Raintree: Sanctuary (Harlequin comics) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
Buy Used
£0.01
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Unbeatable customer service, and we usually ship the same or next day. Over one million satisfied customers!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Raintree: Sanctuary (Silhouette Nocturne) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jul 2007

4 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Mass Market Paperback, 1 Jul 2007
£15.77 £0.01

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Win a £5,000 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card for your child's school by voting for their favourite book. Learn more.
  • Prepare for the summer with our pick of the best selection for children (ages 0 - 12) across Amazon.co.uk.


Win a £5,000 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card and 30 Kindle E-readers for your child or pupil's school.
Vote for your child or pupil(s) favourite book(s) here to be in with a chance to win.

Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Silhouette Books (1 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373617666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373617661
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.9 x 16.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,046,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

An avid reader since childhood, Beverly Barton wrote her first book at the age of nine. Since then, she has gone on to write well over sixty novels and is a New York Times bestselling author.

Product Description

Raintree Book 3

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Ross on 27 Jan. 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I didn't like this book at all, the hero hated and was going to kill the heroine right up to the end of the book.

How is that romantic? Your right it's not!!

I know they are/were?!? enemies but did we have to read how it's his right to kill her and it was not as if it was him just saying it at face value to the person in front of him. The writer let you read that he was thinking it as well.

I always find this when there is a trilogy of stories, the first one is great, the second is good too because it gives more background to what's going on and then the third story is just not as good, it's a let down and this story confirmed that.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Dulley on 1 Nov. 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I felt that Mercy was the weakest of the Raintree royals. Her powers seem to leave her in a weakened state. Her weakness was constantly illustrated in her dealings with her daughter and ex-lover. I wanted Mercy to be as strong as her brothers. While she did illustrate her bravery in the battle scenes, it wasn't enough. The book lost a lot of appeal for me because Mercy was more a damsel in distress instead of a strong Princess. The book does give more insight into the Ansara saga. While Beverly Barton did manage to tie in the first two books, I felt this book was more about the Ansaras than Mercy Raintree.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lula on 7 Aug. 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Contrary to other reviewers I found this book to be the best in the trilogy. This could be because I found the characters daughter "Eve" to be very entertaining and endearing. Also, I liked the male character/ the Ansara king, as he had a dark side and was not the typical alpha male found in romance novels. I agree that Mercy was a bit weak in character. Anyway, all in all it was a nice read and I would recommend to readers who like me enjoy books in which the characters have kids.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Amazon Customer on 7 Dec. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have already read the 1st book in the series and was left wanting to read the next to find out what happened next
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 56 reviews
83 of 84 people found the following review helpful
I did not enjoy this book as much as I had anticipated. 31 Oct. 2007
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I felt that Mercy was the weakest of the Raintree royals. Her powers seem to leave her in a weakened state. Her weakness was constantly illustrated in her dealings with her daughter and ex-lover. I wanted Mercy to be as strong as her brothers. While she did illustrate her bravery in the battle scenes, it wasn't enough. The book lost a lot of appeal for me because Mercy was more a damsel in distress instead of a strong Princess. The book does give more insight into the Ansara saga. While Beverly Barton did manage to tie in the first two books, I felt this book was more about the Ansaras than Mercy Raintree. Also, if you missed reading Tino Georgiou's masterpiece--The Fates, go and read it.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
This one finishes it off, but it's not necessarily the best. 26 Jun. 2007
By J. Lesley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the third book in the Raintree trilogy. I read book one (Raintree: Inferno by Linda Howard) and rated it a 2 star book. Book two (Raintree: Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones) rated 4.5 stars from me. This one falls somewhere in between.

Mercy Raintree is the guardian for the 999 acres called Sanctuary deep in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina by the wizard clan known as Raintree. They engaged in The Battle two hundred years ago with the evil wizard clan Ansara and emerged the victors. Since then the Raintree clan has been strong and continue to expand their powers. Raintree members see it as their mission to remain close to the humans and help them with paranormal powers whenever possible, yet still hide their magic from discovery. They think the Ansara were beaten so badly that they dispersed and their few remaining members became almost completely absorbed by the human world. This last book in the trilogy shows just how wrong the Raintree really are. Books one, two and three all take place during the same one week period and form the platform for the epic battle which will take place to decide the ruling wizard clan of the world.

