I really liked this book but it's not for the faint of heart. This book has many, very dark subject matters and doesn't dance around them. Very up front about such things as brutal rape and the cruelty and brutality that both Native Americans and white men committed towards each other, the reader is given a sometimes grim picture of life in the old west. But of course in the way that only Catherine Anderson can manage, in my opinion, the love story between Hunter and Loretta will make you sigh and overshadow all the sad parts. This is the first in a 4 book series. Second is "Comanche Heart", third "Indigo Blue", and fourth "Comanche Magic". I've read them all and enjoyed spending time with this family.
This is the first Anderson book I have read and while I found the length a bit larger than my usual reads I really enjoyed this book. I am usually not a fan of Native American historical works but this story is so real that I found myself immediatly immersed in the characters lives and world. A great and honorable story of how love can force us to lay down our fears of past hurts and the unknown.
Catherine Anderson is one of my favorite authors, but for me this book was ok. I think it was a liite slow. It took me alittle while to finish it,because it didn't hold my interest as I like.
This is the first book in a trilogy and it sets up the second book quite well. I wonder how much research was done prior to writing about native american tribes... but other than (maybe) being a bit contrived, this was a cute, quick read. Perfect for a long flight, a day at the beach, or a rainy day at home. A good love story and likable characters.
First book in Anderson's Comanche Series. Very Good.