A Taste Of Fire

A Taste Of Fire In each of her acclaimed novels Hannah Howell captures the passion of lovers fighting the odds to make their dreams come true Now in A Taste of Fire she spins a poignant tale of promises made and

  • Title: A Taste Of Fire
  • Author: Hannah Howell Sarah Dustin
  • ISBN: 9780821771334
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In each of her acclaimed novels, Hannah Howell captures the passion of lovers fighting the odds to make their dreams come true Now, in A Taste of Fire , she spins a poignant tale of promises made and kept, as a deathbed vow sends a feisty young woman to find the Texas cattle rancher she must save from dangerd claim as her beloved.

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    1. Re-Release Date: March 29th 2016Story Rating ~ 4 StarsHero Rating ~ 4 StarsHeroine Rating ~ 5 StarsRomance Rating ~ 4.5 StarsHeat Level ~ 3.5 StarsEnding ~ 5 StarsOverall Rating ~ 4.5 StarsA Taste of Fire is a re-release that was first published back in 1988. It was also Hannah Howell’s first book to be published. When I saw that this book was offered up at Netgalley for review I was excited because it has been YEARS since I have read a Hannah Howell romance. I considered myself very lucky to [...]

    2. I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. This is a re-release but I missed it the first time around. So I was glad too get the chance to read the book this time and enjoy the new cover too. I really like Hannah Howell's books.e is one of my favorite authors. So I know when I see her name on a book that it is going to be a good one. This book is about 448 pages, so you know that you are getting your monies worth just when having a big book to read. A [...]

    3. A Taste of Fire brings those old classic western movies that I grew up on to life. Antonie’s family was murdered before her eyes by a group of renegade banditos. Juan Ramierz, a wanted outlaw and notorious bandito himself, rescues Antonie and raises her as very own daughter.Royal, a local rancher, sees a gunman aiming at Juan in a saloon and jumps in to save him. Juan tells Royal he owns him a debt. Years later, on his death bed, Juan sends a now grown Antonie to help Juan with a bandito probl [...]

    4. Antonie and Royal were hard to warm up to at first, but they grew on you. The supporting characters were very interesting and grabbed your interest right away. It was great to have a tough heroine who didn't care (didn't know) about the rules of society. The rescue scene at the end was heart stopping.This was actually the first Hannah Howell book I'd read and it made me pick up some of her others. I love the Highland settings, but it was refreshing to have a Western.

    5. Western don't usually appeal to me. I read this one because it was by Hannah Howell and she's one of my favorite authors. I'm glad I gave it a chance because I loved it! It's as good as her Highland stories. I liked that you could hear the Mexican accents in the dialog. The characters won a place in my heart and I'd love to see more about the supporting characters. Totally, a great story.

    6. This is my favorite Hannah Howell book. Loved Juan, I cried when he died. Loved Antonie and loved the twins, Oro and Tomas. I will definitely read this again.

    7. Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and FantasyIt's always a joy to discover that an author you like has a past I am used to Hannah Howell writing about The Murrays or Wherlockes in England but what I didn't know is that Ms. Howell also writes Westerns *gasp* Westerns you say? Yep And A Taste of Fire was my first foray into the western mind of Ms. Howell and I promise it was a total delight!Antonie Ramirez was raised by the bandito that found her murdered parents, well a man h [...]

    8. Fireworks indeed!Antonie Ramirez is a heady combination of innocence and insight, wrapped up in a dangerously delectable parcel.Welcome to deep, wide Texas where men are men and women are more than competent.Honouring her dead father's wishes to repay Royal Bancroft for saving their lives, Antonie Ramirez enters the world of the Bancroft's like a Texan whirlwind. Royal finds himself in danger from outlaws trying to take his land over and from a young woman who confounds and attracts him in equal [...]

    9. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This is a re-release of a book that was originally published in 1988. Wow! It has been that long ago. I wasn't able to read the original release because I was only 4 years old then. Hahaha. But this release of the old book is just what I need. I really enjoyed reading it.It did feel kind of dated. It wasn't a western historical romance, but I did feel like the things happened a long time ago. It's okay. I still re [...]

    10. love this one loved how antonie and royal over come things but I Hate tht stupid bitch tht I cant remember wat her name was all she wanted was the land and money all to herself she got wat she deserves even so she had to hurt others to do tht thank God antonie and the baby was safe and royal stayed alive and well.

    11. This has been on my TBR list for almost a year. I really enjoyed this book. The other books I have read by Hannah Howell were set in Scotland. This was a Western set in Texas.

    12. This is my first Hannah Howell book but definitely won't be my last. I really enjoyed the mix of interesting characters and the book had me hooked from the first page.

    13. I bought this in the 80's when she wrote this under the pseudonym Sarah Dustin. The heroine I thought was unique in that she was the gunslinger out to protect the hero!

    14. Great readI loved the book I couldn't put it down I have always loved a good romance I have recommend this book to my friends

    15. All in all this was an OK read.The story is set in the late 19th century, and is an American Western, old school romance. The cover had me originally thinking it would be a contemporary (the guy on the cover is wearing Diesel jeans, an Italian brand that started in the late 20th century). But since I like both, I switched gears fast. The book was originally written in 1988 and is apparently also the first book this author sold. The 430 pages are mostly told from dual third person POV. It’s not [...]

