This is definitely not a book I would recommend... Sunny's life was just too perfect. Her character is annoying and the fact that she and Brandon marry is really weird... Since he's known her since she was a child. It was a hard book for me to read all the way through.
I think this was the best book out of the series, although all of them were great. I like the characters in this book a lot, because they are not perfect. If you are a fan of Lori Wick, you will enjoy these.
This book was above and beyond good. It was adventurous and romantic just my kind of style. Though as some people are mentioning, sunny is ten years younger than her lover was a bit getting used to but their story line was so beautiful that it made it a book that made me cry. Lori wick is one of my favorite author because her books take such fun twists and turns. But the hawk and the jewel is definitely one of favorite and I look forward to reading the next three. I highly recommend it!
I first checked this book out from my local library and knew immediately that I loved it and wanted the rest of the series. Sunny's adjustment to her new home and family, her developing character, and her search for Jesus all make her a sympathetic, memorable character, and Brandon's initial failure to realize that Sunny was the one for him gave me more than one giggle. :) My biggest criticism, though, is that at times, Sunny's family seems too perfect, and intolerant of her former life. I hate to say that in a world that has such a twisted view of tolerance, but come on. Refusing to call her by the only name she's ever known? Showing no understanding of WHY she might not "get" Christianity right away, or any desire to know more about the religion and customs she grew up with? That seems a little high-handed, and not well-handled on Lori's part. But otherwise, this one was great. Good work, Lori!
I would rate this much higher than a 5 if I could. I am an avid reader and this is by far my FAVORITE book. Lori Wick does an excellent job of transporting you back in time and helping you clearly feel what Sunny is going through. I strongly suggest this book and series.