- By Lorrie Farrelly

Terms of Surrender

  • Title: Terms of Surrender
  • Author: Lorrie Farrelly
  • ISBN: 9781468182521
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • Terms of Surrender The War Between the States not only destroyed all Michael Cantrell loved it left the young former Confederate cavalry officer without faith or hope a solitary haunted man trying to escape his demo

    The War Between the States not only destroyed all Michael Cantrell loved, it left the young, former Confederate cavalry officer without faith or hope, a solitary, haunted man trying to escape his demons in the vast western frontier Then, one spring day along the Wind River, he finds himself suddenly in the thick of another life and death struggle Annie Devlin s war DeThe War Between the States not only destroyed all Michael Cantrell loved, it left the young, former Confederate cavalry officer without faith or hope, a solitary, haunted man trying to escape his demons in the vast western frontier Then, one spring day along the Wind River, he finds himself suddenly in the thick of another life and death struggle Annie Devlin s war Desperate to hang on to her ranch and her life, waylaid by gunmen hired by a powerful rancher who covets her land, Annie and her young brother, Robbie, fight a furious, rapidly losing battle for their lives When all seems lost, into the fray steps a cold eyed, steel nerved stranger Michael Cantrell who saves Annie and Robbie, but is himself grievously wounded With Annie s care, Michael recovers not only his strength but a portion of his embittered soul as well Fighting his powerful feelings for her, convinced he has nothing to give, Michael determines to stay with the Devlins only long enough to ensure their safety against the treachery that would destroy them Reluctantly, Michael, who for years has known only loss, allies himself with a stubborn, courageous young woman who will take his heart by storm and test the limit of his honor, his mettle and his passion A finalist for the prestigious Orange Rose Award, Terms of Surrender takes the reader on a stirring adventure that is also a heartfelt, emotional journey.

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    1. Those who love Pamela Clare's MacKinnon's Rangers series, including Surrender, might like this book -- the first in a series of three, andFarrelly's debut book. For me, it was good, but there was a little too much murderous villainy. Like a pendalum, the plot sometimes swung from a happy event to a grim reprisal. Yet well done, for all that. And definitely worth reading for its own sake, and to fully enjoy the sequels, Terms of Engagement and Terms of Temptation. The sequels offer many scenes of [...]

    2. It was such a refreshing change of pace to read a romance book with a hero who was actually a nice guy and not wallowing in despair or self-hate. To be sure, Michael Cantrell was scarred from his recent experience as a cavalry captain in the Confederate army, but author Lorrie Farrelly turns him into an optimistic survivor. He was in the West, wandering to find his new place in the world after losing his home and his family. Fortunately, he wanders right into the path of Annie and Robbie Devlin [...]

    3. 3 ½ stars. Good story. Kept my interest. It was not run-of-the-mill like so many other romance stories.I’m happy the couple did not have a fight-breakup, which most romance authors do. And there was no stupidity and none of my other pet peeves.A trope I do not like is someone being framed for a crime and then having a long drawn out helpless guy in jail or being on the run. In this story a bad guy was planning a frame. I was worried I wasn’t going to like it. But when it played out, it wasn [...]

    4. Terms of Surrender by Lorrie Farrelly is an independently published 2010 release. I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Michael Cantrell is reeling from the effects of the Civil War. After losing his young brother and suffering from the massive loss of life witnessed during the war, Michael is empty on the inside. He has vowed to never set himself up to care for anyone else like he had for his brother because he couldn't bear the pain of losing them. [...]

    5. The quality of writing in 'Terms of Surrender' raises it above most romantic fiction.The setting is after the Civil War with all the aftermath of loss, suffering and confusion.Captain Michael Cantrell is a young man whose experiences as a Confederate officer have aged him before his time. He has lost everything he once held dear, including his family and his home. He has travelled since the end of the war looking for a new beginning and a purpose in life.Annie and her young brother Robbie are ru [...]

    6. 4.5* rounded up to 5*This isn't a genre I'd normally choose to read or a period of history that I ever learnt about in detail (being from the UK,) but I decided to try a different genre and I'm glad I did.What struck me the most about this book was how the author manages to pull you inside the story with her use of description. I'm not a fan of description that is not needed or overdone, but here you hear the sounds of war and witness the after effects as you read. It is really well done and enj [...]

    7. This feels completely unoriginal. I feel like I've basically already read this book. Not going to waste any more time on a book that will be a 3 at best.

    8. I read my last western novel as a preteen. In those days, I’d devoured everything that Louis L’Amour published. Since those early years, I’ve moved through several favorite genres to include horror, high intensity political thrillers, science fiction, and more recently alternative history and religious conspiracy action and adventure stories. So, it was with some trepidation that I took on Ms. Farrelly’s “Terms of Surrender”. Listed as historical romance, it still spelled “western [...]

    9. "Terms of Surrender" by Lorrie Farrelly is a gripping and action packed historical novel set in the 1860ies. It concerns the romance between Michael Cantrell, former army officer, and Annie Devlin, a woman who is trying to defend her ranch against a gang of local bandits who want to force her off the land.In a dramatic fight against those men Michael appears on Annie's farm, saving her but getting himself wounded. The romance between them develops as he recovers, but the threat does not go away. [...]

    10. Terms of Surrender was a fabulous read for me. I have to admit when I began reading the prologue, I was not too thrilled, but as I continued into the book, it drew me in and I fell in love, first with Michael, and Annie, and then of course, young Robbie. Annie was a bit too head-strong for me, but I guess given the period in which the book was set, a woman had to have some backbone to survive. The passion between Michael and Annie lit up the pages. It pulsed like a living, breathing thing betwee [...]

