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“readingamidstthechaos.blogspot.com”Dana @RAtChaos wrote this review Tuesday, July 21, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Heart Choice is the perfect title for it. Straif and Mitchella have some hard choices to make.
Straif Blackthorn is the last of his line--his entire family died from a disease that, due to a genetic disorder, they lack immunity to. He's spent his adult life searching the wilds of Celta for a cure, with no success.
Mitchella Clover's life was also changed because of disease. In a family known for its fertility, she's sterile.
When Straif hires Mitchella to renovate his Residence, on the advice of his new Fam, Drina, the attraction is immediate, but both know it can't go anywhere.
Then a distant cousin, unaffected by the genetic disorder, challenges Straif for head of the family, accusing him of neglect, and a series of escalating threats are made to Mitchella, and both of them have to determine what's most important to them.
Every time I get a new Celta story, I'm reminded again why I like them so much. Not only is there convincing world-building of a fascinating environment and system of magic, not only are there compelling characters and a happy-ever-after romantic ending, but the characters have real problems to overcome and life-altering decisions to make. And of course there are those Fams for insight & comic relief. ”