This week I'm talking about my all-time favorite series by N.J. Walters. Her Tapestry series is totally awesome. Every book is a great read. But the one that stands out the most for me, my absolute favorite is book three, Woven Dreams.
Javara is a world where women are scarce. To keep men from fighting wars they put in place a law that demanded two brothers compete sexually for the right to marry a woman. The other brother, the one she doesn't choose as husband still maintains the right to her bed one night a week. Or more if the woman so chooses.
Jarmon and Garrick Bakra are twins, the two youngest of the Bakra family. Their older brothers already have a woman, Jane. And after a fight with a family that steals whatever they want, Jarmon is severely maimed. He and his brother despair of ever having a woman of their own.
Genita Craddock is the only sister of the brutal Craddock family. She has six older brothers and has borne the brunt of their cruelty and abuse her entire life. But when her eldest brother threatens to give her in marriage to men even more vile than them, she flees.
When Jarmon and Garrick find her on Bakra land, she pretends to be a Tapestry bride. Tapestry brides are women from our world who are magically transported to Javara. The men have three days to convince the woman to stay in Javara. After that, the tapestry returns and the woman can to choose to leave.
But Genita is from Javara. And though she falls for Garrick, and the scarred Jarmon, she dares not tell them the truth. Her eldest brother Leon is Jarmon's mortal enemy. He was the one who maimed him and nearly killed him.
This book is DYNOMITE! I swear I fell in love with both Jarmon & Garrick. They are two amazing men. And Genita, or Genny as she prefers to be called is scarred as well. Her back bears the marks of her brothers' less than tender treatment. I cried throughout this story.
The whole series is fantastic, but Woven Dreams is my absolute favorite. And N.J. Walters is my all-time favorite author. To check out her books, including the Tapestry series, go to her website. See you all for next week's installment.