Book Reviews of Savage Obesession (Chippewa, Bk 1)

Savage Obesession - Chippewa, Bk 1
Author: Cassie Edwards
ISBN-13: 9780821716380
ISBN-10: 0821716387
Publication Date: 7/1/1985
Pages: 430
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
It did take me a little bit to get into the book because of a lot of corny dialogue that the characters tended to say. A lot of it was overly dramatic at times, but luckily, not so awful as to have stopped me from reading.

I found it too convenient that the 2nd wife of Yellow Feather was so mean-spirited, she managed to get herself shunned from the tribe early on (and not be any competition to Lorinda) and became a bit of a side character who's involvement with a villain in the book was a bit unbelievable that they managed to meet at all in the vast expanse of the area. The first wife's infidelity and then tragic death was another eye-roller, because it made this a little too "Days of Our Lives". But, don't get me wrong, I liked that it worked out for the lead couple. Although, someday, I'd like to read a realistic Indian romance where the guy actually has more than one mate and the jealous white woman has to learn to deal with it.

I found it too simple that the author managed to kill everyone off to keep the good vs. evil in the story tidy. She's trying to portray history, yet the bad guy always "getting what they deserve" is just too far-fetched. It was such a lack of creativity that they also "just happened" to meet each other and know who Lorinda was, or know of her. It's a big area between St. Paul & Duluth and the Chippewa Nation, so I find it hard to believe it's so easy to run into someone who knows someone like these character do. Especially without our modern day conveniences such as transportation and communication.

But, I must say, overall, this book is better written than some others I have read by authors who are popular in Indian romance for as long as Edwards has been. It was interesting enough for me to want to read the next book in the series and hope the author's writing becomes more satisfying.
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Helpful Score: 1
It did take me a little bit to get into the book because of a lot of corny dialogue that the characters tended to say. A lot of it was overly dramatic at times, but luckily, not so awful as to have stopped me from reading.

I found it too convenient that the 2nd wife of Yellow Feather was so mean-spirited, she managed to get herself shunned from the tribe early on (and not be any competition to Lorinda) and became a bit of a side character who's involvement with a villain in the book was a bit unbelievable that they managed to meet at all in the vast expanse of the area. The first wife's infidelity and then tragic death was another eye-roller, because it made this a little too "Days of Our Lives". But, don't get me wrong, I liked that it worked out for the lead couple. Although, someday, I'd like to read a realistic Indian romance where the guy actually has more than one mate and the jealous white woman has to learn to deal with it.

I found it too simple that the author managed to kill everyone off to keep the good vs. evil in the story tidy. She's trying to portray history, yet the bad guy always "getting what they deserve" is just too far-fetched. It was such a lack of creativity that they also "just happened" to meet each other and know who Lorinda was, or know of her. It's a big area between St. Paul & Duluth and the Chippewa Nation, so I find it hard to believe it's so easy to run into someone who knows someone like these character do. Especially without our modern day conveniences such as transportation and communication.

But, I must say, overall, this book is better written than some others I have read by authors who are popular in Indian romance for as long as Edwards has been. It was interesting enough for me to want to read the next book in the series and hope the author's writing becomes more satisfying.
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I don't know why I am still reading this book. If a person edited out the clumsy love scenes, the book would probably be shorter by a third. The plotting is even more clumsy; for instance, the white woman (our heroine) is in a "tepee" and overhears a plot against the Indian who claims her as his bride--and the conversation of the two Indians is in English!

This very young white woman is abducted by an Indian the same day that she learns that Indians killed her mother and father and took her sister. She was terrified of Indians even before that happened. However, her captor kisses her hours after she is abducted and she immediately starts falling in love with him and marries him a couple of days later. Somehow, I don't think that could happen, but it was necessary to advance the plot, so the author made her characters do it. And was kissing even a part of his culture? It was not for many tribes.

The dwelling called a tepee in the book is actually a wigwam--it is not the conical tepee (tipi) with which we are familiar, because the author describes it as having a rounded roof and being constructed of bent ironwood saplings and birch bark, while a tipi is made of poles and buffalo hides. So this is just one instance where she did not do her research.

The author has been accused of plagiarism, and I cannot speak to whether that is true or not, but some of the transitions from storytelling to descriptions of the Indian culture are rather jarring, and seem to be dropped in from somewhere else.
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author is always good
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I loved this book!!
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It did take me a little bit to get into the book because of a lot of corny dialogue that the characters tended to say. A lot of it was overly dramatic at times, but luckily, not so awful as to have stopped me from reading.

I found it too convenient that the 2nd wife of Yellow Feather was so mean-spirited, she managed to get herself shunned from the tribe early on (and not be any competition to Lorinda) and became a bit of a side character who's involvement with a villain in the book was a bit unbelievable that they managed to meet at all in the vast expanse of the area. The first wife's infidelity and then tragic death was another eye-roller, because it made this a little too "Days of Our Lives". But, don't get me wrong, I liked that it worked out for the lead couple. Although, someday, I'd like to read a realistic Indian romance where the guy actually has more than one mate and the jealous white woman has to learn to deal with it.

