Comanche Moon (Comanche #1)
Orphaned after her parents were killed by Comanches, Loretta Simpson still lives in terror that the warriors will return, her fear so powerful, she is no longer able to speak a word.
Hunter of the Wolf believes that Loretta is a woman of ancient prophecy whom he must honor. But Loretta can only see him as the enemy who has kidnapped her, and she refuses to succumb to his co...more
After surviving an attack by Comanches that killed her parents, Loretta Simpson has been left emotionally scarred, unable to talk. Now living with her aunt, uncle and young cousin, she helps out on their farm. A prophecy given to Hunter of the Wolf, a Comanche warrior, foretells of his destiny with a golden-haired woman. But Hunter has no love for whites after they killed his wife and many of his people.
Originally released in 1991, this romance holds up surprisingly well after twenty-plus years ...more
At times both Loretta's and Hunter's stu ...more
I decided to do this “review” in an epistolary format.
My Dear Goodreads Friends,
MelissaB recommended Comanche Moon as a good “Native American” Romance. Thanks, Melissa! Then, I noticed Comanche Moon was a popular recommendation in the Secret Santa “gift” exchange on the We Love Lisa Kleypas Group, being recommended several times.
After being unable to decide what to read as my first read of 2011, and deciding to blindly choose from a selected pile of books that I was most looking forwar ...more
Powerful...that’s the one word that I would use to describe this book.
So much has been said about “Comanche Moon” and there are numerous glowing reviews, and for very good reason. There’s no way that I can adequately summarize this phenomenal book or do it ample justice with a review, so I won’t even try. It’s simply earth-shattering, extremely moving, and heartbreaking in its depiction of the brutal cost of war and senseless violence and the infinit ...more
Awesome storytelling. Enjoyed how the author weaved her tale of love and hate--prejudices. Loretta Jane Simpson was in her 20's living with her mother's sister, Rachel, and her abusive husband, and their child, Amy Rose (age 12) somewhere in Northwest Texas. Loretta witnessed her mother and father get slaughtered by a group of Indians 7 years earlier and hadn't talked since.
There was a prophecy that the Comanches believed about a yellow-haired woman, who didn't speak ...more
I’ve read a few frontier historicals, and I’m realizing they are becoming one of my favorites. The harsh lives these people lived are incredible. The conflict between the whites and ...more
Esta es una historia maravillosa, de esas como se encuentran pocas. La escritora se sale por completo de los tópicos, y no es sólo una historia de amor sino que va más allá de eso. Es una lucha entre dos pueblos, la historia de dos personas que odian por completo lo que el otro representa, el dolor de tantas desgracias y la muerte de forma brutal de muchos a los que amaban.
Los personajes están muy bien construidos, incluso los secundarios, y las relaciones ...more
No se como lo consigue Catherine Anderson, pero en sus novelas (al menos en las que he leído) siempre consigue "pellizcarme el corazón" un poquito cada vez.
Antes de empezar con la reseña tengo que dar una queja a las editoriales. Ya sé que soy súper quejumbrosa o quisquillosa pero... esto tengo que sacarlo que si no se me pudre dentro. ¿Cómo es posible que hasta los nombres propios los traduzcan? ¡Es horrible! ¡NO LO HAGAN! ¿En serio, u.u? ¿Por qué lo hac
My only negative was that I listened to this one on my iPod, which I honestly would not recommend. I wish I read it instead of listened to it. Although the story itself was amazingly good, the reader's voice left much to be desired. At times you can ...more
What adjective should I use to describe how bad this is? Tragically bad? Majestically bad? Unfailingly bad? Insanely bad? Do you get that I think it's bad?
I subjected my ears to 21 hours of this garbage. It was awful.
Here is what happens in the book. There is some sort of a prophecy (Always a good start right?) where a Comanche warrior is going to meet a "honey haired" woman and ummm... get it on with her I guess... and then they will... move west. The Comanche warrior, Hunter ...more
Anderson’s frontier story started off well enough with the settlers and the Indians at war. There’s your gruesome warfare on both sides, an okay heroine and a hero with potential but it just missed the mark in terms of coming together as a good love story. I found it all to be very long once I hi ...more
Hunter of the Wolf is a fierce Comanche warrior who, for good reason, has devoted his life to "fighting the great fight" against the white man. However, from birth he has known that he is the "chosen one" to fulfil ...more
This was a wonderful, perfect romantic story. I was totally hooked and addicted to it from the first page. I guess it has everything you are looking for when you pick up a book in this genre. I even cried like a baby once or twice,lol. The relationship between the two main c ...more
The hate... the fear... the love... the coming together of polar opposites to meet and walk as one literally has you sobbing one minute and rejoicing the next. Anderson gifts you with the heat of the sun, the sound of horse hooves beating the earth, the whispers of the flowing streams an ...more
Most romance readers, like me, will have heard of Comanche Moon even if they haven't read it. It is a classic for a ...more
This book already has some awesome reviews so I'll keep mine very short.
I liked this, though this is nowhere great as Annie's Song was but it was still pretty good.
Quibbles: Hunter's cousin Red Buffalo. God I hated him:
and I was so annoyed by Hunter whenever he would be like Red Buffalo is my brother and wanted Loretta to forgive him really?
This is my second Catherine Anderson novel and I am starting to see a pattern. The villain is not punished. In Annie’s Song, I could have stomached it. But not for this. Loretta’s mother’s rapists and murderers are found and the chief rapist and murderer known, nearing three-quarters of the book, she forgives him. I found that appalling. There are some things that can never be forgiven, should never be forgiven and this definitely rates as one of them.
Also, I agree with Loretta ...more
Decir que me ha gustado es quedarme corta. Me ha destrozado. Y realmente felicito a la escritora por esta magnífica historia y por tener la valentía de escribirla y sacarnos del confort del algodón rosa.
Getting knocked up after fumbling around for a ...more
Written in a powerful and vivid manner it didn't felt like I was reading fiction at all, ...more
Adeline Catherine was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA. She always yearned to be a writer like her mother. The morning that one of her professors asked if she could use samples of Catherine’s creative writing on an overhead projector to teach was ...more
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