To Tame the Wind
by Regan Walker
Publication Date: May 9, 2015
Series: Agents of the Crown (Prequel)
Genre: Historical Romance
Paris 1782…AN INNOCENT IS TAKEN
All Claire Donet knew was the world inside the convent walls in Saint-Denis. She had no idea her beloved papa was a pirate. But when he seized Simon Powell's schooner, the English privateer decided to take the one thing his enemy held most dear... her.
A BATTLE IS JOINED
The waters between France and England roil with the clashes of Claire's father and her captor as the last year of the American Revolution rages on the sea, spies lurk in Paris and Claire’s passion for the English captain rises.
Copy received for an honest opinion from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
This is my first read by author Regan Walker. Although I love historical romances, I've never a book of hers before. I've definitely been missing out. "To Tame the Wind" was a fun, dynamic, tension filled story. I was instantly immersed in the characters and the plot. Although there were many different layers to the story, I thought that the author was able to balance them all well. My personal favorite was Claire Donet. I absolutely loved her strength and her courage. Even though she was burdened with the guilt of her "sisters" death, she instantly became herself again and was a forced to be reckoned with.
I have to confess I had a harder time warming up to the hero, Simon Powell. I understood his motives for kidnapping Claire but found it hard to forgive him. As Claire finds herself constantly struggling with her attraction to Simon and her anger at him, she also comes to find out somethings about her father.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable read, I'm thrilled that it's the prequel in a series because it looks like a promising series. I also really enjoyed the time period that the author focused her story on. As political tensions culminate between the US, France and Britain. very interesting to learn about and see how the time period played such a crucial role in future politics.
PRAISE“A sea adventure like no other, a riveting romance!” -NY Times bestselling author Shirlee Busbee
“Another exciting historical romance from Regan Walker” –NY Times Bestselling Author Virginia Henley
“I was hooked from the first page! Political intrigue, a bit of mystery and a beautifully developed romance that swept me from Paris to London and to the waters of the English Channel! Very, very, very well done!” –The Reading Cafe
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