Restoring Hope (Native American Romance #1)
What started out as a slower paced read picked up big time at about 65%.
I don't have much to say except I really liked it.
This book had some elements that were a bit different than some of the other books I read by this author.
First, is that the heroine was a victim of rape.. no details at all.. it was in her past, a memory, yet she wasn't as traumatized by it as other books I have read where a heroine is raped. Not to say she wasn't traumatized, but she just handled it different ...more
Her other books do mention religion as part of historical life (the importance of the church in the community and the morals espoused there for guiding behavior) but I felt it was slightly stronger here, almost but not quite crossing into preachy territory. Fair warning for those that are sensitive to such thin ...more
Native American Series Book 1
In book 2 of the Time Travel Series: A Chance in Time, we meet a young pregnant woman who is an American Indian. Penelope takes her home with her and delivers the young woman's baby. In Restoring Hope we see the rest of the story that leads up to that point and what happens after. Ruth has really put the reader through the ringer on this one. The book will have you in an emotional turmoil at one point when the impossible seems to happ ...more
I fell in love with the plot from page one. When I read the author's intro about the Indian culture she'd focus on in the book, I thought it would be over my head and difficult to understand but it was anything but. What I love most ...more
Woape, the heroine, was running away from her arranged marriage when she's captured by a horrible Sioux tribe member and is forced to become his slave (he has two minions who assist in her capture and so forth). Gary Milton saves her and then unsure what to do with her he takes her to his aunt Erin's house.
Julia, Gary's ...more
Not knowing where else to go, she follows him home. In their time together, she falls in love with him and is determined that he will be her husband. But the Sioux Indian is not far behind, and he's going to claim her as his, even if he has to kill Gary to get her.
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He takes he to his Aunt Erin's home where he was raised along with his sister Julia. Julia treats Woape with hatred, so when Gary marries Woape Julia tells Hoathlopoya where to find her. The Sioux comes with two other braves in the night and Gary is alo ...more
I did feel that it took too long to explain what exactly happened to Woape, and I felt that a few extra details explaining things would have been nice for readers.
The novel tends to skip from past to present in some parts of the novel, but not so dramatically that you will become confused or lost. The book flowed rather nicely, and I was sad at the novel's end.
I loved the romance between Woape and Gary, and the extra "secret" ...more
I can stand younger heroines, that was definitely not the problem. And this heroine didn't go around throwing tantrums and acting immature like young heroines usually do. But GOD, A 20-YEAR OLD HERO. HE'S NOT EVEN OUT OF THE CRADLE YET!
It wa ...more
Restoring Hope is another great romance by Ruth Ann Nordin about a Mandan Indian named Woape who is running from her cruel tormentor Hothlepoya and rescued by Gary Milton who brings her into the strange world of the White Man. After a few comical cultural misunderstandings, Gary and Woape are married despite the protests of Gary’s sister Julia, but Julia is the least of their concerns when Hothlepoya returns for Woape, causing a cascade of events that lead to two deaths.
Even though it is a roma...more
This story got me hooked from the start to the end. Couldn't put the book down. Loved the hero Gary Milton, but I was more interested in the relationship evolving between Julia and Chogan. I felt frustrated when Gary never understood the depth of love his sister Julia has for him. The ending was okay . Oh how I wish to know more about Chogan and Julia' love story.
Looking forward to getting more free books of this author.
Would recommend this book to friends, esp. if you like reading romance.