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Friday, February 22, 2013


On the musical stage in 1856 Lori Ann a singer extraordinaire impresses the audiences with her voice. Male admirers line up for a chance to meet her. An enamored Zeke Kincaid is one of them. A dominate man as well as honorable he proposes marriage and foolishly she refuses. Once a Kincaid man chooses his mate it’s a done deal as far as they are concerned. Zeke does the only thing he knows. The same as many men in his family before him have done. He spirits Lori Ann away, and begins to train her to be submissive and obedient in the Kincaid tradition. In all ways Zeke can think of Lori Ann will learn to please him. He will return to the town of Paradise to finish her training. All goes well until the day Lori Ann vanishes.

My Review:
In the beginning of this story I thought for sure I would hate it. Being the liberal feminist that I am, I just could not agree with it. As I immersed myself into the story I found that I loved the characters despite their faults. They became people I would have liked to know and the town one that I would have liked to live in. 

The female character (Lori) at first seems very much a snob and felt contempt for her. It is not until just before she is captured that I realized that she was more naive than a snob. With her trials and “lessons” that she learned I felt honored to watch her fall in love with Zeke.

Which brings me to Zeke and my first impression of him, it was not good. My feelings from the first moment his name is mentioned and his demeanor, made me question Lori’s safety. The era that this novel is set in brings me to believe that this was a time when a lot of our country was still very wild. This made Zeke’s attitude a bit more believable, as historically that time lent to chauvinism. 

I am going to rate this book at 4 out of 5. I am subtracting a point because there are so many typo’s in it that it often distracted me from the story. I did not deduct for the length of the story, even though I felt it could have been much better had it been a lot longer.

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Betty said...

Thank you for taking your time to read "Zeke..." and for your kind words.

Unknown said...

You are very welcome!