Review: A Rose in Amber by Roberta CM DeCaprio

A Rose in Amber by Roberta CM DeCaprio
Series: Between The Rifle And The Spear (#3)
Release Date: July 8, 2011
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Page Count: 358
Source: ebook received from the publisher

True love, like a rose in amber, lasts forever…Sunny Eagle is sent to Brighton, England to live with her great aunt. After growing up on a reservation with her White mother and Apache father, Sunny must adhere to Britain’s protocol and rules while coping with an overbearing aunt and a missing sibling.

Captain Rafe Cavendish vowed never to fall in love, again. Yet twice, when Sunny finds herself in danger, he comes to her rescue and saves her life. Can he keep his distance from this beautiful, caring woman, or will he lose his heart and have it broken a second time?


Review: A Rose in Amber is book three in the Between the Rifle and the Spear series. The first in the series is about Sunny’s parents and the second being Sunny’s sister story. While I didn’t feel lost without having read the first two installments, there were references in this book that I feel are probably explained in more detail and I perhaps would have understood what the author was referring to a bit better.

This book is so much more than a romance between Sunny and Rafe. In fact, the romance aspect between the main characters in my opinion played only a minor role. There were so many other situations the author focused on such as Raven boarding the wrong ship to England, Gabriel’s tragedy and Aunt Kaylena’s secret. Despite the fact that I would have liked to have seen the romance between Sunny and Rafe unfold a bit quicker and be more front and center, this book captivated me right from the start. I had a really hard time putting it down. The author did an excellent job portraying the emotions of all characters. I even found myself sniffling with Rafe later on in the book.

All in all, I enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read the first two books in this series. I also hope the author tells Gabriel’s story as I look forward to reading more about the Eagle family.

Favorite Quote: “It seems to me you folks are quite protective of your eating utensils.”

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