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The Bride Wore Feathers (The Proud Ones, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Sharon Ihle
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Book Description

Dominique DuBois is a golden beauty, and niece to General George Custer, the stalwart enemy of the Indian nations. How could she be fiercely attracted to a shy and handsome Private in her uncle's charge?

But Jacob is more than a lowly private in Custer's Army. On behalf of his adopted people, the Sioux, he's on a dangerous mission to ensure the General's demise. The Sioux warrior he's fought to become mustn't be betrayed by his white-man's heart longing for one last tender kiss, for one more smoldering embrace with Custer's golden niece.

Previously titled: Dakota Dream

REVIEWS:
"A stirring love story destined to intrigue Indian romance fans. Ms. Ihle presents a different, often sympathetic portrait of the embittered General, his family, and the reasons that drove the Sioux to rebellion. This is a beautiful story of a forbidden love that survives prejudice and war." ~Kathe Robin, Romantic Times

THE PROUD ONES, in series order
The Bride Wore Feathers
The Half-breed Bride

OTHER SERIES by Sharon Ihle
The Inconvenient Bride Series
The Law & Disorder Series
The Wild Women Series

ABOUT SHARON IHLE:
Sharon Ihle is the bestselling author of more than a dozen historical romances set in the American West. A lifelong Californian, Sharon recently moved from the sunny beaches of San Diego to the frozen plains of North Dakota. Hard to believe, but it's true.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1018 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Publisher: ePublishing Works! (August 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0092Y09GK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Case Where Finishing the Story Makes a Difference... October 12, 2012
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Originally published as Dakota Dream in 1991, the story begins with a great historical western premise - the (fictional) niece of Custer is found nearly drown by a Lakota warrior who nurses her back to health. The promising plot fades a bit as he chooses the most predictable method to warm her body - stripping her of her clothing and using his naked body. Most of the first half of this book continues with the same sort of treatment. While much of the plot is fresh, even now, it is given a trite twist with poor dialogue and a very unlikable, spoiled character in the heroine, Dominique Dubois.

However, the second half of the novel seems to have reawakened the storyteller in the author as not only does Dominique become more likable, even endearing, but she fleshes out a much better, noble hero in Jacob. The second half of the story definitely makes up for the slow, moving meandering plot in the beginning (which is why I gave it 3 stars). Unfortunately, many won't make it far enough to enjoy the character development. Not to mention the often confusing changes in point of view, mid-paragraph, where you are unsure whose eyes you are living through.

That said, I have read a few of Ms. Ihle's novels and I know that this is not the best representation of her work (see Untamed for a fun example of her work!) This is her first print-published book (by her own introduction) and she has progressed beyond this amateurish prose, growth that is noticeable from half-way through the novel. There are some stirring moments in The Bride Wore Feathers and a very detailed sense of place throughout helping the reader to vividly imagine the Dakota frontier as it may have been in 1876. Ms.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bride Wore Feathers September 13, 2012
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Could not put the book down. Danger, intrigue, ups and downs, passion and romance, without graphic sexual acts. All set in the context of Custer's last stand era. Keeping in mind this is fiction it was fairly accurate in its history. A must read for all who love historical, western romances. This would make an enjoyable movie. Good character development, too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Slow October 15, 2012
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This book was a very slow read.  Typically a book this short  would have only taken me a day or two.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly a keeper! September 22, 2012
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I loved this book and I'm looking forward to reading 'Proud Ones, Book 2'. This book had it all- suspense, tragedy, humor, love and compassion. Of course, a romance can't be without sex; however, this was very tastefully done and not in excess. Our heroine survived so many adversities and emerged the stronger for them. Wonderful, poignant story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story and romance as always July 19, 2014
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A relative of General Custer becomes romantically involved with a white man who spent many years living with the Lakota (Sioux) Indians. He saves her life and then he takes her to a fort. She knows him at this point as Redfoot so she doesn't realize it is him later when he shows up at the fort as Jake. She grows close to him despite some misunderstandings due to the fact he doesn't know how to read. He has been using the information he learns at the fort to help keep his tribe safe. When she realizes he and Redfoot are the same man he takes her back to his tribe so that can continue to work at the fort. But how can he keep her safe from others who would love to make her their woman and from the one who has her eye on him. This was a great historical romance set around the backdrop of Custer's last stand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNIQUE April 4, 2013
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If you want an unusual adventure romance then read this! Interesting historical about Custer's last stand. A Lakota warrior and his niece were very entertaining and amusing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK December 10, 2012
By Lily
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Not a great read but for the price it was OK. It was slightly boring. Its a good book if you want to fall asleep at night
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Yawn! Generalisations galore. November 11, 2012
By Tj
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Good grief! This hit every generalisation of Indigenous Americans.
I gave up very quickly and could not be bothered to complete it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Dominique and fall in love, but then there is Custer
Jacob was refreshing, a man raised with a tribe and raised as one of their own. Meets a young woman, Dominique and fall in love, but then there is Custer. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Oklahoma Gal
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
I loved this book. It kept you interested all the way to the end. I love reading books about Indians.
Published 18 days ago by Reva Morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars The bride wore feathers
I enjoyed reading this book very much. I think most any fan of this genre would probably like it as I did.
Published 1 month ago by Jerri Gennaro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the book
Published 3 months ago by Tina L Bergman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read!
Published 9 months ago by Carol Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good book
Published 9 months ago by Mary Jane Sharp
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
Enjoyed the history and what if....
A must read for a lazy summer weakened.
An enchanting romance for any reader.
Published 10 months ago by Elezya Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful story!!
Because I loved the story!! I would like to find more stories like it, it was very entertaining, it was hard to stop reading it once I started.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Well researched historically, Gave a different view of a historic event, showing how one or two people might change the course of history.
Published 11 months ago by Prepared
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
Great story line. Keep my interest throughout the entire book! Would recommend it to anyone who loves historical romance novels
Published 11 months ago by Andrea Kaiser
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Sharon Ihle has written more than a dozen best-selling novels set in the American West. All have garnered rave reviews and several have foreign translations. Many of Sharon's books have won prestigious awards, and as an author, she has been a Romantic Times nominee for Career Achievement in Love and Laughter. A former Californian (the sunny beaches of San Diego, no less), Sharon now makes her home on the frozen plains of North Dakota. Hard to believe, but it's true.

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