A Reckless Love

A Reckless Love[PDF / Epub] ☆ A Reckless Love By Beth White – Heartforum.co.uk On the trail of an elusive enemy, cynical, war damaged lawman Zane Sager crosses paths oncewith Aurora Daughtry, the vivacious Mississippi belle he once admired from a distance As his defenses start t On the trail of an elusive enemy, cynical, war damaged lawman Zane Sager crosses paths oncewith Aurora Daughtry, the vivacious Mississippi belle he once admired from a distance As his defenses start to crumble, the criminal he s been pursuing reminds him that that no one he loves is safe Ever.

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this nameBeth White teaches music at an inner city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama Her hobbies include playing flute and pennywhistle and painting, but her real passion is writing historical romance with a Southern drawlA native Mississippian, she is a pastor s wife, mother of two, and grandmother of two so far Also published A Reckless eBook ¹ as Elizabeth White, her novels have won the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, the RT Book Club Reviewers Choice Award, and the Inspirational Reader s Choice Award.

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • A Reckless Love
  • Beth White
  • English
  • 24 July 2018
  • 080072691X

10 thoughts on “A Reckless Love

  1. Jocelyn Green says:

    The perfect conclusion to The Daughtry House series Aurora is a spunky heroine whose banter and get er done attitude had me laughing out loud Pairing her with Deputy Marshall Zane Sanger sparked entertaining and endearing scenes I love all the history that shone through in this novel, just as it did in the previous two Powerful themes of justice, courage, and redemption are as relevant today as they were in Reconstruction Era Mississippi Kudos to author Beth White for weaving all the mys The perfect conclusion to The Daughtry House series Aurora is a spunky heroine whose banter and get er done attitude had me laughing out loud Pairing her with Deputy Marshall Zane Sanger sparked entertaining and endearing scenes I love all the history that shone through in this novel, just as it did in the previous two Powerful themes of justice, courage, and redemption are as relevant today as they were in Reconstruction Era Mississippi Kudos to author Beth White for weaving all the mystery elements together in a satisfying way, too A pleasure to read.I received a copy of this book from the publisher All thoughts are my own

  2. Dana Michael says:

    A Reckless Love by Beth White is the last in a series about the Daughtry Girls set in northeast Mississippi after the Civil War This one featured the youngest sister, Aurora She is a feisty little red head who seems to have no trouble speaking her mind The hero, is a quiet marshal who seeks justice and has no time for any distractions This is an adorably cute story with action, suspense and of course romance I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, and this is my honest opinion.

  3. Rebecca says:

    3.5 stars .your jabbering is like a cool glass of lemonade after walking around in the desert Seasoned lawman Zane Sabiere has just been outmatched by a confection in a yellow dress a little dynamo with a head full of gorgeous red hair, Aurora Daughtry is a force to be reckoned with on any given day A man of few words, or at least he used to be, Zane s task of guarding key witnesses for a federal murder trial somehow got him tangled up with a southern belle whose sharp wit and spirit 3.5 stars .your jabbering is like a cool glass of lemonade after walking around in the desert Seasoned lawman Zane Sabiere has just been outmatched by a confection in a yellow dress a little dynamo with a head full of gorgeous red hair, Aurora Daughtry is a force to be reckoned with on any given day A man of few words, or at least he used to be, Zane s task of guarding key witnesses for a federal murder trial somehow got him tangled up with a southern belle whose sharp wit and spirited demeanor well, no wonder he didn t stand a chance She was fearless Tired of being viewed as the baby of the family Aurora Daughtry is certain about what she feels for the handsome Deputy U S Marshall, whose eye patch makes him all thatdistinctive Determined to help Zane solve his case, Aurora places herself in the position to endanger those that she loves the most, including Zane A reckless love , indeed Soak in the flirtatious banter between Zane and Aurora, while becoming reacquainted with favorite characters from the first two books in the series they haven t changed a bit all humor asidethere is deep inspiration lurking between the pages of this book with its sobering glimpse of the turbulent years following the close of the Civil War The author has done a really good job of coating reality with an entertaining character like Aurora not to mention Grandmama I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing through Interviews and Reviews The opinions stated above are entirely my own

