Favorite Reviews

From Goodreads

" The author did a fantastic job writing an interesting plot, along with amazing characters. The prologue will suck you in, break your heart and have you not wanting to put the book down until you are finished."

*****

"Straight off, I am going to say this is without a doubt a must read book. It has everything you could ask for, action, adventure, romance, conflict, and amazing characters. Whether main or supporting characters you will find them rich, vibrant, and believable as you join them on their amazing journey. As I neared the end, I found myself releasing a breath when I discovered another chapter. This is a tale I did not want to end. I loved the bonds and relationships between the characters, the intense wanting and drives. The intimate scenes were written to encompass passion, yet handled with taste. I loved this story, and I highly recommend every page of it. From prologue to epilogue Nena will captivate your attention, and hold you in its clutches long after the final page."

***** 

"This book was a delight! I couldn’t wait to see how the issues resolved themselves in the end. It will keep you on your toes for sure! I also really appreciated how tactful the author was in the romance section of this book." 

*****

"I actually took a day off work to finish reading this book after I started it the night before! The little nuances the writer portrays are absolutely perfect and you know the author understands tested and true love.. The book was an incredibly fun read, with great conversations (I hate stilted conversations among characters) and a wild ride of a story.
I recommend this to anyone who likes characters with heart and the details of "feeling" there in the story. I warn you, you might have to curl up and take a day for yourself!" 

*****

"Ann Boelter is an exceptional writer. I cannot wait for the next novel in the series. The book grabbed me from the first page--the introduction had me crying. From then on, I could not put down the book. The romance feels real; not contrived. Love scenes are written in very good taste. I recommend this book to anyone who likes historical romances, especially Viking." 

*****

From Amazon

"This is a beautiful and unique novel full of fascinating detail, powerful imagery, and unforgettable characters. Ann Boelter is an amazing writer, and I can't wait to find out where The Treasure Huntress takes me next!"

*****

"I normally read science fiction but gave this book a try as I saw it was the book highlighted for a book club get together. I was pleasantly surprised by how well written and hard to put down this book was. I am now following the author and can't wait to read anything else she comes out with."

*****

"Great Action! Great Suspense! Great Dialogue! Great Characters! A Solid Five Stars!"

***

"Boelter’s "Nena" is a well-written debut novel which introduces us to a series on Northmen adventure and romance. The unifying feature of the Viking long ship, the “Treasure Huntress,” promises to take us through the series on continuing voyages with memorable characters through the late Dark Ages at the close of the first millennium. The story of the commissioning and construction of the long ship is a touching and memorable romantic tale itself, cleverly presented in prologue and epilogue to the main story. This story in its turn deals with the travels and conquests of Jarl, the ship’s owner and Viking warlord, and his encounters with the tribal princess Nena. The geographical sweep of 9th century Viking conquests, pursuits, and slave-trading practices as far from the Northlands as Eastern Europe provides a well-researched backdrop to the tale. The romantic episodes compare favorably to those evocative love scenes written by Diana Gabaldon in her "Outlander" series of novels. Nena is a worthy heroine who provides the reader with a picture of independence, strength, ingenuity, loyalty and sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds. It’s a good page-turning read, pushed along by a descending winter, and I look forward to meeting Fiona, the eponymous heroine promised in the next work of Boelter’s series."

*****

 

"I loved this authors writing style, her way of developing the story line and presenting her characters were exceptional in my opinion. I could not stop readying and I am really looking forward to next book in this series, hope it is out soon."

*****

"This book...where to begin? I loved the characters, the story line, plot, all of it! This is exactly the kind of page-turning, insomnia-inducing stories I hope for when looking for a new book to read. My only complaint is that I have to wait for the rest of the series to come out. SIX STARS!!!"


From Readers' Favorite

"A well thought-out romance with the perfect amount of suspense and action, this novel had me hooked right from the very beginning. Nena is such a strong character; she is resilient, determined and hardheaded. But her character development was brilliant, she understood her duties and knew she would have to make some sacrifices to make things work for her people. Jarl, on the other hand, is a little headstrong and an arrogant man who is proud of the power he holds. But with time, he develops into a compassionate man who wants the best for the woman he loves. The chemistry between the two protagonists is amazing and keeps the interest of the reader. The imagery and descriptions of the surroundings made everything almost alive. I could hear what the characters were hearing and see what they were seeing, which in my view is absolutely brilliant."

*****

"Ann Boelter created a series based on the solid foundation of The Treasure Huntress ship. But it is no ordinary Viking ship. The Treasure Huntress is not only made to seek worldly treasures for its captain but the most important treasure of all, love. Nena is for every fan of Viking romance. It's filled with the right balance between romance and adventure. A steamy read with tasteful love scenes. I loved that the HEA wasn’t something you could easily predict. The suspense kept me guessing right to the very end. It was a pleasure reading this book and I loved the chapter headers too. With The Treasure Huntress having a new captain, more romance is sure to follow." 

*****

"I must confess, I really liked Nena: The Viking Treasure Huntress Series Book One by Ann Boelter. I didn't know quite what to expect but I was very happy with what I got. I am a big fan of the Vikings, the historical people and the TV show. That’s why I decided to read Nena in the first place. But I had never read or heard of Ann Boelter and you never know what you might get with a new writer. Lucky for me, what I got was a great story. I would have to say that first and foremost it is a strong love story. One where the characters start from places so antithetical to each other that you can’t imagine them even being friends, let along committed lovers. The story of how that happens is great. Ann Boelter hits every note perfectly as she gives us a masterpiece of historical romance.

I guess the characters are the stars of this novel more than the historical details or descriptions of the cultures or everyday lives of the people of those times. Those things were woven skillfully into the story but the tension and conflict between Jarl and Nena dominated the story. There is a reason for that. Both are smart. Both are strong. And they are both attractive natural leaders, worthy to take center stage in any novel. I have the feeling that the Viking Treasure Huntress Series is going to be awesome. If you want to know why, then read the prologue. That will tell you two things. The first being that Ann Boelter can really write and the second being the direction this series is going."

*****

"Once I began reading this book, I slowly found myself drawn into the story and drawn to Nena. While I found myself interested in Jarl, it was Nena who made me keep reading. As I continued to read, I found myself reminded of the TV series Vikings, yet I quickly found that this book surpassed the show with the attention the author paid in creating such detailed characters, intricate plots, and a historical setting. I personally feel that the author did a wonderful job in handling the erotic scenes as they were carefully placed to be a part of the plot without turning the book into an erotic story. The scenes themselves were very tastefully written and I felt the characters stayed true to themselves during these scenes. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I hope the author continues the series as I would love to read the following books!" 

*****

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