Mystic Cowboy

Mystic Cowboy

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by Sarah M. Anderson
     
 

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One good man could drive her all kinds of crazy.

Men of the White Sandy, Book 1

Just who does Rebel Runs Fast think he is? Dr. Madeline Mitchell, the new doctor on the White Sandy Lakota Indian Reservation, knows there’s a good answer to that question. Somewhere.

Sure, the Lakota medicine man is every cowboy-and-Indian

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One good man could drive her all kinds of crazy.

Men of the White Sandy, Book 1

Just who does Rebel Runs Fast think he is? Dr. Madeline Mitchell, the new doctor on the White Sandy Lakota Indian Reservation, knows there’s a good answer to that question. Somewhere.

Sure, the Lakota medicine man is every cowboy-and-Indian fantasy she ever had, but he sends patients to sweat lodges instead of clinical trials, talks them out of flu vaccines. Even more irritating, he makes her heart race.

Rebel swore off the white man’s world—and its women—years ago. Madeline doesn’t speak the language, understand the customs, or believe he’s anything more than a charlatan. Yet she stays, determined to help his people. And he keeps finding excuses to spend more time at the clinic.

When he discovers her in the throes of dangerous heat stroke, Rebel’s efforts to cool her down set fire to a passion neither thought they wanted. But when the people start falling violently ill, the cultural gap stretches the connection between their hearts to the breaking point…

Warning: This book contains smoking-hot skinny dipping, emotional and emotionally satisfying sex, and a shirtless cowboy who is also an Indian.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Dr. Madeline Mitchell is leaving behind Columbus, OH, and her thriving medical practice, an unsatisfying relationship, and her sister to become the only doctor within 100 miles of the Lakota Sioux on the White Sandy reservation in South Dakota. Jonathan Runs Fast, aka Rebel, is a successful Native American artist who has returned to his childhood home on the reservation and the traditional Lakota way of living as the tribe’s medicine man. Rebel and Madeline butt heads her first day when he discourages patients at the clinic from accepting medical treatment in favor of traditional Lakota remedies to combat a strange “flu” that has been running through the tribe. While Madeline searches for a medical reason for the illness, Rebel investigates a possible cause closer to home. Things heat up between the pair as they work together and come to understand each other’s ways. When the epidemic comes to a head, Madeline and Rebel must trust each other in order to save others. In doing so, they realize that while they come from different backgrounds, they can blend them into a relationship that nurtures them both.

Verdict There is so much more to this story than hunky-cowboy-who-just-happens-to-be-a-Lakota Indian meets white city girl. Cultural differences create difficulties in Madeline and Rebel’s relationship beyond just medicine man vs. doctor of medicine. However, the attraction between Madeline and Rebel is there from the start and heats up nicely. Don’t miss Mystic Cowboy, and be on the lookout for the next installment in the series.—Lisa Jordan, Gardner Neighborhood Lib., Johnson Cty. Lib., KS

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From the Publisher
“There is so much more to this story than hunky-cowboy-who-just-happens-to-be-a-Lakota Indian meets white city girl. […] Don’t miss Mystic Cowboy, and be on the lookout for the next installment in the series.”
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“This book was such a pleasure to read that I was sorry when it was over.  It’s one of those books that when it was finished and I’d read the last word, I cuddled my Kindle a little closer and grinned like an idiot. […]Now that I’ve read one of Sarah’s books, I can’t wait to read more.”
—A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet on Mystic Cowboy

“Both generosity and greed play an important part in this love story where the tension mounts as illness threatens the entire reservation. Excellent character development is the highlight of Anderson’s tale—Madeline and Rebel are often at odds as Rebel struggles to maintain his heritage and lifestyle while keeping Madeline by his side.”
—RT Book Reviews on Mystic Cowboy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619212145
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Men of the White Sandy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
325
Sales rank:
485,917
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Award-winning author Sarah M. Anderson may live east of the Mississippi River, but her heart lies out west on the Great Plains. Combining snarky humor with shirtless cowboys on horseback, Sarah strives to raise awareness of the realities of life on Lakota Indian reservations. For more information and news about Sarah please visit www.sarahmanderson.com or her blog: http://authorialmom.blogspot.com.

