Passion's Vision

Book1 Passion's Series

Romance - Historical
296 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2014
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Author Biography

Most people have a vision. Mine is to create and share wonderfully passion filled stories, alive with action, sprinkled with humor and always, always -- a happy ending. Remember,only Passion can bring a Vision to Life.

After living many enjoyable years in Arlington Texas my husband and I retired to southeast Oklahoma. It is here that I finally realized my dream of becoming a published author.

When I decided to try my hand at writing, I did what every other aspiring author does... I looked back at my family history for a story to tell. To my disappointment, there was nothing very exciting in my family line. I haven't given up on my family. I'm sure there is a story there somewhere. But..., when I turned my attention to my husband's family... WOW..., I found a character on whom I just could not turn my back. This man inspired the entire Passion's series.

Again, like any aspiring author, I read everything I could find on this ancestor of my husband's. I read, took notes on the palm of my hand, the back of my hand, on my wrist, grocery store tabloids, gum wrappers, tiny notepads, anything I could get my hands on. I even carried a tiny recorder. I just had to do this because there is no timetable or appropriate location for inspiration. It just happens. During my more organized moments, I created a file to keep track of any historical events pertinent to my story. I created a basic outline containing interesting, exciting, death-defying and romantic escapades of my hero that I was sure would thrill my readers. The whole experience of writing is glorious in a way only an author can understand.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Love has a strange way of drawing together individuals that seem to not only be extremely unlikely to meet, but are diametrically opposed to ever create a bond. Passion’s Vision by Mary Adair explores this truth as the female warrior, New Moon, struggles with a destiny that has been revealed to her in a vision of man whose “hair is the color of the river’s clay and whose eyes are the color of a summer sky.” Having lost her husband, she has sworn to belong to no other man, regardless of the will of the Great Spirit. James Fitzgerald is the embodiment of New Moon’s vision and she knows it the moment she lays eyes on him; however, she will not easily give up her determination to belong to no other man. As James carries out the task that had been given to him by King George, bringing Cristoph DuPrey to justice, the deeper conflict of the heart of the two warriors rages in full force. Passion, duty, language and culture struggle with each other as destiny tumbles them forward like a cascading river.

In Passion’s Vision, Mary Adair has not only captured the essence of the struggle that was taking place as white men and natives struggled to advance their own visions for the new frontier, but it also digs into the deeper struggles of the heart. The stubbornness of the mind and determination may hold fast to what is believed to be the best course, but chemistry, desire and passion often have a way of continuing to assail the heart until it gives in. Mary does an excellent job of telling both of these stories and of drawing the reader into a deeply emotional response to the characters involved. Passionate, realistic and intense, Passion’s Vision will draw you in with an irresistible desire to bring the two protagonists together as you become enmeshed in the struggle along with them.

Reviewed by: M.L. / 17 Se

Title: Passion’s Vision 5 STARS
Beautiful and Endearing!
I loved this book and was highly impressed by it. The author has clearly done her homework to create a richly textured tale that combines elements of history and romance within the setting of early American settlers and Cherokee natives. I loved getting to learn about the cultural norms and constraints as well as getting a bird’s-eye view of what the topography of American must’ve been like way back then. It was a unique glimpse into a faraway time and I am uber-impressed by the research and preparation the author obviously completed in order to write with such authority on the subject. Well done.
I loved the simmering between James and New Moon and the tugs and pulls and twists the plot took in bringing them together and driving them apart, over and over again. I was engaged in the struggles of these fiery, fiercely independent warriors. Their romance is definitely up there close to the top of the list of my favorite literary romances.
I simply refuse to ruin the ending of this novel for you. It will have to suffice to say that the ending is so packed full of surprise that this book will haunt you long after you’ve finished the last page. And, you’ll want the sequel! You’ll be left re-hashing the plot in your mind, marveling at the intricacy with which it was woven. A completely wonderful book. Reviewed by: M.L. / 17 September 2014


By deha
Format:Kindle Edition
Passion Vision is every reader's dream of the perfect story! Adair has penned a majestic tale filled with romance, history and adventure. Wonderfully written, with vibrant characters, this story is a masterpiece as a romantic historical fiction, and a great tale about Native Americans. The characters are strong and the story paints a picture of the Cherokee customs during the time period. The stubbornness and superstitions of these people are told with a touch of humor and wonder.

I found that this book to be wonderful story set in a time when tension was high in America between the early settlers and the Native American culture. Adair writes a well-crafted story, with multidimensional characters and exquisite backdrops of the land and customs. The story line is about New Moon's & James Fitzgerald's growing passion for each other, and written as a tale with much detailed to specific areas of history. The reader can feel this author’s love and its wonderful heroes. I laughed and cried as I read this wonderful passionate love story. The reader feels all the pain, torment and disillusionment felt by both main characters, but also the joy and love they felt. I was easily captivated by the story and was enthralled by it until the end.

By Rhona Ferguson

This review is from: Passion's Vision (Paperback)
I loved it! What can I say...I'm a sucker for romance and Mary Adair has a flair. I enjoyed her knowledge of the various Indian tribes especially the Cherokee. I felt like I was right there on the reservation with them. The story was great! ~Rhona

Jolene M. Dretzka

Passion's Vision, best described as a romantic historical fiction, is much like a beautifully written history book that on closer inspection reveals a reluctant, yet passionate love story. It's obvious that Ms. Adair did her research as she proceeds to detail a young America that was so tangible & alive to me that I swore I could feel the soft fur blankets against my skin, smell the campfires burning, taste the corn flour rations, & hear the war cries of the Cherokee at battle!