    11. The book is a good read, I felt like there should've been a bit more history of the families involved in the book, the Devlins, the Cantrells and the Randolphs, and the romance between Michael and Annie seemed a little to sudden but all in all it was a alright book.

    12. Set in the period post the Civil War, Terms of Surrender poignantly narrates the story of Michael Cantrell, the young, brave and now emotionally battered young Captain who lost everything during the war including his family, his home and his peace of mind.Ever since he has wandered trying to run away from his guilt (What's the guilt about, is for you to read and discover from the book), sadness and his hopelessness of never finding the solace of a home and love of someone he could care about!The [...]

    13. Readers will experience a strong onslaught of emotions as they come to grips with the horrific battles that were fought in Gettysburg, PA during the Civil War. Lorrie Farrelly's historical romance Terms of Surrender carries the spirit of a post-war nation expertly throughout its pages; a superb read for fans of love stories set on the rugged background of the Western Frontier. The plot follows the very real struggle of former Confederate Captain Michael Cantrell. As with many post-Civil War vete [...]

    14. Terms of Surrender by Lorrie Farrelly is a historical western romance about a former captain in the confederate army, Michael Cantrell, and his search for redemption in the ranch lands of Wyoming.In the months following the American Civil War, the battlefield horrors have broken Michael’s spirit. He saw his beloved brother Gavin fall, and heartache consumes Michael. With nothing left of his life except for his warhorse Jet, a saber, and an army issue Colt Navy revolver, he rides Jet to the wes [...]

    15. I can't say that I couldn't put this down, for there were a couple of places where I absolutely had to. I didn't want to read on because the tension was too muchr this romance has plenty of action (both in and out of the bedroom) and it was the clothed kind that had me on edge. Of course, that didn't last long - I picked it up again and kept right on readingilbiting suspense and all. Annie's brilliant - a brave young woman who will stop at nothing. Perhaps it was my early connection with such a [...]

    16. This story takes place post-Civil War. I don't think I've ever read a novel that addressed so extensively the residual prejudices (not just racial) that remained to be dealt with following the end of the War. This aspect of history was very well presented and was a thread throughout the story. The author's research seemed quite extensive and accurate. A little slow in the beginning, but I hung in because of the good reviews. The writing was excellent, and *very* well-edited (kudos to the author [...]

    17. Surrender to Lorrie Farrelly’s Excellent StoryIn Terms of Surrender, by Lorrie Farrelly, Michael Cantrell, a former captain the Confederate Army, is devastated by a lost war, young soldiers dead or maimed, and land scarred by battle. With only his saber, Navy Colt, his black thoroughbred stallion Jet, and his heavy heart, Michael heads west. Determined to buy the ranches in the valley bisected by the Wind River, Colonel Elias Randolph waged a surreptitious war against Annie Devlin to drive her [...]

    18. Such a deft handling of a troubling time in US history. Usually, I dislike reading anything from the Civil War era, but this was without a doubt the best romantic adventure of that time that I've ever read. The characters were well-fleshed out. The mental anguish of the hero after the horrific events of the battlefield is gripping, as if the author had been there and knew what was in the minds of the soldiers. The heroine faces tragic circumstances. After she loses her parents, she has little ho [...]

    19. A FINE LITERARY ROMANCE!To me, what sets Lorrie Farrelly’s well-written TERMS OF SURRENDER historical fiction romance apart from many of the other books of that ilk is her fine, literary prose. In fact, in reading her love/sex scenes—and there are quite a few—I kept thinking, ‘Why, even her love making is poetic!’But in the end, what resonated the most with me was the depth of her characters and her portrayal of how both post Civil War Northerners and Southerners were far from being he [...]

    20. A tender and sweet love storyThis romance is a very sweet read. It takes place in the 1860’s in America so it was a nice change for me. The heroine is left alone with her little brother, trying to handle her land. Unfortunately, there are people who want the land so she has many conflicts and struggles to hang on.The story starts out with a bang. It captured my attention immediately. The hero comes in the picture right away and helps the damsel in distress.I enjoyed how their relationship blos [...]

    21. Great story, thank you, Lorrie Farrelly!I usually don't do Civil War stories, but this one did not dwell, and slow with civil war data. Thanks for that. I do think the war refugees had a great deal to do with settling the west, and certainly American west speaking accents. I especially enjoyed the spiritual details, in my own life I have felt the guiding spirit of my mother, gone 22yrs. The love story was a perfect blend of not there yet, and not too much drilling to get there.

    22. I'm normally not a romance reader, but this one caught my attention with its great reviews. I picked it up for my kindle, and boy am I glad I did. The writing is fantastic, the story engaging, the characters extraordinarily well developed. I felt what they felt. I wanted what they wanted. I couldn't wait to get through work so I could get back to reading. I've already purchased and read book two of the series, and it's also incredible. Great book!

    23. Finding a future without having any hope is a great challengelosing everything including the war of northern aggression, the only option is to go west. Saving a woman and a young boy almost cost him his life. this is a great story about the journey of a good man and his way back to living and finding love. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the story, characters, and highly recommend it.

    24. Terms of surrenderTerms of surrenderThis book is at the time right after the civil war ended. The story is good but there are sexual situations that are included. I did receive a free copy of this book for an honest review and though I prefer books with less sex I want to be fair to the author.

    25. I enjoyed this book but can't say I loved it. A good beach read. I just never really fell in love with either Michael or AnnieI did see enough promise in the writers style that I will try another book by her. I am not sure if she only writes historical romance. I would like to try a modern one instead.

    26. Great readThis book was a great read! I throughly enjoyed it. When an author can make the characters come to life and make the reader feel emotion, they have done their job superbly. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

    27. Would tell others that I enjoyedWas a quick read that even if you get interrupted can pick it back up without getting lost as to what was read prior.

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