"Enhralling Native-American romance"
In 1869 on the journey west to place the orphans in good
homes in Hays, Kansas, New Yorker Mr. Bilsworth dies in
Kansas City. Before passing away, the dedicated Bilsworth
obtains a death bed pledge from Anna Wiley to finish their
trek to find good homes for the children. After a period
to insure no one else caught Mr. Bilsworth's illness, Anna
and the children board a train that includes a prisoner,
the younger brother to the dangerous War Cloud. When the
Indian eludes his jailers, the very tall Anna hides him
under her long dress.
Her kind action proves fruitful when War Cloud attacks the
wagon train she is now on and agrees to escort Anna and the
children to a white community. As they journey together,
Anna begins to learn the way of the Cheyenne and War Cloud
starts to admire the bravery of the woman who he now
believes will end the family curse. Still, he hesitates to
tell her that he loves her, not just because she is white,
but because he fears that if he is wrong about her the
curse will devour his beloved.
WAR CLOUD'S PASSION is a passionate Native American
historical romance that centers on adhering to one's values
so love can overcome any obstacles. The story line starts
slowly as Karen Kay paints the background dilemmas
affecting the intrepid Anna. However, once War Cloud
enters the tale, the plot explodes into a fast-paced,
passionate Americana romance that will provide much
gratification to sub-genre readers.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 30, 2001