Seize The Dawn

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  • Seize The Dawn
  • Shannon Drake
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  • 28 December 2018
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About the Author: Shannon Drake

Seize The Dawn PDF ✓ Seize The PDF or seize epub, dawn mobile, Seize The pdf, Seize The DawnSeize The Dawn PDF/EPUBHeather Graham Pozzessereaka Heather Graham, Shannon DrakeHeather Graham was born on March , and grew up in Dade County, Florida, and attended the University of South Florida at Tampa, majoring in theater arts and touring Europe and parts of Asia and Africa as part of her studies After college, she acted in dinner theaters, modeled, waitressed, and Seize The PDF or tended bar She married Hershey Dennis Possezzere, and after the birth of her third child, she was determined to devote her efforts to her writing her dream She sold her first book in Today, this author s success is reflected not just by reader response and the over million copies of her books in print, but in many other ways In addition to being a New York Times bestselling author, Heather has received numerous awards for her novels, including over trade awards from magazines such as Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur, bestseller awards from B Dalton, Waldenbooks, and BookRak, and several Reviewers Choice and People s Choice awardsHeather has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Romantically Speaking, a TV talk show that aired nationwide on the Romance Classics cable channel, and CBS Sunday News She has been quoted in People and USA Today, been profiled in The Nation, and featured in Good Housekeeping Her books have been selections for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild She has been published across the world inthan languages and has published over titles, including anthologies and short storiesNow, she had five children Somehow, this prolific author manages to juggle it all family, career, and marriage while reaching a level of success to which few can aspire.


Seize The DawnSeize The Dawn PDF ✓ Seize The PDF or seize epub, dawn mobile, Seize The pdf, Seize The DawnSeize The Dawn PDF/EPUBBold and beautiful, Lady Eleanor of Clarin sole heir to her ancestral lands chooses to marry an aging French noble rather than Edward I s choice of a brutal knight To preserve Clarin and defeat the rebellious Scots who killed her father, she would gladly give her hand to the devil himselfBut when the fiery Highland outlaw Frendan Seize The PDF or Graham takes her hostage, he also inspires her deepest desires Now, as Eleanor is swept away from her beloved land and into an arranged marriage, she will be surrounded by treachery and accused of murder Only one man can rescue her from the torture and death that lie ahead The man should remain her greatest enemy yet holds her heart and her very life in his hands.

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  1. Regan Walker says:

    A Well Told Story with a Scots Hero and a Strong HeroineThis is the third in the series Graham s Graham clan sagas based in Scotland Set in the late 13th and early 14th century, this is the story of Lady Eleanor of Clarin who has inherited her family s English castle and estate If she does not produce an heir, it will go to the next male relative who does and she has two brothers, one of whom is married to a shrew Eleanor is being told to marry but has rejected many suitors Finally she is pe A Well Told Story with a Scots Hero and a Strong HeroineThis is the third in the series Graham s Graham clan sagas based in Scotland Set in the late 13th and early 14th century, this is the story of Lady Eleanor of Clarin who has inherited her family s English castle and estate If she does not produce an heir, it will go to the next male relative who does and she has two brothers, one of whom is married to a shrew Eleanor is being told to marry but has rejected many suitors Finally she is persuaded to marry a friend of her father s, a French nobleman, whom she considers a friend as well While she is traveling to France by ship to meet her betrothed, Eleanor s ship is seized first by pirates and then by Scottish warriors transporting William Wallace to see King Philip One of the Scottish men, Brendan Graham, is the same warrior she wounded on the battlefield at Falkirk where the Scots incurred a great defeat.When they recognize each other she attempts to escape but he brings her back Once they reach France, Brendan and his friends intend to deliver Eleanor to the French King During the time they spend together, Eleanor and Brendan find they are attracted to each other and she eventually comes to him telling him she wants him for her lover, knowing she is to wed an old man Notwithstanding their love, Eleanor goes forward with the marriage to Alain, much to Brendan s unhappiness, because she believes Brendan will be killed if she attempts to run away with him Alain knows of Brendan s feelings for her and tells her they will be married in name only Brendan returns to Scotland and the raids he conducts on the English for Wallace, hoping to forget Eleanor Meanwhile, Eleanor and her ailing husband return to Clarin where intrigue and treachery greet them The hero, Brendan, is a very likable fellow, even honorable Eleanor is a strong female with a heart for her people though there is constant conflict with Brendan The story is rich in history and Graham gives you a feel for what it was like in Scotland at the time, especially the cruelty of the King Edward As always, Graham does a fine job of character development and storytelling.The Graham Clan saga Come The MorningConquer the NightSeize the DawnKnight TriumphantThe Lion in GloryWhen We TouchThe Queen s Lady

