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Comanche Magic - Penderitaan Gadis Malaikat (Comanche #4)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,571 Ratings  ·  118 Reviews
Buku ke-empat seri Comanche

Franchine Graham, alias Franny, telah menjalani kehidupan yang pahit dan penuh penderitaan sejak usia tiga belas tahun. Ia terpaksa melakukan pekerjaan yang sangat dibencinya untuk menghidupi keluarganya. Dengan ibu yang buta, delapan orang adik, serta satu orang adiknya menderita cacat yang membutuhkan obat yang mahal, Franny seolah terperangka
Paperback, 456 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by Dastan Books (first published October 1st 1994)
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May 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; fans of American historicals
My oh my oh my, have a big box of Kleenex handy when you read this tear-jerker, the fourth and final installment of Catherine Anderson's wonderful 'Comanche' series. The occasional slow tears I had as I read this book soon turned to full on gushers by the time I got to the last 50 pages. Wow, what an emotional read-- and I'm utterly drained. This was at times a very difficult, depressing read, but also hard to put down. Come to think of it, none of the books in the series was a joyful walk in th ...more
Jun 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Catherine Anderson fans
Recommended to jenjn79 by: favorite author / continuation of a series
Comanche Magic was a good, well-written book...but it was also rather difficult to read at times because of the subject matter.

Franny, the heroine, was forced into prostitution at the age of 13 after a series of tragedies destroyed her family. She's spent nine years being degraded and used by men to the point where she feels like a non-person, someone who doesn't deserve to be loved or respected.

It was difficult to read because for the beginning of the book, she is still a "working girl" and bec
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Para ser completamente sincera este no es el libro que me imaginé. Al menos la historia es distinta a lo que pensaba que sería.

Y con eso no quiero decir que fue mala, sino que siempre tuve el sentimiento de que algo faltaba... no me pregunten que es porque la verdad no tengo idea. Simplemente la historia de Chase y Franny no me conquistó.

Me chocó un poco que la protagonista se comportara tan "difícil" o sea, yo entiendo que había pasado por demasiadas cosas en su vida... pero es que se voló la b
Although this isn't my favorite plot, this story was still entertaining and moving to me, and a decent way to wrap up a good series.

Chase Wolf, son of Hunter and Loretta, has lost himself and his upbringing in the hard world of timber. When he returns home to recuperate from an injury, he finds himself more than once being told that he's changed, and not for the better. None of it strikes home so greatly as when he terrorizes his sister's best friend, the local prostitute Franny. He insults Fran
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Sep 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Una estrella porque no es el libro que me esperaba. El protagonista un malo malote que a las pocas páginas ya está entregado al amor de una chica, Franny que le ha ido muy mal en la vida y que le cuesta darle su corazón hasta el final del libro... hasta aquí...
Pero el final del libro no se sostiene ya que faltan muchas situaciones por resolver... Parece que a la autora se le acabó la inspiración y lo termino deprisa y corriendo y es que el final es más la promesa de un continuará que un final..
Been mulling over how I would write a review on Comanche Magic, the final (to date) book in the Comanche series. Chase Wolf, hunter and Loretta's son, is the main character and I have to say, he started off as a jerk, but grew on me. Can't say much without spoiling things for future readers, though. Franny (Francine) was the heroine and we first met her in "Indigo Blue" as Indigo's good friend.

Found the book very depressing. Felt the author went out of her way to make the life of a prostitute "
I really do love a good Catherine Anderson story. For me, while I feel that her writting is simple and sometimes over the top, she never fails to pull some heart strings. Comanche Magic was no exception.

