Sunday, August 17, 2008

Review - Heart Fate by Robin D Owens

Heart Fate
Celta Heart series, Book 7
Robin D. Owens
Berkley Sensation
September 2, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-425-22367-3

From the Publisher’s Site:
Wed to a wealthy older man when she was just a girl, Lahsin Yew runs away from her abusive home to find a new life. At seventeen, she’s about to enter her Second Passage, when her Flair—and perhaps her HeartMate—will be revealed.

Lahsin finds sanctuary in a secret garden, where she meets Tinne Holly. Though he is her HeartMate, he cannot tell her, and her troubled past prevents her from trusting any man. Pretending to find her by chance, Tinne helps her through her Second Passage. But when the truth is revealed, can she forgive his deception, and learn to trust in her destiny?

My thoughts:
Lahsin Burdock Yew was forced into marriage at a very young age to an older man who used her in many ways without an ounce of kindness. As she comes of age and is about to enter her Second Passage she runs from the Yew home, a home she’s never thought of as her own. She takes refuge in a garden that only allows those who need it to enter. As the passage that will bring her a new level of Flair begins, Lahsin meets Tinne Holly, a man who captures her attention and teaches her that not all men are like the ruthless man she married.

Tinne Holly has just gotten a divorce, something so rarely done among the noble families that the scandal threatens not only himself but the family he loves as well. When he realizes that Lahsin is in need of help he goes to her and helps her through her Second Passage, but he’s not able to tell her that he’s her HeartMate. As they grow closer and Lahsin begins to trust him Tinne must share the truth, and revealing that deception could destroy any future they may have had.

This is the seventh book in the Celta Heart series, and shares the story of HeartMates Lahsin and Tinne. Ms. Owens has built a futuristic world that mixes with fantasy and a magic laced romance to form a wonderfully delightful story. Heart Fate is well-written and will take readers on an emotional journey from heartbreak to love. The author’s creativity shines through in her realistic characters and the homes in which they reside. While I did not have the opportunity to read the previous installments in this series, this story is well detailed and easy to understand. There is also a list of characters, family tree and map included.

To learn more about Ms. Owens and her Celta Heart series, please visit her website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

Thank you. This book was very special to me.


Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Robin - It was my pleasure, and I look forward to more of your writing. :)