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Luna comanche (Comanche #1)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  4,473 ratings  ·  390 reviews
Loretta Simpson vivió con horror el asesinato de sus padres por parte de los indios comanche, y desde entonces no ha vuelto a pronunciar ni una sola palabra.

Cazador de lobos cree que Loretta es la mujer de la que habla la antigua profecía y por ello debe honrarla y convertirla en su esposa. Pero Loretta sólo ve en él al terrrible comanche que la ha secuestrado, y no está d
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Paperback, 477 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Terciopelo (first published February 15th 1991)
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 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
May 14, 2011 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* by: MelissaB
5+ Stars!

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
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Auntee
May 23, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of American historical romance
Recommended to Auntee by: Everyone--thank you!
This is going to be a hard book to get over. I finished it a couple of hours ago and I'm still thinking about it. It was one very emotional read, filled with so much angst, violence, and thankfully, love, and although it was beautifully written, at times it was very tough to read. By the time I finished, I had a headache from crying and my stomach was tied up in knots. But darn it, I wanted more! I'm dying to know what happens next with Hunter and Loretta.

At times both Loretta's and Hunter's stu
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Comanche Moon was an incredible book. I stayed up almost to 2:30am at night reading it (although I try to go to bed semi-early on the weekends because it messes me up for the weeknights since I have to get up really early), but finally made myself put the book down and go to sleep. First thing the next morning I started reading it again, until I had to go pill my cat, and ended up moving onto my chores. I went the whole gamut of emotions reading it. It reminded me why I avoid books focusing on t ...more
Duchess Nicole
A wonderful story about two worlds colliding. Native American heroes are some of my favorites, although they are sometimes tough to read due to the tragic nature of their lives. This was most definitely a brutal story, and I feel that I must add disclaimer about one aspect. There is a scene that is NOT explicit, but that alludes to the repeated rape of a twelve year old, and gives some visuals of the aftermath. I was a little floored, because I really didn't expect that to happen, and it colored ...more
Shawna
5+ stars – Frontier/Western/Historical Romance

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
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Miss Kim
May 15, 2009 Miss Kim rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical and Native American romance fans
This book is incredible! Wonderful! Thought provoking! Heartbreaking! I couldn’t keep my nose out of it for the past two days. At one point I misplaced it, and all hell broke lose. I was SO ticked off, and everyone in the house paid for it. Turns out, a dog had shoved it under my bed, but anyway, back to the review –

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
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Kathrynn
May 23, 2009 Kathrynn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic Western Fans
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Christel Combs
Second Review:(May 23, 2009)
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
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jenjn79
I think I have to repeat what Christel said and say "Wow!" This was a very powerful story was a great dynamic to it. I was fascinated and appalled all at once as I was reading. Once you finish, you can understand why Anderson had a hard time selling this book when she first tried back in the late 80's (as she mentions in the preface). There's nothing pretty or gentle or sweet about the story. It does have its sweeter moments, but for the most part it's harsh and brutal and thought-provoking. Yet ...more
KarenH
Comanche Moon is Native American romance at its best. It is a powerful, intense and brutally honest story of two people caught up in the ultimate forbidden love...how they defied decades of history and the steadfast customs of two warring nations to follow their hearts and be together.

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
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♡Karlyn P♡
Wonderful western historical romance. Catherine Anderson really can weave a great story with heart pounding action and a tender passion between two very different people. I really enjoyed this one, and I plan to continue to read more in this series.

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
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Mo
This book was fantastic . I was hooked from the first page and had to finish reading it in one day - not much work done in the office. It was honest, moving, heart aching - I think the author portrayed the era very well. Nice to have some Comanche language used also. Loved the heroine. Cannot wait for the next installment and Amy and Swift's story. Highly recommend this book.
Eastofoz
Feb 06, 2010 Eastofoz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who don't mind a lengthy story that doesn't only focus on the h/h
Shelves: western-frontier
I didn’t like or dislike this book. It’s sort of one of those books that’s just “there”, an average read with nothing exciting but with things that bugged me more than stood out as “wow that was great”.

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
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valee
There is so much to say about this book, but I feel like I'm late,because everybody has read it already and rated it as well.Even though everything about this book has been mentioned already, I'll try to keep my review short.

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
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Barbara M.
There have been some wondrous reviews written about this book so I'll not even attempt to out write them...What I will do though is tell you that I have never read a book like this, and I doubt I ever will again.

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
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Quinn
Comanche Moon is the kind of epic love story that they just don't write any more. Of course, as my friend Lady Jayne pointed out, they apparently didn't write them even when this book was published. I cannot imagine what editors were thinking when they asked author Catherine Anderson to change her story if she wanted to sell it, but we should be very grateful that she didn't listen.

