It has been five years since a brutal Indian raid claimed Brighid Cassidy's family. But with the resisilience and generosity of a young girl, Bridhid has grown acumtomed to the beautifully simple life of the tribe that took her hostage.
The Untamed is an interesting book about a woman who was captured as a teen and lived five years with an Indian tribe. After being brought back to her cousin and little sister in a peace agreement, she has a hard time finding her niche. A head injury during her capture erases part of her memory of the event, and makes it even more difficult for her to meld her indian ideas with her white memories. Finally her new love helps her through the terror of dealing with a mad man determined to murder any white women who were brought back, and helps her find the truth about why he murders and why she can't remember.
The suspense of this book is very compelling, but isn't something to keep me up nights for weeks afterward. I really enjoyed the book, the characters were sympathetic and real and I consider this an author I'd like to read again.
From Publishers Weekly
Philip Crown, Earl of Ashford, thinks he's rescuing Brighid Cassidy when he escorts her from the Indian tribe who kidnapped her. It turns out, however, that Brighid identifies with her tribe and resists returning to her aunt's home in colonial Pennsylvania. While romantic sparks fly, the unrealistic premise of this book unravels. Brighid's love for her adopted tribe remains indecipherable, as Michaels portrays the Native Americans as both the savage killers of Brighid's family and the wronged victims of white prejudice. Meanwhile a secondary plot introduces a Scripture-spouting villain who rapes women who have been held captive by Native Americans and provides further excuses for unsophisticated psychological detail that substitutes for character development. A cliche-ridden confrontation results in a hasty denouement. For the reader, the end couldn't arrive too quickly.
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