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Fierce Eden [Read] ➪ Fierce Eden By Jennifer Blake – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A widow at twenty five, beautiful Elise Laffont had been taught by her brutal husband to hate sex and men She was quite content to manage her small Louisiana farm alone until a Natchez Indian uprising A widow at twenty five, beautiful Elise Laffont had been taught by her brutal husband to hate sex and men She was quite content to manage her small Louisiana farm alone until a Natchez Indian uprising forced her to fleeTo secure safe passage for herself and her neighbors, Elise agreed to become the mistress of Reynaud Chavalier, son of a French nobleman and a Natchez princessBut what began as sacrifice soon became pleasure, as his sensuous touch awakened her to the ecstasies of love From the Paperback edition.


10 thoughts on “Fierce Eden

  1. Misfit Misfit says:

    The girl Elise Laffont, not one of the original casquette girls she came on a later ship , and when she arrived in Louisiana she was married off to a brute of an older man thankfully now dead She sthan happy to work the land left by her husband and isn t interested in shopping for another spouse anytime soon sex with hubby 1 was pretty bad.The guy Reynaud Chavalier His mother was Natchez, his father a French Comte Educated in France, he was sent home to Louisiana with a nice fat The girl Elise Laffont, not one of the original casquette girls she came on a later ship , and when she arrived in Louisiana she was married off to a brute of an older man thankfully now dead She sthan happy to work the land left by her husband and isn t interested in shopping for another spouse anytime soon sex with hubby 1 was pretty bad.The guy Reynaud Chavalier His mother was Natchez, his father a French Comte Educated in France, he was sent home to Louisiana with a nice fat inheritance from his father Reynaud s had an eye for the beautiful young widow for some time, and jumps at the opportunity to rescue Elise and a few other survivors after a brutal raid by the Natchez Let s just say Reynaud s conditions for getting everyone to safety are a wee bit unusual and raise a few eyebrows especially Elise s That s all I ll say read it for your self This was a bit different from Blake s usual formula, with the heroine being widowed usually they re virginal , and no forced seduction a common trope for those older romances I don t want to say how it comes about, but a goodly portion of the story takes place with the Natchez in their village, with Elise living with and interacting with Reynaud s family and fellow tribesmen I thought that was a refreshing change but be warned there are a lot of details on the history of the Natchez and customs, as well as details of daily living, and that might not suit every read YMMV.While I did enjoy this, I didn t warm up to this couple like I have with other JB couples I also found a lot of typos conversion errors , and for that I m dropping the rating down to three stars Thumbs up to the author for getting her old books out in digital format, but perhaps there s been too big of a rush and could use one or twoproof reads before putting them on the marketplace


  2. Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder says:

    I had to CNF this at 83%.The author does a awe inspiring portrayal of Indiginous American Natchez tribe in terms of how they live, what they believe, how they organize their society etc well before the Internet The subplot with the indigenous American Natcheze minor Natchez characters it too well done The minor Natchez characters were fully developed and vivid as was their lives and their culture All were too good As a credit to the author s phenomenal skill in capturing them and their I had to CNF this at 83%.The author does a awe inspiring portrayal of Indiginous American Natchez tribe in terms of how they live, what they believe, how they organize their society etc well before the Internet The subplot with the indigenous American Natcheze minor Natchez characters it too well done The minor Natchez characters were fully developed and vivid as was their lives and their culture All were too good As a credit to the author s phenomenal skill in capturing them and their lives, I m fully invested in them I can t continue They aren t going to win and if they somehow wiggle out of this particular pickle they are in, ultimately, they won t win I can t see how they will even get out of this situation for an HFN in this book I can t bear to read anyThe the romantic couple, H h fell a little flat, though the heroine met my peculiar criteria for a strong heroine.NTS Reason for a place on my romantic hall of fame shelf Le Sigh, sniff, sniff P 111 28% If I were not forsworn, he said, his voice deep, I would wrap my hands in the wild silk of your hair and draw you to me, enclosing you in my arms, holding you to me until I could feel the beat of your heart I would touch your lips with mine, holding their sweet warmth until they opened to me I would taste the essence of your mouth and probe its source, inviting you with every wile at my command to do the same I would kiss your forehead, your eyes, the softness of your cheeks, that small seductive hollow behind your ear Gently I would slide your gown from your shoulders, following its fall with a trail of kisses Snip Your breasts I would take in my hands, cupping their gentle shape that is both soft and firm, stroking the nipples with finger and tongue until they were tight buds of sweetness I would press my face into the white flatness of your belly and breathe your scent before searching out those secret places that bring you joy And when you were ready, when you yearned for me, only then, would I fill you, banishing thought of any other man I would use the force at my command to your service, your good, bringing to us both that boundless pleasure that is our birthright, our solace, our only certain reward for living These things I would do, if I were not forsworn Yes, yes, this is all physical, but if the H did not yet realize he loves the h, I do These sentiments are not inspired by animal lust alone


