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For seven harvests, Emma Hartwell was the adopted daughter of the Elk tribe. It was to them that she entrusted her dearest treasure, a secret she can hardly bear. Now, Emma sets out to search for the piece of herself she left behind--and unexpectedly finds the love of a man who makes her whole.
Paperback, 328 pages
Published July 6th 2004 by Berkley Sensation (first published 2004)
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Kathrynn
Jul 01, 2008 Kathrynn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romantic Western Fans
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Christel Combs
Excellent western set just after the Civil War ended. Some scenes were heart wrenching and several tears were shed reading this novel. This book had me on an emotional roller coaster ride: a lot of anger, sadness, joy, and more anger. The udder stupidity of people (AKA Human Beings) treating other people (AKA Human Beings) like dirt because of their culture and skin color(s). Ugh

There are Indian slaughters in this book and the rounding up of Indians to "herd" them to reservations. The abhorrent
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Christel
Mar 26, 2008 Christel rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any historical western romance reader
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I really, really liked this book!

Emma Hartwell was kidnapped by a band of the Lakota Souix and returned to her family after 7 years to be shunned by the community her parents live in. SHe decides after having some dreams that she must find her Souix Band of Indians to reconnect with her adopted family and her son that she left behind after being "rescued" by the US Army.

Ridge Madoc, a former Army scout is hired to return Emma to her white family. Ridge is alos ostracized by people because of bei
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Karen
Finding diamonds in the rough.

A woman shunned for her time living with the Lakota & an illiterate man barely tolerated because of white trash parents+step dad & the job of his brash youth. Both were underestimated & undervalued. Together they find acceptance, tackle insurmountable problems and get results.

I love the characters, enjoyed their playfulness, felt the rage & morning. It was interesting contrast two cultures perspective on difference.

Looking for more adventures with t
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Zoe
Feb 27, 2016 Zoe rated it it was ok
Writing is really good. I like McKade's style.

But this is the typical kind of mother looking for child story that I just don't have the stomach for. All that "I am his mother" arguments really annoyed me. Sorry, mother heroines are just not my cup of tea.
Robin
Aug 31, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it
15-year-old Emma fell into a raging river and was rescued by an Indian, taken to live in their village. Seven years later she is "rescued" by the army and taken back home to her family. Her family have a hard time dealing with what she went through. The townspeople think she should have killed herself before living with the savages. Not being able to handle how she is being treated by her family, she begins a journey back to the tribe to retrieve something very important that she left behind. A ...more
Jennifer Guffey
To Find You Again
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5/5 stars


Please note: This is a historical romance and at the time racism was towards Native Americans was unfortunately the norm, which was manifested blatantly and openly via words and actions.

Emma Hartwell has been rescued from living with a band of the Lakota Sioux for the last seven years; during a massacre by Army soldiers. But instead of feeling relieved, she is heartbroken. She has kept the secrets of the life she led while with the Indians. She had bee
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Patsyann
Feb 02, 2016 Patsyann rated it it was amazing
My favorite romance includes a strong male hero and a heroine who is not weak. The hero and heroine are good for one another and their story is believable. This book has it all, except for a good epilogue.
This book has all my favorite things:
- That strong, brave, tortured hero
- That strong, brave heroine
- Cute kid
- Secondary characters that fuel the romance and do not overpower the story
- A romance where the two lovers turn into goo over each other and that mountain cabin where it all comes tog
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Michele
May 28, 2015 Michele rated it really liked it
Maureen McKade reates a believeable setting populated with characters you like. Emma, Ridge, Colt, the Indian family, the family of origin all work well in the plot and and are well drawn. The love story is set in the West following the Civil War., one of my favorite time periods.
Marjorie
Jan 09, 2013 Marjorie rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
this book tackles prejudices and dyslexia and handles the topics well.

The book is set after the Civil War whenthe country turns to the West and the displacement of the Indians really begins. Emma Hartwell fell into a river and was rescued by the Lakota Indians. They take her in as one of theirs. She marries a brave and has a child. The calvary comes in and massacres the village and she is wounded. Recognized as a white, she is taken home where the townspeople and her family don't know how to rea
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Not one of my favorite westerns. It was OK, but I couldn't really connect with the characters, and I found myself simply not caring what happened to any of them.
Heidi
Apr 19, 2011 Heidi rated it really liked it
Great read! Will definately be trying more Maureen McCade books!
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Maureen McKade has been making up stories since the moment she learned to read, write and string sentences together. Her first book, "Winter Hearts", published in 1997 was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America's (RWA) Golden Heart contest, then a finalist in RWA's RITA for best first book. Since then, she's written thirteen more books and a short story for an anthology.

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