Monday, April 16, 2012

Hidden Fires by Sandra Brown

Paperback : 356 pages
Genre: Romantic Fiction
Publisher: Warner Vision
Source: Goodreads - First Read Scheme
First Sentence: The heat from the September sun was like a physical assault to the young woman who stepped down from the train at the Austin depot.
Review Quote: 'One of romance fiction's brightest stars' Dallas Morning News
My OpinionIf you enjoy a light romantic read then this is probably for you. 

  • This arrived in my postbox at the end of last year along with a give away I won by the same author Fanta C. I must admit to being disappointed that both these titles were originally published in the 1980's! I doubt I would have entered the give away had I realised this. I have enough trouble keeping up with new titles. 

    I was very disappointed in this mainly as stated above, never mind I will be more careful when I apply for give-aways in the future. Sandra Brown is not an author I am familiar with and I have never read any of her books prior to these two.

    I was very surprised to discover on that this title is to be re published in the UK this coming September, having previously been republished in 2001. As first published in 1982 I guess the author is looking to attract another new generation of readers.  Sandra Brown is an extremely popular and prolific author so no doubt this will do well yet again.

    Set in the Texas of the 1800's The heroine Lauren takes a position as secretary to Olivia Lockett, however she ends up becoming her daughter in law.  Jared the heir to the family estate becomes her husband because due to her feelings for him she accepts an offer to marry him in name only! Lauren is determined to fight to make their marriage as strong as her love. Can she turn this playboy into a loving husband, you will have to read it to find out.

    If you enjoy a light romantic read then this is probably for you.

    Author Profile: Sandra Brown
    Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-one New York Times bestsellers, including LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), and ENVY (2001), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot. 

    Sandra  began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. 

    A lifelong Texan, she was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” 

    In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression. 

    Brown recently was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

    The author profile information has been taken from  the authors biographical  pages on Goodreads,  Amazon and her  Publishers Author Page

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