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Restless Wind
Restless Wind
Author: Dorothy Garlock
A bold new breed of woman... defiant, passionate, beautiful. She dared embrace the savage Western frontier and a man rugged enough to tame her wild heart. Tawny-haired Rosalee challenged the dangers of the rugged Colorado mountains with her courage, her rifle, and her heart. Daring to carve a home from the wilderness for her young sister and bro...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780445209329
ISBN-10: 0445209321
Publication Date: 6/17/1988
Pages: 384
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Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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A wild romp through the old West.
When Logan, a half-breed, finds his way to Rosalie's doorstep carrying his dying mother in his arms, she can hardly refuse, and she's drawn to him even then. Later, when he arrives at her door bloody and beaten by a Adam Cahill's henchmen, she cares for him. Logan was resigned to living alone, his indian blood made him a target, but Rosalie found her way into his heart, and was determined to stay by his side, no matter what the townspeople said. With unwavering courage and a group of loyal friends, Rosalie and Logan would face the challenge of their lives when he's accused of attacking Adam Cahill's beautiful, deceitful stepdaughter, Della. I really enjoyed this book more than the following stories Wayward Wind and Wind of Promise. The author showed how people can come together in the face of prejudice and injustice. I especially liked the fiesty Minnie, one of the supporting characters.
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Loved this book - loved this series. This is the second book in a trilogy called Colorado Wind. The first book is "Wayward Wind" and the last book is "Wind of Promise."
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For the opening book of a trilogy, this book was rather bland. Dont get me wrong, it was enjoyable just not great. There just didnt seem to be enough plot/subplots for the 350+ pages of the book.

There are three children and a blind father in the stone house with dirt floors when Logan Horn begged entry during a rainstorm. He had his dying mother in his arms. Although Grant Spurlock was prejudiced against Indians, Rosalee let them in and placed his mother in her bed.

Rosalee is about 19 20 years of age, Ben, her brother, is 14 and the younger girl, Odell, is 10. I had a hard time dealing with Grants status as a dreamer and a drifter. As a blind man, he should have been aware that he could not protect his children in this harsh wilderness. They were miles away from a town or a neighbors help. Hed sunk all of his money in the tract of land they now owned free-and-clear.

Logan was an interesting Indian. His father was a white man who married his beautiful mother and abandoned her when he was ready to leave the area. Using the Indian method of divorce, he did it in such a way that Morning Sun would never be chosen for marriage by an Indian.

Logans father and his brother both married Indian women; however, Henry took care of his responsibilities toward his Indian wife. He also took Logan back East and provided an education and care. Logan was educated in the Classics and adapted to the white mans ways. When his uncle died, Logan inherited his sizable estate.

This book takes a hard look at how half-breeds (1/2 Indian, ½ white) were treated. Although Logan had fought (and lead others) in the Civil War, he was still unacceptable to most of the people of the area.

This book also looks at the problems a person of mixed heritage (one of them being Indian) had when he wanted to marry a white woman in the 1860s and later. (In the very early days of English migration, trappers often married Indian women and there were no raised eyebrows.)

There are several subplots but the character development (of the secondary characters) wasnt really strong enough. Theres lots of action and wonderful descriptions of the landscape, but it just seemed to be a fairly ordinary story.

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