  2. Sissy& says:

    I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.This is book three in the Graham Clan series and also this book is a re release This book has about 480 pages so it is worth the moneygood story length Lady Eleanor of Clarin is the sole heir to families land Eleanor has decided to go forward with marring French noble rather than Edward I s choice of a brutal knight Eleanor was on her way to marry her fathers friend French Noble but a Highland outlaw I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.This is book three in the Graham Clan series and also this book is a re release This book has about 480 pages so it is worth the moneygood story length Lady Eleanor of Clarin is the sole heir to families land Eleanor has decided to go forward with marring French noble rather than Edward I s choice of a brutal knight Eleanor was on her way to marry her fathers friend French Noble but a Highland outlaw Brendan Graham kidnaps her and she becomes his hostage I was glad to have the chance to read this book and I hope that you will too

  3. Zoe says:

    An extremely frustrating read, but it had an odd allure I love a medieval story, evenwhen it is about Scotland William Wallace, Robert Bruce, I read hard core history books about the Scottish quest for freedom This book used Wallace s Scotland as the background, and brought Brendan and Eleanor together In the first 30% of the story I seriously considered abandoning ship Eleanor was an indignant heiress who was rather blinded by her loyalty We often see such heroines in books they An extremely frustrating read, but it had an odd allure I love a medieval story, evenwhen it is about Scotland William Wallace, Robert Bruce, I read hard core history books about the Scottish quest for freedom This book used Wallace s Scotland as the background, and brought Brendan and Eleanor together In the first 30% of the story I seriously considered abandoning ship Eleanor was an indignant heiress who was rather blinded by her loyalty We often see such heroines in books they are loyal to a fault They tire me, honestly And I have to say, these strong heroines interpretation of loyalty is indeed a fault Eleanor was on her way to marry a French count to secure her family Somehow Brendan came into the picture with some pirate business going on, which I really did not understand And all of a sudden Eleanor was begging Brendan to give her a night to remember My jaw dropped when it happened But since I could hardly claim to pay much attention in the first 30%, I decided to take it at face value The book was boring at that point and I did not think I had what it took to go back and find out how Eleanor came to that decision Brendan and Eleanor quickly fell in love, which I also just took at face value, without questioning the credibility too much I knew I was bored with the book But I wanted to read on, somewhere in the middle Brendan and Eleanor became interesting But still, it was not enough to make the book interesting I read on because I came to like Brendan and Eleanor together, but I could not say that I cared for the story The lead characters did not share enough scenes together, while the historical elements remained intriguing, I felt that the story was not focused I appreciated the history but honestly, I was not looking for a history lesson in a romance novel Enough is enough I would have liked if the historical bits were woven in to bring the characters together Alas I felt that the non romance parts were taking over and there was not enough Brendan and Eleanor I also have to say I did not like the writing style so much The kindle version desperately needed some editing The conversations were presented in a confusing way and I often did not know who was speaking I felt that the writer had a grand style, talking about many things simultaneously with lots of things thrown in but she often lost this reader s attention I couldn t appreciate why the writer would not just talk about something in earnest The focus shifts back and forth, here and there and it was extremely frustrating I liked the book and I disliked the book I would like to give it 3 stars for Brendan and Eleanor especially Brendan but I really struggled with the things I discussed above In the end I chose to be honest with myself, as there is no other way to be, it was a rather painful read, despite the characters I liked 2 stars, my best offer