  4. Lori says:

    I gave this book five stars because it was so very good A story that will not let go of your heart even after it s long over Set after the Civil War I found this one to be the best one yet All the characters especially Aurora who isn t afraid to voice her opinion on anything is a woman before her time.She s a delightful young lady that was fun in getting to know and I loved her story I felt that this one was the best one yet I liked Zane even better He was just as determined to do his job I gave this book five stars because it was so very good A story that will not let go of your heart even after it s long over Set after the Civil War I found this one to be the best one yet All the characters especially Aurora who isn t afraid to voice her opinion on anything is a woman before her time.She s a delightful young lady that was fun in getting to know and I loved her story I felt that this one was the best one yet I liked Zane even better He was just as determined to do his job and to right a wrong I have to admit there were parts in this book that made me smile and others that tugged at my heart I enjoyed the historical events that were the backdrop of this wonderful book I learned quit a bit and there were some events that matched up with what I had learned in school It s clear that this author has done a wonderful job researching these events for her story The things that took place in this story reminds me of today s rioting, looting, and the demand for justice As they say, history tends to repeat itself But, overall this is a can t put down book and you will find yourself rooting for Aurora and Zane as they work their way to the top so to speak and come out even better My thanks to Netgalley and Revell Publishing for a copy of this book I was NOT required to write a positive review for this book and all opinions are my own

  5. Abigail Harris says:

    Ahh, A Reckless Love , this story does indeed show recklessness at times and love.I really will have to go back to the first book in the series, A Rebel Heart and read it since I was slightly lost when reading the second and now the third books in the series.That didn t stop me from enjoying the book though, and I want to mention here that I did skim at parts, only because I couldn t get into the writing style, yet, I loved the story and characters A Reckless Love is a strong ending to a st Ahh, A Reckless Love , this story does indeed show recklessness at times and love.I really will have to go back to the first book in the series, A Rebel Heart and read it since I was slightly lost when reading the second and now the third books in the series.That didn t stop me from enjoying the book though, and I want to mention here that I did skim at parts, only because I couldn t get into the writing style, yet, I loved the story and characters A Reckless Love is a strong ending to a strong series of healing after a horrible time in America s history I enjoyed seeingthan one side of the Civil War and the aftermath of the war s end.There was some content that makes this a book for readers older than 18, just mentions of things that you wouldn t want to read And the last pages of the book are between a husband and wife after a nightmare and she suggests he love her It made me somewhat uncomfortable otherwise from what I have read this is a great book.This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Revell , through Interviews Reviews

  6. Paula Shreckhise says:

    Sassy Aurora Daughtry meets US Marshall Zane Sager and sparks fly in this third and final book of the series Aurora Fixing people was not as simple a procedure as one might suppose, Aurora concluded, but at least she and Bedelia had reached what might be called an armistice Zane Now he was content God had been good to rescue him from those privations, none of which he deserved exactly, but which constituted the bounds of living as a sinful, prideful human being.Zane Sager has a dangerous Sassy Aurora Daughtry meets US Marshall Zane Sager and sparks fly in this third and final book of the series Aurora Fixing people was not as simple a procedure as one might suppose, Aurora concluded, but at least she and Bedelia had reached what might be called an armistice Zane Now he was content God had been good to rescue him from those privations, none of which he deserved exactly, but which constituted the bounds of living as a sinful, prideful human being.Zane Sager has a dangerous and important job ahead of him He must hide and protect witnesses in an upcoming trial Aurora Daughtry, new owner of a boarded up saloon, may just be the answer to a sticky situation Aurora is the youngest of three sisters who are refurbishing their plantation during Reconstruction in order to provide employment for liberated slaves This story is full of danger and intrigue but has light moments as well The banter between Aurora and Zane is pretty cute They were brought up to have faith and manners in a world where turmoil churns They grow in grace and realize that God sees their worth They each have a good heart and want to do the correct and honorable thing A speech Zane gives in the midst of a scary situation sums up what was needed in the aftermath of the Civil War and should be heeded in our present National unrest Quote Think about what you just said If the law is not on your side, then whose side are you on Anarchy Violence Screaming and mobbing and tearing each other apart make you less than human If you don t like the laws, vote to change them That is what Americans just fought a war overthe right for every man to have an equal say in his destiny In the meantime, give one another room to disagree Don t let a handful of men with the personal agenda, like greed or revenge or hunger for power, twist us against one another Don t let them destroy our humanity Such a timeless book to read in light of today It is both entertaining and relevant I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell on behalf of the author and the Revell Reads program I was not required to give a favorable review All opinions are my own

