Passion's Vision

Book1 Passion's Series

Romance - Historical
296 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2014
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Author Biography

Most people have a vision. Mine is to create and share wonderfully passion filled stories, alive with action, sprinkled with humor and always, always -- a happy ending. Remember,only Passion can bring a Vision to Life.

After living many enjoyable years in Arlington Texas my husband and I retired to southeast Oklahoma. It is here that I finally realized my dream of becoming a published author.

When I decided to try my hand at writing, I did what every other aspiring author does... I looked back at my family history for a story to tell. To my disappointment, there was nothing very exciting in my family line. I haven't given up on my family. I'm sure there is a story there somewhere. But..., when I turned my attention to my husband's family... WOW..., I found a character on whom I just could not turn my back. This man inspired the entire Passion's series.

Again, like any aspiring author, I read everything I could find on this ancestor of my husband's. I read, took notes on the palm of my hand, the back of my hand, on my wrist, grocery store tabloids, gum wrappers, tiny notepads, anything I could get my hands on. I even carried a tiny recorder. I just had to do this because there is no timetable or appropriate location for inspiration. It just happens. During my more organized moments, I created a file to keep track of any historical events pertinent to my story. I created a basic outline containing interesting, exciting, death-defying and romantic escapades of my hero that I was sure would thrill my readers. The whole experience of writing is glorious in a way only an author can understand.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Love has a strange way of drawing together individuals that seem to not only be extremely unlikely to meet, but are diametrically opposed to ever create a bond. Passion’s Vision by Mary Adair explores this truth as the female warrior, New Moon, struggles with a destiny that has been revealed to her in a vision of man whose “hair is the color of the river’s clay and whose eyes are the color of a summer sky.” Having lost her husband, she has sworn to belong to no other man, regardless of the will of the Great Spirit. James Fitzgerald is the embodiment of New Moon’s vision and she knows it the moment she lays eyes on him; however, she will not easily give up her determination to belong to no other man. As James carries out the task that had been given to him by King George, bringing Cristoph DuPrey to justice, the deeper conflict of the heart of the two warriors rages in full force. Passion, duty, language and culture struggle with each other as destiny tumbles them forward like a cascading river.

In Passion’s Vision, Mary Adair has not only captured the essence of the struggle that was taking place as white men and natives struggled to advance their own visions for the new frontier, but it also digs into the deeper struggles of the heart. The stubbornness of the mind and determination may hold fast to what is believed to be the best course, but chemistry, desire and passion often have a way of continuing to assail the heart until it gives in. Mary does an excellent job of telling both of these stories and of drawing the reader into a deeply emotional response to the characters involved. Passionate, realistic and intense, Passion’s Vision will draw you in with an irresistible desire to bring the two protagonists together as you become enmeshed in the struggle along with them.

Reviewed by: M.L. / 17 Se

Title: Passion’s Vision 5 STARS
Beautiful and Endearing!
I loved this book and was highly impressed by it. The author has clearly done her homework to create a richly textured tale that combines elements of history and romance within the setting of early American settlers and Cherokee natives. I loved getting to learn about the cultural norms and constraints as well as getting a bird’s-eye view of what the topography of American must’ve been like way back then. It was a unique glimpse into a faraway time and I am uber-impressed by the research and preparation the author obviously completed in order to write with such authority on the subject. Well done.
I loved the simmering between James and New Moon and the tugs and pulls and twists the plot took in bringing them together and driving them apart, over and over again. I was engaged in the struggles of these fiery, fiercely independent warriors. Their romance is definitely up there close to the top of the list of my favorite literary romances.
I simply refuse to ruin the ending of this novel for you. It will have to suffice to say that the ending is so packed full of surprise that this book will haunt you long after you’ve finished the last page. And, you’ll want the sequel! You’ll be left re-hashing the plot in your mind, marveling at the intricacy with which it was woven. A completely wonderful book. Reviewed by: M.L. / 17 September 2014

deha

By deha
Format:Kindle Edition
Passion Vision is every reader's dream of the perfect story! Adair has penned a majestic tale filled with romance, history and adventure. Wonderfully written, with vibrant characters, this story is a masterpiece as a romantic historical fiction, and a great tale about Native Americans. The characters are strong and the story paints a picture of the Cherokee customs during the time period. The stubbornness and superstitions of these people are told with a touch of humor and wonder.

I found that this book to be wonderful story set in a time when tension was high in America between the early settlers and the Native American culture. Adair writes a well-crafted story, with multidimensional characters and exquisite backdrops of the land and customs. The story line is about New Moon's & James Fitzgerald's growing passion for each other, and written as a tale with much detailed to specific areas of history. The reader can feel this author’s love and its wonderful heroes. I laughed and cried as I read this wonderful passionate love story. The reader feels all the pain, torment and disillusionment felt by both main characters, but also the joy and love they felt. I was easily captivated by the story and was enthralled by it until the end.

By Rhona Ferguson

This review is from: Passion's Vision (Paperback)
I loved it! What can I say...I'm a sucker for romance and Mary Adair has a flair. I enjoyed her knowledge of the various Indian tribes especially the Cherokee. I felt like I was right there on the reservation with them. The story was great! ~Rhona

Jolene M. Dretzka

Passion's Vision, best described as a romantic historical fiction, is much like a beautifully written history book that on closer inspection reveals a reluctant, yet passionate love story. It's obvious that Ms. Adair did her research as she proceeds to detail a young America that was so tangible & alive to me that I swore I could feel the soft fur blankets against my skin, smell the campfires burning, taste the corn flour rations, & hear the war cries of the Cherokee at battle!

Yet, as amazing as all the historical accuracy is, the real heart of the story lies in New Moon's & James Fitzgerald's growing passion for each other. The author continues to amaze by introducing us to New Moon who has the spirit of a warrior & is a big departure from what many period pieces often overdo, the damsel in distress syndrome. Not even Mr. Fitzgerald follows the unwritten rules for how a male leading character does in a story like this. Instead of forcing the white mans ways on the natives he, instead, brings a level of understanding & admir