Thursday, August 6, 2015

To Tame the WInd by Regan Walker

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To Tame the Wind
by Regan Walker

Publication Date: May 9, 2015
eBook; 294p

Series: Agents of the Crown (Prequel)
Genre: Historical Romance


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.


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.

My Review:
Four stars
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.


“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



Bestselling author Regan Walker loved to write stories as a child, particularly those about adventure-loving girls, but by the time she got to college more serious pursuits took priority. One of her professors encouraged her to pursue the profession of law, which she did. Years of serving clients in private practice and several stints in high levels of government gave her a love of international travel and a feel for the demands of the “Crown” on its subjects. Hence her romance novels often involve a demanding sovereign who taps his subjects for “special assignments.” And in each of her novels, there is always real history and real historic figures. Regan lives in San Diego with her golden retriever, Link, whom she says inspires her every day to relax and smell the roses. For more information please visit Regan Walker’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


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