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Sunday, January 04, 2009

I'm giving away a copy of Wind Dancer by Jamie Carie!

This book is EXCELLENT! If you love historicals and romance, this is a must read! To enter your name for the drawing simply post a comment and PLEASE leave me a way to contact you if you win. I refuse to chase winners down. Thanks!

About the book:

Raised in a British-held frontier town during the American Revolution, Isabelle Renoir is not like other women around her. A free spirit, she dances in the moonlight as a praise offering to God and is more at home fearlessly taking her long rifle and knife into the woods for adventure and inspiration.

But Isabelle’s latest journey may be more than even her strength can handle when a huge storm throws the raven-haired beauty off course and into the path of rugged American spy Samuel Holt. After matching wits and denying their passion for each other, they are attacked by Indians, held prisoner, and forced to watch the horrific killing of Isabelle’s brother. Now together but in captivity, they must fight spiritual forces that no knife or rifle could ever conquer in order to be free.

My review:

Wind Dancer is a pulse-pounding, heart-engaging novel that is hard to put down. In fact, I read it in less than two days. As the reader, you are in the world the author created, and you are part of the characters' lives. You are attacked when they are attacked. You are captive and feel helpless when they are bound with seemingly no way out.

The most powerful scene is when Isabella's brother is tortured and the heroine, Isabella, has to watch. I cannot understand the intense emotions she went through, but the author did a great job at helping you see how someone could almost become crazy with grief. And forgiveness? I can't imagine a time when it would be more difficult to do.

The author sets up an incredible stage for showing the struggle this creates for someone who loves God and longs to serve him, yet comes face to face with indescribable evil and the need to survive. Wind Dancer was full of passion, just like all of Jamie Carie's novels are. I've come to expect this with her stories and thusfar I've been pleased with everything she writes. I particularly enjoyed the "pretend marriage" scenario the hero put them in and how that all played out. What fun!

Few female authors are able to describe the horrors of living in that time period as well as Carie does and it's an incredible experience to read it. You will not be able to put this book down, and the story will stick with you after you close the book. I SO love stories that make me care. And unlike many "strong heroines," Isabella was more likeable than most. The author did a great job with her characterization. I highly recommend this book.

Wind Dancer
was published by Broadman and Holman and released in January of 2009.


Helga Marie Bee said...

Count me in on this giveaway, I love reading someone new!

Debra Ullrick said...

Add my name to the drawing, please. If you recommend has to be good.


Debra Ullrick
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Tracy said...

Hi Michelle! I would love to win this book! I think you have my email address - but you can always find it on my contact me tab of my blog! Blessings!

Lindsey said...

I've been WAITING for this! :-) So excited to read it, please enter me in the drawing. :-)

ladyufshalott at

Pat Jeanne Davis said...

Please add my name to this drawing. I've heard many good things about Jamie's novel. Thank you.

Ausjenny said...

please enter me i like the look of this book
ausjenny at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Count ME in!!! I've been wanting to read Carie and love historicals.


peachykath said...

The book sounds very interesting. Please enter me in your drawing! contact info:

Sandee61 said...

I just read Ms. Carie's "The Duchess and the Dragon", and loved it. I so want to read this book too! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!



Stonefox said...

Michelle, please enter me for this one! It sounds irresistable.

Becky C. said...

This books sounds wonderful.

Please enter me in the contest.

Thank you,

Becky C.


Anonymous said...


I messed up but thank-you for correcting me and not pointing me out. *smile*

I would love to win this book as I adore historical fiction. I am sure I will sign up a lot over the weeks as I adore reading and then spreading the good word.

Gayla Collins

Anonymous said...

hopefully it's okay to enter here as well!
i'd love to win this book!

Kristi said...

I love those books that are so good you must read until you are done! Please enter me in the drawing for this one.


Alyce said...

Great review! I like strong heroines, and I'm glad the main character is likeable.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sherri said...

This book has been on my TBR list for a while. Jamie Carrie writes wonderful stories. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

Ashley E said...

This sounds like such a good book. But then all of Jamie Carie's are! Enter me in the drawing please.


Unknown said...

Please enter me in this giveaway. I love historical fiction and am interested in this book!


Anonymous said...

no need to track me down!! you know where to find me, and l would love to read this book! Percy

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a GREAT book! Add my name to the drawing.

Sherry K

Carole said...

I loved Snow Angel and want to read anything Jamie writes. Thank you for this giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

jamie carie said...

Thanks so much for the awesome review, Michelle! You read 97 books last year? Wow. No wonder you are such a talented author and reviewer yourself! May God richly bless you in 2009!!
And a big thanks to all the people commenting to get a copy of Wind Dancer. I really believe God has big plans for this book as it about killed me writing it - LOL! for the book trailer.

God bless!


Sandra Leesmith said...

Wow, That book looks interesting. I'd love a chance to win. You have my email address from CWOW. Love all the info on your blog. Its my first visit.

Anonymous said...

I've heard great things about this book as well. Jamie Carrie books are all keepers! Please enter me for a chance to win!

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

Simply Stacie said...

Please enter me :)

Anonymous said...

Michelle, your review made me so want to read Wind Dancer! Please enter me in the drawing!

Deb Piccurelli

Jennifer, A Self-Confessed Foodie said...

I'd love to give this author a try. Thanks for the contest!

My email is on my profile page.

valerie2350 said...

this sounds great!

Annie1 said...

I'd love to win this great sounding book! Nothing is better than having some time alone and being able to read for a few minutes!

I'm hoping that Canadians can enter.

Thanks so much.

Colette S said...

I'm very interested in reading this!

Marla said...

Sound very good. I have not read a good historical in a long time. Thank you for the entry.

Megan said...

Sounds interesting. Sign me up please!


Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I love to read and this looks like it would be pretty interesting.


ABCD Diaries said...

this sounds like a great book! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks

danelli04 [at]hotmail [dot]com

Andrea said...

This looks really good! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

christmasinmarch {at} gmail {dot} com

Alli said...

This sounds great! Please enter me. Thanks!

Elyse said...

This book sounds great! please count me in =)


best_before_10 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cherie J said...

This time period is one I just recently started enjoying reading and it is so fascinating learning how life was truly like during that time. This book sounds like it would be a wonderful yet educational read. Would love to read it. Thanks for the chance.


Tarasview said...

I'd love to read this one!

windycindy said...

I enjoy romantic historical books. As your review says, I like being in that era and being a part of the character's lives! Please add my name to your drawing. Cindi

julie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds great!

jklstewart AT gmail DOT com

Edgy Inspirational Author said...

The winner is...

Gayla Collins!

jamie carie said...

Congratulations, Gayla! I hope you enjoy the story!

If you would like another chance to win a signed copy and other goodies check my blog January
12th - 23rd for more contests

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