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Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Sacred Writings

(Creek Country Saga #2)

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Big Warrior Totka Hadjo enters his toughest battles yet—the fight for love, the invasion of fear, and the inescapable ashes of each.

The war has ended, and now, Totka Hadjo must endure eleven moons and twenty-six sleeps without his beloved Copper Woman. But he has a two-fold task to keep him occupied: establish a lodge deserving of her and challenge her Jesus Creator to a
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Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published January 19th 2016 by Big Spring Press
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Fiction Aficionado
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my heart! I love this series sooooo much. If you haven’t read the first book in this series, The Red Feather, make sure you read that one first, because this follows on from it. Also know that you’ll be in it for the long haul, because this is a saga (in the best sense of the word)—it’s one of those stories that you can’t do justice to in a shorter amount of space. And it will alternately tear your heart out, squeeze it until you can’t breathe, fill it until it’s going to burst, and make you ...more
Tracy Krauss
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Sacred Writings, Book 2 in the Beneath the Blackberry Moon series by April Gardner, is possibly my favourite of the trilogy – which is actually saying something since the entire series has completely captivated me. The central character in this book is Totka, the Red Stick brave we met in Book 1, told almost entirely from his point of view. It sheds some important light on the man he is on the inside and the past experiences that shaped him to be the noble hero from the first book, The Red F ...more
Bhriv
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beneath the Blackberry Moon Part 2: the Sacred Writings, written by April W. Gardner, is the second book I’ve read by this author and just as exciting as the first of this series. I can honestly say, I’m not a crier…I don’t usually cry while reading my books…BUT this one I was totally crying over! Part 2 has a lot of information in it…take you places in the beginning of the book that aren’t expected and yet needed for the completion of the book…so stick with it. Then in the middle of the book th ...more
Beth Erin
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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What most resonated with me is the respectful and thoughtful attention to detail in regards to the Muscogee culture and customs. From stickball to family structure to spiritual beliefs and everything in between, the whole package provided a sense of complete immersion in an unfamiliar way of life and turbulent time.

Totka is a warrior, leader, and beloved brother. He is respected, witty, passionate, loyal, and robust. Unfor
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Lientjie
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is wonderful story, that I greatly enjoyed! Rich in historical details, with plenty of emotion, smiles and tears. The characters make you feel like your there with them experiencing their joys and sorrows.
If you've read Beneath the Blackberry Moon Part 1: the Red Feather, I would definitely recommend you read this book as well!

I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion, which was given.

Karen Hadley
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I cheered for Adela as she waits for her
soul mate to return to her. In the meantime
he is searching the Scriptures to see if
his woman's God is real. Through
circumstances they are not aware of
they are separated and long for each
other, to marry and have a family.
Will they find each other again?
Read the book to find out.
Emilee
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Emotional charged, this historical romance is very well done!
Regina
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So many twists and elements to this book!

Wow! Just when I figured I had this book figured out, there was a new twist. A great book that will not leave you disappointed!
Becky Van Daniker
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved The Sacred Writings! This is the sequel to The Red Feather which picks up exactly where we left off. This time we don’t see an actual historical event because this is Totka’s journey to finding faith in Jesus Christ. The Muskogee culture is so different from ours so it focuses on cultural immersion more than it does history. Gardner does a beautiful job of portraying the people in a respectful and honorable way.

Once again, I felt as if I were truly there with the characters and observing
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Emock
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one is very very good and tells the story of Totka more fully. Further into the book, I did start to lose interest as I had just read the first book and it was beginning to feel a little to "enduring" and "saga-esque." I just wanted the characters to have their happily after already. Sadly, even at the end of this book we still don't see the main characters have full resolution. I still enjoy the writing immensely, just needed a little break since "every thing that can go wrong", does.
Linda Goodlett
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great reading

I am excited to read the next book in this series! This is the best reading I've had in a long while!
Deanna Stevens
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-read
Beneath the Blackberry Moon Part 2: the Sacred Writings takes us back to the beginning before the battle between the Colony and the Indians. We find out why there was such turmoil and hard feelings between family members. Matters of the heart becomes a battle of strife. Romance, native American history and biblical foundations make this a story that will keep you turning the pages, the characters and events are so captivating! Loving this series! I was gifted a copy by the author.
Vik Arch
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very intriguing. The story continues with Copper Woman and Totka Warrior. New challenges that come from the secret writings the mother of his beloved gave him to treasure. Will he be able to see the Copper Woman's faith as the noble path to pursue, or will he no longer be open-hearted to the teaching because of the meanless man slaughter? More adventures, a time to call the war cry...
Jan Hall
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful novel. I enjoyed getting to know more about the characters and watch them share their struggles and heartache. I laughed and cried and am now searching for the next book in this series. I received a copy from the author for an honest review. I happily give this book 5 stars.
Wendy Crocker
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APRIL W GARDNER writes Christian historical romance with a focus on our Southeastern Native Tribes. She is also a military wife and mother of two who lives in South Texas. In no particular order, April dreams of owning a horse, learning a third language, and visiting all the national parks.

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  • Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More (Creek Country Saga #4)
“bow, quiver, and decorum and hastened to meet her. She flew hard into his arms, laughing and crying at once, knocking the wind from his chest and the good sense from his brain. His rogue mouth went in search of hers. Despite her happy little murmurings and the sighs hot at his ear, he regained himself and angled away, pressing his cheek to hers, unable to draw her close enough. Her body was softer than he recalled, warmer, more eager. And Little Warrior was right—she smelled as sweet as honey. Nose buried in his shirt, she inhaled until her ribs strained against his hold. “Tell me you’ve come to take me home,” she said on a contented discharge of breath.” 0 likes
“His muscles twitched in anticipation, but he moderated his steps, determined not to let his absolute weakness for the woman propel him into an unmanly display of emotion. Especially here, under her father’s scrutiny. She, on the other hand, began a jog. Then she broke into a skirt-lifting sprint—as she’d done outside the burning fort. Except this time, she was not running to Phillip, and the only object in flames was Totka’s throat as it burned with the effort to swallow. He braced himself to receive her all-out run, but when she loosed his name on a jagged cry, he dropped his bow, quiver, and decorum and hastened to meet her. She flew hard into his arms, laughing and crying at once, knocking the wind from his chest and the good sense from his brain. His rogue mouth went in search of hers. Despite her happy little murmurings and the sighs hot at his ear, he regained himself and angled away, pressing his cheek to hers, unable to draw her close enough. Her body was softer than he recalled, warmer, more eager. And Little Warrior was right—she smelled as sweet as honey. Nose buried in his shirt, she inhaled until her ribs strained against his hold. “Tell me you’ve come to take me home,” she said on a contented discharge of breath.” 0 likes
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