Most romance readers, like me, will have heard of Comanche Moon even if they haven't read it. It is a classic for a
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TJ
I have never been much of a fan of Westerns. Having grown up in a family of cowboys, then taught and grown close to many Indians on various reservations, I find most novels dealing with the subject so trite and cliche-ridden that they sound silly and only end up annoying me. That is why "Comanche Moon" was such a revelation, it was wonderful! Both the white and Indian characters were written honestly and intelligently. Ms. Anderson doesn't white wash the problems but deals with them in a way tha ...more
Loederkoningin
Well. I'm not sure if I can take another muscular hero who abducts a trembling doe eyed female and tenderly helps her get rid of her maidenhead. On second thought, that I can handle. But the - in romance novels apparently obligatory - perfectly anticlimactic pregnancy and baby as a 'happy conclusion' seriously make me want to commit harakiri (since I finished Comanche Moon during a train trip I was forced to leave it at a contemptuous snort though).

Getting knocked up after fumbling around for a
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Christel
Mar 28, 2009 Christel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Catherine Anderson fans, historical romance fans, western
Recommended to Christel by: author's website
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Adam
Post listen review.

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
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Corrine
I am so overwhelmed after finishing this book that I literally do not have words. It was a fantastic, fascinating, heartbreaking look into the conflicts between the Comanche people and white settlers, and shows just how little sense war makes, and how far-reaching the consequences of vengeance can be. I loved Loretta and Hunter. My only complaint was that it ended. Highly recommended to anyone who loves American historical romance.
Jasmine
I would like to shower this book with all the stars in the sky and put it on a pedestal. I'm writing this review with tears in my eyes, trying to find my way back to real life from a colorful and beautiful far away land. This book is such a rare treat, it not only provides an epic romance but also takes the reader on a breath-taking adventure, opening our eyes to the fascinating life of the Comanche people.

Written in a powerful and vivid manner it didn't felt like I was reading fiction at all,
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Crista
As a long time "romance reader" it is always refreshing to read something fresh and original. Comanche Moon is an EPIC LOVE STORY that is so fresh, original, and memorable that I feel I will struggle to do this book justice. It is a "must read" and one that has the power to impact, haunt, and emotionally move.

This is a story about many things.....Good, Evil, Revenge, Destiny, Stereotypes, Culture Clash, Love, Loyalty, Family, Friendship, Betrayal, Forgiveness, and Fate. That may seem like many
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Logan (~Daeris the Shadow Elf Queen~)
You know it's a good sign when you're so engrossed in a book that you miss your train stop. Last night I was so anxious to find out what happened that when I finally looked up I had overshot my commute by two stops!

I didn't think I would like this as much as I did. The enemies-to-lovers theme was great, but I'm not so much into the kidnapping stuff. Thankfully, that was less of an issue here than the synopsis led me to believe. Loretta has a lot more agency over her choices, and even though she
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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
It has been a long time since I read a book that literally took my breath away but this one did. I felt every human emotion when reading this wonderful love story. 5*+
Julz

What a fantastic story! It was a romance, of course, but took a little time in getting there, which was fine by me. The beginning had lots of tension and mean/angry moments that I enjoy. In fact, it could have lasted longer as far as I'm concerned.

I liked most of the characters and got a kick out of some of their names ("Coyote Dung?" Really? You gotta love it ;D) Her description of the hero had me all hot and bothered. I could just lick him from head to toe (though, I wonder what beaver oil sm
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Emmy
This book is really so much more than a "romance." It delves into many of the harsh realities of this period between Native Americans and whites. The author doesn't shy away from some very tough themes - this book may not be for the faint of heart. While the gruesome is never described in detail (thankfully, IMO), many of these things are consistent themes throughout the book.

It is very clear that the author did her research on Comanches. And she did an excellent job conveying the attitues/pers
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Rhapsody
As usual, Catherine Anderson gives me exactly what I'm looking for in romance novels. She is definitely my favorite romance author. Loretta's been mute since she watched Indians murder her parents. Six years later she's living with her aunt, uncle and cousin. She's recognized by local Indians as the mute girl in a prophecy linking her to Hunter, one of the more ruthless Indian warriors. He lost his wife in an attack years ago and hates whites, but he obeys the prophecy and goes to collect her. A ...more
Aimee
Amazing! I'm almost afraid to attempt a review for this book. I don't think I could do it justice. I originally picked it up because I was looking for something different. And I read so GREAT reviews for this one. I picked it up, fully expecting it not to live up to expectation. Boy was I wrong! I'd write more...but I'm speechless at the moment. Maybe I'll come back and try to write something after I've had a chance to let it all sink in a bit...or after I've gotten my hands on Comanche Heart!
Katherine St. Vincent 黄爱芬
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Slavena

I can not believe I have missed out on this author for so long. I started out with Any’s Song and it was an unbelievably good story. Comanche Moon was just as good. Loretta and Hunter’s story is beautiful, two worlds intertwined even with the war raging between them. This book is very sad because we all know how the life for the Indians ended, in reality they were all killed or nearly so, and it was sad knowing that to begin with, however I did feel good at the end of the book.

I do not usually g
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