Through the Fire
Beth Trissel
The Wild Rose Press

Review:

Rebecca Elliot, recently widowed, is on her way with her younger sister, Kate, to relatives staying in a remote fort. As their party travels at slow pace through thick forest, they find themselves viciously attacked. Rebecca barely manages to fight off one savage when she finds herself taken captive by another. In the melee, she loses sight of Kate.

Rebecca finds herself a prisoner of Shoka, a half-Shawnee warrior who fortunately speaks English. Despite his efforts to make her comfortable in his company, she keeps trying to escape. As they travel on, thrown together to survive in the wilderness, they begin to care for each other. Aware of their growing feelings, they’re unable to deny the truth to themselves – and to others. Yet dangers lurk from both native and white men, threatening their new-found love, and their lives. Only following a mysterious white wolf helps them escape the worst dangers. On their march towards the fort, they are forced to defend and fight for each other.

During their journey, Rebecca is re-united with her sister. But how much time will they have together, now that Kate has eyes only for a dashing Frenchman? And with a massacre unavoidable, their lives are once more in peril. Barely escaped with their lives, Rebecca has to confront her past to create her future. But does her future include Shoka?

Ms Trissel spins a very fine yarn with Through the Fire. Her vivid imagery takes you right back into the action. The colours, scents and views tickle the senses. The deep description of scenery and historical setting gave me just the right idea of what Rebecca went through, both physically and emotionally. Ms Trissel knows how to tell a wonderful tale.

A beautifully written love story, with enough dangers lurking to keep us on our toes. Perfect reading material.

5 out of 5 stars

By Steph Patterson

9 comments

  1. Mary Marvella // November 6, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

    Fantastic review!

  2. Pamela Varnado // November 7, 2009 at 8:42 AM  

    This sounds like a really intriguing read. From what you've written, I can tell the story is full of suspenseful plot twists and opportunities for Shoka and Rebecca to grow closer. I definitely want to read more.

    Where can I find your story on the Wild Rose Press website?

  3. Toni V.S. // November 7, 2009 at 1:50 PM  

    Beth, if this is as good as Somewhere My Love, it's an enjoyable story.

  4. Toni V.S. // November 7, 2009 at 1:50 PM  

    Beth, if this is as good as Somewhere My Love, it's an enjoyable story.

  5. Toni V.S. // November 7, 2009 at 1:50 PM  

    Beth, if this is as good as Somewhere My Love, it's an enjoyable story.

  6. Toni V.S. // November 7, 2009 at 1:50 PM  

    Beth, if this is as good as Somewhere My Love, it's an enjoyable story.

  7. Beth Trissel // November 7, 2009 at 6:17 PM  

    Yes, it's as good. :)
    And thanks. My novels are available at The Wild Rose Press and all other major online booksellers like Amazon.

  8. Joanne // November 8, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

    Beth,
    Sincere congratulations! We are all so proud of you and your wonderful writing.

  9. Judy // November 8, 2009 at 10:37 AM  

    Wonderful, Beth! We're all so proud of you. You're flyin'