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Thorns of Eden This beautiful book just received 5 stars on Romance Reviews Take a peek This beautiful book just received 5 stars on Romance Reviews Take a peek The title itself is full of theme and meaning Through the eyes and hearts of the characters, the novel immerses the reader in the lifestyle and plight of Virginians during the Civil War through the hero s and heroines that lived it The sex scenes are steamy, showing important character arcs of the Confederate Alpha Male hero, Major Rayce Hampton, as he falls in love with the prickly but plucky Southern Belle, Eden Blair, changing them both She blends southern tradition with a mind of her own The title itself is full of theme and meaning Through the eyes and hearts of the characters, the novel immerses the reader in the lifestyle and plight of Virginians during the Civil War through the hero s and heroines that lived it The sex scenes are steamy, showing important character arcs of the Confederate Alpha Male hero, Major Rayce Hampton, as he falls in love with the prickly but plucky Southern Belle, Eden Blair, changing them both She blends southern tradition with a mind of her own We love her willingness to involve herself in nursing the wounded, but we fear for her safety A happy ending for the time being, but the Civil War is not over I am looking for a sequel, Diana The author put their shoes upon my feet as the characters faced a sometimes harsh and merciless Northern Army, and if they lost the war which we know they did they faced destruction of home, plantations, lifestyle and loss of life War is never simple, motives and loyalties are not always what history tells us, and Diana clearly demonstrates in the telling of a good story, the plight of the South This novel stays on my bookshelves to be read again Major Rayce Hampton Is The Confederacy S Final Hope To Turn The Tide Of War Haunted By Heartache Of Generations Past, Love Is The Last Thing He Has On His Mind When He Meets Eden Blair The Emerald Eyed Beauty Is As Headstrong As She Is Tempting, But Rayce Must Keep His Wits And His Secrets As He Executes His Dangerous Undercover Mission To Save The SouthAccomplished Nurse Eden Blair Has Secrets Too Only She Doesn T Know About Them Yet Stung By Her Fianc S Betrayal, She Has No Reason To Trust The Scandalous Major Hampton But As Yankee Troops Close In, Eden Must Take Refuge In The Major S Mysterious Ancestral Home, Leading Her Into The Shadowy Corners Of Deceit And Desire, Where Endless Love Lurks Within Every Soft WhisperRating SpicyPage Count Word Count Print ISBN Available For Kindle And Print At And Barnesandnoble For The Nook I thoroughly enjoyed this book Great characters and a compelling story from an author who has a real ear for dialouge Sweet, funny, steamy and smart. Thorns of Eden truly captured my imagination The novel was very romantic with many encounters between Eden and Major Rayce Hampton As I read the novel, I could in my mind hear Eden s voice being soft feminine while Rayce s voice was deep toned masculine and strong The novel starts in Richmond, Virginia in April 1862 with the war between the Confederacy and the Yankees The war does heat up and so do the injuries as well as the romances. Dear friends and family, I wasn t ignoring you I was just locked in my room reading Thorns of Eden I absolutely loved everything about this book Eden Blair may seem na ve and innocent at first but she turns out to be one of the strongest and most compelling heroines I ve encountered in a long time And the hero Rayce Hampton is a true man s man who we discover has many layers below his I want you in my bed persona And he does want her in his bed Mmm mmm mmm This is a compelling story wh Dear friends and family, I wasn t ignoring you I was just locked in my room reading Thorns of Eden I absolutely loved everything about this book Eden Blair may seem na ve and innocent at first but she turns out to be one of the strongest and most compelling heroines I ve encountered in a long time And the hero Rayce Hampton is a true man s man who we discover has many layers below his I want you in my bed persona And he does want her in his bed Mmm mmm mmm This is a compelling story which is beautifully set during the Civil War Those were complicated times and the author does not shy away from facing the moral and emotional conflicts of the day but does so without ever being heavy handed The story is told with a wonderful balance of humor, grace, tension and exquisitely smoldering passion all of which makes this a beautiful love story With the tale set early in the Civil War and the wonderful cast of characters who surround Rayce and Eden, I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be a sequel For now this is in my read again stack I have missed Civil War romances Where have they all gone I was delighted to find Diana Ballew s book, Thorns of Eden, and enjoyed it immensely The love story is engaging and spicy, and the backdrop of history gave the book added depth and richness I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys historical romance, especially Civil War era. This book is a love story between Eden and Rayce They didn t like each other when they first met But it s a good story to follow through their lives. Diana Ballew knows her history and skillfully weaves it into this steamy Civil War romance without bogging the reader down or slowing the pacing A feisty heroine, a dashing hero, a lush but turbulent setting It was a captivating read from a delightful debut author. This was a fabulous book and is on my keeper shelf for sure I so love a strong heroine and hunky, Alpha male And steamy Oh my, yes The author subtly gives you all the history you need without doing big dumps of info or bogging the pacing down I won t go into too much detail, as I don t want risk giving away any spoilers, but this is an exciting book with lots of intrigue and surprises.


About the Author: Diana Ballew

Diana Ballew resides in Temecula, California, but she was raised in Virginia, where her passion for history began She is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and a member of GSRWA Additionally, she is a founder and the past vice president of Evergreen RWA, located in Everett, Washington.Diana s writing combines her active imagination with her love of history and research to create vibrant characters in sizzling tales that blend vintage vixens with haunting heroes.Her first best selling novel, Thorns of Eden, instantly became a favorite among historical romance fans and Civil War buffs Thorns of Eden is set against the backdrop of the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 during the American Civil War.Blending fact, legend, and fiction, her second novel, Immortal Prey, is an award winning paranormal romance spanning over three hundred years Her fans have been begging for a sequel Currently Diana is writing Bound By Glory, another America Civil War romance, set along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina during the declining days of the war, and Project Eve, a total departure from her historical novels She promises to blow you away with this futuristic, dystopian romance.Diana loves to hear from her fans.


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