From Goodreads: I will come to you like the wind…I am your destiny.
Orphaned seven years ago after witnessing the brutal murder of her parents at the hands of the Comanche people, golden-golden haired Loretta Simpson still lives in terror that the warriors will return. Her fear is so powerful, she can no longer speak a word.
Called the U.S. Army’s most cunning adversary, Hunter of the Wolf believes that Loretta is the “honey-haired woman with no voice” of ancient prophecy – the woman he must honor for all eternity. But Loretta can see Hunter only as the enemy who has stolen her, and she refuses to succumb to his control…or his touch.
Despite the hatred intensifying between their peoples, Loretta and Hunter gradually find their prejudices giving way to respect, then flaring into feelings too dangerous to express. In the midst of such conflict, it will take all the force of their extraordinary love to find a safe place…
Note: This book was originally published in 1993. I am fairly certain I read it back then as Native American Historicals have always been one of my favorite nitches. So this is a reread and a thoroughly enjoyed one at that!
What I Loved: Conflict between the characters, their environment, their situations, and how they overcame it to realize that their love is what they needed. There was a richness in detail that I enjoyed that pulled at my heartstrings at times. This was a rough time to live and that was displayed in this book. Life was just not easy and this book did a good job of balancing the real with the romance. Plus, I have to add, that while their beginning was rough it was really a sign of the hardiness of the people of that time that they were able to work through all their pain to become whole together.
What I Liked: The supporting cast of characters had very important roles to play in this book. Some of them good and some of them bad. They were what made the book whole. Plus, I love how she weaved in the characters from the next book without taking away from the main couple.
Complaints: My same complaint is the same with all books like this from the 80’s and 90’s sometimes there is a little too much conflict and you want them to have a few more happy moments. I keep in mind that life was just not that easy back then but it is a romance novel so I am all for some creative license.
Why I gave it a 4: This book is a pretty good representation of the Native American romances that I fell in love with. I don’t know that it will appeal to everyone as the way romances were portrayed then are a little different than even historicals are written now. I enjoyed it though and couldn’t put it down.
Who I would recommend it too: Romance readers of the 80s and 90s and/or those who like romances written in that period. It is historical so you must also like books set in another time.
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