I love ancient history and therefore enjoy reading books that take place so long ago. Loveweaver by Tracy Ann Miller takes the reader back to the 9th century. I thank Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for providing me with a free ecopy to review.
Publication Date: June 30, 2017
eBook; ASIN: B01H7M46BC
Genre: Historical Romance
The year is 895. Slayde’s job as an top military leader of Kent is to rid England of the last of the Viking raiders. But Llyrica is no ordinary Viking. She’s a beauty with a mysterious past … and a talent for weaving song spells. Even as Slayde saves her from drowning, he knows Llyrica will be a dangerous distraction.
Llyrica is now a stranger in a strange land on a mission to fulfill a deathbed promise. But she must also find her missing brother. This man, Slayde, known as The StoneHeart in his country, seems determined to block her at every turn. And yet she can’t help but be drawn to the affectionate, loving side of him that awakens when he sleeps – The sleepwalker.
Unknown to both Llyrica and Slayde, each will use the other to accomplish their quests. Both will also fall under the song spell that she wove into the braid of his tunic.
Will her Lovespell ensure a happily ever after for them? Or condemn them to a love that was never meant to be?
About the Author:
Although Tracy Ann Miller is primarily a graphic designer, (see her work at tracymillerdesigns.com) she has been writing novels for over 20 years.
She was an active member of the National Romance Writers of America with her local chapter, The Virginia Romance Writers. It was there she honed her craft by attending workshops, conferences, and by coordinating The VRW’s Fool for Love Contest.
Before being published, she entered and won numerous writing contests, including The Fool for Love Contest for Loveweaver, and the Between the Sheets best love scene contest for The Maiden Seer.
She writes to keep the hero and heroine interacting in story as much as possible (no long separations) and of course they get a spectacular happily ever after.
Every love story needs a hero and a heroine and this book gives us Llyrica and Slayde. They meet when Slayde, also known as Stoneheart, saves Llyrica. But as these things go boy and girl deny their feelings – except when Slayde sleepwalks, then it’s a whole new game. His cold, stone heart melts. Or so one would think.
Llyrica only wants to get to her father who is a man of power and strength and is revered. Her brother was also in the shipwreck and she fears for him not knowing he is already with their parent. She does not know what to make of this man who calls her whore by day but whispers words of love by night.
It took me a bit to get used to Ms. Miller’s writing style but that is not usually an impediment to a good read and it wasn’t one here. The book is full of rich characters that develop well as the story develops. Vikings are always good for a great read and they don’t disappoint here with strong men and smart women who only let the men think they are in charge. There is a wonderful sense of mysticism throughout that I enjoyed. Some of the characters are fictional and others actually lived. I love when an author goes back to a period when so little is left to the historical record and bring that world alive again through good, well researched writing.