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Comanche Moon (Comanche #1)

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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
ebook, 496 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by Signet Book (first published February 15th 1991)
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Auntee
May 23, 2009 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  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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Jill
Aug 24, 2016 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


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
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 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
May 14, 2011 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* rated it it was amazing  ·  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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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
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 it was amazing  ·  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 it was amazing  ·  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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Ana M. Román
May 05, 2016 Ana M. Román rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Viri
Sep 25, 2016 Viri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 ha
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Mo
May 05, 2013 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Zairobe25
Aug 09, 2016 Zairobe25 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Preciosa historia, maravillosa, reflexiva, se nota que me ha encantado? no se por que me resistí tanto tiempo a leerla, pensaba que el tema de los indios no iba a gustarme, y me encantó, me fascinó esa manera de hablar de Cazador, ha sido un libro maravilloso, me he pegado un madrugon para terminarlo, pensé en restarle una estrellita por falta de epílogo, pero me di cuenta que sabremos mas de ellos en el siguiente libro y eso es bueno no? como diría mi hermoso Cazador. lo recomiendo totalmente, ...more
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
Maria Clara
May 04, 2016 Maria Clara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Si pudiera, le pondría las seis estrellitas!
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.
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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Eastofoz
Feb 06, 2010 Eastofoz rated it really liked it  ·  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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♡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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Yolanda
May 05, 2016 Yolanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una joya. Precioso
Adam
Sep 07, 2010 Adam rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks-a-z
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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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
Apr 25, 2009 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 07, 2011 TJ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western, favorites
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
Izy
Jun 13, 2016 Izy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Rating~ 3.5-3.75 stars.

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?

Christel
Mar 28, 2009 Christel rated it it was amazing  ·  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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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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Feminista
Rating: 2 out of 5

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
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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.
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*+
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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