Wildwood


Fiction - Womens
368 Pages
Reviewed on 10/18/2014
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Author Biography

KATHARINE KINCAID is the author of twenty-two historical romance novels, four novellas and a children's book (THE HONU WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, A Fable For Grownups And Children) written under her own name, Pam Daoust.
Her historical romances have been translated into multiple languages and sold around the world, including such far-flung locations as Russia and China.
A longtime Ohio resident, she now calls Hawaii home and enjoys spending time with children, grandchildren and her first great grandchild. Horses have been a lifelong passion. For her first eBooks, Katharine is showcasing her titles set around the history of different horse breeds. Her first five eBooks are PAINTED HORSE, RIDE THE WIND, RACE THE DAWN, WINDSONG and MASTER OF HORSES.
Katharine currently is owned and managed by a beautiful, much-spoiled Friesian horse who doesn't yet have his own book but is working on it.
For a change of pace, she has also published as eBooks two contemporary romance novellas meant to produce a few smiles (or belly laughs), especially if--like Katharine--you have earned a few gray hairs by this time in your life. Katharine welcomes readers both new and not so new who love adventure, history and equines mixed in with their happily ever afters. (Her titles without equines are on the way--and watch for more new novellas, too.)
And if you are passionate about preserving our precious environmental heritage, such as coral reefs and marine life, check out her beautiful children's book: THE HONU WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, A Fable For Grownups And Children, by Pam Daoust.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Wildwood is historical romantic fiction written by Katharine Kincaid. Emma Whitefield was stunned to hear that her father has left her destitute and willed his entire estate to her brother Oliver. She's thrilled when an elderly servant brings her a box that had been entrusted to him by her mother before she died. In it is a letter, a deed to land in India, a string of pearls and a single ruby. Emma's mother wrote about her love for Major Ian Castleton, who was actually Emma's real father, and the estate in India where the two of them lived for a short time. Emma sells a few pearls to finance her move to Calcutta, India, where she stays with a childhood friend in preparation for travelling inland to find Wildwood. She meets the enigmatic and dangerous Alex Kingston at a society function and is thrilled to learn that his own estate is in the same part of India as Wildwood.

Katharine Kincaid's historical romance, Wildwood, is a well-written and absorbing tale set in India during the rule of the British Raj. Emma and Alex are both headstrong and ruthless characters who make intriguing and often quarrelsome travel partners. Kincaid's descriptions of India are marvelous and make the story truly come alive. The reader gets to share the discoveries Emma makes as she travels by boat along the Ganges and then by horseback in search of her deeded lands. Indian culture is completely alien and confusing to her, and her reactions to the women's bathing routine and the Love Pavilion are priceless. Alex is half-British and half high-caste Indian, and the differences and biases of these two competing cultures are fully explored in this intelligent and exciting tale. Wildwood is lively and engrossing, and the author's extensive historical research makes this book a remarkable look at the past. Katharine Kincaid's Wildwood is highly recommended.