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.
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.
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It was a great love story woven with the historical background of the struggle between the native americans and the white settlers. I thought it was very well done.
This is one of the best books by far that Catherine Anderson has written! Be prepared for a rollercoaster of emotions as C.A. brings our past history back to life. She had created a story that will pull you in and keep you hanging on until the very last moment. I couldn't put this book down and when I was finished I was ready to read the book again! Wow!
Ms Anderson is a new author to me but she may become a new favorite. I am overwhelmed by the powerful story that she tells. This is the first book in a 4 book series.
Set in Texas in the late 1850's and early 1860's, when the white man was trying to destroy all Comanche and vice versa, a young white girl and a Comanche warrior strive to learn trust and to love, all the while fulfilling a great Comanche legend.
This book does contain graphic descriptions of the horrors heaped on each group by the other but without those descriptions, the full scope of how much mistrust and misunderstanding needed to be overcome by Hunter and Loretta could not be fully appreciated.
This book kept me spellbound and it was hard to put down long enough to do necessary things like sleep.
This is the follow-up to the story of Commanche Heart...This storyline is one for everyone! it will make you laugh, cry, it touches all your emotions! A really must read for all!!
A truely touching story!
Loretta Simpson watched as her parents were killed by Comanche Indians seven years ago. Loretta was so traumatized by the attack that she has not spoken since then. Now, they are circling her aunt's house, demanding that the 'yellow-hair' (Loretta) be brought out to them.
Hunter of the Wolf has been raised with an ancient prophecy about honoring a blond-haired woman and leaving his People to start a new life with her in the far West. Thus begins a fascinating story of love and hate from both the white man and the Indian's point of view.
This is a long story that includes rape as well as loving sex. The story seemed very realistic; Catherine Anderson has certainly studied the Comanche Nation's gods, culture and belief system. A fascinating novel.