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The Second Vow Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2001
"Kathryn Fox brings a time and place to life by presenting the carefully detailed history and customs of the Lakota as an integral facet of this tender romance. -- Romantic Times -- Four Stars
Definitely melts my butter! . . . a tightly written story that leapt off the page and enfolded me in its magic. -- The Romance Journal
From the Author
THE SECOND VOW is the second in three books of the Ballads series, THE MOUNTIES, published by Kensington Books. The first book, THE FIRST TIME, is available here on Amazon. Coming in January of 2002, three more stories of Canada's finest will begin, starting with THE REUNION, the first book of three in another Ballads series entitled MEN OF HONOR.
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Braden soon finds his vow of loyalty questioned when he falls in love with the beautiful Dancing Bird, the niece of Sitting Bull. She likewise feels a bond forged by starvation and the sorrow that accompanies it. Fiercely independent, protective of her family and loyal to her people, Dancing Bird's spirit and loyalty prove irresistible to Braden.
For political reasons, his request for permission to marry her is denied, and brings incredible pressure to bear as he makes a second vow -- one born of love --to his beloved Dancing Bird. Even as her people seek to recapture their glory days, even temporarily, dwindling food supplies will eventually drive them back across the boarder onto United States reservations. Despite the challenges, however, Braden's determined to honor his second vow.
Katheryn Fox captures the flavor, the texture and the tension of this historical era with flair. Sympathetic to the plight of the Indians, Fox nobly recreates the last peaceful days of the Sioux in this touching love story. As two cultures battle to fulfill destiny, this tender love story captures the best of both cultures with a gentle characterization and respect. Told from a Canadian perspective, Fox brings to life a viewpoint often neglected by American audiences. Indeed, Fox brings renewed life to the legendary Sitting Bull and his people through gift of fiction, powerfully representing their culture's demise with a sense of immediacy and sympathy. A beautiful love story, THE SECOND VOW comes highly recommended.
Sitting Bull was the chief and led his people wisely. The Blackfoot tribe was nearby but each tribe respected the other during these uncertain times ... to an extent. Dancing Bird was the niece of Sitting Bull and unlike most of the other women in the tribe. Acting as interpreter, she and Braden got to know each other well. They fell in love. However, Braden was not given permission to wed and the United States Government was interfering too often. The future of the Sioux tribe was unclear, as was any possible future for a relationship between Dancing Bird and Braden.
**** In the first book Colen and Maggie were the main characters with Brayden as the Irishman co-character. In this second book about the Mounties, Colen and Maggie are seen a couple of times which makes the story feel more realistic. Brayden's story was fascinating to me! The author changed history a bit for the sake of the story, but not much. The story was well written and flowed smoothly. An excellent story by the talented pen of Kathryn Fox!