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Wind Warrior (Iroquois #1)

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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Leslie Michaels is a visionary, and only those close to her know of her special gift and the visions that come when her mind and body surrender to sleep. Fate has a way of righting many wrongs, and for Leslie it is a destiny that changes her life dramatically. But not before she is forced to flee into the wilderness to escape a murderous trapper bent on claiming her for hi ...more
Paperback, Book 1 of Series (5), 304 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Tate Publishing
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Jessica
I was looking for a superficial, easy summer read when I was on the beach, and I found it in Wind Warrior, Cynthia Robert’s debut novel. Set during the early nineteenth century, in the frontier settlements of upstate New York, the novel follows Leslie Michaels, a young widow living with her widower father. The two live not far from the Seneca nation, with whom their village has come to peaceful terms. Leslie has prophetic dreams, an ability that has been passed down to her through her mother’s p ...more
Wendy Hines
Leslie's life has been filled with tragedy. She married at seventeen, and by twenty-two, she was a widower, as well as losing her young son. Her husband and son were killed in a freak snowstorm. Then, shortly after, her mom passed away. Now, it is just her and her dad. One of the neighboring men is in love with Leslie, and she feels safe with him, but she doesn't love him.

Leslie has a gift, a gift of foresight, what some may call a curse. But she dreams of a warrior, handsome and Indian, he is
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Terri Armstrong
“Wind Warrior” by Cynthia Roberts:

“Wind Warrior” is romance at its finest. Cynthia Roberts takes her readers on a magnificent ride on a white stallion that they are completely unaware of until they read about it in the story.
Leslie lives with her father Jebodiah whom she adores. In her short life, she loses her mother and then in a span of five years, marries, has a child and then becomes motherless and a widow thanks to an unexpected storm.
Their neighbor Shaun Killgallon—a childhood friend and
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Proud Book Nerd
I'm not typically one for romance books. I hate when books stop the action to give us over-detailed sex scenes. I'd rather not know anything other than the fact that they had sex –heck, most of the time I don't think that's necessarily info that's pertinent to the plot of the book. Give me a good plot, forget about the sex. Fortunately, this was not an overly sex-filled book. In fact, the characters actually GASP! wait until they are married to do the deed. Yes, they mess around. Yes, there is s ...more
Sandy Vaughan
I love reading stories about Indians and have since probably since the 5th grade when I heard the legend of the blue bonnets. I searched our school library for more myths and legends and stories about people who could come up with such beautiful stories. When the book mobile came around, I checked every time! The pickings were slim. Most of what I have found has been about the plains Indians. And most was a sad history of mistreatment at the hands of the white man. But occasionally I found stori ...more
Precious
Pain, suffering, grief and danger combine and lash at Leslie and prove to be a part of a bigger plan where she plays a role. The visions claim that she’s supposed to walk the path before her, the one leading her out of Hollow Pass and into a world that’s so much different from hers. The amount of hardship she’s gone through was enough to make someone break down a hundred times. This illuminates the essence of strength and hope in the trials of life. Two different people meet and connect through ...more
Stephanie
This book was wonderful. It’s the story of Leslie, a strong-willed and open-hearted woman who dreams of her future, and Winnoken, The kind and soulful Indian Warrior she dreams of. They find each other in the forest after Leslie escapes her home, pursued by a violent man intent on taking her for his own. They find that they both have suffered heartbreak in their lives and that they can move on from their losses with each other.

It was easy to get caught up in the passion between Leslie and Winnok
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CorLostForWords
I gave this book 4 and a half stars.

This was an engaging and fast paced book. I found myself immersed in the world almost immediately, and was drawn into the lives of the characters. I think that Roberts has a real talent, and I can't wait to read the next installment in the series. The characters were well done, and they were very personable. The explicit scenes were dealt with tastefully and weren't overpowering. I enjoyed the chemistry between Leslie/White Dove and Winnokin. I found that the
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Mareena
Feb 19, 2012 Mareena rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes historical romance
Recommended to Mareena by: Cynthia Roberts
Leslie Michaels has suffered much in her young life: death, destruction and pain are all that seem to come to her through mysterious visions that have lasted all her life. Also prevalent in her dreams are visions of a handsome Native American warrior. Escaping from an insane trapper intent on having her for himself, Leslie runs into the forest and runs into the man from her dreams - Winnokin - a war chief of the Seneca tribe on a vision quest. Winnokin is shocked to discover such a beautiful whi ...more
Evelina A.
Leslie Michaels has lost everyone she's held dear, most recently her father when their home was attacked by a man Leslie loathes. Running for her life she seeks refuge in the wilderness and finds herself in the care of Winnokin, a Seneca Indian, whom she has seen in her visions and whose destiny is tied to hers. And it is with Winnokin that Leslie finds the courage to build a new life even as she must learn the ways of his tribe, even as danger threatens to part them.

