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Historical Fiction: A Rancher's Woman - Victorian Native American Western (Creed's Crossing Historical Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- Publication date : December 20, 2013
- Print length : 398 pages
- Publisher : Indie Artist Press (December 20, 2013)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00HGV37VA
- Word Wise : Enabled
- File size : 3439 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1625220324
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #476,574 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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My mind is spinning at all that happened in this story all the historical facts the Ms. Ayers had to make sure was in here and so accurate.
I really enjoyed this novel from page one to the end. It’s not one that can’t read in one sitting.
Ms. Ayers has my absolute salute to a job well done with this story that involves so much in a story than one would expect. You can tell she put herself deeply into this story and in my book that makes her one incredible author.
I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves a good historical romance and knowledge of what the white man had done to the native Americans and in this story, it is the Crow Nation.
I would gladly give this book more than 5 stars but I can’t. I just wanted you to know it is that good.
The next day, I finished all but the last 40 pages, and reluctantly had to put the book down and pack for a trip. Four days later, I returned and polished off the last 40.
I was hooked by the authentic characters and locations - also the biased opinions of the times that made decisions very difficult. There was lots of action, intrigue and realism - and I had hopes that the novel would finish happily, but I wasn’t sure! That’s what makes a novel a good read and keeps those pages turning - not being sure of what is coming next, and being so allied with the characters, that you have great hopes for them!
The book club meets tomorrow, so A Rancher’s Woman will be one of my recommended reads - and, meanwhile, I’ll move on to the next novel in this series! Gosh, it was great to spend time in the old west with folks I really could identify with - I’m anxious to get back on the reservation!
Pregnant Malene was abused by the man she thought was her first husband, so when she asked to chaperone her sister and future brother-in-law to his home in Creeds Crossing, she agrees. Not far into the journey, she discovers that the father of her child is already married. As Many Feathers accommpanies them from the reservation to their knew home, Malene is both attracted and repelled by this man whose life and customs are so different from her own..
After a long and tough journey in a wagon they arrived to the open arms of wonderful family from who they learrn much, including the respect of all people.
Top reviews from other countries
In A Rancher’s Wife set in 1896, in California, New York and Wyoming, E. Ayers tackles the atrocities and race prejudice Native Americans suffered. The novel is written with compassion and sympathy for the hero White Feathers aka Mark Hunter, who holds the hand of a white child who is frightened of him and speaks to her. “Yes, I am different because I am Apsaalooke, or of the Crow tribe. I am a man. My skin is darker than yours but it is only skin.’
There is far more to White Feathers than to members of most of his tribe. He wants its members to understand they must live in a white man’s world. If he can keep them from starving on his ranch he will have done some good, but he does not want his people to lose their traditions and skills. He wants a balance between past and future for his as yet unborn children. And he wants their mother to be blue-eyed Malvena, who is pregnant when he meets and falls in love with her.
At first, Malvena, traumatised by a former husband, is frightened of White Feathers, but even if she were not, it is illegal for a white woman to marry a red man; and she knows of a red man and his white wife who could not raise their children to call them papa and mama. Besides, Malvena has to agree to her father’s arrangement for her to marry a wealthy Californian she has never met.
E. Ayers’ novel A Ranchers Woman is very well written and includes some well-turned sentences, such as. ‘A light wind whipped around him. It was as though it tried to whisper in his ear.’
I congratulate the author on presenting a large number of characters each of who are interesting and believable.