twists, surprises and downhome fun await the reader in this creative easy to read novel! With characters the reader can relate to makes this a true keeper novel to reread and savor again, and a truly unforgettable novel you won''t want to miss! I look forward to reading the next in this series!
Gruver launches the Backwoods Buccaneers series with a tale of adventure, family secrets and romance. The characters are well rounded and well meaning, but also know that when the truth comes to light, no one will be the same.
The story plot was well thought out and unfolded amazingly. I don’t want to give away anything in the book, so I won’t delve into anything in this review. It’s one of those stories that’s full of surprises and you can’t explain too much about the book without giving it all away. And the ending was so sweet. It just made me sigh contently at the McRae’s life. It was certainly a perfect ending to an exciting book.
A light, fun read that will keep you entertained from cover to cover. It has twists and turns that will surprise you along the way. I enjoyed reading this book - my first by this author. I will certainly pick up another book of hers in the future!
This is an unconventional love story and drama. If you like historical novels, this is for you. Marcia Gruver brings history and the culture of south central North Carolina alive.
Marcia Gruver opens her new series, Backwoods Brides strong with Raider’s Heart. A tale of romance, adventure, and faith unfolds grasping the reader’s attention. Raider’s Heart is a story of forgiveness and letting God take control amidst tragedy. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and couldn’t put it down, consequently reading it in one sitting. The novel has one of those “feel-good” endings that while not the most realistic because it’s a bit too perfect; it is a nice break from real life. Sometimes one enjoys breaking away from reality for a few hours. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good, clean romance.