Midnight Rider Mass Market Paperback – Mar 15 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
Martin's latest (after Devil's Prize) explores the aftermath of the Mexican-American War and its effect on California circa 1850. The nebulous laws aimed at settling land disputes between the Mexican Californios and the Americanos allowed some Anglos to steal vast quantities of California land. This story is about one such Anglo-Caralee McConnell's uncle-who has staked a claim to Rancho del Robles, the ranch owned for centuries by Ramon de la Guerra's family. Ramon, determined to "set things right, to find justice with or without the Anglo law," fights back under the guise of El Dragon. A midnight raid on the ranch nets him Caralee, who becomes his unwilling hostage and later his unwanted bride. Despite a contrived and predictable ending, the author's colorful overview of the awakening of California, its people and their way of life makes this a worthwhile read.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Silver conchos. Caralee McConnell fixed her eyes on the row of shiny ornaments glinting in the torch light, the bright circles like badges of valor, arrowing down the Spaniard's long, lean leg. Read the first page
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Top Customer Reviews
2. Another cliched approach to "nicen" up the characters. Ramon for some reason is REALLY, REALLY nice to Indians and he and Cara do some cool community service stuff without a real motive, other than to appear like nice people to us.
3. Some sexual assault stuff that goes unnoticed and tolerated.
1. Very nice and cosy.
2. The ambiance of old California is beautiful indeed. But then again, it is off set because the guy hero Ramon is actually Spanish so he isn't really a Californian.
3. Extra points for excellent sexual tension maintained throughout the novel. Read it !
4. Although I've criticized this book (because the novels that take place in Cali are my fav) a lot, trust me, it's really , really good.
Kat Martin is a great writer. It's pretty rare in Romance novels that the side characters come alive. I could hear Pedro and Two Hawks in their voices. Truely exceptional.
Carly was truely one of a kind. She creates strong- exceptionally strong willed- women, on par with those created by Iris Johansen or Elizabeth Lowell.
This was my first by Kat Martin, but certainly not my last. Lovely!
Most recent customer reviews
The book was not as great as I was expecting after having read the reviews, but it was enjoyable none the less. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2004
This was a wonderful story. It's one of Kat Martin's best. (Bold Angel is THE BEST) I thought the spanish dialoge was pretty cool. Read morePublished on April 8 1999