A Fistful of Dreams by Heather Long

A Fistful of Dreams by Heather Long
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Historical, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (260 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

When the spirit fever struck a town, a village or an outpost, it left few, if any, survivors. The white man blamed the Indian saying they used their mojo on them. The Indians blamed the white man for angering the spirits. The survivors knew it didn’t matter. The Fevered were forever changed.

Rebuilding Dorado is only the first challenge…

Surviving a vicious attack by their enemies and an outbreak of the fever has left Dorado in ruins and the Flying K under siege, now all their resources are devoted to rebuilding their town and protecting the newborn Fevered in their midst. Buck Morning Star and his siblings divide their time between training their new family members and avoiding the threat of detection the arrival of soldiers constructing a new fort pose, but Delilah haunts the spirit walker’s dreams. When Jason Kane threatens to come between them, Buck’s obsession may drive him to madness.

A Fistful of Dreams is the fourth book in Heather Long’s western paranormal series, and takes up right where the last one ended. I loved the first three books in this series, and I went into this book expecting to love it and I can say that I did. I was very enraptured with the characters and the storyline. I couldn’t put this book down.

Delilah Rinaldi is a woman who’s suffered and is afraid to love. Watching Delilah come to the realization that not everyone is out to use her, and to grow into a woman that is free to love was beautiful. I felt every single emotion she felt, and how the circumstances around her shaped her.

Buck Morningstar is a man who wants to teach her that love is nothing to be afraid of. Buck was so patient, kind and steady. He was always helping others. He’s the kind of man that I would easily fall in love with, and seeing him love Delilah just made him more desirable.

The cast of secondary characters and past characters from the previous books are back, and they add to the story. The interaction between families is integral to this story. It’s obvious that family is so very important to the characters and that’s something I can relate to. I fell in love with older characters even more just from the way they treated their family.

This a sweet, sensual historical romance with a paranormal twist that is best read as part of the series. There are so many twists, and moments where I screamed and other moments when I felt like weeping. In my opinion, that’s a mark of a great book and an excellent writer, the very fact that I was so invested in the story and the characters that I felt real emotions. I was emotionally drained by the time I put this book down. I’m aching for the next book and I don’t know how I’m going to wait patiently for it.

I highly recommend this book for historical, western, and paranormal romance fans alike. This is a love story that I think transcends genres, and this series is a must read.

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