  4. Ezinwanyi says:

    This book was difficult to truly savor the reading due to both missing letters, mainly F but also for formatting issues There was no separation by paragraphs and it was just one big run on There was delineation by chapters but it was aesthetically jarring So I had to take away a star.Lady Eleanor of Clarin was forced to marry in order to solidify her claim to inherited family lands She decided to marry an old friend, French Count Alain de Lacville On her journey to her betrothed, Lady Ele This book was difficult to truly savor the reading due to both missing letters, mainly F but also for formatting issues There was no separation by paragraphs and it was just one big run on There was delineation by chapters but it was aesthetically jarring So I had to take away a star.Lady Eleanor of Clarin was forced to marry in order to solidify her claim to inherited family lands She decided to marry an old friend, French Count Alain de Lacville On her journey to her betrothed, Lady Eleanor s ship was attacked by French pirates In a twist of fate, those pirates were then set up by a band of Scots Eleanor then became a Scot prisoner Among those Scots, was Brendan Graham whom Eleanor had a brief encounter with years ago It became clear there was something there Unfortunately, I didn t feel the attraction and chemistry because Eleanor and Brendan bickered constantly It got rather redundant and overwhelming to the storyline I normally enjoy angst but the squabbling didn t promote passionate connection Eleanor and Brendan did have an affair but Eleanor proceeded to marry her fianc e Alain despite the feelings that she developed for Brendan After a few days of marriage, Eleanor s husband Alain fell ill and subsequently died due to poisoning Eleanor was the chief suspect as she had the most to gain by Alain s death Eleanor fled and sought aid from her former lover Brendan in Scotland.The lovers are reunited but Brendan and Eleanor s relationship is strained because the Scots are still fighting the English Despite the obstacles, their bond grows stronger and stronger Now, Eleanor has to decide if she loves Brendan enough to give up her English estates and live in Scotland with Brendan It s a tough choice to make between love versus history legacy.I liked Brendan from the beginning I also liked Eleanor in her own right as many of her decisions were made with others in mind It took me a while to feel them as a couple, and the set up to the passionate parts was sluggish I also wondered if my enjoyment would have been enhanced by better kindle copy as well as knowledge of the prior books I really wanted to like this book but it fell flat for me It was high on Historical Fiction and low on the romance It ended happily and I am thankful for that There was good world building but I wish I had gotten a better structured book Special Thank to Kensington Books via Netgalley for the book provided in exchange for an honest review

  5. Jennifer says:

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for my e galley reissue of this novel in exchange for an honest review.This novel is set in the early fourteenth century during the Scottish Wars of Independence It is based upon two fictional characters, Brendan and Eleanor, however the historical figure of William Wallace is also a central character of the novel.Eleanor is an English countess, holding land in her own right not likely and Brendan is a Scottish rebel who fights alongside Wallace Th Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for my e galley reissue of this novel in exchange for an honest review.This novel is set in the early fourteenth century during the Scottish Wars of Independence It is based upon two fictional characters, Brendan and Eleanor, however the historical figure of William Wallace is also a central character of the novel.Eleanor is an English countess, holding land in her own right not likely and Brendan is a Scottish rebel who fights alongside Wallace They make an unlikely couple and yet from the very beginning it is obvious to the reader that their fiery interactions cover up a deep attraction to one another They must each put aside their reservations about the other s nationality before they can truly begin to trust each other and it is this that makes up the majority of the novel.Therefore I would consider this novel an historical romance the theme is most definitely the developing love between Brendan and Eleanor, but within the context of Wallace and his fight against Edward I of England.The only qualm I have about the storyline us that some parts seemed a little too convenient and not true to life I understand that the author strove to create a gripping and intriguing plot by peppering the novel with damsel in distress saving heroics, a whodunit style murder mystery, pirates yes that s right, pirates and various other clich s, but in my opinion it was overdone at times.Nonetheless I enjoyed the relationship between Eleanor and Brendan and found it in itself to be intriguing enough to grasp my attention and keep it throughout I also enjoyed the author s portrayal of Wallace, who came across as a normal man with a resolute ideal for his country.After Wallace s defeat at Falkirk he flees to France and is received by the French king, who is shown as duplicitous by encouraging the Scottish rebels and then signing a peace treaty with Edward I The author used this relative time of peace to focus her attentionupon her characters and less upon the fighting Most of the portrayals of fighting are small skirmishes and not battles Again, this is another reason that this novel fits nicely within the historical romance genre nowhere within these pages will you find Bernard Cornwell style battle depictions.Overall this was an interesting novel with a storyline that was a little too hyperbolic for my taste but that had vivid and complex characters that I enjoyed reading about The characters themselves were not exaggerated, just the plot, which thankfully meant that I never became alienated from them and instead formed a connection to their plight I was glad to find that the character of William Wallace wasn t as embellished as he has previously been in a certain well known film of the 90 s

