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Cheyenne Captive

(Panorama of the Old West #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  443 ratings  ·  42 reviews
When Headstrong, golden-haired Summer ran away from home, all she could think of was leaving her strict father behind. But after a vengeance-seeking Indian attacked her stage threatening her with a fate worse, than death, the tempestuous girl yearned for her parents' overbearing rules....until the savage's cruel grip changed to a tantalizing touch! His
Mass Market Paperback, 496 pages
Published February 1st 1987 by Zebra Books (first published January 1st 1987)
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Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell

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I read this book for the Unapologetic Romance Readers' New Years 2017 Reading Challenge. For more info about what this is, click here.

Native American romances were super popular in the 80s for some reason, and up until *peers at shelves* last year, I had never read one before... which is partially the reason behind why I "tricked" my entire romance reading group into reading the Native American bodice ripper, SAVAGE ECSTASY. The title
April Brookshire
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
In the beginning I was rolling my eyes, thinking this was another corny Cassie Edwards type of Native American romance.

But I'm glad I continued reading it because it got really good and I can understand why it was considered the best in its genre the year it was published.

The author did a good job mixing history with romance.
Feb 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
Literally skimmed it. This book lost me the minute the heroine "fall in love" with the hero only a mere chapter in. It was pathetic.
Apr 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
I put this on my Kindle when it was free one day on a whim; sometimes I like reading bad romance and I was waiting for just such an urge. I got around 15% in, to the first sex scene, and instead of writing 'she tried to reach for him' the word was 'fried to reach for him' and I got so giggly that I had to stop and couldn't keep reading. Also, if the first sex scene wasn't sexy at 15% I wasn't going to read the rest.

Not for me,1 star.
ReadingCheyenne Captive will really test your fortitude. The positive: there is a fair amount of background and historical information about the Cheyenne people. The middle of the book was fairly interesting and less comical, for awhile. You get glimpses of the hero's bittersweet childhood and his parents.
The cons: the first quarter of the book is so awful, I don't think most people would read past it. It is so cheesy and fantastical. (view spoiler)
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Very Mature Women
Recommended to Emily by: Found at a local discount store
First, this book is full of graphic content, and should only be read by someone mature enough to handle that content. The book is fictional, but is historically accurate.

I really liked this book. It's a love story between a white woman and a half-breed Indian. Their love transcends all obstacles.

It's a somewhat lengthy romance, but certainly a page turner, and definitely worth the read.

Be prepared to dive into the world of the Cheyenne Indian Tribe and their culture. Georgina Gentry will expose
Mar 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Apr 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book is so terrible, I can't even finish it!
L.  (I'm essential. I have the letter to prove it.)
All the crazysauce! All of it! This book is saturated in crazysauce as only Zebra can bring us.

Summer Priscilla Van Schuyler, Boston socialite (and suffragette if you wanna buy that), is captured by a tribe of Cheyenne and becomes the beloved woman of half-breed warrior Iron Knife. Very early on, like Chapter Four or so, they declare their undying love for each other, so the rest of the book is about other people and situations trying to tear our OTP apart.

There's murder, there's rape (lots and
Jeanne Johnston
Aug 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OMFG... I should have bailed in the first few pages. This was a painful blend of actual research padded with a horrific story full of insulting stereotypes, stilted language, a fickle woman who was frantic to escape one minute and crying, "Take me, my darling!" the next. And then the flashbacks, trying to tie these people together with equally pathetic backstories. I found myself flipping through pages and pages of this shit. Damn my OCD because I stuck with it to the end.

As if I needed another
Mar 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Did not finish. Too silly
Michael K
Mar 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: i-give-up
I'm going to focus on rape in this review. If you don't like rapey-ness, don't read this review (or this book, for that matter.)

And I'm not talking 'he grabbed her and pressed her to the wall' type of rape scenes, I mean 'I hate you, and I'm going to take you/tie you up/drown you--and clothing gets torn off and she gets beat the hell up, for about seven of eight pages a
Tanja Glavnik
Apr 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
I didn't finish this one.

I mean, just look at the cover! I didn't know it was one of those old-timer romance books where it's insta-everything when I started reading.


