The majority of readers of romances are women. Additionally, most of the authors are women as well. It's a part of the reason that the books are marginalized by news organizations. But that doesn't take into account how the romance genre showcases strong and independent women on the pages of the stories. Author Catherine Peace has written many strong female characters. They have fought alongside the male characters, won the contests, and proven that they deserve the accolades given to them by others.
Ms. Peace's Solstice Quartet series is a prime example of strong women. In each book, the main character is a woman... one of the daughters of Trina and Pou Ngata who escape from a brutal and savage attack on their village. These women set off to find a place to live, safe from the hunters who are still after them. Each of those daughters are strong but they have but a fraction of the strength of their mother, Trina.
In Trina's Sacrifice, readers finally learn about the amazing mother who birthed those daughters and the hardships she faced as a daughter of a chieftain. Readers will also get to know Pou- Trina's mate. A good man who willingly puts his life on the line for his love.
Available now in ebook and paperback, Trina's Sacrifice is a gripping tale of two outcasts who find love and do what it takes to keep their people safe.
A chieftain’s forsaken daughter….
Trina Huxford knows the old stories: wolf takes swan, wolf kills swan. When her beloved older sister is taken by a wolf, she fears the pattern will play out again, but her father’s inaction stuns her. After all, the tribe needs Margot to seal the alliance between the Kaqtukaq and Whakamanu warriors. If he won’t save her sister, then Trina will. Her only ally? A young warrior whose quiet strength and gentle spirit both soothe and entice her.
An outcast craving acceptance….
Pou Ngata has spent years battling against his family’s tarnished lineage, so the Tane’s invitation to join him and his chosen warriors in Windsor comes as an honor and a shock. The problem? The bride intended for his cousin is missing, and the Tane has forbidden them to interfere. Refusing means losing any goodwill he’s gained, but Pou can’t stand by. Especially when Trina might be her sister’s replacement.
Two hearts bound by lies….
As Trina and Pou piece together the truth behind Margot’s disappearance, they can only trust each other. Lies and betrayal culminate in a battle that threatens their fledgling relationship. But there are greater dangers than the Windsor wolves, and Pou and Trina will need more than love to survive.
How can the truth set them free if it destroys everything they know?
TRINA’S SACRIFICE is the final installment of the Solstice Quartet, but in order to find the answers Ember, Amy and Dia seek, they must go back to the past and find the mystery surrounding their parents’ romance. The story their father shares could shatter the beautiful memories they have of their dead mother and change the way they look at their father. TRINA’S SACRIFICE and the Solstice Quartet is the perfect read for fans of Carrie Ann Ryan’s Wolf shifter series or Elizabeth Briggs’ Zodiac Wolf series. While each story can be read on its own, you will want to grab them all and dive into the unique Maori culture and the mystery that sent the three daughters running for their lives.
Père swallowed. Something about his posture and his tone struck Trina as odd. Almost … dismissive, as though he intended to wipe his hands off the entire ordeal. “To go onto the wolves’ land will lead to war,” he replied. “A war we are not yet prepared to fight.”
The muscle twitched in Maman's jaw. If no one else, she was ready to fight.
"Our war council will convene after the Solstice." With that, he'd begun the ritual prayers.
Carney made a small noise that drew Trina back to the beautiful Solstice night when the warmth of evening made the gentle water feel refreshing against her belly and legs, but the Whakamanu’s presence iced any enjoyment she took from the Avon. Apart from the Tane, the others, all warriors from what little Père had told them, kept to themselves in a small cluster. Trina forced herself to look away from the other bevy, instead focusing on her little sister, who pressed against her, laid her long neck over Trina’s, and let out a soft, sorrowful sound. If they’d been human, Carney would have been crying on her shoulder for the second time that day. I know, Trina said. Believe me, I know.
While they comforted each other, Margot was trapped with the enemy. The old stories replayed in Trina’s mind over and over again—the wolves’ brutality, their cruelty, the way they toyed with their prey. Margot wasn’t strong enough to withstand that. Neither was Carney.
It should have been me.