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An evening at the movies turns into a living nightmare for Elizabeth Crew as her lover Dusty battles for their lives and the unborn baby Elizabeth is carrying. Dusty's dying request is that Elizabeth go live with Dusty's family, where she and the baby will be safe. Dusty's family takes Elizabeth into their home with open arms and a bit of concern. What will happen if ElizaAn evening at the movies turns into a living nightmare for Elizabeth Crew as her lover Dusty battles for their lives and the unborn baby Elizabeth is carrying. Dusty's dying request is that Elizabeth go live with Dusty's family, where she and the baby will be safe. Dusty's family takes Elizabeth into their home with open arms and a bit of concern. What will happen if Elizabeth learns that her new family includes shape-shifters? For Elizabeth, the family secrets are not all that awaits her in the darkness. ...

Title : Natural Order
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ISBN : 26849306
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 322 Pages
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Natural Order Reviews

  • Justina
    2019-04-04 20:18

    This is a remarkable book. There is a magnificent balance of story line, character development, along with place and setting enhancement that kept me thoroughly engrossed. I do have a fond and longstanding affection for Native Americans. Ergo this dramatic compilation was simply magical. The people and a wonderfully well concealed significant future event where everyone but the key woman is totally aware added to the awe. The clan protects the woman on multiple levels and weaves in and out of standard happenings and wondrous otherworldly manifestations that support and cloak the developing narrative. This novel is consummately engaging. Bravo! Elizabeth Crew, more frequently referred to as Beth, has everyone's attention. Nevertheless, Beth is a bit of a mystery initially even though we are informed of her adoptive history, her five year connection to her lover Dusty, her pregnancy, her African-American heritage, and her choice to follow Dusty's request to go to her family's farm after their terrible crisis. It is some time before Beth gets glimpses of the big picture. However, since she did go to her girlfriend's clan instead of Westport, CT, with her adoptive mother, she does get and accept the best protection for herself and her baby. I became more aware of all the extraordinary intricacies surrounding the clan along with Beth and that is a wonderfully fun way to become invested in the tale and the people. Marvelous!Isha is initially alienated from the clan and she, along with her son, is doing her best to stay afloat. Isha's son Marc is delectably precocious and really wants to help to ease his mother's loneliness. So when the two of them accidentally - or so it appears - interact with Beth, Marc is confident he sees the answer to his mother's loneliness. Marc is only one of many matchmakers within this story but his love and care for his mother is especially delightful. Though Isha has sound reasons within her own assessment of things to stay away from the clan, when she is approached to be Beth's guardian, she has a deeply felt sense of duty in addition to her strong, loving attraction to Beth. Isha's internal and historical complexity provides a rather wondrous energy and felicitous dimension that adds a most special flavor, cohesion, and noteworthy depth to this already rich multi-faceted treatise. Isha captured my heart while challenging my point of view. She is a pleasure and then some. Spectacular! I definitely recommend this book and bestow high praise on the author for managing to create such a fantastic experience that will continue to thrill me and haunt my dreams for years to come. Monumental!NOTE: This book was provided by the author for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • J'aime
    2019-03-25 02:18

    The opening of this book grabs you by the throat and ruthlessly pulls you in. Beth and Dusty are running for their lives, and Dusty sacrifices herself to keep her love, and their unborn child, safe. In the aftermath, Beth follows Dusty's last wish and goes to stay with Dusty's family. There is much more to Dusty's family, and her death, than meets the eye. Beth will discover shocking truths about them and her unborn child, and maybe find a new beginning with Dusty's friend Isha - if she can let her grief go and embrace new love.I prefer M/M romance, but have read a few F/F romances (and F/F fiction). This is the first one to make me forget the gender of the protagonists and just fall into the story. The plot is layered, with many surprises supported by excellent character development. The prose is vibrantly detailed and builds realistic settings that readers can feel, and characters they can empathize with. I especially like the variety of multi-cultural characters, and the exploration of Native American beliefs. It can be difficult to build a romance after tragedy, but the author does so with a subtle hand and a rich story. The sex is understated and tender. Overall, an excellent romance.

