By M.B. Tosi
Published by WestBow Press
Book Description:This book has some violence relating to the Indian Wars in the 1860s.
My Thoughts:I love reading about Native American history, in part because of my own Native heritage. I think that is why perhaps this book made me a bit irritated and slightly crazy. First of all, I understand wanting to show a difference in cultures, but I feel that the author made the main girl in the book like a bratty modern American Teenager, not a young lady from a wealthy family in Boston in 1870's. The voice is all wrong if they were going for a historical figure. Secondly, I felt that the addition of spiritual matters was tacked on somehow to try to make me suddenly like this main character. I wanted to try to like the main character when this line of plot was added about 67% the way through the book, but ti just seemed so out of character for her that it was unbelievable. In conclusion, I felt the use of modern phrases and the historical segments that read like it was copied from a 1960's Edition of the encyclopedia Britannica made it a book I cannot recommend.
If you are looking for a more authentic historical fiction book series to read that involves the different Native Cultures, I would suggest you look at Stephanie Grace Whitson.
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