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What happens when danger and love collide under a Navajo moon?The search for a woman who disappeared in 1906 has lead cultural anthropologist Erin Dawson to Cedar Canyon, where the iconic terrain of red rock walls and mesas keep Navajo traditions—and maybe criminal evidence—well hidden. When Erin’s search leads her to cross paths with tribal policeman Adam Silverhorn, it’s hardly love at first sight. But everywhere she turns, Adam is already there.Fighting their feelings for each other, the two are suddenly ...
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What happens when danger and love collide under a Navajo moon?The search for a woman who disappeared in 1906 has lead cultural anthropologist Erin Dawson to Cedar Canyon, where the iconic terrain of red rock walls and mesas keep Navajo traditions—and maybe criminal evidence—well hidden. When Erin’s search leads her to cross paths with tribal policeman Adam Silverhorn, it’s hardly love at first sight. But everywhere she turns, Adam is already there.Fighting their feelings for each other, the two are suddenly thrust into a battle far more dangerous—a common quest to rout an insidious drug cartel that has spawned the recent rise in gang violence on the reservation. Adam’s position of authority gives Erin a rare glimpse into Navajo life few outsiders like her ever see—and into a crime ring that no one dares to imagine. As danger mounts, Adam and Erin begin to wonder if they will live to tell how they really feel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426787225
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,075
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa Carter is a writer and teacher whose articles have appeared in FamilyFun, MomSense, and Christian Parenting Today. As a frequent speaker and vocalist at women’s ministry events, Lisa is also the author of Carolina Reckoning, Aloha Rose, and Beneath a Navajo Moon. She and her husband have two daughters and make their home in Raleigh, North Carolina. A member of ACFW, RWA, and Sisters in Crime, Lisa enjoys traveling, quilting, and researching her next romantic adventure. Find out more at LisaCarterAuthor.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Christian romance

    Recommended for fans of Christian fiction and Christian romance, not for people interested in a more objective and realistic view of white/tribal relations.

    25 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    230 pages

    This well edited, 230 page CHRISTIAN book is almost 2 books in one. A graduate student is researching the past, hoping to find a resoluation to a family mystery. The mystery is told in a story format of the historical era as it took place then. I like a good Christian mystery but this one was over the top. There was way too much preaching, Bible verses, praying, singing, teaching, services, meals, do gooding and spurning of non- Christians to leave much room for the character and plot development. It was a very clean book, not even a kiss to blacken its pages. As the heroine's brother stated, " his sister would be wearing white when she married!" There was a shoot em up, thank goodness, it was the only excitment, the book had to offer, and it was rather inane. For ages 13 and up.

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    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    I know it is a Christian book, but the preaching was a bit heavy

    I know it is a Christian book, but the preaching was a bit heavy handed for my taste. Enjoyed the story concept.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2014

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    For as long as I can remember I love reading about the Native Am

    For as long as I can remember I love reading about the Native American people, their cultures and their love for the land and for the living things that dwell on the earth. Lisa Carter has taken this aspect, combining both contemporary and historical storylines to produce an amazing murder mystery and a bit of romance in her latest novel Beneath a Navajo Moon.

    Cultural anthropologist Erin Dawson has been following the story of Olivia Thornton, from 1906 through her journal that captures a time from her life when she was taken captive by an Navajo Indian known as Silver Eagle. What she discovers is that this started out as a kidnapping but instead love was found. Despite the fact that Olivia's family tried to discourage her from reuniting with Silver Eagle, she made an attempt to find him at all costs when marriages between white women and Indians were frowned upon. Erin knows that there is more to this story that what is in the journal and she is going to do everything she can to unlock the mystery.

    What she doesn't plan on is falling for tribal policeman Adam Silverhorn. He is in the process of investigating the murder of the chief of police in Cedar Canyon on the Navajo Reservation. Armed with a handful of clues he's been learning more about an undercover operation that has been threading its way through the police department and even he has his own secrets to hide. The one thing he hadn't planned on is becoming friends with Erin in the process and with them spending more time together, he has to remind himself where the boundaries of their relationship are, despite her uncanny ability to appeal to his appetite for a great meal!