  3. Linda Banche Linda Banche says:

    FIERCE EDEN by Jennifer Blake is a sweeping, vibrant historical tale of love, honor, betrayal and adventure.In 1729 Louisiana, long simmering tension erupts into violence as the beleaguered Natchez Indians attack the French Fort Rosalie, destroying the fort and the surrounding farms and slaughtering the settlers.Widowed French landowner Elise, after suffering marriage with an abusive husband, has no wish to submit to any man But in the chaos after the massacre, she must accept the attentions of FIERCE EDEN by Jennifer Blake is a sweeping, vibrant historical tale of love, honor, betrayal and adventure.In 1729 Louisiana, long simmering tension erupts into violence as the beleaguered Natchez Indians attack the French Fort Rosalie, destroying the fort and the surrounding farms and slaughtering the settlers.Widowed French landowner Elise, after suffering marriage with an abusive husband, has no wish to submit to any man But in the chaos after the massacre, she must accept the attentions of the half French Natchez prince, Reynaud, as the price for his protection of her and her little band of survivors.And so begins a far ranging tale of culture clash and divided loyalties Rich in in depth historical detail and fast paced action, Ms Blake s superb novel sweeps you away into a vastly different time and place Never dull, she draws you into the story of Elise s and Reynaud s increasing love for each other against the background of a world in violent transition.Fierce Eden immerses you in cultures far different from our own, but where human nature remains the same Elise, while a woman of her time, is no passive victim She fights against her fate, and fails and succeeds in turn Reynaud, as both French and Natchez, is torn between two worlds and must make the wrenching decision of where to place his loyalties.I love Jennifer Blake Her novels are exactly the kind of meaty read I adore Ms Blake wrote FIERCE EDEN in 1985 and the good news is she s still writing Even better, she still writes the same wonderful type of story May she write for a long time to come, so we fans can enjoy her new novels along with her treasures of the past.ARC provided by Sourcebooks


  4. Ashley Ashley says:

    I usually don t like Native American romance novels but I love old Jennifer Blake books so I figured that I should just as well give it a try Of course, I adored it There is rarely an old Jennifer Blake book that I don t like.


  5. Ashley Ashley says:

    This was totally one of the romances I read when I was younger because I found it hidden in a box in my mom s closet.


  6. Terra Terra says:

    This is my first time reading a book by this author and I must say that I am impressed It s not a fast paced story but a much meatier one than your average fluffy light historical romance Sorry ladies but this one doesn t have a sexy legged Scotsman but does have a sexy bare chested half breed American Indian It does leave me in a quandary as I am partial to kilted Scotsman but after the descriptions here in this story it s making me think I might have to broaden my horizons.Our heroine Elise This is my first time reading a book by this author and I must say that I am impressed It s not a fast paced story but a much meatier one than your average fluffy light historical romance Sorry ladies but this one doesn t have a sexy legged Scotsman but does have a sexy bare chested half breed American Indian It does leave me in a quandary as I am partial to kilted Scotsman but after the descriptions here in this story it s making me think I might have to broaden my horizons.Our heroine Elise Laffont is a very attractive young widow living in Louisiana and trying to make a go of things on her own Considering the time period it does make this very hard for her as women are still frowned upon as far as intelligence and anything other than being barefoot and pregnant Elise however is quite happy in her current situation of striking out to make her own path due to having a cruel and abusive husband Who can blame her really Our hero Reynaud Chevalier was born on the wrong side of the tracks Half Indian and half French he is a man of no people Upon seeing our heroine though he does make himself indispensable to a fleeing group of French after they have been attacked by the Indians in a brutal raid But, why should he do something like this even though he is a half breed He knows the Indians and the French will both despise him for who he is and what he s done so what could be worth the possible cost of his life to help these people We travel through the harsh back country of Louisiana striving to stay one step ahead of the Indians while praying with all our might that we make it to the French fort unscathed Dangers and disagreements abound aplenty, trust is just a five letter word that is tossed around like juggling balls and tempers blaze when all is not as it seems and some find out they have been deceived.The descriptions are vivid while the historical aspect is over the top intriguing Throw some romance, sex, brutality, lies, passion and patience and you have one interesting storyline


