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Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson
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Apr 17, 10

bookshelves: kiss-me-now-you-fool, fiction-novels, i-cried-i-ll-admit-it, faves
Read in April, 2010

This was one of those romance novels that goes beyond genre conventions and is just a good novel, period.

Reading the set-up there is so much potential for the author to fall back on trite re-hashed cliche (that I admit i've enjoyed in many a regency novel ;-)-- I mean, blonde heroine, sexy brave- enemies thrown together because of a PROPHESY-- but, the author does not take the easy way out in this story. She doesn't flinch from including historical realities that are unpalatable to the modern reader. She doesn't let her characters become caricatures. The two-dimentional honored pioneer and noble savage of American mythology are not to be found in this book. Instead we are treated to an examination of the depths to which violence and hatred can bring humanity to. The moral landscape is painted in grays, no easy division of black and white. This as the backdrop for a romance only underscores the transformative power of love.
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