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Priscilla came to the Dakota territories to help her missionary father "civilize" the Indians. But the Minnesota-bred beauty was enchanted by the ways of the Lakota Sioux...and by a proud warrior called Whirlwind Rider, who awakened a magnificent passion within her --wondrous, forbidden...as elemental as the fire and the rain.

In a century-old steamer trunk, journalist Ceci
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Mass Market Paperback, 373 pages
Published January 1994 by Avon Books
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Julianna
Mar 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Romance w/a Strong Historical Element, Native American Romance
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Fire and Rain is one of those books that has sat on my TBR list for a couple of years, and I never seemed to get around to reading it. Now that I finally have, I'm kicking myself and wondering why I didn't pick it up sooner. This is the type of book that should be handed to naysayers who think that romance is nothing more than light fluff, because if a wonderful story like this can't change their minds, nothing ever will. Fire and Rain is loaded with Native American histo
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Robin
Apr 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book is beautifully written and handles the issue of juxtaposition skillfully. There is one particular love scene between Whirlwind Rider and Priscilla that is captivates the heart (although they are all good). Their story is truly THE love story and very heart rendering. Some wonderful dialogue and courageous characters. Kiah and Cecily, the modern day romance, have a more difficult time finding their way and the struggles are evident but subtle in the telling. Kathleen Eagle is a wonderfu ...more
Andrea
May 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
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First off, the cover is incredibly cheap. Second, the name Whirlwind Rider. I could not get past that. What kind of name is that? I could have come up with something better than that when I was 5. Third, the story just sucked. It has been years since I've read it, so I've forgotten some things, but a few of the details have stayed with me over time. Bad things tend to do that.
I'll start with the one good thing I liked about this book, and I mean it; it's the only thing I liked about
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Gaile
Oct 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
In modern times, Cicely Metcalf finds the diary of
a remarkable young woman --- Priscilla Twiss arrives in Dakota
Territory in 1823 with a goal to civilize the Indians and a
desire for high adventure. Little does she know that the Indians
do not want to be civilized nor does she know she will soon find
herself on the side of the Lakota Sioux or that the Sioux brave
Whirlwind Rider will stir passion in her heart.
The diary bring Cecily's heart back to her first love, Kiah Red
Thunder.
Two stories in d
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Leanne
Jan 22, 2012 rated it liked it
This read was OK, Eagle has focused the plot of her story upon social commentary and spend a lot of the story explaining the historical focus on the Indian nations and their rights to the mining of gold in the black hills. Whilst it is an issue that requires redress, I wish the book had been a little more forthcoming on the jacket, as to the storylines course, I found that I wasn't all that taken with either of the storylines and didn't find any of the characters particulary interesting nor did ...more
Maria
Jan 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Maria by: Jayne Ann Krentz
Although I don't usually like books that jump around in time, this one is great. The Sioux nation in the 1800's compared to the Sioux nation in the 1900's is fascinating - the changes, the losses in ethnicity, the gains in acceptance, although not in all areas. One scene in particular is horrifying. It makes you want to rush out to see how the Dakota Indians are doing in the 2000's.
Cindy
Jul 29, 2007 rated it liked it
One of the best romance novels I've ever read and definitely warranting another read. Eagle has done massive amounts of research into the world of Native Americans as well as written a timeless romance…or two. Cecily and Kiah, Priscilla and Whirlwind...it was beautiful.
Mia Fisher
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of Kathleen's that I ever read. I loved the pacing and the back and forth between past and present. Nobody does that better than Kath in my opinion!
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Kathleen Eagle published her first book, a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award winner, with Silhouette Books in 1984. Since then she has published more than 40 books, including historical and contemporary, series and single title, earning her nearly every award in the industry. Her books have consistently appeared on regional and national bestseller lists, including the USA Today list an ...more