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on June 10, 2012 :
Heaven Scent by Sophie Greyson
Mix a feminist heroine with an ex-Texas Ranger in the cultured society of 1848 Boston and you’ve got sparks. Good thing they are of the romantic kind. Tarin Worthington has tried to live by the words of her dying mother “Live your life for you, Tarin.” Spoiled by an indulgent and rich father, Tarin is used to getting her way and wants nothing more than to earn the right to enroll in medical school.
Lord Henry Worthington thinks his daughter’s wish to become a doctor is a passing phase and Tarin will drop her wishes once a suitable marriage is arranged. A shrewd businessman, he ensures his choice of a husband for his daughter will also benefit his import/export business prospects.
Still recovering from an Indian attack on the frontier, Rafe Sutherland returns to his Boston hometown to help his brother with the family shipping firm. The instant he sees Tarin at a soiree, he’s smitten. Desperate to ensure the stability of the failing company, he strikes a bargain with Worthington regarding marriage to Tarin, with no thought to the consequences should true feelings come into play.
Sophie Greyson has created two headstrong characters with opposing wishes who also can’t avoid the growing attraction distracting them from their life goals. Details of the social mores and economic worlds ring true and provide an interesting backdrop for this tumultuous relationship. Ms. Greyson keeps the tension high as impediments follow one after the other in keeping the young lovers apart. But a strong love and faith force Tarin and Rafe to finally face their futures are truly entwined. A surprise twist involving secondary characters at the end has this reader hoping Ms. Greyson is working on the sequel.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
Leslie P. Garcia
on June 03, 2012 :
Sophie Greyson’s Captivating Heaven Scent
As an eight year old, Lady Tarin Worthington lost her mother to a lingering illness. The woman can’t forget the pain, loneliness and futility she felt trying alone to bring comfort and salvation to her mother, and she is determined to change the outcome for others suffering as she did.
Transplanted to Boston society with her father Henry, the grown-up Tarin becomes the most coveted young woman in town--in spite of her burning ambition to secure women’s rights to study medicine. Her petition drive to collect signatures to gain a woman’s medical college offends the sensibilities of many, including her father. Henry has a plan, though--he will marry her off, and the husband will be forced to deal with Tarin’s unacceptable ideas of becoming a physician.
Nobody’s fool, Henry ignores all the Bostonian elite clamoring for the right of courtship, and looks at Rafe Sutherland to gain control of his daughter. Rafe needs money to save his family’s failing shipping business, and he spent ten years as a Texas ranger, fighting outlaws and Comanche--surely he can manage Tarin, spirited and determined as she is.
Rafe, however, came back to Boston only after almost dying in a Comanche attack. Tortured beyond belief, he was not expected to live, and he hides the hideous scars that are a constant remainder of his ordeals out west. He cannot let the shipping business fail, because his mother and brother have nothing else, and he’s drawn to Tarin completely--to her beauty, to her mind, to her obsessive quest for changing women’s lot in the world. But expose himself to her? He cannot.
Sophie Greyson’s romance is a charming historical, more the story of characters than a detailed recounting of daily life with its respective artifacts than are some historicals. Set in Texas and Massachusetts in the 1840s, historical figures of the time lend credence to the genre, but their limited appearances allow the conflict, love, and yes, sexual tension between Tarin and Rafe to draw readers in.
Add an unexpected villain, and a dazzling surprise twist that weaves through the story, and Greyson’s Heaven Scent will have readers praying for a quick next release.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on May 11, 2012 :
This is a deeply touching story of courage and true love.
As a young girl, Tarin Worthington's heart is forever scarred from watching her mother waste away and die of an illness. Although a beauty born into nobility, she vows to become a physician despite the fact that in the mid 1800's no woman is allowed to attend medical school.
Rafe Sutherland is a handsome ex Texas Ranger with scars of his own, and not just on the inside. When they meet, they are instantly attracted to each other but their individual needs and goals seem to make a relationship between them impossible. Despite all, they fall in love only to have fate force them to decide between duty, love, and even life, itself.
Ms. Greyson evokes a heart rending account of the mid 1800's, both good and bad, and of the struggle Tarin and Rafe go through in hopes of one day having that forever kind of love. This is one story you will not want to put down. Well done, Ms. Greyson!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)