This is the first book I have read by Ms Barton. She actually had the hardest job of the three authors because she had to tie up all the ends left dangling in the two previous books. I think book two could be a stand-alone but obviously you get the complete picture by reading all three. I wonder why the publishers didn't bring these out as a package deal. Or even as a related anthology. My main problem with Ms Barton's writing is that she seemed to forget that she had written something one time so she wrote it again. I am Ansara, you are Raintree. I am Raintree, you are Ansara. Eve is my daughter, I will never let her go. I will never let you take Eve from me, she is my daughter. Echo will learn to master her gift over time. Echo will master her gift as she matures. Over and over again I read the same phrases, sentences and thoughts. I wanted to say, Yes, O.K., I get it! You can stop now! It felt as if she had written a lot of the book in short bursts and then didn't re-read what she had done previously before beginning the story again.

Overall, I would recommend this but probably only if you read at least book two also. I didn't particularly like the hero here (Judah Ansara) but if you like the really, really masteful type, he's your man. The reason he met Mercy originally was extremely cold and calculating and I personally did not see (or believe) that he had changed all that much by the end of the book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not as good as the other 2 stories 26 Aug. 2007
By V. Stevens - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I wanted to like this book, but the 2 main characters really got on my nerves! He was a not very nice bully and she was a wimp. How he got to be the head of the clan is obvious.. he was meaner than everyone else in the book except the villian. But how she got to be the keeper of the home place is totally beyond me! She has 2 brothers who are pretty powerful themselves yet she lets this guy come into her home, her clans sacred place, and start bossing her around, all because she doesn't want to tell her brothers that that he is her baby's daddy. Give me a break! This is the kind of "I love him---I hate him" writing that gives romance a bad name. Come on lady make up your mind, take a stand and defend that stand to your last breath. If you want him go get him, don't whine and cry and agonize, we all have wanted the bad boy at one time or another. Go get him or move on and don't take half of the book to make a decision.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Not so good 6 July 2007
By April Showers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I liked the first one...in this series. This book I could not keep my attention and the hero and heroine were not people I liked. The hero just appeared mean and why the heck the heroine was attracted to him is beyond me. I am not going to go into the plot, because the readers sbove me did so well with it...their rendition of the story is all you will ever need. Save your money.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Finishes off with a bang! 14 Dec. 2007
By Michelle888 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As with all fairy tales, it was to be expected that the Raintree trilogy would end with everyone living happily ever after (no spoiler there). However, Beverley Barton first takes you on an action-packed journey before everyone walks into the sunset.

Mortal enemies since time immemorial, Judah Ansara knew he should have stayed away from the Raintree clan's princess. But blinded by her beauty, he spent a night with her against his better judgment never realizing the complication that that one glorious night would bring.

Mercy Raintree is the most powerful empath of her clan. As guardian of the Sanctuary, it is she who protects the Raintree's sacred home. But Mercy also has her own secret to protect - that of her daughter Eve's real father. To reveal the truth means revealing the unforgivable treachery that she has committed against her people, the most ultimate of all betrayal.

Now as the summer solstice looms, the time has come for the final battle between the two clans. Judah has ordered his people to annihilate the entire Raintree clan with Mercy as his own kill. But as he sets out on a warpath to avenge their loss, Eve Raintree is one complication he has not anticipated, especially not the powers that the six-year-old girl possesses. Judah knows that Eve is the key to winning the war, but can he ignore the unexpected feelings that he feels for both mother and daughter? And can he prevent his evil half-brother from finding out about Eve?

I wasn't certain how Beverley Barton would conclude the saga and therefore I was delighted with how the story turned out. Barton effectively built up the final battle, setting the pace fluidly from start to finish. The tension rises as you get to the middle of the book and I was surprised and excited at the battle scenes. Magic galore! It was great to see the three Raintree siblings reunited and engaged in full blown battle. The other secondary characters also provided much entertainment. However, the highlight is definitely the precocious Eve. There was never a dull moment in each scene she was featured in. I didn't really much care for the romance between Judah and Mercy, not because it wasn't interesting, but more because I really wanted to get to the finale when the two clans clash. This was a fast-paced read and a good conclusion to the trilogy.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category


Feedback