Monday, 26 September 2016

#bookreview ~ To Find A Viking Treasure #romance @ginaconkle


To Find a Viking Treasure

(Norse Series Book 2)

by

Gina Conkle

"...Conkle's eloquent writing makes every scene shine." -Publishers Weekly.

Survival's in his blood
Rough-souled Brandr's ready for a new life far from Uppsala, but he can't stop thinking of a certain flame-haired thrall named Sestra who gets under his skin. Before he leaves for good, the Viking has one final task --Protect her at all costs.

Saving others is her purpose
A slave since birth, Sestra's life has been filled with hardship...until she learns of a treasure hoard. With war coming, claiming the riches will save lives, but only one Viking can help her on this journey --Brandr, the fierce silver-eyed scout.


Chasing more than silver and gold
Brandr and Sestra have shared taunts and barbs. Now they must share trust in what becomes a desperate bid to survive. Passions flare as secrets unfold, leading one to make a daring sacrifice that changes everything on their quest To Find a Viking Treasure...

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What did I think of the story?

Everyone has a past, but not everyone has a future. Sestra fears what her future will bring, for she has just been sold to a new unknown master. She has long stopped dreaming of freedom. But she can't stop her feelings for a certain rough-souled Viking, called Brandr.

Brandr has no intention of falling in love with a flame-haired thrall, but fate throws them together.

Sestra has knowledge where a great Viking treasure horde has been buried. If she can find the treasure, then maybe she can buy her freedom. But what use is freedom if Brandr isn't there to share it with her?

I cannot put into words how much I loved this book. Conkel has brought the Viking world back to life in this beautiful, beautiful, romance.

Sestra is the most perfect of heroines. She has been a slave since birth and has never known what freedom is, and now her master want to sell her, and there is nothing she can do about it. However, despite all this, she isn't a bitter character. She is kind and compassionate, feisty when she needs to be, and can give as good as she gets, especially when it comes to Brandr.

I loved the banter between Brandr and Sestra. It made their relationship very real in the telling and believable.

I really liked Brandr. He is the perfect match for this fiery red-head and despite trying to keep his distance from Sestra, he feels compelled to protect her. And protect her he will, no matter what the cost to him.

An evocative, emotional read, set in the land of the Vikings. What could be better?

I Highly Recommend.

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About the author
Gina writes Viking and Georgian romance. Her passion for castles and old places (the older and moldier the better!) means interesting family vacations. Good thing her husband and two sons share similar interests. When not visiting fascinating places, she can be found in southern Michigan delving into the latest adventures of organic gardening, occasional cooking, and serving as chief taxi driver. Find her on the web at ginaconkle.com

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