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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Celine by Kathleen Bittner Roth

Celine (When Hearts Dare, #1)Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 1420135287
Pages: 352 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical
Buy this Book: Amazon, Nook, BAM


He stepped off a jewel of a sternwheeler onto one of the most beautiful plantations in all of Louisiana. And into her life.

Celine’s breath caught in her throat. Heat smoldered in her belly. What a sensual man. The scion of the Andrews family carried an aura of personal magnetism so powerful, a sensation close to fright swept through her. She stood still and aloof, masking her emotions. His intense gaze seemed almost a physical touch. She held her head at a proud, haughty angle, not flinching from his bold scrutiny.

In seconds, Trevor regained his cool, casual air. A lusty grin caught at the corners of his mouth, and fire danced in his eyes as he bent ever so slightly at the waist, tipped an imaginary hat, and strode casually into the house.

She would never be the same...

From Plantation era New Orleans to the untamed American West, here is the sweeping, unforgettable tale of a headstrong young beauty and the man she is destined to love.

My Review:

Intro: It took me a while to get through this one. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it because I did but it was a book I wanted to take my time with. I think I enjoyed it all the more because I took my time with it.


Heroine: Celine-I really liked Celine. She was a strong heroine who was easy to like and root for. I did have some moments where I wanted to knock her over the head with something but, in general, I liked her.

Hero: Trevor-Trevor was an awesome hero. He was so likable. He had an easy-going, affable way about him but was capable of great intensity as well.

Chemistry: They sort of reminded me of the old school romances. Not in the bodice-ripping kind of way but there was plenty of angst and drama to keep things interesting.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: I loved this book. I loved the characters, the angst, and the historical detail. I loved just about everything. This is my first book by Kathleen Bittner Roth but I definitely will be reading more. 
Overall Rating

Author Info
Born in Minnesota, Kathleen Bittner Roth has lived all over the U.S.: Idaho, Washington, California, Texas and New York.  Currently, she resides in Budapest, Hungary, often called the Paris of the East. Kathleen has won countless awards for her writing, including finaling in RWA's prestigious Golden Heart contest. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, including the Hearts Through History chapter and has been a contributing editor for an online romance magazine as well as writing and producing successful seminars and meditation CDs.

You can learn more about Kathleen and her books at

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