Ride the Wind

Ride the Wind

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by Lucia St Clair Robson
     
 

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In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of

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In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever....


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307801289
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/10/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
27,991
File size:
3 MB

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Ride the Wind 4.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 82 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually get too emotional over a book but I actually cried at the end. Ms. Robson did a wonderful job of bringing the Comanche's to life along with the plight of one young girl born white but lived most of her life with the comanche's and wanted to stay forever with her comanche family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can I say that the others haven't? The detail with which Lucia writes makes you feel as if you were actually there, feeling the feelings, smelling the smells, tasting the tastes. It's the 3D of writing and it's better than the movie version. I actually lost weight reading this book, because I couldn't put it down long enough to eat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im never emotional over books, but I cried at the end, and its inspired me. This books amazing, and the author goes to such detail, your basically there, at Cynthias side, as she meets the Comanche, her foster family. I dont think I will ever stop rereading this book! Ive cried, smiled and learned alongside Cynthia. This is a must read, and dont be discouraged at the beginning, because the beginning is violent, but its an amazing book and youll love it & wont be sorry you picked this one up! Five stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is without a doubt the best book I have ever read. I've read it atleast 15 times & cry everytime. It haunts me for months aftr I finish it. The story itself is fascinating but the way St Clair puts it together it phenomenal. I recommend it to anyone who has even a slight interest in the Comanches. I, like St Clair, was hooked once I read about Cynthia Ann Parker and would appreciate any books anyone has read about Parker
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very special to me as Cynthia Parker was a relative on my daughter-in-laws side, and they named their daughter Cassidee as they are related to butch cassidy, and her middle name is Parker after Cynthia, so I will cherish and keep this book for Cassidee Parker Zanoth... I have always loved what I call covered wagon stories, but I must say this was excellently written, I also recently purchased two more books from this author.. I feel if the other books she wrote are a good as this one, then I want to read them...
swlittlewing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I laughed. I cried...this book will change you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have re-read this book several times since I first read it twelve years ago. It is a remarkable novel. St. Clair really gets the details of the Comanche way of life molded into a very captivating and enthralling book. I can still barely find a stopping point when I read this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book several times, and still could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked forward to coming home just to pick up this book and start reading again. I didn't want it to end. You won't read a better historical western.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. The story line was great and the author described the setting so well. It is a wonderful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best story told about the Indians way of life and their stuggle to endure all hardships they faced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. History , romance, adventure, and very well written. Great book. A++++++++
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jv-0426 More than 1 year ago
I have never really read westerns before, bu was quite pleased with this book. I certainly will check out this author and genre.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lucia did a great interpretation of Cynthia Ann Parker's story. Loved it, can't wait to read her other books and then come back to this one.
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loved every page
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This is honestly one of the best books I have ever read.
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This is very well written.