"star-crossed Indian romance"
Her parents died when Jeanine was young. Her bossy Uncle
Fred Hunter the local sheriff raised her. By 1901, Jeanine
was curator of the Duluth Art Museum, did lectures on local
Minnesota art, had books published and owned her own
house yet Fred still tried to order her about. Now Jeanine
wants to write a book about the Chippewas starting with a
visit to the former owner of her house Judith McMahon, who
married a tribe member. Fred tells her to avoid the
savages before leaving. His Deputy Cameron Tyner stays
behind allegedly to keep Jeanine from bolting, but instead
informs her he plans to teach her life's secrets.
Jeanine escapes, but soon becomes a prisoner again of Chief
Lone Wolf a Chippewa with a vow of vengeance made to his
mother involving chiefs and white female brides. As
Jeanine and Lone Wolf begin to fall in love, both must deal
with prejudicial relatives and an odious Cameron who has
other plans for the artistic niece of his boss.
She may change the century and the locale, yet when it
comes to the Savage world of Cassie Edwards, the theme
remains the same. This well written reprint of a 1990s
novel is a solid tale of star-crossed lovers dealing with
bias and animosity that threatens to destroy their love.
The lead couple is a delightful pair as both have strong
ethics to help them survive the maelstrom their
relationship causes. The secondary characters are balanced
with counterweights between the Indian and white sides such
as Fred and Lone Wolf's mom having similar traits. Still
Cassie Edwards' fans will welcome the splendor of a fine
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 29, 2003