  7. Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews says:

    Elise Laffont and Reynaud Chavalier s trek through the forest to escape mayhem brings to mind the beginning of the Longfellow poem Evangeline This is the forest primeval The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight Fierce Eden is a vicarious trip back in history with strong, resourceful, and, of course, flawed characters that are memorable Their will to live, their determination to hold on to the culture they know, and their res Elise Laffont and Reynaud Chavalier s trek through the forest to escape mayhem brings to mind the beginning of the Longfellow poem Evangeline This is the forest primeval The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight Fierce Eden is a vicarious trip back in history with strong, resourceful, and, of course, flawed characters that are memorable Their will to live, their determination to hold on to the culture they know, and their resilience is mindboggling awesome reading.The Natchez Indian Uprising, after so many years of ill treatment by the French, sets in motion events that start gigantic changes in the social structure of Louisiana Territory in the early eighteenth century Fierce Eden is spellbinding.Elise Laffont is a widow who has managed her property well since the death of her abusive husband, but her independent ways go against the grain of the many men who want her and her property She s been able to meet and beat their challenges until the Natchez Indians attack, killing and burning Hiding in the forest, with nothing but the clothes on her back, she makes necessary decisions to stay alive Her back story gives the reader revealing insight into her survival instincts, her intelligence, and her skill with people.The French educated Reynaud Chavalier, half Natchez and half French, drives a hard bargain before he agrees to take Elise and other on the run French to a safe post His own agenda puts him in danger, but he knows what he wants and is willing to take the risk He seems to embody the best of both cultures in which he was reared He is unquestionably a hero though a somewhat flawed one Even flawed, he is a lover that makes the heart race To Elise who has suffered at the hands of every man she s ever known, Reynaud is unbelievable The freedom of choice he gives her becomes an aphrodisiac to Elise the love scenes sizzle.Elise and Reynaud s love story reaches far past the physical It shows a love that is loyal, faithful, giving, and felt to the core However, Fierce Eden is muchthan just a love story It plumbs the depth of the human condition, reveals every one of the Cardinal Sins, yet, shows the compassion and caring that some of the characters never lose even when all hope seems gone It also showcases how history is made and cultures changed.Jennifer Blake, a master story teller, transports the reader to another time and place as she weaves together incredible descriptions of the environment, historical information, cultural differences, and a fantastic love story to create a tale that will be remembered long after the last page is read Marvelous reading originally posted at


  8. Thom Swennes Thom Swennes says:

    Until recently women have held a precarious position in society In a world dominated by men, woman s powers were clandestine, covert, surreptitious, and often hidden behind closed door or under mussed bedclothes Twenty five year old Elise Laffont is released from an unwanted and unhappy union with her husband Vincent, upon his unexpected death This sudden release didn t mean that she was free as her vulnerable position in society made it almost impossible to keep what she had inherited from h Until recently women have held a precarious position in society In a world dominated by men, woman s powers were clandestine, covert, surreptitious, and often hidden behind closed door or under mussed bedclothes Twenty five year old Elise Laffont is released from an unwanted and unhappy union with her husband Vincent, upon his unexpected death This sudden release didn t mean that she was free as her vulnerable position in society made it almost impossible to keep what she had inherited from her late husband An uprising by the Natchez Indian Tribe found her house burned to the ground and her very life in danger She is forced to use her beauty and feminine charms to secure escape.Reynaud Chavalier is a half breed His father was a French nobleman that had taken an Indian bride to his bed, resulting in Reynaud He grew up in the strange and often adventitious position of being accepted by both the French and Indians Reynaud is known under the name of Hawk of the Night Tattooed Serpent in the tribe of the Natchez Indians The differences in the daily life of the relative luxuries of plantation life for the French and the hunter gatherer existence of the Indians forms an almost unbridgeable void This is a seldom told story of a time where cultures and peoples from different worlds collide and explode into violence When the uprising occurs Reynaud offers his help to a small survivor contingent for a price An adventure love story follows I find it refreshing to read a gripping tale where the occasion coitus is preformed with tenderness and love, and without vulgarity in words and actions My knowledge of Indian history and customs is extremely limited but I found myself fascinated with the author s descriptions The Indian hierarchy seemed to employ a system, not so different from that of checks and balances in the United States of later days Women were respected and esteemed by the tribe, as a whole, and would have been good if it was also transferred to later governments around the world This is the first book in the Louisiana History Collection Until 1803 a vast area of land stretching from the Gulf of Mexico into Canada, encompassing fourteen or parts of future states belonged to France The United States bought the area from the Republic of France in 1803 for 11,250,000, which would be recorded in the annals of history as the Louisiana Purchase Really enjoying this story, I won t hesitate to read every book in this series and for that matter everything written by this author I warmly recommend this story to all those that enjoy historical romances it will be a welcome addition to anyone s library


