Book Review-Keeper of the Heart

Book Review-Keeper of the HeartKeeper of the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
Published by Harper Collins on July 19th 2011
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Favorites, Futuristic Romance, Science Fiction Romance
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780062106551
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In search of a true and gentle love, fiery Shanelle Ly-San-Ter flees the lustful advances of the blue-eyed barbarian who has been chosen as her lifemate, confused and frightened by the fevered yearnings the handsome brute has awakened in her innocent soul.
A warrior, virile and magnificent Falon Vanyer is overwhelmed with intense desire for the spirited beauty who has vowed never to be his. And though the heavens themselves conspire against him, he will pursue his sensuous prize, and brave any peril to conquer and claim the keeper of his heart.

Shanelle Ly-San-Ter has been searching and yearning for a tender love, the kind that her parents have shared. Shanelle under her mother, Tedra’s, wing has learned what to do in every situation handed her, however she never knew what to expect in the barbarian who stirs up secret yearnings and causes her to both be afraid and yet excited as well. Falon Van’yer has found the one woman who is the “Keeper of his Heart” but then Shanelle flees from him, causing him to be overwhelmed with the whirlwind of emotions that she stirs within him. Falon knows that Shanelle is his to keep forever, and he will do everything in his power to possess her and keep her at his side.

The Hero:
Falon Van’yer, a warrior came to another world for a competitions among warriors, and found a prize worth more than anything he had ever achieved, a woman with a gentle heart and a strong spirit. When he shared a passionate night with Shanelle, he lost control and bruised her without realizing it. Now he must earn her trust once more, not only in their bed but also to share a life with him and be the Keeper Of His Heart.

The Heroine
Shanelle Ly-San-Ter has grown up watching her parents love for each other, and aches with needing that same kind of passion and love that her parents have shared. When a competition among warrior comes, she meets the one warrior that will steal every defense that she has. After sharing a passionate night with Falon, and only feels the pain of it, instead of the pleasure, she flee’s from the warrior, afraid of being hurt both on the outside and the inside. But then he takes her and claims her as his own, but his warm embraces and tender kisses tempt her to share the unknown with the Virile Warrior who has claim to her heart.

My Thoughts
Keeper of the Heart is one of my favorite novels that Johanna Lindsey has written, as well as one of my favorite series apart from the Malory’s of course 🙂. Keeper of the Heart is the second installment in the Ly San Ter Family Trilogy. This series is different than the rest of her series, because this series has more of a science fiction and futuristic twist to it. This is such an endearing love story, of two souls that looking for love and family, but not knowing what  is right in front of them. I found the plot to be engaging and full of surprises. I found overall Keeper Of The Heart to be as infectious as a chocolate truffle, Definitely a first rate love story.

About Johanna Lindsey

Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becoming a young housewife. The marriage had three children; Alfred, Joseph and Garret, who already have made her a grandmother. After her husband's death, Johanna moved to Maine, New England, to stay near her family.

Johanna Lindsey wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977 "on a whim", and the book was a success. By 2006, with over 58 Million copies of her books have been sold worldwide, with translations appearing in 12 languages, Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most popular authors of historical romance.

Johanna's books span the various eras of history, including books set in the Middle Ages, the American "Old West" and the popular Regency England-Scotland. She has even written a few sci-fi romances. By far the most popular among her books are the stories about the Malory-Anderson Family, a Regency England saga.

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