  6. A Klue says:

    It really isn t a surprise when you put this much time, meticulous effort, and talent into a successful historical romance series that it gets re released That appears to be the case for Seize the Dawn by Heather Graham, Book 3 of The Graham Clan, as February 2000 was the original publication date.If you like detailed Scottish historical facts and conversations regarding current events during the era of William Wallace, you are sure to like this one As for this reviewer, I m mostly about the r It really isn t a surprise when you put this much time, meticulous effort, and talent into a successful historical romance series that it gets re released That appears to be the case for Seize the Dawn by Heather Graham, Book 3 of The Graham Clan, as February 2000 was the original publication date.If you like detailed Scottish historical facts and conversations regarding current events during the era of William Wallace, you are sure to like this one As for this reviewer, I m mostly about the romance, so I openly admit I usually skim over most of that element Not that I don t greatly respect appreciate the research effort it must take to keep track of so many key figures and events, all while weaving them into a romantic tale At almost 500 pages, there is plenty of room for both.What I do like is a strong, feisty, heroine and Ms Graham certainly delivers just that in Eleanor From literally jumping off a ship into icy waters to escape her captors to verbally confronting William Wallace regarding injustices she has witnessed done in his name, there is little wonder why this English lady is referred to as Santa Lenora After freeing captives about to be burned alive, Eleanor s bravery has become a rallying cry to other English subjects, and she is even brought to the battle field to help strengthen her fellow countrymen s resolve to defeat the Scotts Brenden, our Scottish warrior hero, doesn t quite know what to make of her For him, she is as beautiful as she is as frustrating and stubborn After meeting on the battlefield and later coming into his possession when taking over a French pirate ship that had just invaded her vessel, he finds himself torn between delivering her to France, where she is to marry a man three times her age, or following his heart and whisking her off to his beloved Scotland Unfortunately, duty binds him to continue fighting for Scotland s freedom, and she must marry the French Count to help her people Besides, she can hardly say no to the French King when he subtly informs her Brenden will be hunted down and killed if she runs off with him I only had a few issues with the storyline One being Eleanor s flip of a switch feistiness turned submissive towards Brenden about 28% into it Just felt it neededof a gradual transition or at least one big event to trigger this fleeting change in her behavior Also, after being intimate with Brenden, no thought seemed to be given to the possibility of pregnancy when she was still destined to soon marry another Yet, Brenden was extremely angry to find her carrying his child after she was married Also, I did not like the admission of Brenden that he had been with a lot of other women after they parted I would have preferred him being celibate, just as the heroine was If you want , well, my Scottish romance book loving friends, you are just going to have to read it yourself Avid fans of this genre, should check their bookshelves to see if they have any of the earlier releases of this series Search under the name of Shannon Drake, too, as this author uses that pen name, as well Title Seize the Dawn, Series The Graham Clan, Author Heather Graham, Pages 480, stand alone, strong, feisty English heroine, Scottish hero, Author also goes by the penname Shannon Drake, adversaries to lovers, heroine gets accused of murder.Book 1 Come the Morning, 1st released 2 1 00, Pages 400 Waryk Mellyora , Scottish Chieftain Viking BrideBook 2 Conquer the Night, 1st released 7 1 00, Pages 495 Arynn Krya Book 3 Seize the Dawn, 1st released 2001, Pages 480 Eleanor Brendan Book 4 Knight Triumphant, 1st released 5 1 02, Pages 512 Eric s HEA Book 5 The Lion in Glory, 1st released 7 1 03, Pages 560 Jamie Christina Book 6 When We Touch, 1st released 1 1 04, Pages 448, Maggie s HEA Book 7 The Queen s Lady, 1st released 10 16 07, Pages 384 Gynweth Rowan This review is based on ARC generously provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion

  7. Krissys says:

    Bold and beautiful, Lady Eleanor of Clarin sole heir to her ancestral lands chooses to marry an aging French noble rather than Edward I s choice of a brutal knight To preserve Clarin and defeat the rebellious Scots who killed her father, she would gladly give her hand to the devil himself.But when the fiery Highland outlaw Frendan Graham takes her hostage, he also inspires her deepest desires Now, as Eleanor is swept away from her beloved land and into an arranged marriage, she will be surro Bold and beautiful, Lady Eleanor of Clarin sole heir to her ancestral lands chooses to marry an aging French noble rather than Edward I s choice of a brutal knight To preserve Clarin and defeat the rebellious Scots who killed her father, she would gladly give her hand to the devil himself.But when the fiery Highland outlaw Frendan Graham takes her hostage, he also inspires her deepest desires Now, as Eleanor is swept away from her beloved land and into an arranged marriage, she will be surrounded by treachery and accused of murder Only one man can rescue her from the torture and death that lie ahead The man should remain her greatest enemy yet holds her heart and her very life in his hands.My Review Seize the Dawn was originally published under her pseudonym Shannon Drake and is the third book in the series Eleanor and Brenden were an opposites attract which was fun but the wish washy on both their parts kinda put off that thrill for awhile However Graham makes up for that later in the journey.The story runs quick even though its a full novel but it was a nice romance with a dash of minor history My Rating Reviewed By Krissys Bookshelf Reviews BooklikesGoodreadsTwitterGoogle PlusBlogger PinterestNote I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Kensington Publishing

