The story of Amy Marsh and Swift (Antelope) Lopez which was begun in Comanche Moon continues in this novel.
After surviving capture and torture by Comancheros 15 years earlier, Amy moved to Oregon where she had started a life for herself devoid of any man's help or love. She had waited all these years for Swift to come for her as he had promised but it was too long now - she knew he was not coming - so she continued to internalized all her fears and loathings and self-doubts. She knew from newspaper reports who Swift had become and it filled her with revulsion.
This novel tells a wonderful story of how powerful a tool love can be in overcoming doubts, fears, mistrust and misunderstandings.
This is only the 2nd novel by Ms Anderson that I have read but it will not be my last. She tells a wonderful story that keeps the reader spellbound. A wonderful historical romance.
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first in the Comanche series, " Comanche Moon" but it was still good and I liked revisiting the characters from the previous book as well as seeing how Amy and Swift's love story turned out.
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I was so consumed with this book, I did not want to put it down.I liked it from beginning to end. There were some parts in there that had me laughing out loud and some parts that made me want to cry. I really enjoyed this book. It's very touching and heart-warming.
I love this book even more than the first one - Comanche Moon. Swift and Amy are such complicated characters. There are so many poignant moments in the book that I teared up quite a few times. Highly recommended.
Comanche Heart continues the western historical saga begun by Catherine Anderson with Comanche Moon. There are two more books in the series, which I'm very much looking forward to acquiring. As to Catherine Anderson's future books - she's on my "auto buy" list.
It is important to read these stories in order; COMANCHE MOON is the first and this is the second novel. While Amy Masters lived amongst the Comanche with Loretta (book 1), she became betrothed to Swift Antelope, a young warrior. Swift promised to come for Amy but 15 years passed while Swift was fighting for survival.
Now Amy is grown and a teacher in Oregon, living near Loretta and Hunter Wolf. When Swift (now called Swift Lopez) travels 2000 miles to see his old friend, he is surprised to find Amy alive. During these years, Swift has become a gunfighter and a member of a Comanchero band. Now, he wants to hang up his guns and start over -- with Amy. But Amy has been reading newspaper reports about Swift's terrible deeds and wants no part of him.
Thus starts a fascinating tale that is as interesting as the first book. This is a great series.