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Mystic Cowboy 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Gewizz More than 1 year ago
I usually don't write recommendations, as everyone's tastes vary, but I just had to leave a review for this book. It was absolutely excellent! The 600+ pages just flew by, I could not put it down and can't wait for the second one to come out.
The_Book_Queen More than 1 year ago
My first time reading Sarah M. Anderson...and I loved it! :) Mystic Cowboy is a wonderful story about a man who's trying to remain true to himself, and his people, and a woman who's trying her hardest to make a difference in the world, one sick person at a time. When Rebel sees a vision of his people all dead, he asks Madeline for help; she may not believe in the spirit world and visions like he does, but she realizes that he does believe, and isn't that what matters? Together, they must find out what the ranchers just off the rez are doing...before it's too late. I loved Rebel! He's trying so hard to be the right person—his tribe needs a medicine man, which he can be, while the outside world wants a Native America artist, one they can more or less parade around like a prize show dog. He doesn't want to be that person...but if it means he receives money to help his whole tribe, how can he say no? But it's just a part he plays, it's not who he is, and it never will be. He's already tried his hand at being that man, and it didn't work out... Nope, his duty is to his tribe, keeping them alive and well, and helping to keep the traditions of the Lakota alive as well. Really, what's not to love in a hero like that? He puts so much of himself into helping everyone else! Madeline is, in a way, much like Rebel. She gives and gives, often until there is no more to give. She works hard, very hard, to heal the people of the rez. With no supplies, no room, and very few people to help, she manages to do it. And while many of the people may look at her as an outsider at first, I think by the end, after seeing how well she does her job, they start to see her as more than that. It may not seem like they'd match together (two people who give everything they have to everyone else) but they do. Rebel takes care of her, and when she sees that he is the one who needs the support, she'll be there for him. Will their relationship be easy? No, of course not. But it's real, and they're willing to work through it, for love, and that's what matters. 4 STARS! A sexy tribal cowboy for a hero, a cast of wonderful characters to help bring the story alive, and a heroine who won't take any crap, Mystic Cowboy kicks off Anderson's new series and left me wanting more! I especially look forward to Nobody's story. Oh my. Dark, quiet, mysterious...and with an air of “deadly” about him, I'm dying to know more! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read close to 10 books a week across all genres. I had to recommend this one. I was thoroughly engaged through the whole book. The characters are well developed, I will be awaiting the rest of the series. Close to 600 pages, absolutely a bargain.
Labellamujer More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and can't wait to the 2nd one comes out. Could not put the book down and read in two days. Highly recommend.
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I love the fire in this book
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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
When a beautiful “by-the-books” physican comes to a small, underfunded clinic on the White Sandy Lakota Indian Reservation, she finds herself lost in a world the polar opposite of the tar and cement existence she has always known. Belief in ancestral spirits, medicine men and visions in sweat lodges are things of fantasy for Dr. Madeline Mitchell. Enter “Rebel,” tall, dark and handsome, mysterious, bossy, everything that raises her hackles. As a mysterious illness begins to take over the reservation, horses are killed and people shot, the possibility that someone is trying to run the Lakota off their land through any means is raised. The people need to learn to trust in Madeline and her medicine and she needs to learn to accept their way of life. Rebel may be the only person who can bring everyone together to save lives and their land, but what is he doing to Madeline’s heart? Are they using each other for a common goal or is it time to realize there may be more between them? Sarah M. Anderson’s Mystic Cowboy is filled with tension, Lakota beliefs, a little science, and a whole lot of romance. Her characters have pasts, they have pain, they are unsure of their future roles and holding on to the present seems sometimes to be a push-me-pull-me game between Rebel, with his secrets and Madeline with hers. Aside from their romantic antics, as a team they do learn work together towards a common goal. Are the characters always likable, no, but they are human, the dialogue is wonderfully realistic and well-written. Filled with history, and rich descriptions of each scene, this modern day Western/Romance/Intrigue/Medical novel has lassoed five stars from me. I received a review copy from the author in exchange for my honest review, as part of a special release day post at Tome Tender!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait to read the next one captured me right away
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