  8. Nightwitch says:

    This book is so old school, I had to check the copyright date to see when it was published It s very Flame and the Flower, with slightly less rape Our heroine is spunky and beloved, a sword wielding vixen who fears nothing but fire, and really hates Scotsmen She is captured by French pirates on her way to marry a French nobleman, rescued by a hated Scotsman, and threatened with rape by historical figures at various points She swims to shore, somehow neither freezing to death nor drowning, This book is so old school, I had to check the copyright date to see when it was published It s very Flame and the Flower, with slightly less rape Our heroine is spunky and beloved, a sword wielding vixen who fears nothing but fire, and really hates Scotsmen She is captured by French pirates on her way to marry a French nobleman, rescued by a hated Scotsman, and threatened with rape by historical figures at various points She swims to shore, somehow neither freezing to death nor drowning, where she thinks that she has been captured by a brothel but in fact has been captured by yep the Scotsman in disguise She then decides to sleep with him because not sure why, actually A bunch of things happen that only seem to happen in medieval romance novels view spoiler the heroine marries an old man who doesn t consummate the marriage, the heroine s evil, seductive cousin in law tries to frame her for murder, the heroine narrowly escapes getting burned at the stake for witchcraft, etc hide spoiler which just make the whole thing feel like it s taking place in a fictionalized version of the middle ages Which, I mean, it is, but it doesn t have to feel that way The book began promisingly with some dark views of the middle ages it was not, after all, a nice time period but the general implausibility and chess like movement of characters around a narrative board really sank it for me The problem is, this book is old school but unwilling to go to the complete craziness level that makes some of the old school classics so addictive despite their total political incorrectness

  9. Aimie says:

    Seize the Dawn is the third book in the Graham Clan series Seize the Dawn is about Lady Eleanor of Clarin who is the sole heir to her ancestral lands Eleanor has decided to marry the aging French noble rather than Edward I s choice of a brutal knight As she was on her way to marry the French noble, also her father s friend, a Highland outlaw named Brendan Graham kidnaps her and takes her as his hostage Swept away from her beloved land and into an arranged marriage, she must now rely on one m Seize the Dawn is the third book in the Graham Clan series Seize the Dawn is about Lady Eleanor of Clarin who is the sole heir to her ancestral lands Eleanor has decided to marry the aging French noble rather than Edward I s choice of a brutal knight As she was on her way to marry the French noble, also her father s friend, a Highland outlaw named Brendan Graham kidnaps her and takes her as his hostage Swept away from her beloved land and into an arranged marriage, she must now rely on one man to rescue her from the torture that lies before herthe man who should remain her greatest enemy, yet holds her heart and life in his hands.The novel was set around the 13th century England and Scottish highlands The characters both Eleanor, Brendan, and even some minor characters felt rather intriguing but the writing, to me, did not seem to support the novel or the characters in any way I often had to push myself to read another page I could actually see the potential Seize the Dawn seemed to emanate but I, unfortunately, could not get into the novel It is a decent book but it did drag on and leave me wanting to finish the novel as soon as possible ARC was kindly provided by publisher, Kensington Books, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.For this review andcheck out

  10. Booknblues says:

    Lady Eleanor of Clarin is traveling to France to marry her fathers friend in order to provide security for her people On her way her ship is rudely border by pirates During her captivity on board she encounters Brendan Graham of Scotland Eleanor blames all Scots for her fathers death, but cannot deny the attraction This is the start of Shannon Drake s Seize the Dawn, which is part of the chronicles of her own family history.Requisite of all romances is the necessary heat and sizzle between h Lady Eleanor of Clarin is traveling to France to marry her fathers friend in order to provide security for her people On her way her ship is rudely border by pirates During her captivity on board she encounters Brendan Graham of Scotland Eleanor blames all Scots for her fathers death, but cannot deny the attraction This is the start of Shannon Drake s Seize the Dawn, which is part of the chronicles of her own family history.Requisite of all romances is the necessary heat and sizzle between hero and heroine and there is undeniable sparks between Brendan and Eleanor There are also the necessary hurdles to overcome, Eleanor s own prejudice against the Scots and a marriage interfere with their happily ever after Between them there is also the tension which makes exciting reading in romance stories