10th out of 156 books — 88 voters
Red Bird's Song
by Beth Trissel (Goodreads Author)
Taken captive by a Shawnee war party wasn't how Charity Edmonson hoped to escape an unwanted marriage. Nor did Shawnee warrior Wicomechee expect to find the treasure promised by his grandfather's vision in the unpredictable red-headed girl. George III's English Red-Coats, unprincipled colonial militia, prejudice and jealousy are not the only enemies Charity and Wicomechee...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published August 12th 2010 by Wild Rose Press
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Charity Edmonson is furious that her mother is insisting she marry someone she considers dull and boring. She would marry for love, but in Revolutionary America such is rarely the custom. However, this beautiful woman's life is about to dramatically change when a Shawnee war party attacks Charity's village, murdering her father and brother. Charity doesn't have much time to mourn her losses, as a Shawnee native named Wicomechee, or Meechee as she comes to call him, falls in love with Charity's b...more
Aug 14, 2011 Virginia Campbell rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Charity Edmondson flees the prospect of an unwanted marriage to a childhood friend only to become the captive of a Shawnee warrior. Once her life becomes entwined with that of the handsome and passionate Wicomechee, her destiny becomes one with the proud Shawnee. Her family and friends have suffered great losses at the hands of the Shawnee warrior tribe, and Charity has a great fear of her Indian captor and his clan. However, his patience, honor, and surprising gentleness soon show Charity that...more
Score 1000 for Beth Trissel! This is undoubtedly the best novel she’s yet written! No wonder it’s an award winner. Told from the Native American point of view, it’s more than reminiscent of Last of the Mohicans, from the descriptive language to the storyline itself. Just as most of the white men in the story aren’t truly bad, there are no “bad Indians” either; most are ambivalent in their emotions and intentions according to the situations in which they find themselves. The truly wicked ones, in...more
Charity Edmondson is a young, beauty with long redhair. Wicomechee is a handsome Shawnee warrior. Wicomechee finds Charity at the river near her homestead and he realizes she is the "treasure" his grandfather, Eye of the Wolf , told him he would find there. He takes her with him, as her family has either been killed or has run off,...but not until a very merry chase has ensued.Charity's cousin Emma also is taken along but she is most willing due to the arrival of her lost love Colin, long though...more
Jun 05, 2011 Mary B. rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I liked it. This was actually more of a 3.5 star read for me, but I rounded it up because the characters are so wonderful and engaging, and the romance between the characters was very sweet. The writing was excellent, and I could tell that the author did a great deal of research into the time period, and into the Shawnee history and traditions. It was an interesting story. I think anybody who enjoyed Catherine Anderson's "Comanche Moon" will really enjoy this book.
It is long, but the story moved...more
It is long, but the story moved...more
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the way Beth's characters interacted. I got a great sense of how they lived and felt like I was actually there. I also liked after the story Beth told history of her family which was very interesting. I look forward to more books from this author.
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to Ameri...moreMore about Beth Trissel...