"Good Native American historical romance"
Following the end of the Civil War in Texas, half-breed
Sean O'Brien offers a large sum of money to saloon singer
Kate Harland for one night. Needing the money for her
sister, Kate agrees to a one-night stand with the handsome
half Irishman, vowing never again to do this sort of
thing. Though he is in bliss, Sean feels guilty when he
realizes his assumptions about saloon women are false as
Kate was a virgin.
As Greyhawk, a half Comanche, Sean tries to bring a
lasting peace between his two people. He is shocked to
find Kate, the woman he cannot forget, is a prisoner in the
Comanche camp. Believing that fate brought her back to
him, Sean-Greyhawk makes a concerted effort to convince
Kate they belong together.
The story line is exciting and insightful; the lead
protagonists are wonderful; and the support cast adds
depth. Yet with all that going for it, LORD OF THE PLAINS
falls a bit short because Velda Sherrod uses gimmicks to
insure her lovers meet, especially in the Comanche camp.
Still, the plot moves at a fast pace and the latter half of
the 1860s in the Lone Star State comes vividly alive so
that readers will forgive the author after a moment's pause
for employing unlikely random chance to reunite her stars.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 9, 2001