"An exciting Indian-frontier romance"
In 1810, Timothy Ambrose flies into a rage at what his
daughter Emily wears. As he calls her names like "Satan's
Spawn", she tries to explain that she has no other dress as
Father Richard ripped the one she is wearing when he
accosted her. Refusing to listen, Timothy beats her before
informing his wife that they are leaving behind this whore
in the Territory of Michigan wilderness.
Sioux Chief Swift Foot seeks the spirit world on a quest.
Instead he finds a frightened Emily and protects her from
the danger of the wild. He takes her back to his people,
but on the journey they fall in love. However, Swift Foot
cannot be the tribe chief and marry a white.
Responsibility forces him to abandon a stunned Emily.
Trapper John Cartier is lonely so when he finds Emily he
hopes that God has answered his prayers for a companion.
He falls in love with her, but Emily knows that love hurts
and refuses to fall under the beguiling spell of her host.
The seventh tale in Susan Edward's "White" series,
WHITE DAWN, is an exciting Indian-frontier romance that is
actually a prequel to the first novel (see WHITE WIND).
The angst-laden story line is fast-paced as readers see the
story of Sarah Cartier's parents, both of whom are
delightful characters seeking yet fearing love in a cruel
world. Though at times the emotion is too melodramatic,
fans will appreciate this engaging story and look forward
to the other prequel tale starring the parents of Golden
Eagle (Swift Foot and Small Bird).
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 10, 2002