One Hundred Horses by Elle Marlow

Posted November 5, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

by Elle Marlow
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I received this book for free from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Published by Summer Solstice
One Hundred Horses Book Cover One Hundred Horses
Elle Marlow
Native Romance
Summer Solstice
April 27, 2014
97

Grey Fox grew up listening to tales about a love so passionate and rare that it became worth more than all the horses upon the face of the Earth. He didn’t believe any of it until the day he found the rancher woman injured and near death after an attack by Brother Lion. Now, before him, the vision materialized. Yet he felt nothing but a warrior’s instinct to protect. How could he love anyone so greatly? His heart had died many moons ago...
Sarah would do anything to escape. She could not possibly be the girl the Comanche predicted would come into their world and be the woman of this great love. But as time and suffering passed like petals on the wind, Sarah would come to realize that the only ties that bound her were the ones around her heart—and hope would grow that Grey Fox might ride with a hundred horses to carry her home.


 

“Several moments passed. Desire began to burn in him. He understood fully the implications of what was happening, and she had only to decide what was in her heart.” 

This novella read like a novel. From the first page I was torn from this world and immediately wrapped up in the world of Sarah and Grey Fox. I should mention that I never considered Native Romance my thing, but after reading this, I am hungry for more. 

This is a story about a young woman who lives on a ranch with her mother. She is sheltered to the point of never leaving the confines of the ranch. Fortunately, Sarah’s spirit was stronger than any boarder. 

Grey Fox grew up knowing he was destined for great love. It was his prophecy. 

What I loved about this book was the individual character development. This was not just that of Sarah and Grey Fox either. There were many characters I had the privilege of knowing throughout the story. I found them all endearing and relatable. Both of our lead characters learn to trust as they are thrust together through a series of adversities. The chemistry they had gelled nicely with their character growth. 

I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting. To me, the sign of a great story is when it leaves me wanting more. I would love to see the author play with individual novellas to fill in time gaps or offer other character’s points of view. It could be a really cool series. 

“One hundred ponies on the plain i nothing compared to you.
I would pay it many times again, many times under the moon.
Our people are still proud and strong, though our numbers may be few.
Remember our time on Earth and carry it with you.”
 


I give this book 4.5 stars and a box of wine! 

Thank you to Elle Marlow for providing us with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

I had the great privilege of interviewing Elle Marlow after reading this book. The interview can be read here.

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