    I received Beneath a Navajo Moon by Lisa Carter compliments of Abingdon Press for my honest review and did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable one. The opinions contained here are strictly my own. This is such a great novel because of how Lisa has written this from two perspectives, one from Olivia Thornton's as she comes to terms with being kidnapped by a Navajo Indian who wants to learn more about the God she believes in and from Erin's perspective as she tries to figure out what happened to Olivia when she set forth to find the man she had fallen in love with despite the prejudices from both families based on their cultural differences. It is a great example of the power of love and how nothing can stand in the way. For anyone who loves a bit of mystery steep in Indian heritage, you will definitely love this one. I easily give it a 5 out of 5 stars.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2014

    Too much one sided religion

    The basic story had promise but there was too much emphasis on a very rigid one sided take on religion. It would have been nice to see some respect given to the Navajo culture and beliefs. It was not a book for me.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Plot spoilers

    Too many plot spoilers here ruining the book. Bn needs to do something about these people who constantly reveal every detail of the book. It is rude. That being said this was a good book, would have been much better if the constant preaching was left out. I understand it was a christian novel, but it was way too much and a bit unbelievable in places.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2014

    From the description I expected an exciting mystery, NOT a minis

    From the description I expected an exciting mystery, NOT a ministering Christian novel. I couldn't finish it. The story had a lot of potential, but I got frustrated with the preaching.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2014

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    A Very Good Book

    A Very Good Book Inspirational Romance

    1906 and Present Navajo Nation, Arizona


    Erin Dawson is a cultural anthropologist that has gone to Cedar Canyon on a search for a woman that disappeared in 1906. A place where the Navajo traditions are kept well hidden amid the red rock walls and mesas. What also might be hidden there is evidence of criminal activity. Erin’s search leads to her crossing paths with tribal policeman Adam Silverhorn no matter where she turns. Though when they first meet it is hardly love at first sight but every time they meet after that the sparks fly between them.

    Erin and Adam are suddenly thrust into a battle that is more dangerous than either could have expected especially as they are fighting their feelings for each other. A battle to stop an insidious drug cartel that has lead to a rise in gang violence on the reservation. With Adam, Erin gets a view into the life of the Navajos, a view that very few outsiders ever get the chance to see. She also gets a view into a crime ring that no one imagined existed. As the danger rises around them Adam and Erin wonder if they will ever be able to tell each other how they truly feel.


    This is a story that brings a small glimpse into the Navajos that makes for an excellent read. For readers that enjoy inspirational romances this is one that is sure to please them. It basically has two stories in one. One from the past and one from the present and the way the two are interwoven together makes for a very enjoyable book. The mystery that is woven into each story makes for a story that will keep reader turning the pages to see what will happen next and if Erin and Adam will be able to make it through the danger okay. It will also have readers turning the pages to see if things will work out for Adam and Erin. The story and scenery comes to life with every word that is read and readers will find it very easy to picture the mesas and canyons that are in this book.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

    I thought the concept was good and the research seemed well done

    I thought the concept was good and the research seemed well done. The sense of place and culture was very skillfully achieved. The characters seemed two dimensional, not very well fleshed out. I'm a Christian myself, so the idea of religious characters didn't bother me, but I did think the 'message' got in the way of the story. The book seemed more of a sermon, trying to win souls, than a story which just happened to involve religion.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    I had never read a Lisa Carter book and won't read another. Than

    I had never read a Lisa Carter book and won't read another. Thankfully I got it on a Free Friday. B&N should have indicated that it was Christian fiction. It was so full of proselytizing that there wasn't much room for the actual story. I agree with another reviewer there was way too much preaching, Bible verses, praying, etc. If I wanted that I'd just pick up the good book. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Bah

    Too religious

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Potential

    The story had potential. I would have given it 5* if it had been much less preachy. Yikes

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2014

    Good story, but should be listed as "Christian Reading!&quo

    Good story, but should be listed as "Christian Reading!"

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2014

    Misleading Description

    This book is a thinly disguised Catholic missive. Any description of this book should advise that it is addressed to Born-Again Christians.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Lisa Carter in her new book, ¿Beneath a Navajo Moon¿ published b

    Lisa Carter in her new book, “Beneath a Navajo Moon” published by Abingdon Press brings us into the life of Erin Dawson.




    From the back cover:  What happens when love and danger collide deep in the heart of The Navajo Nation?




    The search for a woman who disappeared in 1906 leads cultural anthropologist Erin Dawson to Cedar Canyon, where the iconic terrain of red rock walls and mesas keep Navajo traditions—and maybe criminal evidence—well hidden.




    When Erin’s search leads her to cross paths with tribal policeman Adam Silverhorn, it’s hardly love at first sight. But everywhere she turns, Adam is already there.Fighting their feelings for each other, the two are suddenly thrust into a battle far more dangerous—a common quest to rout an insidious drug cartel that has spawned the recent rise in gang violence on the reservation. Adam’s position of authority gives Erin a rare glimpse into Navajo life few outsiders like her ever see—and into a crime ring that no one dares to imagine. As danger mounts, Adam and Erin begin to wonder if they will live to tell how they really feel.