Be prepared to experience a
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Linda Labounty
All I can say is WOW!! I purchased this book directly from the publisher, and I have to say that I am so glad that I did. I have a great love for historical romance books and a great love for the Native Americans. I have worked with the Natives, and know them to be wonderful loving giving people and to read Cynthia’s Wind Warrior and to have her write such honest and factual truth about how the Natives live and how they treat one another was wonderful.
I love Leslie so much as I felt that I beca
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Christine
This was an 'eh' read to me. While I found Leslie's story an interesting one since I don't read many historical romances set in colonial US, I did skim parts that weren't relevant to the main storyline.

There were obvious homophone misuses throughout the book that I found distracting and made me wonder if this book had been edited at all, like 'heal' when it should have been 'heel' or 'hear' when it should have been 'here'. There was also a number of repetitive thoughts and observations that led
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Laura (booksnob)
This a multi-faceted historical romance. It begins in the North East woods somewhere near upstate New York in the 1700's or 17th century( I'm guessing). Leslie is a woman who has visions and she foresees a Indian man in her dreams. After her father's murder and her escape from the village, Leslie is wounded and her reality entangles with the man from her dreams, Winnokin. He is Seneca and his tribe is part of the Iroquois Confederacy (5 Indian Nations who formed a political and social system tog ...more
Carien
A pleasant, romantic read. I had hoped there would be more storylines besides the main (romance) storyline, but apart from some recurring obstacles that not even for once make you doubt the outcome there wasn't anything more to the story. Especially the special gift from Leslie could have been exploited more to give the story a bit extra in my opinion. Those points of critique aside this is a well written, nice lovestory and I enjoyed reading about the Seneca way of life.
Nicolette
I read a few of Cynthia's interviews on some blogs I visited and was so compelled to purchase her book straight from Tate. I didn't want to wait and sooooo glad I did. The words simply pulled me into the story. I felt as though I was walking right beside the heroine Leslie and seeing the world through her eyes. I laughed ... I cried ... and fell in love with this new author. I can't wait to read her sequel Captive Heart and the rest of her series.
Marsha Edwards
I read this wonderful historical romance when it was newly published and I was introduced to the author via a book blog interview. I was very impressed with this first time author. Her writing was very detailed and descriptive. You could tell attention to detail was paramount to her storytelling, and it did a remarkable job drawing me into the place and time depicted. It was truly an emotional, captivating and passionate love story.
Maureen
A poignant love story! Cynthia Roberts is quite the storyteller, weaving the storyline of Leslie as she is chased from her home and towards the Seneca Indian tribe. This is not your typical love story as it is set among the beauty and spirit of the Native American tribe in the 1800s. Beautiful writing! I sincerely hope that there is a sequel to this story because I can't wait to see what happens next to our heroine.
TJ
This is a nice relaxing book. One must be interested in Native American History to enjoy it, as a lot of time was spent describing life among the Iroquois Indians. The writing lacked a smooth flow (it was a little choppy) and you have to like a lot of syrup in your love stories to enjoy it. Taken on the whole, however, it was sweet and informative without being boring.
Griff
I loved, loved, LOVED this story. I could not stop reading it, there was no point to stop or take a break....I had to find out what would happen. A very emotional read~ my heart broke, was mended, soared, and then broke again...a fabulous cycle that makes this a new, but classic, love story.

Amazing.
Cynthia Roberts
May 29, 2010 Cynthia Roberts added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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I have been writing since a Crayola was placed in my hand. My love of reading romance fiction goes back to those early years when I was raising a young family.

"I wish I could have gotten to this point in my career much sooner rather than later but, life simply got in the way far too many times. I know because of those detours I have become a more passionate and expressive writer and draw upon tho
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