I found it too simple that the author managed to kill everyone off to keep the good vs. evil in the story tidy. She's trying to portray history, yet the bad guy always "getting what they deserve" is just too far-fetched. It was such a lack of creativity that they also "just happened" to meet each other and know who Lorinda was, or know of her. It's a big area between St. Paul & Duluth and the Chippewa Nation, so I find it hard to believe it's so easy to run into someone who knows someone like these character do. Especially without our modern day conveniences such as transportation and communication.

But, I must say, overall, this book is better written than some others I have read by authors who are popular in Indian romance for as long as Edwards has been. It was interesting enough for me to want to read the next book in the series and hope the author's writing becomes more satisfying.
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The first book of the Chippewa set. Yellow Feather loves a white woman they defy the divided worlds to make this a stirring love story in the frontier America. A story of destiny born of untamed love and abundant desire.
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another great read.
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It did take me a little bit to get into the book because of a lot of corny dialogue that the characters tended to say. A lot of it was overly dramatic at times, but luckily, not so awful as to have stopped me from reading.

I found it too convenient that the 2nd wife of Yellow Feather was so mean-spirited, she managed to get herself shunned from the tribe early on (and not be any competition to Lorinda) and became a bit of a side character who's involvement with a villain in the book was a bit unbelievable that they managed to meet at all in the vast expanse of the area. The first wife's infidelity and then tragic death was another eye-roller, because it made this a little too "Days of Our Lives". But, don't get me wrong, I liked that it worked out for the lead couple. Although, someday, I'd like to read a realistic Indian romance where the guy actually has more than one mate and the jealous white woman has to learn to deal with it.

I found it too simple that the author managed to kill everyone off to keep the good vs. evil in the story tidy. She's trying to portray history, yet the bad guy always "getting what they deserve" is just too far-fetched. It was such a lack of creativity that they also "just happened" to meet each other and know who Lorinda was, or know of her. It's a big area between St. Paul & Duluth and the Chippewa Nation, so I find it hard to believe it's so easy to run into someone who knows someone like these character do. Especially without our modern day conveniences such as transportation and communication.

But, I must say, overall, this book is better written than some others I have read by authors who are popular in Indian romance for as long as Edwards has been. It was interesting enough for me to want to read the next book in the series and hope the author's writing becomes more satisfying.
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The undaunted courage and fiery passion of the men and women of frontier America come alive in the novels of bestselling author Cassie Edwards.Now she brings us the stirring love story of a woman and a man who will defy their divided worlds to be together.
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this is a wonderful book, i couldnt put the book down once i started to read it.
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I always find stories about Native Americans interesting. It's good to remember the Chippewa Indians as non-warring, whereas the Sioux were the bad Indians. This story had many facets of Lorinda and her family, the 2 evil white men who were after her, Yellow Feather with his village people, as well as the relationship between Lorinda and Yellow Feather. It would be interesting to see a continuation to their story through their son, Gray Wolf. Or even a relationship develop between Amanda and Little Red Fox.
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Orphaned by a brutal Indian attack, Lorinda faced an even crueler hardship when the innocent beauty was kidnapped by a lustful trapper. Until Yellow Feather, Chief of the Chippewa, rescued her - and transformed her life. Yellow Feather wanted Lorinda to be his, not as his prisoner but as his wife. He would call her Red Blossom, and teach her submission as his cherished squaw. Lorinda had another lesson in mind for Yellow Feather - she'd show him how to be a loving man. But as the Chippewa nation fell under siege, Lorinda could be torn from Yellow Feather's arms forever ... unless she chose a destiny born of untamed desire and indomitable love.
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It did take me a little bit to get into the book because of a lot of corny dialogue that the characters tended to say. A lot of it was overly dramatic at times, but luckily, not so awful as to have stopped me from reading.

I found it too convenient that the 2nd wife of Yellow Feather was so mean-spirited, she managed to get herself shunned from the tribe early on (and not be any competition to Lorinda) and became a bit of a side character who's involvement with a villain in the book was a bit unbelievable that they managed to meet at all in the vast expanse of the area. The first wife's infidelity and then tragic death was another eye-roller, because it made this a little too "Days of Our Lives". But, don't get me wrong, I liked that it worked out for the lead couple. Although, someday, I'd like to read a realistic Indian romance where the guy actually has more than one mate and the jealous white woman has to learn to deal with it.

I found it too simple that the author managed to kill everyone off to keep the good vs. evil in the story tidy. She's trying to portray history, yet the bad guy always "getting what they deserve" is just too far-fetched. It was such a lack of creativity that they also "just happened" to meet each other and know who Lorinda was, or know of her. It's a big area between St. Paul & Duluth and the Chippewa Nation, so I find it hard to believe it's so easy to run into someone who knows someone like these character do. Especially without our modern day conveniences such as transportation and communication.

