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Monday, June 1, 2009

An April to Remember by Lauri Robinson

An April to Remember by Lauri Robinson
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical
Length: Full (380 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Tulip

April Simonson hated all men. They were cruel, sinful beasts. Her disfigured face was proof. That is until she met Jerek Brinkley. Then, as the revered Sultana explodes, April falls into the dark, muddy waters of the Mississippi River terrified she'll never see the light of day or the handsome riverboat gambler again.
Jerek Brinkley fought hell and high water to save the northern vixen who'd won his heart with her cards tricks, only to fear Allan Pinkerton's arrival in Memphis might reveal secrets he's not ready for her to know.

Based on history's greatest maritime disaster, An April to Remember, sprinkled with real facts and events, revives the Sultana, a civil war riverboat whose death toll surpassed the Titanic's, and offers a new twist on what might have happened that fateful night in 1865.
April hated all men, with good reason. They were mean and sinful. She had proof every time she looked in the mirror at her disfigured face. She feels this way until she meets Jerek Brinkley on the Sultana in 1865. Jerek fell for the northern vixen with her card tricks on the Mississippi River.

When the Sultana explodes April is terrified she will never see her handsome man again or live another day. Jerek does everything he can to save the woman who has won his heart. But once in Memphis he’s afraid April will learn things about him he isn’t ready to share just yet.

I remember the first time I watched Titanic. I fell in love with Jack Dawson and wanted to be Kate. It was a match made in heaven and for once it was the upper class woman falling for the lower class man. But the ending of the story was devastating. Why couldn’t it have a happily ever after? If you felt like I did than you will love this story, An April to Remember. It’s based on a true story, but this one has a happy ending. The guy gets the girl and they live happily ever after. Lauri Robinson has taken something that has happened in the past and added a beautiful twist to it. It makes you wonder if something like this could have actually happened that dreadful night in 1865. This story will touch your heart and make you weep with gratification that we have authors such as Robinson. It’s one of the better books I have read from The Wild Rose Press Historical American Romance series. This was a wonderful read and I wish it could go on forever. It’s one of those books you HAVE to know more about their lives. I think it’s a keeper for any bookshelf!