  • Love Bytes Reviews
    2019-03-20 18:11

    3.5 Heart Review by RobertaSo, this book was so different than what I thought it’d be. That’s neither good or bad, just different.I was intrigued thinking that this book had to do with shifters and it does, but the way in which this story plays out…I was expecting something wholly different that what the story is about.Elizabeth Crews has been in a long-term relationship with Dusty and is carrying their child. Dusty’s brother was the donor for them and that keeps it all in the family. I liked that Dusty’s family is close…more close than you can imagine and it was actually a really sweet and wonderful thing to behold.The book starts out with action and you are pulled into this heart-breaking scenario and that really made my heart hurt. Elizabeth is thrown into a world that she knows nothing about and isn’t being told…this is just a recipe for disaster. Elizabeth is going through so many things, moving to a new place, being with Dusty’s family and a new job…just so much new and then…she meets another woman.Isha is the other woman….but not the way you’d think. Isha is apart of this Clan of shape-shifting people and is a single mother. She was a guardianThe secondary characters in this book really brought out this story. I loved Greer, Dusty’s mom. She is such a strong woman who is without a doubt…ALPHA. Yet, even being alpha…she is this woman whose heart is just so damn big. Bardo…Dusty’s father…I truly fell in love with this man. Bardo is this really sweet, kind, and gentle man who is just about the most perfect man EVER!!!The is so much going on in this story and the thing that strikes me the most is the mysticism that the author included in the story. I was taken away with all of the spirituality and mysticism that was woven throughout the story. It made it more than I ever thought it could be.I don’t necessary put this as a romance, more as a journey. There is action, kidnapping, mysticism, family and faith. This book had it all and continued to make you think and feel for the characters. I enjoyed the idea of family…those not of birth, but of faith and love.

  • Amy
    2019-04-20 21:17

    I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.This book was fascinating and frustrating to me in turns. First was frustrating. I had a hard time getting in to the book in the beginning. It took me a while to figure out why, and I finally decided that the beginning of the book depressed me. Beth, our pregnant main character, watches her wife, Dusty, die in a brutal attack. The love they shared made Beth's grief overwhelming. One of the last things Beth ever promised Dusty is that if anything happened, Beth would go stay with Dusty's family in Wisconsin. The love and support Beth found in this community was wonderful. Every community should be like this. The culture of the Oneida people was fascinating, and I hope very much that the author was accurate in her portrayal, because I loved all the detail. Such a great loss at the beginning made it harder for me to continue the story. Because I agreed to review the book, I persevered and ran smack dab into my second problem. Isha is drawn to Beth, and Beth responds to Isha. I'm a little gray on the exact timing of their meeting but it's within 2 to 4 months of Beth's wife's death. That's hard for me to swallow. The author makes a point of saying that there are problems with the timing here, for everybody. But as much as I believe they're feeling what they're feeling, even with the guilt and shame and other negative feelings involved, it makes me wonder what they'd have felt if Dusty were still alive. But my basic feeling is that it was way too soon. The good part? The story ends with the two not exactly together, but with the understanding that they're moving that way. I am glad I finished this book. The richness of the culture, the terror and hardship of the war against them, and the suspense of what is going to happen next makes the story riveting in the end, and makes me look forward to the next installment in the series. I'd definitely keep reading.

  • Christine Close
    2019-03-24 20:13

    F/F MysticalFive Stars I was sent this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.This is a glorious book. It is entertaining, enthralling and totally different. From the opening pages the reader begins to consider that not everything is as it first appears. The mystery slowly unfolds, but is done in such a way that the gradual build up keeps the reader captivated and wanting to keep on reading.Each character, every setting, and certainly the mystical back drop of this novel appear to have been carefully and intensely researched by the author.If you are looking for a book that offers, suspense, romance and have an interest in things mystical then I can thoroughly recommend this book, personally, I loved it! Reply Reply to All Forward More

  • Rhayne
    2019-03-25 23:20

    This book was a plot driven phenomenon from the first chapter! I enjoyed every little twist and turn. The setting, characters and supporting cast were complex, detailed and wonderfully developed. I enjoyed every push and pull, give and take immensely. The main characters danced around each other for a good portion of the book, leaving me wanting to give them a shove in the right direction. While it could have been irritating, it was played out in a scenario and setting that left it making absolute sense despite my wishes otherwise!Well written, amazingly detailed and driven I couldn't put this book down. I would love to see more from this world and the supporting characters in it. Great read and one I would gladly recommend!I was given this book in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.

  • CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
    2019-04-14 18:13

    Trying to fit every race, creed, color, and even animal type into one storyline is a pretty heavy undertaking. Beth’s character is in the eye of this storm, but is nearly blind to everything going on around her. As such, this makes me feel like her story is somewhat lost amidst the huge collage of characters and their shape-shifting counterparts. I am; however, looking forward to seeing how she evolves and grows as this series continues.LototyReviewer for Coffee Time Romance & MoreOfficial Review @ Coffee Time Romance & More

  • Loek Krancher
    2019-04-17 01:18

    Wow wow wow!This was a unique, powerful and passionate story and I enjoyed everything of this book. It's about life and death, alternative religion, sacrifices, shocking truths, family and love. The characters are multi cultural and they all give something special to this story. It was exciting from the first page and I couldn't put it down. I was very pleasantly surprised and I highly recommend it to everyone.

  • Elisa Rolle
    2019-04-06 22:18

    2010 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)

  • Moondancer Drake
    2019-03-22 01:16

  • Moondancer Drake
    2019-03-27 23:05