    For most of us we have no idea of what happens on an Indian Reservation.  Some of us think of casinos, some think of alcoholism, perhaps gangs. Adam is a tribal policeman, and we should see more of him, terrific character, who has to patrol the Navajo Nation which is quite an undertaking.  Erin is searching out a disappearance from 1906. They join forces to try to crack a drug ring. In the midst of all of this there is even a romance. Intrigue, mystery, large amounts of danger and a clash of cultures are just some of the ingredients in this wonderful adventure. I am looking forward to the next book from this highly talented author.




    Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Abingdon Press for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2014

    An Excellent Read by Lisa Carter! What a beautiful story this i

    An Excellent Read by Lisa Carter!

    What a beautiful story this is, you can't ask for a more picturesque setting than the red rock walls of Cedar Canyon, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. Here the story opens with Olivia Thornton sneaking out of the Cedar Canyon Mission School at dawn to think and pray. Olivia is highly disturbed at the ill treatment of the Navajo children by the hands of the ones that should be showing them the love of Christ. So deep in thought was Olivia, she never heard the man that came up behind her and clamped his hand over her mouth; the man that would forever change the course of her life.

    Erin Dawson, cultural anthropologist, and daughter of Missionary parents, has been intrigued by the story of a distant relative that went missing in 1906 while a teacher at the Cedar Canyon Mission School. Erin is basing her dissertation on finding out more on Olivia so when she secures a job at the Information Center in town she takes that as a sign this is where she is supposed to be.

    Adam Silverhorn a Cedar Canyon Police Officer is a man on a mission to rid the Reservation of the drugs that are destroying his people. Adam will stop at nothing to do what has to be done. So when Erin shows up he checks her out in more than one way. There is something about this sweet wholesome woman that draws him to her. 

    When Erin's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and her cell phone has no signal Erin walks to the only place nearby to seek help. The local honky-tonk wasn't the best place for Erin to walk into but she didn't have much choice so she bravely goes in. Almost as soon as she enters Erin is accosted by several men, she is thankful when the dangerously handsome Adam Silverhorn comes to her rescue whispering in her ear to go along with the story she is one of his many girlfriends. Holding her close Erin notices he reeks of alcohol but when he pulls her in for a kiss to carry out the charade there is nothing there but the taste of peppermint. What is this larger than life man up to? Could he be just another cop on the take or is he a man who will do anything to catch the ones responsible for the drugs that are showing up here on his sacred homeland? 

    The more time Erin spends with Adam the more intrigued she is with him, there is so much more to this man than he lets on. He seems to be torn between two worlds; the sin filled one his vindictive grandfather wants to lure him into and the one his godly mother and uncle have raised him to believe in. Will Erin be able to help him choose between right and wrong? Both have decisions to make that may take them down very different paths. 

    Having been introduced to Lisa Carter's writing after reading her debut novel Carolina Reckoning I knew I was in for a treat with this one. Let me tell you I   was not disappointed!! Once again Lisa has woven a tale with beautiful words    and descriptive scenery that will draw you in and make you feel as if you are there seeing everything first hand. I also loved how Lisa tied in Oliva's story with modern day life on the Reservation. You can tell a lot of research went into this book. Thanks Lisa for all the hard work! I can't wait for your next story!


    ***Thanks to Abingdon Press and NetGalley for providing me a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.***

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    Erin is in Cedar Canyon, Arizona on the Navajo reservation to do

    Erin is in Cedar Canyon, Arizona on the Navajo reservation to do research for a dissertation. She's also there to hopefully find out what happened to Olivia, a great-aunt who disappeared years ago. 




    Adam Silverhorn sees that his people are caught between two worlds - their traditional way of life and the rest of America. His grandfather is a bitter, hate-filled man who says that traditions must be kept at any cost and hates anything and everyone from the outside. He's trying to mold Adam into a copy of himself, a front man for his causes, which are far darker than Adam suspects.




    Adam's aunt, uncle, mother along with Erin and other friends are concerned for him, for his safety and spiritual well being. There is a battle being fought for his eternal soul and which side will win?




    This is a fast moving, exciting and culturally rich suspense story that will have you on the edge of your seat - or at least up way too late!




    I received this book from Abingdon Press and NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    I am so glad that this was a Friday Freebie as I would be upset

    I am so glad that this was a Friday Freebie as I would be upset to have purchased it. I felt that this was misrepresented as it should have been labeled as a VERY religious book. I actually stopped reading and went back to see if I missed that classification. I finished the book but ended up skimming LARGE portions of the very one-sided religious views. It felt as though the author's purpose was to have the Christian view trample all over the Native Ideals - not nice. Sadly I will avoid this author as her views are just a bit too heavy handed for my taste.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Easy quick read

    Not really what I was expecting but enjoyed it. Was hoping for more Native American history. Was very religious to a point of preaching. Predictable .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Could have been a good story but there was too much preaching.

    Could have been a good story but there was too much preaching. I don't mind a little but this went overboard

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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