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Private Treaty

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  8 reviews

Clash of cultures . . .

Like so many before her, schoolteacher Carolina Hammond came to South Dakota looking for a new life, but the reality of living in such a wild place soon had her rethinking her rash decision. Especially when the winds began to howl and the skies turned black . . .

One minute, she was outside watching the skies and the next, she found herse
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published February 1st 2016 by Bell Bridge Books (first published May 25th 1988)
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Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.
A thoughtful and considerate Native American romance that honestly engages with the legacy of imperialism and genocide that went hand in hand with Manifest Destiny. Kathleen Eagle is careful to explore Lakota culture without devolving into fetishism or "magical savage" thinking. I still believe the genre is fairly (and maybe inherently) problematic, but this is far and away the least problematic Native American romance I've read. Black Hawk's impassioned speech about Wounded Knee was necessary a ...more
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kathleen Eagle has been a favorite author for many years especially when I read paperbacks instead of digital copies. It is wonderful to see her earlier works done in digital format now. Private Treaty is one of those earlier works. Surprisingly one I had not read before. I was expecting it to have a dated feel to it but was pleased that it reads just marvelous now in 2017. Part of the reason is that it is historical fiction, most of what I have read by her is contemporary. The other reason is t ...more
Anna Koski
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book isn't the greatest but I remember just LOVING it when I was younger. It was one of the first romance novels I ever read and the nostalgia I get from rereading it is wonderful. Even if the writing makes me cringe a little. Or laugh... like a lot.
Oct 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this book and immediately felt that it was full of stereotypes and and typecast characters. I was disappointed, because Kathleen Eagle is married to a Native American man and I would assume she would have a lot of respect for Lakota traditions and spiritual beliefs. However, the book really changes about 1/3 of the way through. The characters become deeper and the scenes more realistic and interesting to read. The latter half of the book was highly enjoyable. I have to give thi ...more
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I wanted to keep reading and see what happens to this couple. Their HEA is just the beginning of their story, and they have a lot to overcome. This story was primarily a romance--there wasn't a lot else in the plot, but there's enough to want me want to see what happens to them in the future.
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Historical classic tale of forbidden love. Jacob Black Hawk falls in love with beautiful white woman whom he thinks he can never have. Caroline loves Jacob too and story made me feel emotional. My imagination was captured with vivid descriptions of the West. Enjoyable!
Jean Cowden
This was one of Kathleen Eagle's first books. She writes great books now. I enjoyed the story.
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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
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