Comanche Heart by Catherine Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Final Score - 4 I May Need a Minute Stars...
Amy has been left emotionally scarred, unable to trust any man... even the one who stole her heart so many years ago.
Swift Antelope is a Comanche warrior. Years ago, he met a battered & bruised little girl and pledge himself to her, but she left without a word.
This is my second time re-reading (first time reviewing). Comanche Heart is well-written. Ms Anderson must have given unusual devotion to her research into Comanche culture and era of the book, which added a realistic touch.
However, it’s also not without its faults - the story dragged, especially with the back and forth between Swift and Amy & there are elements of the book that left me questioning why did I re-read this. I'm all for accurate representation of the times, as these were often very violent times, it just left a bitter taste in my mouth and tears in my eyes.
Nevertheless, Comanche Heart is still a good read, with the strength here being Ms. Anderson's strong story-telling and writing. It’s not in the same class as being one of my favorites, but in my opinion is one of the best Native American historical romances written.
I need time to move onto the other books from this series, as they deal with other members of Amy and Antelope's extended family and to process what I've read and to come to terms with it.
I will say that I did not put it down all day, so it was definitely all encompassing.
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