  7. Missy says:

    This is the last of the Daughtry House trilogy, and I have to say it was my favorite Aurora is full of spunk is not afraid to say so The story brings Marshall Zane Sager to Tupelo to watch over the new witnesses for the ongoing trial, and it is the coppery red head that has caught his eye Besides Daughtry House the girls learn they have also become the owners of the Dogwood Saloon But no respectable Southern woman can own a saloon It also becomes the perfect place to hid witnesses that coul This is the last of the Daughtry House trilogy, and I have to say it was my favorite Aurora is full of spunk is not afraid to say so The story brings Marshall Zane Sager to Tupelo to watch over the new witnesses for the ongoing trial, and it is the coppery red head that has caught his eye Besides Daughtry House the girls learn they have also become the owners of the Dogwood Saloon But no respectable Southern woman can own a saloon It also becomes the perfect place to hid witnesses that could bring down a lot of high profile men With Zane s past of prisoner at Cahaba, the explosion of the Sultana in Memphis, and the shooting of Judge Teague, comes back to haunt him, it will only take one spitfire woman who can calm him.This was a great ending to the story of the Daughtry sisters and would recommend the series very much.I received an advanced copy from Netgalley and Revell for an honest review

  8. Marie says:

    Thank you in advance to the publisher, Revell Books, for sending me a complimentary advanced reader edition through Interviews and Reviews A positive review was not required and all words are my own.As a member of street teams, and review teams such as Interviews I usually look for books that I might want based on previous author experience, they re highly rated, or as part of a set I already have.If I can t find one I m looking for or it isn t up in queue , I look for a book that I Thank you in advance to the publisher, Revell Books, for sending me a complimentary advanced reader edition through Interviews and Reviews A positive review was not required and all words are my own.As a member of street teams, and review teams such as Interviews Reviews I usually look for books that I might want based on previous author experience, they re highly rated, or as part of a set I already have.If I can t find one I m looking for or it isn t up in queue , I look for a book that I wouldn t ordinarily have bought but still holds some level curiosity for me especially new books that my library may not have.Over the past year, I ve found that this is a good way to sample genres or authors I wouldn t know about or have ordinarily experienced, and see if I would be interested in their other work s It is also a good way to broaden my fiction experiences in a genre I wouldn t normally seek out.Since last year, I ve been reading a LOTHistorical Fiction It s one I am still navigating Yet, as I have discovered it isn t necessarily I don t like the genre, I m not that familiar with it.In most cases, the genre has never interested me There has to be some element that would make me pick out the book, get me to read the first pages, and keep me interested until I close the book There have been some that have not interested me at all.And, despite a continually stacked calendar, I still enjoy reading and reviewing The problem was that I couldn t find anything I didn t have or that interested me Apologies in advance, Ms Davis Interviews Reviews so, I went for a challenge Yup, another Historical Romance A Reckless Love The Daughtry House Series 3 It had a blurb that immediately caught my eye in addition, Beth White was a new to me author Definitely a good pick.But, she didn t stay that way I can honestly now say this is the third 3rd book of hers I have read And, it was a GREAT pick Seeing that the title I requested was book three of this series, I uncharacteristically went and bought the previous two books fromA Rebel Heart A Reluctant BelleWith the beautiful covers who could blame me for giving them a try Unlike some series that vary with the design, these are all the same basic design the house at the bottom, and the featured sister on top What I thoroughly enjoyed about the Daughtry House Series was that they weren t just a Historical Romance series about a trio of sisters they also had an element of suspense to them Usually the suspense revolved around the sister s intended love interest For me there isemphasis on the suspense rather than the romance, so I m not too disappointed in that.It is this suspense that the sisters find themselves in the middle of What makes this series even better it is connected Not by a town, a character, but a sequence of violent events that begins with the first book and that plot is carried over into books 2 and 3.Since this is part of a series, I definitely don t recommend it as a standalone read While it could work, it would greatly benefit the reader to read the previous two novels mentioned above Since I did read them, that s probably what enhanced my enjoyment of the series, and this book in particular.After all, the first book, A Rebel Heart literally started off as a train wreck The second book, A Reluctant Belle, was explosive and fiery This third one, A Reckless Love is quite the bullet Readers of the books will notice the slight puns I added.The books pick up one right after the other five 5 years after the final shot of the Civil War The first book begins in February 1870, and this picks up in June This series story line doesn t stretch out over years or an undetermined amount of time The timeline is coherent, believable, and practical.The books are in the order of the sisters birth order Selah, Joelle, Aurora A Reckless Love is the youngest sister Aurora s story.Some trigger warnings might include murder, racism, slavery, the KKK, questionable language, gender insultsThis book is far less controversial than the middle book, but still as exciting There is less emphasis on the racial tension tones while relying heavily on the action and the investigation.In the blurb on the ARC, along with the description on Goodreads Zane s last name is Sabiere Yet, in the ARC I have, it is Sager from beginning to end As I don t have a finished copy I can t exactly state what his last name is From the description on the author s website, , as well as Bookbub it stated SAGER That is what I am going to use in this review.In the prologue, set in April 1865, there is an explosion aboard a boat, the Sultana, which is being used to ferry former Union troops home This is where we learn about the strong friendship between Deputy U.S Marshal Zane Sager and Judge Teague Readers familiar to the series will remember that Teague was murdered in book two That murder is currently unsolved until now Sorry for the spoiler if you haven t read book two, but that is what brings Zane to us in this installment This also brings in Aurora and her grandparents connection to one of the men in the plot and Zane.Like some have noted the romance is left on the back burner for the suspense element Some previously