Franny (h) as a small child the measles had struck her family pretty hard, leaving her mother blind and her younger brother mentaly handicaped. With a family with 8 children her father was forced to work hard and long hours just to make ends meet. One day while taking a roofing job, he feel to hi
I feel emotionally exhausted after finishing Comanche Magic. I enjoyed this book but the heaviness doesn't let up. A prostitute as the main character was new terrain for me. I enjoyed the change of pace but Franny has quite a lot of issues to work through and her story is a sad one. Chase was pretty dreamy even though I felt like he changed his tune towards Franny rather quickly (don't want to spoil anything). At one point I thought finally we'll see some happiness and lightheartedness but, no, ...more
***SIGH*** what an amazing ending for this terrific series. I have only the best things to say about it. I adored every character , every event and every situation developed in it. The author succeeded creating an amazing family, one with terrific values, the ones you want for yourself and those you love.

I must admit I never thought I would get to like a series about Comanches so much, I never had read anything about them before nor did I was sure what they exactly where. I'm ashamed to recogn
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
I loved this book! Catherine Anderson really tugged at my heart strings with this beautiful and deeply moving story of sorrow and heartache but also compassion, understanding, love and redemption. Ms Anderson always impresses me with the emotional depth of her writing and her ability to draw me into the lives of her characters and make me care deeply about them.

What struck Chase was how sweet and innocent she looked, the kind who made a man want to fight mountain lions for her and win.

A prosti
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the only series I have read by Catherine Anderson, but I did read all four books. There is a patern to her heroines. They are all afraid of sex due to their life experiences. Fortunately the corresponding heroes are all patient. In spite of the similarities (witnessed mother's rape and murder, raped, attempted rape, child rape/prostitution) I enjoyed all of the stories, this one maybe my favorite.
I've been trying to get my hands on a copy of this book for ages. Finally managed to find it for $20 on Even though I'm a die hard fan of Anderson's novels, I went into it braced for the worst, since the book had a couple neutral reviews.

Chase Wolf, the son of Hunter and Loretta from Comanche Moon, comes home to recover from a logging accident. He's outraged when he learns that his sister Indigo is good friends with the prostitute of the local saloon. He falls in love with her pretty q
I am sorry to say but I was not into this book compared to the previous ones. I felt that the relationship in this story forced and I wasn't that invested in their relationship. There were very great parts in the novel but for the most part I skimmed them (which was very hard since I am a huge fan of the series). I give this book 3/5 stars. I really do like Franny and Chase but I wasn't really feeling their relationship.

This is an amazing series however and I do recommend people reading it!
Titis Wardhana
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, edit
Ya ampun ampe mengharu biru :P...

"Life is a gamble. We're all born. We all have to die. All there is in between is getting the most out of life that we can. Bad things happen sometimes, and I can't promise you they won't happen to us. But I can tell you this. God isn't up there picking people out as targets because they did something wrong."
I'm not sure how to go about writing this review.

All I will say is the plot was simple but it is Catherine Anderson's writing that turned it into a story that touched me so deeply I really had no intention of conveying any of that in a review. So I won't.

This happened when reading Indigo Blue (Comanche, #3) by Catherine Anderson also and I chose not to review that book after reading it.

I rated the 1st in this series Comanche Moon (Comanche, #1) by Catherine Anderson 5 star rating, and in my opinion this book was just as great. Both books center around plots entirely different from one anot
WoW.......this book is a very emotional story. I loved the hero Chase. He wins the MOST patient hero ever Award!!!! Chase falls in love with the local prostitute. She is young beautiful and sweet and during the day no one would realize she was Franny the sporting woman. At first Chase is angry that she is friends with his sister. He tries to warn her away from his sister and her family. But...after finding out how nice she is and what forced her to go into this horrible job....he starts to get t ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written and fast paced, I had quite the task adapting to a 90's book with its descriptions of harsher realities of the Wild West.

Chase, son of Hunter and Loretta Wolf finally gets his own story. Recuperating from a logging accident, he is amongst his people for the first time in years. His family have made their own way in life, one so much shocking as his sister Indigo, whose bosom friend is the town prostitute, Franny.

Appalled at the happenings, he insults and threatens to chase her out o
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women
I positively adored this book.

