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(Shining Light's Sag #3)

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Stones by Ruby Standing Deer

Evolved Publishing brings you another rare glimpse into ancient American Indian culture, in the third book by award-winning author Ruby Standing Deer. [DRM-Free]

[Historical Fiction, American Indian, Cultural Heritage]

In Book 3 of the saga of Shining Light’s people, the reader is swept into the changing world of ancient Native America

Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC
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Aya Walksfar
Saying that Ruby Standing Deer's new novel, Stones, is about ancient Native Americans is like saying the ocean is water. Accurate, but not nearly expansive enough to give a real feel for what the ocean is.

Circles, Book 1; Spirals, Book 2; and, Stones, Book 3, go beyond being simple historical novels. In these books the reader gets to become part of a culture that revered all of life as sacred.

Without graphic sex or graphic violence, Ms. Standing Deer has woven a saga that grips the heart and t
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I really enjoyed this book, although I wasn't totally sure I would at first. The dialogue takes a bit to get used to and the naming conventions can get a little confusing. But it's a beautiful story. I enjoyed the characters and felt for them. There wasn't a lot of action in the story, but that's okay; the story is about being kind and full of love.

I listened to the audio version and Karen Rose Richter did a great job with the character voices. The pace was terribly slow, however. Her voice is v
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Nature Lover, NEED animals in my life. 1/2 Cherokee 1/2 Irish/Scottish. Love to walk on the prairie. I hear nature, whispers from the Spirits. I have learned to listen to much most people do not hear.

Circles came to me in my dreams. Dreams are important in understanding yourself.

Animals have taught me more about myself that humans. They love you no matter what.

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“Weakness only finds those who allow it to. Remain strong in mind, and the body will listen. If I had allowed my body to lead me, I would feel the cold, the ache in my bones. I instead tell my body that I am strong.” She held up a fist. “I will not allow my body to control me. Remember this well, young one. Time comes when you will need to ignore your body, push beyond it. You will find the strength you need only if you ignore the protests.” 0 likes
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