Chp 1 - Be gone from me, foul savage!
Chp 2 - Save me, save me, I'm dying of fever!
Chp 3 - No! I want to go home!!
Chp 4 - You're the man I've always wanted!!!

I figured that by chapter 5 Summer would find some slight to smack Iron Knife across the head with, and by 6 she'd be pregnant. There were way too many chapters to even
Finished this because it was so bad I needed to see this terribly-written train wreck burn til the bitter end.
The hilariously basic style, the horrible insta-love but total lack of trust combo, and constant peril were almost amusing.
But then just over the halfway point (I think to prolong suspense?) the author decided to dedicate pages and pages to the villains' backgrounds which got old so fast. By the time the psychic-for-no-real-reason beau from Boston revealed said psychic abilities.... I
Thoroughly entertaining, Cheyenne Captive delivers a powerful tale of a "once-in-a-lifetime" love! With in depth characters that keep you interested, the chapters have a way of making you want to find out what happens next. I was drawn to this book by some reviews and it's beautiful cover. Although, I have to be honest there were some bad editing mistakes, but I was able to overlook that with the enthralling story that continued to unfold as I kept reading. I absolutely loved Iron Knife and his ...more
Mar 31, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lame story and very rushed and just did not flow at all.
The author repeated herself over and over and over again and there was so many typos! Couldn't even finish.
Well, if nothing else this was an epic romance. I did like the research involved in the story, but at times the story got a bit too coincidental and unbelievable. Still, a fun summer read.
Beverly McCall
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strong, multi-dimensional main characters and strong plot line are the story elements that earned five stars for this book. Both the male and female main characters played active roles in the story. Each had flaws and struggled to overcome them. Their character journey is what makes their tale believable and endures them to the reader. The antagonists equally matched the protagonists. Ms. Gentry's plot was well constructed with several twists and turns. I liked the way she used the main ...more
Jennifer F
Nov 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: historical, 2017
I was only able to make it 33% of the way through this book before I gave up. I didn't mind the premise of the book and was looking forward to reading about an Indian and his captive white women and how he tames her into loving him. The reality of this book was the writing wasn't all that great. The wording was dramatic and over the top mushy. (no one ever actually talks like portrayed). The sex scenes were well written, the conflict was a little repetitive, but readable. It just took forever to ...more
Emily Przybylo
Just okay

This was my first old west novel in a while and while I definitely didn't hold any standards to this genre I did hold standards to the book itself. The book seemed to drag on, repeating phrases, plots, thoughts and concepts too frequently almost as if the author underestimated the reader's attention to detail, which I did not care for. I also felt the heroin fell in love too quickly, especially for being so far out of her element. Overall, I did like the love story and believed the
Darlene A. Ford
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book takes you from Boston to the Rockies and introduces you to some good (and bad) characters. A spunky Boston socialite and a Cheyenne Indian fall in love. But life is not a happily ever after. Not without a little work anyway.

I also liked the historical references in the book. The author also did a good job at letting us see how the Cheyenne lived their daily lives.
Holly Bargo
Everything but the kitchen sink

This melodrama hurtles from one crisis to another with the heroine's hot and cold reactions giving the reader whiplash. From rape to battle and back again, the story is all over the place and studded with exclamation points just to pound home the over-the-top drama. DNF.
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This novel brings to light the harsh way of life that existed in the old Western Civilization. The autocracy white supremacy and the little regard for women's rights all in one. Safe to say civilization has come a long way and glad I wasn't born then.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-kindle, romance
This was a free kindle read I picked up from Amazon. The story itself of how a white girl ran away and got into an Indian tribe, her trials, learning their ways and language...that was a great story. But we pre-warned it is graphic in detail in every way.
Susan Boyle
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summer sky

This was very twisted and enjoyable to read. I will read the sequels too. I gave it five stars for excellance.
Delia Wagner
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
love her way of writing.
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
Jean Lebeau
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this type book
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cheyenne Captive

Finally, it took a lot of time and effort to finish this book. There was a lot of details and background stories. And some characters story never ended.
May 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Georgina Gentry is a former Ford Foundation teacher who married her Irish-Indian college sweetheart. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren and make their home on a small lake in central Oklahoma. Georgina is known for the deep research and passion of her novels, resulting in two Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement awards for both Western and Indian Romance. Often a speaker at ...more

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