The leading man, Chase, comes back to his home town after suffering from a work related injury. He comes back bitter & jaded, & that only intensifies when he learns that his sister is friends with Franny- a prostitute at the local saloon. However, he quickly learns that there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Franny. It becomes his personal mission to set her free, & make her realize that life has so much more to offer her other than misfortune,
Jan 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: work-related
siap-siap menitikkan air mata atau hidung yang mendadak berair saat baca buku ini. ceritanya lambat tapi tetep bikin gw relate banget sama kehidupan sehari-hari. betapa mudahnya kita melihat kesalahan orang lain dan melabelinya sebagai sesuatu yang buruk. cobalah sekali-sekali menempatkan diri dalam posisi mereka. bantulah cari solusi bukan sebatas menghakimi. tapi jangan lantas terus-terusan mengasihani diri sendiri dan menganggap bahwa kita adalah korban. kalo kata Hunter, "Life is like a blan ...more
Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)
2.5-3 stars! Whelp-I've read all of this series now! I can now say that book one was by far the best in the series. There was something sparkly and magical about it that the others just didn't possess. I did love the series as a whole! This particular book just had the most wishy-washy characters and it drove me bonkers. For example-the main hero, Chase, would look at the girl, Franny, (we are talking a glance) and she would instantly think, 'He hates me and will never love me!!' All from one gl ...more
I was thinking about giving it two stars, because it took so long for me to finish it. Nevertheless, even when I was finding the plot too ridiculous to handle, the climax was well handed. The catharsis the heroine had was heartbreaking; I did tear a little. And as usual, Chase was the typical Anderson hero, which is a good thing, because I like how honorable and decent this writer's protagonists are. For me, that's reason enough to declare this as the best one in the "Comanche" series. Oh, and t ...more
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Me encantó, ¡hace tanto que un libro me atrapaba así!, me quedé hasta las cinco de la madrugada leyéndolo (y me tenía que levantar a las 7), hoy no DABA MÁS del sueño pero VALIÓ LA PENA.

Ya para el final aparecieron varios problemas que daban más para un culebrón de telenovela que otra cosa (bue más o menos) así que eso y que Chase se comportó de forma HORRIBLE con Franny en el principio es lo único que le critico a la novela. Porque dejando eso de lado fue una historia de amor hermosa.
Jan 30, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful, could not get past page 6!
Aug 03, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only Cat A book I did not fall in love with immediately.
Tiffany's Book Blog
The last installment in the Comanche series, Comanche Magic is the story of Indigo's brother, Chase, and Franny.

We open the story with Chase returning to Wolf's landing after being absent for several years. Injured and cynical from a life demanding nothing but everything from him, Chase meets Franny when she is visiting his sister, Indigo. He doesn't know she's a prostitute, but when he learns the truth about her work, he savagely tells her to stay away from his sister and her family.

Franny's st
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the entire series and all four novels are very good. They create a truly magical atmosphere, especially when the reader feels alone and lonely.

What are these books about? The essential human need to love and be loved by the family and the closest ones as well.

The only flaw I have noticed is the following: the author treats the subtle matter of a Catholic confession rather lightly, especially in the third novel. The secret of the confession can never be disclosed by a priest, no exceptio
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 en realidad. De los cuatro libros ha sido el que menos me ha gustado. La historia me ha parecido más irreal que las otras.
A.  Madelynn
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Catherine Anderson's writing! This book was so heartfelt. A tissue box was by my side often. Chase' s and Franny's story was lovely.
Laura Summers
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This is a pretty unusual romance, in that the heroine is a prostitute. As with all of Catherine Anderson's books she deals with the subject matter with empathy and warmth making it an enjoyable read, if hard going at times. Franny is a victim of circumstance, she does not enjoy being a prostitute or do so by choice, if any woman does. But has to not only deal with the hours that her job often entails but being continuously ostracised by the rest of society.

This was a very emotional read. The story of a man who falls in love with a prostitute who doesn't want to be a prostitute and who was forced into it because of familial obligations.
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