But, I must say, overall, this book is better written than some others I have read by authors who are popular in Indian romance for as long as Edwards has been. It was interesting enough for me to want to read the next book in the series and hope the author's writing becomes more satisfying.
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Book Description
When you open a Cassie Edwards novel, you open your imagination to a fabulous vista of the American frontierits magnificent beauty and heartbreaking dangerwhere men and women struggle to live and love
While her beloved family struggles to put down stakes in the harsh Minnesota territory, Lorinda Odell is in St. Paul to get a proper education. But the bustling city is not without its own hazardsespecially for a young woman as lovely as Lorinda. Her fiery red hair and seductive curves have caught the eye of a vicious trapper who hungers to make her his own.

Before Lorinda can settle into city life, she finds herself orphaned by a brutal Indian attackand kidnapped by the trapper. On the verge of hopelessness, Lorinda is rescued by a steely Chippewa brave. Her fear melts into desire at the touch of Yellow Feather, who guides Lorinda into a way of life unknown to herand into the untamed territory of her own heart. But when the Chippewa nation comes under siege, Lorinda may be ripped from Yellow Feathers arms forever...
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It did take me a little bit to get into the book because of a lot of corny dialogue that the characters tended to say. A lot of it was overly dramatic at times, but luckily, not so awful as to have stopped me from reading.

I found it too convenient that the 2nd wife of Yellow Feather was so mean-spirited, she managed to get herself shunned from the tribe early on (and not be any competition to Lorinda) and became a bit of a side character who's involvement with a villain in the book was a bit unbelievable that they managed to meet at all in the vast expanse of the area. The first wife's infidelity and then tragic death was another eye-roller, because it made this a little too "Days of Our Lives". But, don't get me wrong, I liked that it worked out for the lead couple. Although, someday, I'd like to read a realistic Indian romance where the guy actually has more than one mate and the jealous white woman has to learn to deal with it.

I found it too simple that the author managed to kill everyone off to keep the good vs. evil in the story tidy. She's trying to portray history, yet the bad guy always "getting what they deserve" is just too far-fetched. It was such a lack of creativity that they also "just happened" to meet each other and know who Lorinda was, or know of her. It's a big area between St. Paul & Duluth and the Chippewa Nation, so I find it hard to believe it's so easy to run into someone who knows someone like these character do. Especially without our modern day conveniences such as transportation and communication.

But, I must say, overall, this book is better written than some others I have read by authors who are popular in Indian romance for as long as Edwards has been. It was interesting enough for me to want to read the next book in the series and hope the author's writing becomes more satisfying.
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The first book in the Savage series.
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Orphaned by a brutal Indian attack, Lorinda faced an even crueler hardship when the innocent beauty was kidnapped by a lustful trapper. Until Yellow Feather, Chief of the Chippewa, rescued her--and transformed her life. But now, as the Chippewa nation falls under siege, Lorinda could be torn from Yellow Feather's arms forever.
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While her beloved family struggles to put down stakes in the harsh Minnesota territory, Lorinda Odell is in St. Paul to get a proper education. But the bustling city is not without its own hazardsespecially for a young woman as lovely as Lorinda. Her fiery red hair and seductive curves have caught the eye of a vicious trapper who hungers to make her his own.

Before Lorinda can settle into city life, she finds herself orphaned by a brutal Indian attackand kidnapped by the trapper. On the verge of hopelessness, Lorinda is rescued by a steely Chippewa brave. Her fear melts into desire at the touch of Yellow Feather, who guides Lorinda into a way of life unknown to herand into the untamed territory of her own heart. But when the Chippewa nation comes under siege, Lorinda may be ripped from Yellow Feathers arms forever...
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Cassie Edwards has told a really believable story of two cultres coming together in love.
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When you open a Cassie Edwards novel, you open your imagination to a fabulous vista of the American frontierits magnificent beauty and heartbreaking dangerwhere men and women struggle to live and love
While her beloved family struggles to put down stakes in the harsh Minnesota territory, Lorinda Odell is in St. Paul to get a proper education. But the bustling city is not without its own hazardsespecially for a young woman as lovely as Lorinda. Her fiery red hair and seductive curves have caught the eye of a vicious trapper who hungers to make her his own.

Before Lorinda can settle into city life, she finds herself orphaned by a brutal Indian attackand kidnapped by the trapper. On the verge of hopelessness, Lorinda is rescued by a steely Chippewa brave. Her fear melts into desire at the touch of Yellow Feather, who guides Lorinda into a way of life unknown to herand into the untamed territory of her own heart. But when the Chippewa nation comes under siege, Lorinda may be ripped from Yellow Feathers arms forever...
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While her beloved family struggles to put down stakes in the harsh Minnesota territory, Lorinda Odell is in St.Paul to get a proper education. But the bustling city is not without its own hazards-especially for a young woman as lovely as Lorinda. Her fiery red hair and seductive curves have caught the eye of a vivious trapper who hungers to make her his own.
Before Lorinda can settle into city life, she finds herself orphaned by a brutal Indian attack-and kidnapped by the trapper. One the verge of hopelessness, Lorinda is rescued by a steely Chippewa brave. Her fear melts into desire at the touch of Yellow Feather, who guides Lorinda into a way of life unknown to her-and into the untamed territory of her own heart. But when the Chippewa nation comes under seige, Lorinda may be ripped from Yellow Feather's arms forever....
This is a great read. It is also the first book in Cassie Edwards "savage" series.