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Through the Eyes of a Captive

(The Wildflower Women Collection #3)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  146 ratings  ·  17 reviews
"It is observed that in any great endeavor, it is not enough for a person to depend solely on himself." ~ Lakota Proverb

Several men have claimed responsibility for killing Custer, but what if it wasn’t a man? What if it was a woman?

They called it a terrible glory and the last great battle for the American West. While the battle of the Little Bighorn was the last stand
Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published May 29th 2019 by Long Valley Press
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Rating: 3.5/5.0

It’s one of those books that those interested in the time period and subject matter will enjoy.

Read full review in the 2019 December issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a well scripted story of Lily Sinclair, who left Washington, DC with her husband, Alfred, to go West. Their entourage was attacked by a rogue group of American Indians and she was among the few captives. All the others were killed in the attack. Her capturers traded her to a Lakota tribe where she had a choice – to live under the protection of a warrior or become a slave. I won’t give you any more of the story so that you can enjoy reading the book.
I knew before I even started this book
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Our novel opens with Lily traveling west with her somewhat surly husband; the open plains seemingly leading to endless possibilities. It doesn’t take long though before this outlook of hope and possibility drastically changes course to one of violence as a band of Indians attacks this train of innocent travelers. We as the reader knew the attack was coming. It’s outlined right there in the synopsis. What I wasn’t expecting was the ruthlessness of the attack. The author certainly doesn’t shirk aw ...more
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First, let me say, this book can be read by anyone that appreciates history, honesty and adventure. There is violence but that was the old west with Indian raids, military action and fighting for your own land. I loved this book. It’s what happened in history with the Indians trying to keep their lands and the government making treaties but often not keeping them. Feeling they had no choice but to leave Washington, Alfred and Lily head west. Lt. Colonel Custer is out west using the strong arm of ...more
Cyrene Olson
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is researched history meeting literary twists. It earns a solid five stars for creativity and characterization. There were a few minor typos sprinkled throughout. The drawback was the dialogue between Lily and her Lakota family. While trappers had taught some tribe members English, the slang and phrases that the Native Americans understood and used was not believable. Ms. Archer has written wonderful Native American stories before, and the dialogue has always been believable until now. ...more
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Too good to put down

Me Archer does an excellent job in portraying the true spirit of the Lakota people. Even though a captive Lilly determines her life is better off than what it was. I am so glad that even in fiction someone has shown the love and pride that the Lakota people have for family. By goin to Cankpe Opi (Wounded Knee, S.D.) each summer I have witnessed the love that Oyate (the people) have for others. You are either enemy or family and the call you family until you prove different ly
Regina Walker
Through the Eyes of a Captive is a compelling read. Angela did an excellent job crafting characters that come to life straight off the page. She carried my imagination to a time, a place, a land that I have no other way to experience. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy historical romance stories.
Lindsay Madison
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story!

I’m really not up to saying anything other than it was a well written, beautiful story. Not cheesy, not overly dramatic and full of childish problems adults somehow mostly seem to steep in through a lot of novels. It was refreshing and vibrant. Love, tragedy, life, survival and courage to face the coming dawn.
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW Great Historically Written Fiction!

This book captures the audience from the beginning with the Wagon Train headed to Montana.
A couple (Alfred and Lily) are just one of the many who are traveling west to make a different life for themselves when their wagon train gets attacked by rogue Lakota warriors.
This is a tale of survival for her own good.
Deborah Necaise
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good story

I really enjoyed the real history written in the story. I enjoyed the characters, setting, and plot. I didn't really like the ending but stayed true tohistory.
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Through the eyes of a Captive

I loved this story, I recommend everyone to read this book, I look forward to reading more of her books. Kattie.
Mar 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
For the most part, I found this book a great read.
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A wonderful well written saga of our western history.
I enjoyed all aspects of the story and character development. Highly recommended for American Historical fiction!
Edith G Shearer
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great story,hard to put down, very well written.

Great story, hard to put down, very well written . Never dull, it keeps going with very good timing for everyone.
Nancy Williamson
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Captivating Story

I very much enjoyed this book. Looking forward to the next. It was a page Turner and kept my interest right to the end.
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved everything about this book! It was wonderfully laid out and felt real in the way the characters thought out everything from their circumstance to their outlook on life. Wonderful read and just makes you feel good when you're finished. I also like that though it is part of a series you can read this stand alone! ...more
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this story even though it is written as if the female character is telling it. Good read. HEA ending.
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