"On of her most intiguing works"
In 1905, Black Owl went east to formally study veterinary
medicine. Three years later, to the elation of his family,
especially his mother, he has graduated and has returned to
his home in Bear Valley to set up his practice. Blackie
rents a facility from Joey McBride and begins offering his
services though some of the Anglos reject him because of
his Indian heritage.
Soon Joey and Blackie begin to fall in love. His family
supports Blackie marrying Joey. By example like their
parents did much earlier, his two older siblings have
recently established mixed marriages. However, her side
led by her grandmother and her brother remember the Little
Big Horn; they prefer to run the Indian out of town.
Madeline Baker continues her strong early historical
romance series with the engaging tale of the third child
Blackie, who has adopted much of white heritage. The story
line is loaded with Native American life that enables the
audience to feel a period of major transition. Though the
characters behave very typical of the sub-genre, including
books by Ms. Baker, fans will fully embrace this warm
exciting star-crossed romance while looking forward to the
Daniel Blue Hawk's novel set in another decade or two.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 3, 2002