Date: July 2003
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Regency Romance [1837 Akora Island and London, England]
Faith V. Smith
Notes: Explicit Sexual content
been a fan of Ms. Litton's for a couple of years. I fell in love
with her Viking Trilogy and then waited with anticipation for her
Akoran Trilogy. I have only applause for her latest and the first
of her Fountain Trilogy. When I read Josie's books in sequence it
is like going home; she brings her previous characters back in ways
that make me laugh and cry.
Wolfson's first glimpse of the Akoran Princess, Amelia, captivates
him. She is a sleeping beauty, but when awakened she is anything
but docile. Her royal manner, as she berates him for kidnapping
her, drips ice, much like the winter storms back home in Kentucky.
No matter how much her seductive innocence calls to him, he has
sworn to uphold the duty to his own country. If that means battling
with princesses, then he is more than ready to go to war.
Darcourt's lineage dates back thousands of years. She is not beautiful
like her mother and aunts, but she does have her share of suitors
- none of which suit her. She longs for a love like her parents
share and her aunts and uncles. She does not plan to settle for
a man who only plays at loving her. The man who rescues her from
her kidnapper lights a spark in both her body and soul. When it
seems he might return her feelings, Amelia gives the gift of herself.
uses the gift she has of discerning another's innermost heart. She
finds that although the man she loves has killed in the past, his
heart is testimony to his loyalty to those he loves. When the man
he has been tracking for committing a horrendous crime wounds Niels's
brother, the man becomes an adversary to both their families. His
successful attempt to take her from Niels's home has her fit to
be tied. No one should be kidnapped twice. She decides to rescue
herself this time, but her plan is forestalled when Niels arrives.
ensuing battle, Amelia is injured and Niels's love is tested when
her family spirits her away to the island of Akora. He follows and
finds that the woman who won his heart without a battle is willing
to go up against the ruler of Akora for their love.
Litton has done it again in Fountain of Dreams. She woos
her readers with romance, suspense, and a cliffhanger ending. I
eagerly await the second book in this trilogy, Fountain of Secrets.