June 2009: Danya for Night Owls Reviews
Rating: 3 ½ - enjoyable
After her father’s death, Maria left her home in
Antwerp and moved to to live with her uncle and aunt in
1582. Miguel Gonzalez was a darkly handsome soldier who quickly swept Maria off
her feet. After four years of wonderful and passionate marriage, Miguel was
posted to Madrid New Spain. Maria refused to be
separated from her husband, so she went with him. After a horrible attack by
Indians leaves only Maria and the priest alive, Maria is given to the Aztec
king Montezuma as a bride, considered to be a woman of the Sun because of her
golden hair. After many experiences, Maria finds herself in years
later, fighting an attraction to the attractive sea captain Michael Fenwick.
Will she be able to resist the advances of the lusty Sea Dog or will Maria succumb
to his salacious intentions? England
Nickie Fleming has written a sweeping romance that follows one woman through exciting and tumultuous times in history. Torrid and steamy scenes combined with intrigue and danger result in Maria Gonzalez gripping the reader’s attention. While not always historically accurate - the story more than makes up for any creative rewriting of history.