The Zebra historical Raven by Evelyn Rogers is a compelling romantic tale that also includes elements of adventure, tragedy, and gothic intrigue.
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Illustrator: Franco Accornero
Imprint or Line: Zebra Historical Romance
Book Series: Chadwick Sisters Trilogy #2
Published by: Kensington
Genres: Historical Romance, Victorian Era Romance
Format: eBook, Paperback
Buy on: Amazon, AbeBooks
Reviewed by: Introvert Reader
Raven by Evelyn Rogers is one of those books with a little bit of everything. Of course, there’s romance—the chemistry between the protagonists was sizzling—but there’s also adventure, painful tragedy, and a dash of gothic intrigue.
Raven, an American Southern woman, finds herself living on her own in Victorian England, trying to live her dreams. Despite being a broken woman with a hurtful past, she is resilient and determined. Raven has to learn to let go of her hurts to become the mature, independent woman she was destined to be.
Acting is her true calling, so our heroine embarks on the London stage to pursue her dream as an actress. In this new environment, she radiates like a brilliant star. However, deep down, she still feels a sense of emptiness.
Marcus Bannerman is just the man she needs. He is a wealthy and arrogant nobleman. Marcus is a multi-faceted character, however, as he is also a kind and understanding man.
Marcus is a very patient and dedicated lover. He was an incredibly sensual hero, and the dialogue between him and Raven was so steamy!
Besides having to get over the major trauma she experienced long ago, now there is danger afoot that could threaten Raven’s life!
Final Analysis of Raven
I’ve read several books by Evelyn Rogers, and I’ve always been impressed. This was one of her best romances so far! She was one of the better authors for Kensington’s Zebra imprint and later wrote for Dorchester.
Raven was the second in a series of books about three sisters trying to flee from their pasts. I’ve yet to read them all, although I will correct that very soon because Raven was an excellent read.
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A WOMAN OF SECRETS
Haunted by memories of the terrible night that left her innocence shattered, Raven Chadwick prefers the world of make-believe to the cruel realities of everyday life. So she leaves her girlhood home of Savannah to pursue a stage career — and uncover a mysterious family secret.
A MAN OF MYSTERY
In London, Raven meets Marcus Bannerman, the enigmatic Earl of Stafford. Powerful and hotly sensual, he fills her with doubt — and awakening desire…
A WORLD OF PASSIONRAVEN BY EVELYN ROGERS
Then Raven discovers the truth that was once hidden amid the shadows of the elegant Stafford mansion — a secret that could change her life. Only if she believes in herself and the man she adores will Raven be able to take on her greatest role: a woman ready to fight for her true, undying love!