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Sweet Prairie Passion

(Savage Destiny #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  738 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Where the mountains reared up to kiss the sky, where the land stretched out to a vast, distant sea -- that's where Abigail Trent was heading. But the moment the spirited lovely girl set eyes on the handsome Cheyenne brave, she instantly knew that no life was worth living if it wasn't by the side of the Indian scout.

Together they fought nature's violence on the harsh, unmap
Paperback, 463 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Zebra (first published 1983)
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Federica the heir of fire
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I smiled,cried and i've been on the edge of my seat while reading this.I LOVE native americans and i was so excited when i found this series.The characters are great,even when i wanted to shake them i couldn't help but fall in love with them.The love story is so sweet and beautiful!
I definitely want a man like Zeke.

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Karen  Boruff
Mar 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
I have said it before and I'll say it again....idiot whites shouldn't write about Native Americans! On page 62 I was ready to throw the book. Have no idea who this writer is, but will NEVER read another book by her. Not only is the book infantile it is poorly written. I may be nit picky, but in a period story, I want to be submerged, taken to that time and place. It is dependent on the author, staying in tune with the period they are writing about. So little "homemade" biscuits..j ...more
Blue Falcon
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr-master-list
This review is of “Sweet Prairie Passion”, book #1 in the “Savage Destiny” series by Rosanne Bittner.

The Story: In 1845, a wagon train is headed from Tennessee west to Oregon. Among those on the train is Jason Trent, a widower, and his three children: daughters LeeAnn, 17, Abigail (Abbie), 15, the heroine of the book and the series, and son Jeremy, 7. The Trent family is leaving Tennessee because the memories of Jason’s late wife are too strong. Later, they meet up with two men who are hired to
Jul 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
Oh boy, where do I start? First let me express my awe that this book has a 4+ star rating. It kind of saddens me that people think this is good. I won't go into all the cliches and cheesy reasons I didn't like this book, but I do feel the need to point one out. Age differences of males and females don't really bother me in period books, but this one did. I could have been on board with this couple if he didn't have sex with her and then continue to refer to her as a child through the rest of the ...more
Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo
It is so hard for me to believe that this book is just the 1st book of a 7 book series. Abigail Trent goes through so much on her families adventure going west. At 15 she has gone through more than most people do in their lifetime. So much death, so many struggles but at 15 she is already a strong woman and she is in a whirl wind deep love story with a half breed Indian that is a force to be reckoned with. I can't wait to see what happens with this love story. I'm sure that the strong love betwe ...more
Really, you MUST get all 7 books in the Savage Destiny series and fall in love with Zeke and his Abbie!!! My heart felt every emotion possible with these two - I cried, laughed, stressed, rejoiced, cheered, worried along with them. When a book/series can do that, you *know* they're the best! If I could only keep one set of fiction books, this would be it, hands down, no hesitation!

The instant spark between Zeke and Abbie and how these two grew to love each other so that Zeke could no longer walk
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Roseanne Bittner. I read this book in less than 24 hours. I could not put it down. I am so excited that this is a series. This story will pull you into it. You will feel like you’re on a wagon Trail with them and you will be emotionally invested in the characters. This author has a real gift I am glad she shared it with all of us. I’ve already downloaded book 2 of savage destiny. Can’t wait!
Originally posted at Bunny's Review

When starting this book I honestly thought it would be the average historical romance, just something with a little different plot twist. Oh how wrong I was in that thought.

Readers are quickly introduced to the heroine, Abigail (Abbie). Abbie is portrayed as someone young but wise in years. She is trying to take over the role of ‘mother’ in the family. A role that is normally taken over by the oldest, but with Abbie’s sister, LeeAnn, she is more concerned with
Tonya Lucas
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely the best western series I've ever read. Sweet Prairie Passions is the 1st book in this epic series, but let me tell you, after meeting Zeke and Abbie in this 1st book, you will not be able to stop there. So get ready for the ride of your life in Rosanne Bittner's Savage Destiny Series. If you read but one series in your life, no matter if you're a man or a woman, this book has enough drama to fill your heart with the true west, as Only Rosanne Bittner can do.
Sweet Prairie Passion, the
This is the book that I dropped by Bittner years ago and decided to re-pick up after reading some real bomb shells by her. After finishing it, I can see why I originally dropped it @ 22%. The book has some issues, which only makes sense, I guess, being one of the author’s first works, if not the first. So conclusions after finishing it?? I’m glad I finished as I know it’s the first in an epic 7 volume series that covers this relationship through decades. The book got better the further I went al ...more
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found it very hard to put this book down. From page one I was drawn into Zeke and Abbie's story. I became totally absorbed in their struggles for survival. It brought to life the hardships experienced by Indians as well as settlers trying to make a new life out west.

Like many reviewers I found Abbie's age at the beginning of the book a little hard to accept. I doubt you would find many 15 year old girls display the strength and wisdom Abbie continually showed. At times I felt her character wa
April Brookshire
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
This is the beginning of a big series (really a saga) about Cheyenne Zeke, a half-breed, and Abigail Trent. This first book is really good, but weird because Abigail is only 15 years old throughout the book and Zeke is 25. And while he thinks of her as a "woman-child" he also loves her as much as he would a grown woman.