mentioned minor characters return, and some do not Some have little to no lines or have been reduced to background players What I enjoyed about this book and series was the aspect where the case was still being solved despite the arrest of two men This is due to the fact that the main villain s have yet to surface and or be captured This also touches on why Zane is as standoffish as he is However, he can t seem to resist Aurora s charm Nor will she let him.Zane and Aurora were so mismatched that it was a sheer delight to watch them interact Despite being the youngest, she didn t let it deter her from staking her claim on the lawman.But, Zane isn t the only thing on Aurora s mind she and her sisters have been left a shuttered saloon This is the part I found endearing and even humorous For me, it was a spark of some normality in a rough period In addition it was like some ray of sunshine through dark clouds.As they had and were still in the process of, renovating their home, they now had another project Immediately the thought is to turn it into a boarding house But, it comes with two occupants Bedelia and Rosie, two former saloon girls.As usual the Daughtry girls namely Joelle and Aurora are going to attempt to fine tune the two saloon girls and fix up what would become Dogwood Manor to be a respectable rooming house, though even at the end it like the Daughtry House had a ways to go to before being ready to take in guests.In addition, the two men from the previous novel are heading to trial and need protection This is where it gets tense and that tension gets broken appropriately with Zane and Aurora s unconventional courting Some of the previous characters will be exposed for who they are As I had already read the previous books I sort of saw these changes, digs, and barbs leading up to a final confrontation A slight spoiler I am still waiting for Gil to get his comeuppance.Like the other two this is well written, engaging, riveting, and attention grabbing There were times it was even thrilling and an edge of seat read I found I held my breath in a few places It doesn t really differ from the previous two novels The plot runs smoothly and coherently Given this is an advanced review copy, the typos are minimal Even in the finished version of A Rebel Heart, there was the huge double sentence error Thankfully this book escapes major errors.In the author s notes, White is careful to admit that there may be small plot threads she wasn t able to wrap or tie up due to a lack of space I did have some questions, but since the author acknowledges them and explains them mentioning them isn t necessary as I know why they weren t tied up She is right in that the main story is concluded to some degree of satisfaction To me it was a little quick with the ending, but still somewhat satisfactory I was slightly disappointed with a few things in it, but naming them would result in major spoilers.Despite this being what I assume to be the last book of the series as the bookend, it keeps the momentum that started in A Rebel Heart and A Reluctant Belle It carries it through all the way up until the startling end.This was very difficult to put down I have to admit it does stand out as one of the best of the series I was far too busy reading it to keep notes In addition I had to re edit when I read the book on Goodreads as I read this so fast I forgot to mark that I was CURRENTLY READING it.As far as the other characters I already admire how much Aurora grew and matured from the first novel There was so muchto her than the dainty little girl some were intent to present her as Her tenacity and spunk were quite admirable More growth here, even during a few surprising confrontations.There wasn t much of Selah in it this time around Levi and Schuyler remained the same and drifted somewhat to the backgroundthan I expected Joelle was less focused on her writing and her school efforts though I do hope they rebuild the school ThomasAnne and Doc s relationship makes progression towards the end of the novel but it is mostly left out However, ThomasAnne does reveal something to Aurora that I wouldn t have expected at all And, given the time it is set in it was scandalous I praise the author for tackling it as tactfully as she did It was stunning but provided insight into her character.As of note I would definitely be interested in reading her story as part of a standalone novel hint to the writer.What shocked me the most was what Grandmama Winnie did at the end when Aurora was in danger From the first book, I wasn t sure what to make of this grand ole gal She seemed pretentious and uptight But, by the end of this book I was almost laughing at her tenacity Despite a tragic and gruesome incident, I was laughing This was a good thing as I came to respect the crusty lady and her gumption It was a character trait, that in retrospect I should ve expected, but I sure didn t see it coming I enjoy those sweet surprises There was a balance of character development, suspense, and a family theme that truly rounds out this novel While I knew that the era was a painful time for the country and even now it is a sore spot this novel truly highlighted it in a respectful and tactful manner.As this is distributed by Revell, a Christian faith themed publisher, there are several references to God and faith They are not a central part of the plot or focus of the story It is a clean read with no sex scenes or foul language The only questionable thing might be when a business owner refers to the Daughty siblings using not only a somewhat racial slur, but a gender slur as well To some it could be vulgar or alarming.Some words of caution for potential readers PLEASE note that this does take place about five 5 AFTER the Civil War in 1870 There will be some references to slavery, prejudice, racism, as well as other language and terms that are authentic to the era While some of it can be offensive, using it in this story set in that time gives the story historical accuracy while being respectful and sensitive of the complex social issue on race relations.One cannot write or author an authentic Civil War or Re Constructionist Era novel without being authentic to the vernacular or attitudes The author herself acknowledges that some of the language back in that time was offensive and that some of the terminology was toned down due to the fact she and her editor felt there was no reason to be deliberately inflammatory.I respect White for remaining as historically accurate as possible and believe she has done a wonderful job balancing that accuracy while maintaining a respectful sensitive tone towards slavery, the injustices as a result, and the feelings of those involved.These historical romance fiction suspense novels are also a great way to learn about history or learn enough about it to seek outinformation about it.I would suggest this to anyone who is a fan of her previous works, anyone interested in the re constructionist era that also loves a great suspense with a touch of romance But, as stated previously, I do very much suggest reading the previous two books

