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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2007


    I got the opportunity to read this while it was 'in the making'! I loved it! And, I couldn't wait until it was complete! Now that it is BOY was it worth the wait!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2007

    Fabulous Writing

    This is an excellent book. Once you pick it up and start to read it, I promise you that you will not want to put it down. The writing is excellent. This author has a real winner here. You won't be sorry if you buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2007

    wonderful story

    great book! i loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2007

    A reviewer

    The problem about this book is that I could not put it down. I found myself at 3AM in the morning, knowing I had to get some rest, HATING the fact I could NOT stop reading another, and then, yet ANOTHER chapter. Having grown up in Arkansas, my own relatives told me about the (evidently universal) greed for land. The Indian Tribes were overwhelmed by non Indians, and while the Federal Government tried to do right by them, Washington is hundreds of miles away from Oklahome in an age where travel was difficult. This story transports you to that time, the 1890's, and explores prejudice, justice, greed, and love. It is a wonderful story and not one you should miss. I eagerly await a sequel. Perhaps this book will even be made into a movie! My hats off to Mary Hughes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2007

    Couldn't put it down!

    Excellent read! Just finished this book, and couldn't put it down until I did finish it. The characters came alive to me, and I felt that I knew them, their lives and dreams. Hughes has both a creative and real grasp of her Indian roots and the times about which she writes. For anyone interested in history, in general, and specifically Indian history, this is a compelling story. The reality of Indian lands being stolen by the US government is touched upon, but there is no all-too-often maudling pity of that situation ... the characters are strong, resourceful and successful, and they face this reality in that manner. The heart of the novel is a love story ... but much more than just of a romance. It's a love story about strong family ties, about love of the land that nourishes them, about love of honor, integrity and courage. You see and feel all these traits in the family that is the center of the story. The flow is very good, enticing you to the next paragraph, the next page, the next chapter. I had multiple 'Yes!' or 'I was hoping for that!' moments. I loved it! Very high recommendation!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2007


    The novel was very interesting and I felt a personal connection right away. I feel that all readers, regardless of age will understand the story and relate it to their own life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2007


    I was pleasantly surprised by Tishomingo. Although some might argue its initial impression lacks the pizzazz of many large scale contemporary published works, its unique charm and lively cast of characters could place first time author Mary Hughes on many critics list of fresh talent. Highly recommended for those who enjoy American history and 'Notebook'-esk romance set within an enthralling deep and steady story arc.

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