    16. Here’s the very book that put western historical romance on the reading map for this NetGalley reviewer. Yes, it is a re-release from 2001 with a more modern book cover. But, my fellow romance book-loving friends, it is still the same great story featuring a strong, feisty John Wayne type heroine who was raised by a notorious Mexican outlaw. That is not a typo, compadres. I am talking about the heroine, not the leading man. Got your attention now? Yeah, I thought so.What was my favorite part? [...]

    17. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.Royal and his family has one of the nicer spreads of land but someone wants it, enough to try and hurt he and his brothers and sister. He has thought about the fact that it is time he settled down and had a family and has even considered a few women but has not made any commitment yet.Antonie was raised by a known bandido. When her parents were killed he took her on and raised her. She isn't your typical young lady. She can shoot and fight bett [...]

    18. Story set in the Southwest sometime not long after the Civil War. Antonie is an Anglo Saxon orphan who was raised by a notorious, but honorable Mexican bandit named Juan. Royal is the owner of a ranch and Juan felt he owed a debt to Royal for making him see, when Antonie was younger, that she needed to stay away from the seedier side of a man’s life. He’d also saved their lives. So when Juan dies he makes Antonio promise to help Royal save his ranch, knowing only that one of their neighbors [...]

    19. A Taste of Fire by Hannah Howell is a great western romance book. Our heroine Antonie Ramirez’s family was murdered before her eyes and she’s rescued the notorious, but honorable Mexican bandit named Juan Ramierz who raiser her as his daughter. She can ride and shoot as good as any man and when Juan is dying he requests Antonie go find Royal Bancroft to help save his ranch to repay him for saving their lives long ago. Antonie and her two adoptive brothers, Oro and Tomas, head out to help Roy [...]

    20. A Taste of Fire is a re-release that was first published back in the late 80’s. I realized that I read this book after the second paragraph. However, even though I read the way back in the late 80’s this book was still good even after all those years.What I like about A Taste of Fire that I probably couldn’t appreciate back in the 80’s was the strong female character. Antonie was raised by a bunch of thugs when they raided and killed her parents the leader of the band of thieves had a co [...]

    21. I liked Royal he knew how to get his woman to calm down: His appreciative but amused gaze moved over the frilly camisole she wore. ‘‘ All this lace beneath the men’s clothes.’’ ‘‘ I thought it was very pretty. I have never worn such lacy things before .’’ She slowly began to undo his shirt.I liked that Royal was honest, "you’re not just here to assuage my lust, although,’’ he smiled against her hair and that smile was reflected in his voice, ‘‘ you do give me a pretty [...]

    22. A Taste of Fire by Hannah Howell is a re-issue book. In fact, it is one of her earliest books. I didn’t realize that when I requested the book. Still it is a book that I had not read by this author so that was fine. A Taste of Fire has an unusual heroine in Antonie. She is a very strong, independent dangerous. Still there is an innocent vulnerable quality to her. While the story has a vintage 80’s feel to it, at time Antonie’s behavior is outrageous even by today’s standards. Royal Bancr [...]

    23. I like Hannah Howell and have read most of her novels, I thought. This one is a re-issue that I somehow never read. It is probably the new cover that attracted me to this one.That said, it read like one of her earlier works, which it is. The writing style was not as fluid as her later novels, however the strong characters and the sweeping story were present. The scenery descriptions were vivid and you felt like you were in the story with the characters.My main criticism with Howell is also prese [...]

    24. I did not realize when I read "A Taste of Fire" that this was a re-issued book until the end. It just proves that great books never go out of style. I have read previous Hannah Howell books, but somehow this one was missed. I loved the small details of the background, settings and the characters. You could really relate to their troubles and felt as if you knew them. Not sure why, but fleshing out a good book these days almost seems to be a thing of the past for whatever reason. Not so with "A T [...]

    25. This book came as a bit of a surprise to meThis book came as a bit of a surprise to me. When I think of the author Hannah Howell, I automatically associate the name with Scotland. Her novels have always been wonderful to me, but for some reason I was leery of reading a book of hers with a western genre. After reading this book, I want to slap myself for having ever doubted her capacity to write anything other than highlander books. In fact, I think I enjoyed this book more than any of her other [...]

    26. Hannah Howell never disappoints! Antonie is orphaned as a child and raised by a Mexican bandit, learning to ride and shoot as well as any man. Juan, her adoptive father asks her on his death bed to go and repay a hold debt to Royal, a Texas rancher who saved their lives. The chemistry between Royal and Antonie is amazing but she knows she is not a proper lady and that is what Royal wants. Or does he? This is a reissue but I had not read it previously. It is fast paced with lots of drama and I lo [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this book. I didn't realize at first that it was a re-release of a book she had written a few years ago. I am a big fan of this author so i think i had read it before as parts of it seemed familiar to me. I always enjoy these books that are set back in other periods. Something about women having to act like ladies and keep up appearances and men having to be gentlemen pulls me in. It was much simpler times but the men worked harder day to day and then went home and treated their [...]

    28. I have read Hannah Howell forever and this re-issue was one of the few I haven't read before so I am glad I had the chance to read it now.Antonie Ramirez is a hard lady. She can shoot and ride and do manly things much better than most of the men. Her father asks her to find Royal Bancroft to honor an old debt. He is tough and hot!The book has it all: Romance, danger, suspense and it all happens on the Wild West.Great book. Amazing characters,beautiful descriptions and a solid plot.I received an [...]

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