Feather & Flame

· Snow Queen Publishing
2 reviews

About this ebook

NellFour years ago, I went through the looking glass and came out the other side a different person. Darius Hawke had been the key twisting into the lock of my uncertainty and fear. Opening me up. Transforming me into a woman who understands the beauty of chaos, a woman who can find light in the darkness—for herself, at least.

And now he's back...

Darius"This is why I never contacted you. I still have no control around you. You want me to tell you I haven’t thought of you? That would be a damned lie. Wherever I’ve been, whatever I’ve done, I haven’t stopped thinking of you. You're always there.”

Note: This is the second book in the Birdsong trilogy, to be read after Sparrow & Hawke (Book 1).


Book 1: Sparrow & Hawke

Book 2: Feather & Flame

Book 3: Wishes & Wings

“An absolutely epic love story that's utterly romantic, exquisitely beautiful, unbearably harrowing, and thrillingly suspenseful." -- TotallyBooked Blog

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For fans of: Nadia Lee, Layla Hagen, BB Hamel, Kristen Proby, Lexi Ryan, Emma Chase, Carly Phillips, Emily Henry, Christina Lauren, Lauren Blakely, Alexa Riley, Skye Warren, Krista Ritchie, EL Todd, Samantha Christy, Aly Martinez, Meghan Quinn, JT Geissinger, Jessa Kane, Laurelin Paige, Penny Reid, Jay Crownover, Jessica Hawkins, Jodi Ellen Malpas

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Sandy S.
March 9, 2022
4.5 stars--FEATHER AND FLAME is the second instalment in Nina Lane’s contemporary, adult BIRDSONG age-gap, romance trilogy focusing on twenty-two year old Nell Fairchild , and forty-four year old, photojournalist Darius Hawke. FEATHER AND FLAME should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up immediately after the events of book one SPARROW AND HAWKE. NOTE: FEATHER AND FLAME focuses on terrorism and war, and was written prior to the attacks and invasion of Ukraine. If you have not read book one there may be spoilers in my review. Told from dual first person perspectives (Darius and Nell) FEATHER AND FLAME advances the series approximately four years, four years in which Darius and Nell went their separate ways. Having graduated from the New York Art Institute, Nell struggled to find a job but what our heroine never expected was to find the man that broke her heart. Darius Hawke has been on the front-lines of many war –torn countries, and our hero is about to leave again, for places unknown. Bitter and heart broken with no job prospects in sight, Nell volunteers to work with Global Rebuild, an organization that helps rebuild and repair cities and towns decimated by war. Working and living in the fictional Eastern European country of Krasnovar, Nell finds herself falling for a people and a country about to be pulled into another war. Enter Darius Hawke, the man Nell has loved most of her life, and a man who is about to sacrifice everything for the woman he loves. What ensues is the rebuilding friendship and romance between Darius and Nell, and the fall-out as war comes to Krasnovar, destroying everything in its wake. Darius Hawke’s attraction to Nell pushed our hero out of her life but Darius never stopped thinking about the young girl now woman that had stolen his heart. With another war of the horizon, Darius places himself in the direct line of fire to save the woman with whom he has fallen in love but Darius is about to face the demons from his past, demons that continue to haunt his daily life. Nell Fairchild is a little naïve, stubborn and determined, and with it comes the inexperience of a young woman who believes she can make it on her own but the atrocities of war are non negotiable, and our heroine battles between head and heart, taking a stance against the man that she loves, placing herself and everyone else in danger. The relationship between Darius and Nell has been building for several years, a relationship predicated upon family and friendships. Darius is good friends with Nell’s father, and late mother, and the guilt of an age-gap romance sends our hero in the other direction. Nell has only loved one man all of her life, and the man is about to change the course of the relationship, to save the woman he loves. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful, energetic and interesting secondary and supporting characters, most of whom we meet in Varaz, Krasnovar. FEATHER AND FLAME is a story of second chances and love, war and destruction, and a struggle to survive. The premise is heart breaking, edgy, dramatic and intense; the romance is seductive and emotional; the characters are broken, dynamic and lively. FEATHER AND FLAME ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned.
Jean Rallings
March 2, 2022
This is book two in The Birdsong Trilogy and it continues Darius and Nell's story and you really need to read this story. This book starts four year's after book one. Omg this book takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and the twists and turns will have you hanging on your seat and holding you breath wondering what else they will have to go through but as usual Nina Lane throws in more curve balls and of course she keeps you guessing and what another explosive cliff hanger ending and I cried so much that I am glad that I read it in one sitting while alone and in to the early hours of the morning and I can't wait to read the final book to see what the outcome will be for Darius and Nell and will I be cheering or have my heart broken. Nina Lane is an amazing author and writer and her story's have so much depth to them that you find yourself totally addicted and she certainly knows how to keep her reader's attention and on the edge of their seats and I definitely recommend you read this book but make sure that you have the tissues ready because you are definitely going to need them. Remember that this is not a standalone book and you will need to read book one Sparrow and Hawke but you will definitely not be disappointed. I Voluntarily Reviewed a Copy of This Book.

About the author

Born and raised in California, NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Nina Lane now lives in Wisconsin where the winters are freezing and the cheese is exceptional. Mom to two teens and a neurotic dog, half her life consists of laundry, Girl Scouts, horses, and football, while the other half is filled with hot, swoony alpha heroes and the women who bring them to their knees.

Nina's a fan of popcorn, print magazines, working out, and checking the weather daily with her meteorologist husband. She holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, but considers writing epic, emotional romances her one true calling in life. Thus, she is grateful and ecstatic to be able to bring the stories in her head to life for all her amazing fans. ♥

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