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What the Heart Knows

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Idealistic schoolteacher Helen Ketterling returns to the Bad River Reservation in South Dakota after thirteen years. She'd once been swept into the lives of the Sioux people, and into the arms of Reese Blue Sky. Now a single mother, Helen has returned to discover that this world has changed -- and that Reese has also returned to the reservation. Now, their passion is rekin ...more
Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published April 11th 2013 by Bell Bridge Books (first published 1999)
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This was a nice read and I really liked the fact how the issue of race and there relations between Native Americans and white people was explored. But the characters were just a little too one-dimensional for me and some of their actions did not make sense. Still, I appreciate how fast I flew through the book.
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Helen, has come to Bad River on a job, she has been sent by her boss to find out important information and she is earnest in discovering the truth behind a old man's death, the father to the man she once abandoned, who is the father to her child. Helen, at first never imagined that she would encounter Reese so much, or that the passion they once held for each other would be rekindled as powerful as fireworks. Reese, is shocked when he comes across Helen Ketterling, the one woman who hurt him mor ...more
Mar 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After I read Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr, in which I liked her writing about Native Americans and also her writing about horses, I wanted to re-read some Kathleen Eagle. She also writes of both.

I remembered a turn of phrase/expression in her writing about singing someone on their final journey after death and wanted to find the expression. I'm not sure if it's in this one and I remembered it incorrectly or if it's in Ride a Painted Pony, which I am currently re-reading. I'll see if
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this second chance romance between Helen and Reese. Helen and Reese and a relationship that ended when he pursued an NBA career. Helen left her job as a teacher on the reservation. Now they are both back on the reservation and soon embroiled in an investigation into his father's death. They will have to decide whether they can bridge the secrets held by each of them in order to have a future together while trying to stay safe from danger.

I liked both Helen and Reese,
I supposed I'd give this book 3.5 stars. I really liked the likable parts more like 4 stars. It was just a bit too long, too wordy. I've liked some of her other books better. The basic family story in here, though, I loved. I do take issue with any woman who keeps her child a secret from the father. Especially a man like Reese. I'd accept it if he were a junkie or something similar, but her reasoning didn't sell me.
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This was a slow yet interesting read. I felt this kind of love story is over done, or at least not done differently. I get so frustrated with characters when their choices could have been avoid with honest communication, instead they avoid what will eventually bite them in the butt later.
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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