Because of his heartbreaking past, he fights his love for Abigail to protect her from the hurts a white woman suffers for loving an Indian. Abigail doesn't care and would risk an
One of the best historical romances I've ever read!

In 1845, Abbie and Zeke endure unimaginable hardships as their wagon train heads toward Oregon. Half-Cheyenne and half-white, Zeke must face prejudice from some of the members of the wagon train he's sworn to protect. And at fifteen, Abbie suffers loss after personal loss. In the midst of warring Indian tribes, snakes, harsh weather, and flooding rivers, the two begin to fall in love. But can their love survive when all the world is against it?

Tonya Lucas
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely the best series I've ever read. This 1st book will have you hooked and by the 7th book you will want it to NEVER end. A true classic!! Bittner style!! Absolutely the best western series I've ever read. Sweet Prairie Passions is the 1st book in this epic series, but let me tell you, after meeting Zeke and Abbie in this 1st book, you will not be able to stop there. So get ready for the ride of your life in Rosanne Bittner's Savage Destiny Series. If you read but one series in your life, ...more
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how many times I have re-read this series. As a long time fan of Historicals this series remains my all time favorite. I've owned the originals for over 20 years and just now got them on ebook. And yes, I cried all over again. The series follows them from the time they meet through their whole lives and all that they go through, good and bad. If anyone ever asks who my favorite fictional couple is my answer will always be Zeke and his Abbie girl. ...more
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow I just won this book on Kindle from Rosanne Bittner. I read this series several years ago & it has remained my favorite. My books were mostly used books because at that time I couldn't find all of them new so some are falling apart & many friends borrowed & read mine also so this is really a great surprise. Thanks RB. ...more
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is one of the BEST HF-western books in series I have read. I still often catch myself daydreaming and thinking about these stories.
The love between Zeke and Abby is so real. Zeke is the strongest hero in any situation he always wins.
Excellent reading

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I HAVE READ THIS BOOK AND INTEND TO READ THE SERIES. I READ THIS MORE THAN 20 years ago and still have it in pocketbook size. I was so excited to it available for my kindle. thanks again for Zeke and Abbie and the memories.

Debra Grumbo
Zeke and Abbie was meant to be together since they laid thier eyes on each other. They had both suffer great losses and they needed each other.
Richard Guerrero
Jul 02, 2020 rated it liked it
I was up and down on this book. When I read the profile on the author it says how she does a lot of historical facts within the book however there is so much discrepancies in this one. I was into it as for a western book but then it started dragging on for a while.I know it was a different time back then but wasn’t real comfortable with Abby being 15 years old. Her sister turned 18 years old in the book, I really would’ve liked it a little better if they could’ve had her at least turn 16 It was ...more
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: western, historical
Sooooo.....was no one else bothered by the heroine in this book being 15?? The hero is 25. I am not bothered by age differences, but the heroine is typically not quite this young. It seemed a bit extreme even for the time period. I would think 15 year old heroines would be more commonly found in medieval settings. But by the mid 1800s not so much. It made reading about their intense love and passion a bit icky. Other than that the book is very long and has one tragedy after another. I can't say ...more
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is truly a story of the old west. It tells about the life on the Oregon Trail; meeting hardships with illness and death; fighting not only Indians but the violent and ruthless outlaws; plus, living in elements with little or no water.In the 1800’s it was forbidden to accept half-breeds into the communities and settlements, but, what was to be done when love entered into the picture. This author does a great job of writing descriptive battles, intense feelings and romance in the wild we ...more
Ann Manning
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A thrilling saga of adventure into the western frontier by one young girl and her family on a wagon train. Rosanne Bittner gives her readers a intriguing look into the lives of people facing danger and trials out on the western frontier. Vivid images of characters that are truly real and a story that you won't forget. A beautiful romance that everyone will love. ...more
I had a hard time getting over the fact that she was 15. Mind you I have no problem with a 10 year age difference (my own parents are 10 years apart and got married when my mom was 17 and my dad 27). And yes I understand that times were different but I would have felt better if she was older.
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best series ever

I read this series 3 years ago and while I have never been one to read a book twice, I'm happy to read this again. If possible it's even better. RB is hands down my favorite author. This series and GWTW are my favorite books!
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Story

I loved this story. Couldn't put it down. All the hardship Abby faced & Zeke was there for her through it all. Loved seeing how their love grew & how he could not resist this young girl's love.
Lois Mezo
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book.A great story of a girl who fell in love with a half bred .Traveling from Tennessee to Oregon.Faceing life and death situations.I couldn’t put it down.Well written.
Sandra Leek
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous Historical Romance Series!!
May 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Recommended to Martine by: Bizarra (JC Corner)
Shelves: fiction, romance
Not my cup of tea. It might be historically accurate, but all the references to the main characters as 'half-breed' or 'girl-child' low key creeped me out. ...more
Jerry Jares
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series should be read in order. This story was an emotional roller-coaster ride to the very end. The characters were so well drawn that the reader feels part of the background.

Abigail Trent, along with her older sister and younger brother, travel with their widowed father to the Oregon Territory. They are leaving Tennessee because of Mr. Trent's grief over his wife's death; he wants to start over again. Although Abigail is the younger daughter, she keeps the family together because the olde
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