Item description for Wings of the Morning (Kensington Chronicles, Book 2) by Lori Wick...
Overview Wick's bestselling Kensington Chronicles series has a fresh new look sure to please her longtime fans and draw a new generation of readers. Set in the 1800s, this series captures the adventure, wealth, and romance of the British Empire.
Victoria "Smokey" Simmons stands silently on deck as her father's body is lowered into the Atlantic, asking God for the strength she will need to command the "Aramis" alone. Not wanting to remain at sea forever, Smokey dreams of the time when she can trade her life aboard ship for a home and family. When she meets another captain, Dallas Knight, ? Smokey believes her dream will finally come true. But circumstances beyond their control and the schemes of a cunning pirate threaten to destroy this young couple's hope for the future.
"Wings of the Morning" carries readers on a tender journey of love in which painful events become lasting blessings in the Father's care.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Series Kensington Chronicles
Series Number 2
ISBN 0736913211 ISBN13 9780736913218
Availability 0 units.
More About Lori Wick
Lori Wick is the bestselling author of more than 30 books (nearly 5 million copies sold), including the popular Rocky Mountain Memories Series, the Yellow Rose Trilogy, and stand-alone novels such as Pretense, The Princess, and Bamboo and Lace. Lori lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Bob, and their three children.
Lori Wick currently resides in the state of Wisconsin.
Reviews - What do customers think about Wings of the Morning (Kensington Chronicles, Book 2)?
There are better authors out there! Jan 18, 2007
Golly, what some people will call talent! Yeah, this story sounds good, but it lacks in substance and depth that could have made it worthwhile. The fact that Lori Wick is a best-selling author the Christian romance market gives me hope that I can someday be an accomplished author as well. This was the first of Wick's book I had ever read, and I picked up others, hoping to prove my first impression wrong, but nothing could change my mind.
When I first ventured into the world of Christian romance, I heard many great things about Wick and read nothing but raving reviews. Imagine my excitement in finding an entire shelf full of Wick's books at my local library. Now I know why: people would buy her books due to misleading five star reviews, then after realizing they are no good, will turn right back around, full of disappointment from the wasted money, and drop them off at the library. In each of Wick's books that I've read, the plot was rushed and predictable, and the characters were flat and unrealistic. I couldn't give into the willing suspension of disbelief for more than a few pages before a plot flaw or a character inconsistency would ruin the whole experience. Her writing style just doesn't work for me.
As an aspiring writer, I trudged slowly through this book, nit-picking my way through, mentally fixing plot snags and word choices. (In fact, I could probably rewrite the entire preface and turn THAT into a full-length novel!) After trying to read a few more of her books, in both historical and modern settings, I realized that Lori Wick had nothing to offer me. Her story ideas had potential, but lacked a better storyteller. There are just too many idiosyncrasies for me to pick up another Lori Wick book without cringing. But obviously I'm the only person who feels that way.
A fabulous, unusual Christian romance! Dec 12, 2006
This is my favorite of all of Lori Wick's books. I love the way the story is unusual, but written quite realistically. I love the way the romance is written so powerfully. I love the way Smokey is so strong and confident in those areas that she is comfortable in... but shy and awkward when she's out of her comfort zone. After all... how many of us AREN'T?
Dallas makes a fantastic hero, as well. Sure, he's good-looking and "quite the catch"... but he's got limitations which make him quite realistic as well. And as he gets to know Smokey, he becomes more and more fascinated... until he finally realizes that she's stolen his heart.
If "preachy" Christian fiction has turned you off, but you're still looking for a good, clean romance, then try this one! Then check out my reviews and lists for some more good clean romance books!
The best! Aug 29, 2006
This was one of the best books I've ever read. I couldn't put it down, I had to know what was on the next page all the way through. I love books like this that keep you intersted from cover to cover! I had to read all of this series!
Low point of the series Jun 18, 2006
I really liked the rest of the series (a surprise for me), but this one couldn't hold my attention. I don't know what it was, but it just wasn't as good. I really only read this one to revisit Sunny and Brandon from the first volume of the series.
A strong woman who graces the high seas as captain... Jan 27, 2004
A wonderful, unusual story of love, adventure, and social graces in the 1800's. While carrying a unisex nickname and hiding behind men's clothes, Smokey is a beautiful woman... and a gift to all her know her, except the pirate who wants her.
Lori Wick makes places I have never seen and lifestyles I will never experience feel like home. So realistic is her story line that I can feel the bumps as the carriage navigates dry land, an unusual place for a ship's captain.
This book 2 of the "Kensington Chronicles" series is a must read! While a bit more enjoyable if you have read #1 (The Hawk and The Jewel), this `stand alone' book stands out on it's own. A new cover has been released on this 1994 book.