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Mystic Horseman

(Painted Pony #2)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Lakota Sioux rancher Dillon Black is slowly working his way back from losing everything he ever cared about. Ultimately, it was the horses that saved him. In his heart, he truly believes in the connection between the wild, majestic breed and the soul of the Lakota people.

Now he has a dream--the Mystic Warriors Horse Camp--a place where youth can connect with the Lakota way
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published November 11th 2016 by Bell Bridge Books (first published March 1st 2008)
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Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary westerns
Rated 3.5 - MYSTIC HORSEMAN by Kathleen Eagle is a contemporary western romance featuring Lakota Sioux Dillon Black, best friend of Nicholas Red Shield from book one, RIDE A PAINTED PONY. Dillon’s love for his daughter and wild horses give him an idea for a horse camp for wayward youth. When their grant is denied, will their dream also die?

Kathleen Eagle has a knack for writing the types of stories I love to read. Her male characters are realistic in their mannerisms. We’re often gifted with the
Dec 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, western
I have to say, I'm a little surprised (pleasantly surprised, even, maybe a little) that Kathleen Eagle is not herself Native American. She's married to a Native American, like one of the main characters in the story was, and so I hope she's not prone to the kind of attack I kept thinking about all through this book: you're not allowed to write about a race (or nationality or orientation, or sometimes even gender) unless you belong to it.

I did a lot of thinking about that while reading Mystic Ho
Apr 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good, heart-warming story about family relationships and the rebuilding that goes on after a divorce. I enjoyed the characters, especially the hero Dillon, but there weren't quite enough horse scenes for my expectation from the title. I also enjoyed the extended family/friends and the realistic male interaction. Kathleen Eagle knows her cowboys. And she also does a very good job showing the behind-the-scenes of a reality fix-it-up show. Very eye-opening. ...more
Tracie R
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars Mystic Horseman is the heart-warming story of Native American, Dillon Black this one will pull at your heart string and even get you a little mad at times but you will feel the emotions of the characters in this well written story. I look forward to reading more by this author
Neva Womack
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love, love, love this book. It is a keeper and won't be passed on to another. Being part Indian and having an adopted Apache second cousin, I really enjoyed the very accurate portrayal of the Indian culture. It makes me wonder If Kathleen Eagle is Indian herself. ...more
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book this is the first book i have read by Kathleen Eagle but it wont be the last.This is a great book that i did not want to put down i just loved Dillon and loved watching his relationship with his son grow,i would recommended this
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the first of this two-book series,,,, great reading!
Enjoyable, but not really a romance - Ella is practically an afterthought.
Ana Paula
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Kathleen Eagle's books, they are sensitive, romantic and tell the truth no matter what. Strong characters and I liked that it had several POV from the characters.. A really good book that you will never want to stop reading. ...more
Kelly Tyree
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Mystic Horseman was about a Native American, Dillon Black, who lived on a reservation and worked as a rancher. He was passionate about his horses who were direct descendants of Sitting Bull's horses. He has two children who live with their mother and his ex-wife, Monica, Dillon and his daughter, Emily, have dreams of opening Mystic Warrior Horse Camp. They were able to operate the camp last year and Emily has come home from college for the summer with the hopes of running the camp again. However ...more
Nov 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very different read from most contemporary romance, and not simply because of its Lakota setting and characters. In fact, I'm not sure I'd call it a romance at all, as the love affair between the two main characters is so not central to the familial emotional work that is taking place between a divorced couple and their two children that forms the heart of the conflict in the book.

Lakota Dillon Black married outsider Monica when he was only a teen, and she was near 30. The only thing the two h
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I first read Mystic Horseman (A Sequel to Ride a Painted Pony) by Kathleen Eagle several years ago in paperback. Now I was thrilled to see it now in a digital format. Living in the US South, it was through Kathleen Eagle that I experienced the today’s Native American life. This is because, most times in her books one of the main characters is a Native American. Many times, as in this case, one is from the Lakota tribe. Her books are romances with a happy ending but the stories always seem to len ...more
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first read this book may years ago in paperback and totally enjoyed reading this again in ebook form. This author takes the reader to the depths of emotion and creates worlds with characters that you want to revisit again and again. Dillon has a chance to get to know his children again and have advertisement for his Mystic Warriors Horse Camp where wayward Lakota youth can connect with the Lakota spirit with the coming of Ella who produces reality shows and works on the locations. Dillon and E ...more
May 30, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Present-day Lakota Sioux Hero gets swept up in a reality TV show to pay for a youth horse camp for local reservation kids, to give them back their horse-centric heritage. Heroine is the producer of the show, which will build the arena, dorms, etc. To complicate things, Hero's ex-wife is the decorator-star of the show, and his two kids have come to spend the summer with them. He's close to his daughter, but his musical prodigy son is practically a stranger. I'd call it a women's fiction book, but ...more
This is a really well thought out, well crafted tale. It really gives a flavour of the trials of the Lakota and other Native Americans. It even has a bit where Dillion the main protagonist muses on the term Native American and its appropriateness. He would much rather be just known as Lakota.
Ella is at first introduced to us as an apple, a term which I had never heard of before but which means red on the outside but white on the inside. Their growing romance is played out against the backdrop o
Lisa Butterworth
I liked it but it almost seemed slightly out of focus somehow. It was all a little foggy, and I don't quite know quite what I mean by that. I wonder if it's because we stayed in the Hero's third person perspective, and she was trying to capture something specific about his brain, interesting but ultimately only pretty good. ...more
Apr 05, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is terrible. It doesn't flow at all. It took me 2weeks to read this book. And if you know me you know it only takes me a day and a half to read a good a book. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. ...more
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the sequel to Ride A Painted Pony, Kathleen Eagle continues her excellent storyline with this new story. You will continue to enjoy her creative characters and storyline and add in some horses and cowboys.
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Have decided I like the idea of her books alot more than I actually like the books. Her repartee is no longer amusing, just confusing. Don't think I'll waste my time with any more. ...more
Catherine Richmond
Nov 22, 2009 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to understand contemporary Native Americans
Monica and Ella from reality TV show help build Mystic Warriors Horse Camp for Dillon Black. Kathleen Eagle's strength is bringing readers into the world of today's Lakotas. ...more
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story was very special! I worked on an Indian reservation in Montana.
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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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