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Erin Rainwater is a Pennsylvania native who probably should have been born in the 19th century but somehow got flash-forwarded into the 20th. She grew up with a pioneering spirit and a desire to live in the West. She now makes her home in the beautiful foothills west of Denver. She has always been a student and lover of American history, and sets her fictional stories in the past. Having served as an Army nurse during the Vietnam War era, she was privileged to care for the bodies and spirits of soldiers and veterans, including repatriated POWs and MIAs. Her military experience has helped in writing parts of her novels. Her support of the military is ongoing, and one of her favorite pastimes is volunteering at the USO in Denver. Her first two historical novels are set in her favorite time period in American history, the mid-nineteenth century. True Colors is a dramatic romance that takes place in Virginia during the Civil War, and has won two first place awards in historical fiction. The Arrow That Flieth By Day (the title is taken from Psalm 91) is set in post-Civil War Colorado. Her award-winning novel Refining Fires takes place in the late 1950s, and is a uniquely written three-part story of a disfigured Korean War veteran, a nurse with a tainted reputation, a disabled child and a kept woman. Erin invites you to visit her "virtual fireside" at www.erinrainwater.com. Contact information can be found there.

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A Pennsylvania native, Erin now lives in Colorado. As an Army nurse during the Vietnam War era, she cared for the bodies and spirits of soldiers and veterans, including repatriated prisoners of war. Her military experience has helped in writing parts of her novels. In addition to writing, she serves as a nurse in the National Disaster Medical System, and has deployed to disaster areas around the country. One of her favorite pastimes is volunteering at the USO. Erin has been married for four decades (to the same sweetheart), has four children and the five most adorable grandchildren on the planet.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By P J Havice on July 8, 2010
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This is one of those - hard to put down - novels with characters that capture your heart. Mandy conquers her fears and steps into situations where angels fear to tread. Dakota is kind, funny and patient. A very strong man who is not threatened by having a strong woman by his side. They were made for each other. From Denver to the plains and into the lands of the Native Americans, this fast moving story has surprises around each corner.
Erin Rainwater is a true artist with words that paint a masterpiece worth re-reading.
I am a tough critic reading a stack of novels every month. This one exceeded my expectations with a great begining, a lot of action and a well thought out ending. I'm ordering her next book today.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Donna Schlachter on July 7, 2007
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This book has non-stop action. Just when you think it can't get any worse, it does. And yet woven throughout is a wonderful love story, a strong faith message, and the reminder that where we place our hope is what will anchor us in the storms of life. The characters are three-dimensional, and Rainwater describes the setting in so much detail I could smell the smoke from the fires and feel the wind on my face. I caution the reader -- there are several scenes that will bring tears to your eyes, and two in particular that made me sob -- one for sadness, and one for joy. Rainwater is masterful at placing the reader in the moment and knows exactly when to end the story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on March 27, 2007
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Traveling home, Mandy Berringer, mistaken to be part of a group of murderous whites, is taken captive by a band of angry Arapaho Indians. As the course of her life is forced on a diversion, what at first appears to be an ominous situation, develops into an experience that tones and cultivates Mandy into the strong woman the Arapaho lovingly call Woman Shot with Sun's Arrow.

As she prepares for the journey home to Colorado, a crippling accident closely followed by a raging epidemic prevents her from leaving. However, it is love slowly grown that holds her bound to these native people. One, in particular, captures her heart, and it with him that she begins a new life.

Dakota, half-white son of the Chief, is strong and capable and at last finds an opportunity to take his beloved Mandy home. Before reaching their destination, God redirects their paths. However, this time, they must travel alone. Trials and tests are thrown their way, causing them to stumble, but will they fall? Will their marriage withstand the heat of the fire as God refines them into vessels pleasing to him?

Rainwater has taken character development to a new level in "The Arrow that Flieth by Day". Each one is deep and complex, and by the end of the book, you will feel you have made new friends.

With enough twists and turns to satisfy even the most demanding reader, this book will keep you wondering until the last page is turned. Full of action, yet not lacking in depth of emotions, "The Arrow that Flieth by Day" is an adventure to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By luvs2read on July 16, 2008
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Now THIS is what I call a romance story!

The Arrow That Flieth By Day is simply amazing. Erin Rainwater wove a wonderful web of sweet romance, love, humor, and light suspense. I highly recommend this charmingly entertaining story. Erin's delightful, fresh writing is unspoiled by the rules and one of the best books I've read in a long time.

To be honest, I've never been one much for Indian stories. But after reading this one, I'm definitely reading more. Especially if they are even half as good as, The Arrow That Flieth By Day.

I can't wait to get my hands on Erin's next book.

Great job, Erin!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tray on June 2, 2014
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What a journey! I truly enjoyed every page. Well written LOVE story. Overcoming fears, holding on to truth, and perseverance makes for God like character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Mitten on May 20, 2014
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A Christian western romance by genre, "The Arrow That Flieth By Day" is set in 1867 Colorado. I could see this title fitting perfectly on the shelf at Family Book Stores, Mardel, or LifeWay. At once a romance, a period piece, and an inspirational story. Author Erin Rainwater is a Colorado author, and her love for the state is clear in the historical grounding of the storyline. Well-constructed, engaging, the narrative weaves fluidly from one scenario to the next. Character development is rich here, honestly portraying the vagaries of life and its effects on the psyche.

Mandy Berringer is determined, charismatic--a woman of character and faith. Her life changes when she meets Dakota John Starbuck, a man of mixed heritage who walks in two worlds: the native Arapaho and the colonial American. Rainwater gives us a tale of faithfulness and perseverance in a world of conflict and contention. On one level, this is a parable, a story with insight into worldview. On another, it is a testament to the human spirit. And the pursuit of "perfect love."

As a male, this was an unusual reading experience for me--a romance novel. But I enjoyed it. This is a faith-driven story, portraying a genuine Christian perspective. This cuts against the grain of our current entertainment culture of Hollywood hedonism, which is refreshing. A reminder that a life lived well is a noble, worthwhile goal.
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