Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Comanche Moon

Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Signet

May 2008

ISBN: 978-0-451-22418-7

Pages: 468

Texas 1864

Loretta Simpson was orphaned when her parents were killed by Comanche warriors. Since that time seven years ago she hasn’t been able to talk because of her fear that the warriors would return.

Hunter of the Wolf is the U.S. Army’s most cunning and feared adversary. As a Comanche warrior he is known far and wide across the plains of Texas. Hunter believes that Loretta is the woman foretold about in an ancient prophesy, which will bring about a whole new set of problems for the two of them than just survival in the war between their people.

Now Hunter and Loretta are fighting to hang on to who and what they are. For them to have the love that was prophesied a long time ago they are going to have to overcome a great deal of problems that are standing in their way. Loretta is determined to never give in to Hunter after she is taken from her home. As they head further and further into Comanche land and away from her home, Loretta starts to see a side to the Comanche that she never thought to see. The more time Loretta spends with Hunter the more she sees the Comanche as people and less as the murderers of her parents. Loretta is also getting her voice back. They are both going to have to learn to put the past behind them so that they have a chance at the future but with all the obstacles in their way that is not going to be easy. Once they get past their troubles they will have the happiness that neither thought would be possible.

This is an excellent story that exposes the time period when the Comanche were fighting to retain their land and way of life. It also shows what the families and people that lived on the land had to deal with on a daily basis, not just the threat of the Comanche but also what the land could do to them. The story gives you a peek into the way both the Comanche and settlers felt about each other and how each point of view was valid. You feel the anguish that both felt. Overall this story is very good though there are times I felt the need to slap the heroine upside the head over her immaturity.

I give this one 4 red roses