Yet, as amazing as all the historical accuracy is, the real heart of the story lies in New Moon's & James Fitzgerald's growing passion for each other. The author continues to amaze by introducing us to New Moon who has the spirit of a warrior & is a big departure from what many period pieces often overdo, the damsel in distress syndrome. Not even Mr. Fitzgerald follows the unwritten rules for how a male leading character does in a story like this. Instead of forcing the white mans ways on the natives he, instead, brings a level of understanding & admiration to them that is different than anything I've seen in any book or movie like this.

Mary Adair keeps you glued to her book with her unique characters & passionate, one of a kind, historical fiction love story. The deeper I got into the book the harder it was to put down. I can't wait to read the next 2 books in her Passion series.

By Tracy Jillard

This review is from: Passion's Vision (Passion Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This was an excellent book. At times it had you biting you nails and at others you were cheering for their wins. It it apparent that ms. Adair took a lot of time doing research on the rights and rituals of daily living and for hunting the enemy and going to war. The ritual such as taking of a scalp that Buffalo did as child, Was written in such detail, it was difficult to read, (I'm not sure this was a Cherokee ritual but it was correct for the time period.) the torture was also written with such detail, it made it difficult to read, but it helped to understand how the family came together within the tribe. I look forward to her next book.

By Debra L. Mauldin "will

This review is from: Passion's Vision (Passion Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Passion’s Vision by Mary Adair is a well written, historically correct, love story. Mary Adair writes with descriptive words that pull the reader in and allows them to experience life in the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina in 1734.

The characters are strong and the story paints a picture of the Cherokee customs during the time period. The unlikely love between New Moon and Panther transcends race, blooming into a love with mutual beliefs and respect. The story contains a hint of the paranormal.

I recommend this book to all who enjoy reading accounts of history, love, and the paranormal.

Jack Busch

Passion’s Vision is a wonderful Native American romance. It is full of adventure, and action. I love the way the characters developed as well as the love and respect between Panther and New Moon. It is a roller coaster ride of all the different emotions of love, pain, loss, fulfilment and victory. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading romance, adventure, and this turbulent time of American history.

By Dionne Washington "Rav

Passion's Vision was a great tale about Native Americans and such. It was truly awesome! Enough to buy said book, I think. haha, j/k. The characters were well written and thought out one could just see them 'growing' as one read on. Kudos to Mary Adair for creating such a rich and great story.

By Francis O.

This review is from: Passion's Vision (Passion Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
The author did a good job of portraying the Noble Cherokee People and left no detail untouched.

This is not just your shallow kind of romance novel, but incorporates elements of native American history. You can't help but feel like you've entered their world and empathise with the characters.

Our lovers are both very strong characters. Is there someone who will give in at some point? Do they both clash and forgo this romance? Or do they risk it all, to the point of disowning their ancestral heritage in the name of true love?

Looking forward to more books by this author...

By Lillian Ammann (Lillie

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. There is plenty of romance, history, and conflict for anyone who likes a great read. The characters came alive for me, and the incorporation of details on Cherokee customs added texture to the story.

By Tony R. Parsons

1734, Appalachian Mountains (Upper SC)
James Fitzgerald (King George service, Robin), Thomas Brown & Little Buffalo were being attacked by a band of Chief Dancin' Cloud's Cherokee warriors.

James, Thomas & Little Buffalo (1/2 breed) next went to the Cherokee Indian village of Chief Dancin' Cloud. There they met Smiling Face (Dancing Cloud wife) & Sparrow (Dancing Cloud daughter). The trio ask the Chief where they could find Christoph Gottlieb DuPrey (French agent) who is wanted by King George court for creating turmoil among the various Indian tribes. James job was to help maintain peace with the tribes. King George (France) wanted no more bloodshed.

James (Uncle, Blue Eyes, Robin) had his eye on the Chief’s sister New Moon (Lil Wa-sa, Wolf Clan, Cherokee warrior, Little Sparrow with Eagle's Heart). New Moon had fought right alongside her husband who was later killed in a battle.

Entertainment tonight; the Tellico warriors challenge the Chota warriors to the Little War.
The traditional ritual began inside the Asi (purification).

Christoph DuPrey also has the hot’s for the Chiefs sister New Moon. There was a confrontation & New Moon’s brother was killed. New Moon also vanished.

Silent Deer (Opae) was picked to lead the warriors to get revenge. White Fox (Hetissu), Yellow Hawk (Cherokee warrior), Spotted Hawk, New Moon & James (Irish, Red Panther) were part of the war party.

Lieutenant Beauregard Smythe & Colonel Fitzgerald were also sent to observe the various tribes life style/customs. Was that Lieutenant Beauregard Smythe only mission?

Gentle Rain (f, Choctaw) was taken to the birthing lodge. What is the importance of her having a male or female?

Will James succeed his mission that King George sent him on & bring peace to the Indian tribes?

Will James find Christoph Gottlieb DuPrey (aka Imperial Majesty's Principal Secretary of State) & what will happen to him?

Will James & New Moon fall in love?

Will James stay with 1 of the Indian villages or return to 1 of the Americas cities?

Thank God for small pox vaccination. I had everything else.

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written YA French/Indian era romantic historical fiction book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a huge set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make great French/Indian era movie, animated cartoon or mini TV series. To be continued. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.