  9. Rachael says:

    This entire series, The Daughtry House, has been wonderful I hope to eventually read all three in succession to better follow each character.Each book is based on one Daughtry sister This book has the youngest as the main character She has much spunk in her small frame, and she tended to chatter This led to Aurora frequently saying things she meant to just think She is a really fun character as is the man she falls in love with, Zane He is not the typical hero This one bears seen scars fr This entire series, The Daughtry House, has been wonderful I hope to eventually read all three in succession to better follow each character.Each book is based on one Daughtry sister This book has the youngest as the main character She has much spunk in her small frame, and she tended to chatter This led to Aurora frequently saying things she meant to just think She is a really fun character as is the man she falls in love with, Zane He is not the typical hero This one bears seen scars from the war as well as those not seen He is a well developed character with much depth.Of course, the characters that the reader so enjoys from the previous books are present in the last That makes the read evenenjoyable The suspense is well done as is the historical research for the book and series.I really enjoy the storyline plot and characters, but the hope and faith in this series is what makes it stand out in my book That was much needed after The War Between the States The faith theme is well done and incredibly natural to the storyline This book will go on my forever shelvesalong with the other two in the series This novel can be read alone, but I do recommend reading the series It makes for a much richer experience I honestly cannot pick a favorite in this series I have enjoyed all of them.I received this book from the publisher All opinions are my own

  10. Kathryn Voss says:

    Beth White has written the perfect ending to her Daughtry House series in A Reckless Love The final book in this trilogy, our story is centered on the third Daughtry daughter, Aurora, and federal marshal Zane Sager, who is work ing to wrap up the mystery surrounding the murders and unrest we encountered in the previous 2 books Our tale comes full circle in this final installment, where we finally have resolution accompanied by a satisfying romance From the first book in this series, I complet Beth White has written the perfect ending to her Daughtry House series in A Reckless Love The final book in this trilogy, our story is centered on the third Daughtry daughter, Aurora, and federal marshal Zane Sager, who is work ing to wrap up the mystery surrounding the murders and unrest we encountered in the previous 2 books Our tale comes full circle in this final installment, where we finally have resolution accompanied by a satisfying romance From the first book in this series, I completely fell in love with White s characters She has created such lovable, refreshing heroines to lead her novels during a period full of unrest that of the post Civil War south Her novels are immersed in history, molded by lively characters that build a plot of rich dynamics We have intrigue, danger, rac ism, the fight for justice, and romance Whatcan I ask for in a fabulous read I guarantee you will want to delve into this entire series Prepare to run the gamut of emotions and sit spellbound as this story unfolds before you I received this book from the publisher All opinions are my own

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