  9. Staci Staci says:

    My thoughts I have to admit that I ve really enjoyed reading Sourcebooks Casablanca Classics I m not usually one for romance books but My Love, My Enemy and now Fierce Eden have been great reads for me this month Just goes to show you that covers can sometimes be misleading in regards to content I thought this story was a great blend of romance, adventure, sexual tension, and historical information I will own up to having fantasies when I was younger andnaive of wanting to be swe My thoughts I have to admit that I ve really enjoyed reading Sourcebooks Casablanca Classics I m not usually one for romance books but My Love, My Enemy and now Fierce Eden have been great reads for me this month Just goes to show you that covers can sometimes be misleading in regards to content I thought this story was a great blend of romance, adventure, sexual tension, and historical information I will own up to having fantasies when I was younger andnaive of wanting to be swept away by an Indian Chief who crackled with virility and smoldering hotness Every time I watched Last of the Mohicans, I would often catch myself sighing and dreaming of Unca Daniel Day Lewis s Indian brother coming to my rescue and saving me from the brutal British But I digress.so anyway..I found myself at many, many times with a huge grin on my face as I read the passionate love scenes between Elise and her half breed Reynaurd But the story isn t just about their romance, it s also about the history of Louisiana, the French, and the Indian tribes that lived there during the early 1700 s Jennifer Blake took a few historic occurrences and then wrote a story that firmly plants the reader into the past.Recommend Yes..I would recommend this one especially for those readers that enjoy some great historical fiction with a tastefully written love story intertwined within the pages There honestly isn t one cheesy thing going on here, it s not a Harlequin romance, or a book with just sex Actually, the sex is fairly minimal and like I wrote above it s very well done Not a bad way to spend an afternoonnot at all.Rating 8 10 I ve decided to go to the 10 point scale as it gives meroom to judge a book rather than 1 5


  10. Jen Jen says:

    I got this book as part of a Louisiana History bundle that was free on Kindle I am glad that I did not pay for this book, because I was largely disappointed To be clear, the history and culture of the native Americans in this book was painstakingly researched, and was presented without prejudice It was a historically accurate picture of the relationships between the settlements in new France and I was really impressed with the work that was put into this book from an accuracy standpoint The I got this book as part of a Louisiana History bundle that was free on Kindle I am glad that I did not pay for this book, because I was largely disappointed To be clear, the history and culture of the native Americans in this book was painstakingly researched, and was presented without prejudice It was a historically accurate picture of the relationships between the settlements in new France and I was really impressed with the work that was put into this book from an accuracy standpoint The writing is detailed and thorough that can I expect from general romance writing This was truly a historical romance,than a romance set in a historical period However, I found that the romance part to be extremely illogical The characters were extremely developed, and the female lead was so strong, so intelligent, and so capable She was everything you hope for in a heroin, independent to a fault The male character, though equally a strong a character and very well written, was dishonest, high handed, and took pleasure in embarrassing those around him I don t mind a black hat that s not my issue It s just that a woman like our heroin willingly staid with this kind of a person He repeatedly treated her horribly, and made a pretense of giving her the choice to go or stay He never expressed any regret, never apologized, just continually treated her badly and she made the decision to stay It made no sense to me and I wasn t able to finish the story because women made out to be that strong and intelligent don t allow make a choice to live under that kind of oppression when given the choice Not even for love.Three stars because it was such a beautifully written account, but the story hurt my heart


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