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Friday, March 25, 2011

Heart of Fire by Linda Howard (Free Book, US only)




I borrowed this on my local public digital library. I love using Dallas Public's digital library. It's so convenient to download it to my iPod and when I'm done, just delete it. I used to load up CD after CD of books to listen to audio.

I didn't recognized that this was the same book published in 1997. I enjoyed the story, but it is not my favorite Linda Howard story. I like the alpha male character though, and the girl is not so bad. It's good company while I'm driving for 35 hours at night.

If you want a free copy of this book, leave a comment and follow me. Will pick up a winner next Thursday via random.org.

From Publishers Weekly
Archeologist Jillian Sherwood attributes her lackluster professional reputation to the fact that her late father, also an archeologist, was notorious for his supposedly crackpot theories, such as one about a lost city in the heart of the Amazon jungle that was home to a band of Amazon women warriors. Equipped with a map from her father's papers, Jillian is determined to find the lost city, thereby salvaging her father's reputation and her own. She is accompanied on the two-month expedition by Rick, her half-brother, who still resents her being daddy's favorite; Steven Kates, an unprincipled crook who has money to fund the venture and plans to steal anything valuable that turns up; Ramon Dutra, a jungle-wise thug; and Ben Lewis, an experienced guide who is more macho than any human being needs to be. Unfortunately, the more intense their adventures, the less realistic they appear because the characters have charmed lives. A pirate attack, an encounter with a jaguar and a hazardous walk along the side of a mountain give Howard's ( The Touch of Fire ) romance an adventure-yarn feel, but since Jillian seems to be virtually indestructible and Ben, as her only possible love interest, is inevitably guaranteed survival, the book lacks real suspense.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try and find this book at my library

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