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Comanche Heart (Comanche #2)

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The long-awaited reissue of "New York Times" bestseller Catherine andersonas atruly spectacular reada (Linda Lael Miller).
Years ago, Amy Masters escaped the Texas plains for a quiet life as a teacher in Oregon. Then, out of the shadows comes Swift Antelope, the Comanche warrior to whom she once pledged her heart. But Amyas brutal past has made it impossible for her to tru
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Hardcover, Large Print, 607 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Wheeler Publishing (first published 1991)
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Auntee
Jan 04, 2009 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of American historicals
Loved it. Loooved it. Yes I know, it wasn't "Comanche Moon", which IMO is Catherine Anderson's epic romance, and it would be hard to compete with that one. This one was a little different, more of a straight romance between two people who haven't seen each other in 15 years, since they were kids. Both Amy and Swift Antelope(Lopez) have each been through hell during those years and changed so much, I wasn't sure if they could recapture the young love they had when they were a mostly carefree 12 y ...more
MelissaB
First off, you really need to read Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson before Comanche Heart because that is where Swift and Amy's story begins. They fall in love at a young age and get betrothed in the Comanche way. Swift Antelope stays with his Comanche tribe during their fight against the whites but promises to come for her when he is finished. She waits years and he never comes, so eventually she ends up in Oregan with her sister Loretta and Hunter.

At the start of Comanche Heart, it has been
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jenjn79
May 30, 2008 jenjn79 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Catherine Anderson fans
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
While I enjoyed Comanche Heart, I didn't like it anywhere near as much as Comanche Moon. It just didn't have the same power as the first book in the series.

Comanche Moon is a multi-dimensional story in that it wasn't just about the romance, but also about the struggle between Native Americans and whites, the lives affected, the morality of who was right and wrong...the book just had a very well-rounded feel.

Whereas Comanche Heart comes off for me as a bit, well, superficial. Not in a shallow, ai
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Kathrynn
May 24, 2008 Kathrynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those that read Comanche Moon first and enjoyed it.
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Christel Combs
Loved it! Comanche Heart picks up 15 years AFTER Comanche Moon. The backstory for Heart is in Moon--this is not a stand alone and the series should be read in order.

Swift Lopez (formerly Swift Antelope) was 16 when he met Amy (12) after she was rescued from comancheros who had brutally raped her. They vowed themselves to each other and when Swift went to fight "the great fight" for his People, he told Amy he would come back for her. Amy hung on the hope of Swift returning for her, but after 12 y
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Barbara
Jun 04, 2009 Barbara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2 Stars...Ok here it goes....

I'll try not to rant, but I will be brutally honest.

I went into this not comparing Heart to Moon, but the only reason my rating was a 2 is because of Comanche Moon. If I had picked this up as an impulsive buy I wouldn't have been so kind in my rating.

Swifts character was man turned boyish to the 10th degree. In my opinion (and you know I always have one) Anderson didn't shed nearly enough light on any of his trials and tribulations. Sure we all know he was a famous g
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Christel
May 22, 2008 Christel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any Catherine Anderson reader
Recommended to Christel by: Mom ( Julie)
Okay if the next 2 are any better than the first 2, I am in serious trouble. Julie let me borrow this book, so I would not have to wait a year for it to be released.

WOW!!!

Amy Masters was abducted by Comancheros when she was 12. Brutally raped and savaged she was rescured by her cousins husband Half-breed Commanche Hunter of the Wolf. Upon returning to Hunter's village she made friends with a young Commanche brave, Swift Antelope. He was also very good friends with Hunter. Before going back to he
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Ally72
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Corrine
I didn't really enjoy this book until I put Comanche Moon out of my mind, because to compare the two is unfair. CM is one of those books that come along very rarely and change your life. Unfortunately for me, though it was enjoyable, Comanche Heart doesn't fall into the same category.

