Book Review-Tender Is The Storm

Book Review-Tender Is The StormTender Is the Storm by Johanna Lindsey
on June 14th 2011
Genres: Historical Romance, American West
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 9780062106704
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Headstrong heiress Sharisse Hammond wants no part of the New York society marriage that has been arranged for her. So she heads west across a vast and dangerous land -- with no intention of honoring her agreement to become the mail-order bride of a rugged Arizona rancher.
But Lucas Holt needs a wife -- any wife -- if his plan to destroy his most hated enemy is to succeed. And this gullible Eastern lady would do quite nicely. However, their separate schemes to use one another are complicated by raw, aching passion. For Lucas's beautiful, unsuspecting pawn was not supposed to be so irresistible alluring. And freedom-loving Sharisse never dreamed she could ever desire one man so much!


Sharisse Hammond, an american heiress, is engaged to a man that she doesn’t love, and feels trapped with no way out, not realizing at first that it is her younger sister that is in love with her fiancee. Once Sharisse learns of this, she learns that her sister has been corresponding with a man in Arizona who is looking for a wife as a mail order bride. So Sharisse decides to let her sister persuade her to go all the way to Arizona to marry a man she doesn’t know, but would rather go out west, than marry someone that her father planned for her. However she never expected how hard life could be out west with a man, never realizing, that really never had any intention of marrying her. But Sharisse learns an aching passion in Lucas’s arms, that she never expected to find, and wonders that when the truth comes about who she really is, will she lose him or find such a exquisite love.

The Hero
Lucas Holt, a twin, has a plan for revenge, but in order to do so, he must find a wife, any wife. So when he sends for a mail order bride, he hardly expected for her to be so beautiful, spirited and passionate. But he has told her that there will be a time before he will marry her so they can get to know one another, however he has no plan to truly marry her. Yet he finds himself so tempted to join himself to the one woman that can free him from all the bitterness in his heart. There are secrets he has kept from Sharisse, that could ruin what they have discovered together.
The Heroine
Sharisse Hammond, living in New York City, is the oldest of her fathers two daughters. Sharisse’s mother passed away, and now her father is very insistent on whom she is to marry, his friend’s son, an alliance he desires more than anything. But then she learns that her younger sister, is in love with her fiancee, so Sharisse decided to travel out west to Arizona, to marry one Lucas Holt, never knowing how much her life would change. Never knowing that she would be awakened to such desire and sensuality with a man, that she never thought existed, and finds herself falling in love with him.
My Thoughts:
Tender Is The Storm is a single book, not part of any series, written by well known author Johanna Lindsey. It takes place in the American West. This is a story about a young woman who was unhappy in her father’s plans for her, so she decided to make her own decisions regarding her happiness. And a story of a man, who has lost much, and on a quest of revenge, needs a woman, for a wife, but never plans to keep her as such. But throughout this story, we see a enticing adventure, charming characters and a tender love story that bonds two people from different worlds. I found this to be such a romance that was filled with such romance and adventure that I found I couldn’t put it down. A romantic treasure to be sure!

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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