Book Reviews of River of Sky (Signet Fiction, Ar 8490)

River of Sky (Signet Fiction, Ar 8490)
River of Sky - Signet Fiction, Ar 8490
Author: Karen Harper
ISBN-13: 9780451184900
ISBN-10: 0451184904
Publication Date: 8/1/1995
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Paperback
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I first came across this book as a story in a magazine. I enjoyed reading it so much I intended to go to the bookstore and buy it, but I never got around to it. Then 4 years later I came across that magazine again boxed up with some books and papers. I flipped through it until I found the story "River of Sky" and right then I looked the book up here on Amazon.com. Karen Harper has done a great job of weaving in the fictional characters so they fit into the story with the actual historical characters that lived in that day. The book had lots of nice twists, but also a great story. This is a book about self-discovery, following your dreams and your heart, and also about a tribe of Native Americans called the Mandan. Some of the actual historical events included in the book about the Native Americans are indeed very sobering, and sad. If you like books with romance, adventure and enjoy reading about the Native Americans in the early days of the frontier I recommend it to you.
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Imagine Kate Craig's surprise and disillusionment when, at the funeral of her husband, a St. Louis riverboat captain and Indian trader of the early 19th century, she learns that he had another wife, a Mandan Indian named Blue Wing. Kate forms a fast friendship with the woman, however, inviting Blue Wing to move in with her and her son. With the strength that her first real female friendship brings, she gradually picks up the pieces of her life, revives her husband's riverboat trade and becomes romantically involved with a passionate half-breed. Each woman helps the other in times of need and each teaches the other about her own culture.

This is a book about self-discovery, following your dreams and your heart, and also about a tribe of Native Americans called the Mandan. Some of the actual historical events included in the book about the Native Americans are indeed very sobering, and sad. If you like books with romance, adventure and enjoy reading about the Native Americans in the early days of the frontier I recommend it to you.
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When Kate Craig's husband died, the St. Louis riverboat captain left her only a legacy of debts, a battered old riverboat and plot of land up the Missouri. Worse, he had betrayed her love and trust. Vowing never again to put her happiness in the hands of any man. Kate takes up her husband's trade to recoup her fortunes and win her independence. But the swirling river and commercial rivalries are not the only challenges she faces. Among the riverboat passengers are two men as different as day from night;Stirling MOunt handsome and honorable, who offers his hand in marriage. And Randle Macleod, part-Indian, and irresistibly attractive.

This is Kate's story, as she follows her heart to learn the fiery meaning of fulfillment in a magnificent frontier epic of adventure passion and wondrous love, as strong and deep as the river itself.