Walks Alone

Walks Alone

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by Sandi Rog
     
 

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A Cheyenne warrior bent on vengeance.

A pioneer woman bent on fulfilling a dream.

Until their paths collide.

After fleeing her abusive uncle, Anna is determined to reach the city of her dreams. But White Eagle and his fierce warriors take her prisoner. Anna attempts a harrowing escape, but her savage captor is determined to have her at all

Overview

A Cheyenne warrior bent on vengeance.

A pioneer woman bent on fulfilling a dream.

Until their paths collide.

After fleeing her abusive uncle, Anna is determined to reach the city of her dreams. But White Eagle and his fierce warriors take her prisoner. Anna attempts a harrowing escape, but her savage captor is determined to have her at all costs and forces her to be his wife. Has God forgotten her, or does He have plans of His own?

A man with a boot in one world and a moccasin in the other, White Eagle is disillusioned with his faith after a minister leads a massacre on his peaceful tribe. Where is his God? He's definitely not with the white men who are slaughtering his people. But White Eagle also can't give in to the idolatry practiced by his fellow tribesmen. Only the Truth can set him free.

And it's found in beautiful Anna's carpetbag.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013758612
Publisher:
WhiteFire Publishing
Publication date:
01/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
185
Sales rank:
237,765
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Sandi Rog is an award winning author, her debut novel The Master's Wall winning the 2011 Christian Small Publisher's Book of the Year Award. She lived in Holland for thirteen years and now lives in Colorado with her husband, four children, a cat, and too many spiders.

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Walks Alone 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
The_hibernators More than 1 year ago
Very Moving In the chaos of post-Civil War America, Anna flees her abusive uncle in New York and travels alone to Denver. On the way, she is kidnapped by some Cheyenne warriors and is forced to marry. But these disasters turn out to be a blessing in disguise as she finds God in the most unlikely of places. This is the second book I've read by Sandi Rog, and the second time I've been impressed at her poignant characters and deeply moving narrative. Although novels about the atrocities of white settlers on Native Americans abound, this one really holds its own. It is a book about atrocities, yes, but it's also about love and forgiveness and about freedom and independence. In short, this is an amazing book that every Christian Fiction reader should pick up--but can also be enjoyed by lovers of historical romances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow this book was amazing! I could not put it down! Read this book in one morning!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutly wonderful! I wish this was a series so i can keep on reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect from this book. But when i read i just couldn't put it down. I love how they add christian twist to it. Very good book
joy58 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this story.
NikeChillemi More than 1 year ago
WALKS ALONE captivated and mesmerized me at times. No wonder it won in the Grace Award 2012 Action-Adventure/Western/Epic Fiction category. This is a well-written epic novel beginning in Holland and ending in the old west. Loved the way it opened with the tenderness of Anna's widowed father aboard ship. It was hard not to get involved in the father's dream of traveling to Denver City with seven-year-old Anna to start a new life. Unfortunately, Anna's father falls ill in New York City and passes away and she is left in the care her father's brother for six terrible years. The scenes with Anna's abusive uncle were brutal and fully engaging. After Anna escapes her uncle, she travels westward by train, and finally joins a wagon train where she's not well treated. There is a fascinating, though not explicit, bathing scene in a river, where an exhausted Anna allows herself to relax and find relief from the intense and life threatening heat of the prairie. When half-breed Jean-Marc comes upon her with a small band of angry-braves, the reader is caught between instant knowledge of the hero's strong attraction to her and the extreme danger she's in and is hooked. Anna is taken by this brave's strange blue-green eyes and can't help wondering how it is that he speaks English better than she does. Ms. Rog understands Native American life in that era quite well. I appreciated her attention to the details of Cheyenne tribal life. She did an excellent job of showing the anger and murderous rage of the braves as well as the prejudice of the settlers and their inability to see Native Americans as people, which led to Indian massacres. Both Anna/Walks Alone and Jean Marc/White Eagle are flawed and well written. White Eagle's poetic declaration of how his love is so large and encompassing that he sees and hears Walks Alone everywhere, even in the wind, was superb. He tells her of his pain at having caught her engaging in conversation with his sworn enemy, the man who led the deadly raid against his tribe. Through this, the author conveys how painful it is for Father God to witness His children engaging with idols. Beautifully done. Touches the reader at a deep spiritual level. My only problem was with Anna's continued insistence on finding herself and her pulling away from White Eagle after their Native American marriage is consummated and then again after his poetic declaration of love. I'm not sure such personal enlightenment was high on the list in those days. However, the author did manage to sweep me back into the story. Then the story would move on and carry me through thrilling bandit attacks, chilling raids on White Eagle's tribe by a rogue Cheyenne warrior and his band of braves. A fantastic read, which I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a good romance, this book is for you. It also highlights the plight of the Cheyenne in the late 1800's.
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rebecca446 More than 1 year ago
Great story. Love the faith of the characters and the love story. It was both interesting and entertaining. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So very good i liked her repeated references to God
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. While it is over 700 pages, there is so much going on from beginning to end that the book was finished before I knew it. Christian element in story was appreciated and not overbearing. Would recommend this book. My thanks to the author!
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The very best book that I have ever read. Couldn't hardly put it down till I finished reading it. Would love to read more books about Indians and settlers in that period of time. I wish that she would write a continuing series about White Eagle and Anna.
avidreader70SE More than 1 year ago
This was a good read! Very interesting!
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I never had read a book with 790 pages. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. It is definitely my new favorite! Native American culture has always intrigued me and this was one of the best if not THE best I've ever read. I honestly didn't want it to end
Danzingfool More than 1 year ago
Last year as I composed my favorite book list, I so wanted to include Walks Alone by Sandi Rog. One tiny problem. It hadn't been released yet. But now it's available for ebooks, and this is definitely one you'll want to get your hands on A.S.A.P. From the gorgeous cover, to the hot Indian hero, to the thrilling romantic storyline, to the emotional and spiritual depth, this book has it all. When I finished this novel the very rare thought, "I wish I wrote that," went through my head. Which pretty much puts Sandi up there with Francine Rivers, Lisa Samson, and Roseanna White in my book. And I will also tell you that when I got to the scene where Anna was bathing near the waterfall while White Eagle stood by ready to capture her, I was 100% sold on this book :)
A_J_Hawke More than 1 year ago
Sandi Rog has given us another mesmerizing, beautifully written story. After the success of THE MASTER’S WALL and YAHSHUA’S BRIDGE, which were set in ancient Roman times, comes a story of the American West, WALKS ALONE. Blending together the cultures of a Cheyenne brave and an immigrant girl from Holland, two young people meet in brutal circumstances to weave a life and love together. The Cheyenne culture of the late 1860’s meets the hard reality of changing times and the encroachment of people with no wish to understand, nor live with another way of life. Once started this novel is hard to put down as Sandi Rog pulls you into the story of White Eagle and Anna. --- A J Hawke, Author of CABIN ON PINTO CREEK and CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO WORLDS.
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