We first meet Swift Antelope and Amy as adolescents in CM. It's there that Amy gives her betrothal promise to swift, and it's also there when they're torn apart by the Comanche fight for freedom. Fifteen years later
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Zairobe25
Todo lo que ame del libro anterior en este libro está ausente, y fue bastante decepcionante, no logre desembarazarme de la sensación de perdida, el componente comanche en este libro es casi inexistente, solo se menciona una palabra en dialecto comanche, esa manera de hablar de cazador que tanto me gustó en el primer libro aqui esta absolutamente desaparecida, el y veloz ahora hablan perfecto ingles y viven en el mundo tosi con mas costumbres y comportamientos tosi tivo que Comanches, además de t ...more
Miss Kim
This one started out slow for me. It had been about a month since I’d read Comanche Moon, and I think having a few weeks to come down off that high may have contributed to why I didn’t like this one as much. As others have said, this one does not compare to CM. However, I feel it is a good book. This is typical Catherine Anderson--with the wounded heroine and the gentle and patient hero.

I am disappointed that there is 15 years between CM and Comanche Heart. How do Hunter and Loretta get to Orego
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
I tried really hard to like this book, but just couldn't sum up the energy after all that was sapped from me while trying to keep from throwing my Kindle across the room. Amy. What the hell? And Swift? Huh? Two characters I loved from the first book in this series... Reading them as adults was just painful. And of course, the heroine takes center stage with her insecurities and fears because... Oh, because this was written by a woman and, more often than not, chick lit heroes exist for the sole ...more
Viri
Jan 20, 2016 Viri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Cuando conocí a Amy en el primer libro supe que TENÍA que leer su historia, una niña de 12 años que se enfrenta con un rifle cargado a varios comanches tenía que tener un valor inimaginable. Pero cuando leí en el primer libro lo que le pasaba, mi corazón lloró con ella, y sonrío cuando ese corazón comanche renació con la ayuda de Swift. Pero tras 15 años de separación las cosas no son como cuando se amaron de niños, las p
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valee
O-M-G! This series is just freaking amazing. I noticed that not many have read more than book 1! Please guys, you need to read the rest. This book was so so good! There are no words to describe how much I like this series.

With other romance authors it doesn't get as real as this. You get so much caught up in the story that you totally forget you are only reading a book. So many different feelings, so many emotions. You must read it to understand. The romance between the heroine and the hero is s
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Andrea Hussey
Nov 20, 2011 Andrea Hussey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Mariana
Apr 28, 2016 Mariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: native-american
4.5⭐

This book was so painful but also sweet. Amy had to endure more than any woman ought. Certainly, it seems she ran into abusive men more often than most.

I have not read the first book in the series, so I am not sure how much of the backstory is addressed in it. As a 12 year old girl, she was kidnapped and raped by 23 men over two weeks. She is helped to come through the experience by being befriended by a 15 year old Comanche boy Swift. After they become best friends, their love for each othe
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Crista
May 19, 2010 Crista rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-star, western, series
Comanche Moon is one of the greatest romance novels ever written....period. It was because of this that I hesitated reading it's sequel Comanche Heart. I was afraid that it would, at worst, taint Comanche Moon and, at best, not live up to it's predecessor. Unfortunately for me...both fears were realized.

Swift Antelope was such a compelling and attractive character in Moon, but honestly, I did not care for him in this book. His gunslinging ways, the crimes he committed, the life he chose just ma
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Rhapsody
Dec 13, 2007 Rhapsody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historical romance readers (the west)
Amy was kidnapped by comancheros and violated when she was 12. After she was rescued, 16 year old Swift helped her get over her trauma. They agreed to marry one day, but Swift, who is a comanche, had to leave her to help his people fight. By the time he came back to her, she had supposedly died of cholera. Not knowing what to do with himself, he became a gunslinger and rode with comancheros for a few years, then, sick of everything, decided to ride to Oregon to join his brother Hunter and start ...more
BJ Rose
May 05, 2009 BJ Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amy was brutalized by the comancheros when she was just 12, and Swift Antelope helped bring her emotionally back from that nightmare. Before he left to fight with his People, they became formally betrothed in the Comanche style, and Swift promised to return for her when the fight was done. But when he returned, Amy's stepfather showed him a grave & told him it was Amy's. With nothing to live for, Swift became a gunfighter and rode with some comancheros. When they attempted to rape a girl the ...more
Melanie
Absolutely amazing book! It brought tears to my eyes.. Amy went through so much terror in pain, it was heartbreaking! But I loved how Swift just loved her through it all, no doubt in his mind.. A beautiful love story, very different than Comanche Moon, but just as deep, IMO. 5*
Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)
Miscommunication and misunderstandings galore. I also accidentally read book two first! hahaha made for an interesting time!

