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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: DCL Publications (January 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983288615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983288619
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,349,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"...Mrs. White writes classically exquisite romance to be treasured forever..."
 
 
--Priscilla Petty, Nightowl Romance Reviews

This is a beautifully written tale of a Lakota tribe's journey to be free to love and live in a simple way. The love shared by Thunder Heart and Victoria is enchanting and I enjoyed this story so much I plan to read it again and hope that many readers take this journey from the hot plains to the love filled mountains.

100 Reviews rated  5 Stars!

From the Author

Moon of Ripening is the second book in the Lakota Moon Series. I did a lot of research for the time period and the events, and though most of that doesn't show up in the final manuscript, the suffering inflicted on the Native American's during the Boseman Trail War, or Red Cloud's War as some will call it, will haunt me forever.

I have a special feeling for this book and the characters that poured themselves onto the pages. I didn't write this alone. My hand was guided by unknown forces.

I hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Best Regards,
Diane Davis White

More About the Author

Diane was born Louise Diane Davis in Portland Oregon in 1944. Her family returned to Oklahoma after the war, then migrated to Long Beach California where she grew up.

She often says she was born writing. It was her first love from the time she could hold a pencil. Gifted with unbound imagination, she created stories to tell and to write, filling volumes with short stories and poems. Encouraged by her family and teachers, she planned a journalistic future. When she wasn't writing, she was reading, absorbing all she could about the art of creative writing.

Married at an early age, she put pen and paper away in exchange for raising a family and only returned to her art on the death of her beloved husband of thirty-four years. The loss of her husband was followed by the loss of her older son, and she found expression of her grief through writing poetry, which eventually evolved back into full length novel writing. She often visits her remaining son and her grandchildren in Arizona and Los Angeles, but thrives happily in the wide open prairie, having returned to her roots in Oklahoma.

Multiple times published, she is content to write her short stories and full length novels for print and e-book format. It gives her life an extra dimension and fulfills her love for the written word. You will find her at her computer just about anytime of day or night, pounding away on the keyboard, creating a lively tale of paranormal mayhem, or perhaps a poignant love story.

She loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at Diane@DianeDavisWhite.com

Customer Reviews

This book was well written.
trishe
Written as only a true student of history can; MOON OF RIPENING by Diane Davis White is a captivating read.
Kindle Customer
Boring and just plain stupid.
katty

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on January 22, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Second book in the Lakota Moon Series...

While in Ohio, Victoria Abernathy couldn't wait to move out West with her parents, wishing for more excitement in her life. Her stern controlling father now runs a mission next to a Lakota village and recently her family was cautioned to move into the fort because of the hostilities with Red Cloud. Her father decided to stay, never anticipating what would happen. While Victoria and her mother were out walking, their house was burned down with her father inside. Thunder Heart, a warrior from the mission village, hid the women from the renegades and decided to take them to his peoples' new home.

Thunder Heart's fateful decision put his village in danger as the Bluecoats track them down to rescue the white women. Victoria has watched Thunder Heart when they lived at the mission; he was the star of her erotic thoughts and dreams. Thunder Heart was very aware of Victoria and her feelings, which he also shared for her. The journey to the winter camp draws the two together and a lasting love develops despite their different cultures and the warnings of Victoria's mother. The one thing that may eventually drive them apart is the danger brought upon the village. The only way the Bluecoats will leave the Lakota alone is if Victoria and her mother leave the village and Thunder Heart.

Historical Romance author Diane Davis White quickly transports her readers to the Dakota Territory during Red Cloud's War between the Lakota and the United States. Atrocities were committed on both sides and promises were made and broken readily, resulting in heartbreak and bloodshed. In the middle of all the mayhem, Ms. White carves out a romance that, for a short while, transcends the violence.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joann on October 9, 2013
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I love stories regarding the Lakota Indians. They are a great people with principles and courage. It would be nice to have lived with them in their time of being free
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynn on September 25, 2013
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I love Native American romance and this book caught my eye. The story was intriguing from the very beginning until the end. The characters were very believable and the storyline seemed to be historically accurate. I wish the story continued on. I still have one question, how did Lilith know the Lakota language so well? Did it have something to do with the music box? I think there should be a novel written about Lillith's life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By trishe on April 6, 2012
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This book was well written. All five senses were brought into the book through descriptions, and dialog. It was a very emotional book for me. I am grateful that people are reminded of the Red Mans plight in this country. There were a number of very touching moments depicted. trish graf 4/6/2012
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J.Moody on April 4, 2012
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Awesome story line! Great charectures and several tear jerk moments! I lauphed and cried and cheered them on! :) a must read if you like chunky men! :)
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