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librarygirl
Just like Comanche Moon, I couldn't put this book down. I can't wait to read the next two in the series! I have a feeling I'll be picking up more books by Catherine Anderson...
Becky
Nov 12, 2016 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am loving this series. It's so different from what I normally read, but it's so good!
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
This is a powerful and beautiful love story with a tremendous emotional impact. It is a book that stayed with me long after I had finished reading it.

Comanche Heart is the follow up to Catherine Anderson's much loved Comanche Moon and is often compared unfavourably with that book. I have, therefore, tried to be objective in my review judging the book on its own merits.

The story of Amy Masters and Swift Antelope begins in Comanche Moon when Amy is twelve and Swift sixteen. Having been abducted by
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Jessica A.
Sep 23, 2016 Jessica A. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2016
Um dos livros mais lindos, mais profundos, intensos e encantadores que eu já li!
Incrível, maravilhoso, perfeito, incrível, incrível, incrível... ♥

Uma história de amor perfeita.
Dois machucados.
Uma promessa.
Ele curado. Ela necessita de cura.
Ela ama. Ele precisa ser amado.
Ele tenta. Ela foge.
E detestei quando eu cheguei ao fim e disse adeus (ou um até logo...) a eles :/
Merece estrelas infinitas!


Uma das mais belas histórias de amor que eu já li. Sabe aquela história, aqueles personagens e
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Wendy
I looked for this book fro about a year in used book stores and on the internet. I couldn't afford to buy a copy because the price was outrageous. I'm so happy that the comanche series is now going to be re-issued, and Comanche Heart is now available.

Amy and Swift made a promise fifteen years ago that they would someday marry. After living with the Comanche Amy fell in love with Swift Antelope and has waited for him to return for her, but he has never come. While reading the paper one day she s
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Zoe
Nov 08, 2016 Zoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will do this review in my favorite format:

1. The popular opinion is that Comanche Moon, the first book in the series, is THE epic romance. I disagree. I liked Comanche Heart much better than Comanche Moon. Amy and Swift are the better couple in my eyes.

2. I really loved the first 60% of the book. I have not experienced this since Jan 2016. I have not read a book that made an emotional connection with me that long. Amy and Swift did that. I felt for them both. Yes Amy was frustrating with her
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Seffra
Jul 13, 2014 Seffra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
5 Stars!

I really loved Amy and Swift's story! Oh man, this book was full of angst from the beginning to the end. I loved how their story was told and ughh!! It was just perfect!!

Swift was such a great guy! I loved his sixteen year old self in Comanche Moon and I loved his thirty-one year old self in Comanche Heart! I honestly swooned for him! He never stopped fighting for Amy and her love. He faced humility but still fought on. He knew who he wanted and just went for it.

Amy, Amy, Amy...My heart
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Lina
Adakalanya saya merasa jenuh dan bosan baca genre YA dan fantasy melulu, maka saat yg terbaik adalah dengan guilty pleasure bacaan romance novel dan salah satu alasan kenapa romance novel adalah genre yang populer sepanjang masa, karena hampir semua wanita selalu memimpikan kisah cinta yang indah dalam hidup mereka.

Salah satu list sequel novel romantis yang masuk wishlist dan berharap, ceritanya bisa setidaknya menyamai Comanche Moon adalah sequelnya, yaitu Comanche Heart. Maka setelah penantia
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Luvmyfamily
Feb 02, 2015 Luvmyfamily rated it did not like it
I quit! I couldn't summon the proper enthusiasm for this story at all! I think the author is extremely talented as a writer. She paints pictures so vivid you see, smell, feel and hear the old west as if you were living it. Unfortunately, Anderson and I don't share views of how a ROMANCE novel should go. I personally think the heroine should, at the absolute least, like the hero. Anderson writes as if the only way to show the development of a relationship is to hate the hero until the moment that ...more
Sarita
May 28, 2009 Sarita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series. Comanche Heart wasn't as moving as Comanche Moon, but if it was a stand alone book it would get 4 stars for sure.
Swift and Amy's story was a bit predictable, but that didn't take away from the novel.
Swift's return to Amy's life was what I expected. What I didn't expect was how the author had him open her heart to try and love again.

I missed the Comanche way of speaking in this book. Over the years Swift learns the 'white mans' language, and I really missed the beautif
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