Brave Beginnings

Brave Beginnings

by Ruth Ann Nordin
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Brave Beginnings 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Brave Beginnings by Ruth Ann Nordin Native American Series Book 2 You will definitely want to read Restoring Hope first. The books can be stand alone but by reading them as a series it will help to understand this book better. In the first book Julia Milton has been mean and nasty to her brother Gary and especially hateful towards his new wife, Woape, a Mandan Indian. Through a series of incidents, that Julia could be blamed for, she goes to find her missing brother and wife with her Aunt Erin and Chogan, a man from Woape's tribe who had come to take her home. Chogan had wanted to marry Julia but she refused. So now we come to book 2. Julia and Erin have moved to Bismark, North Dakota to be closer to where Gary and Woape's tribe lived. While there Julia runs into Earnest, a man who wanted to marry her years ago. She had refused because of Gary being young yet. Now she wonders if there was another reason, like that he was boring. Meanwhile Chogan is being pressured to marry again. His first marriage was an arranged one with no love, this time he wanted love. Only he thought Julia had chosen Earnest. This book is full adventure, mysteries and love so strong that we see how far someone will go to be with the one they love. Sarita is a young Mandan who wants Chogan as her husband and she won't give up until she gets what she wants. She is the type of character you want to jump in the book and whack her a good one, not that it would help. When the characters end up in Jamestown we get to visit with old friends at the General Store, Todd & Ann Brothers along with Mrs. Coley. I'm looking forward to the 3rd book in this series, Bound by Honor. *Sexual situations within marriage.
Margie69 More than 1 year ago
Brave Beginnings is the sequal to book one Restoring Hope. If you can read it first do but it is not absolutely necessary. Brave Beginnings is the story of Julia who is the sister of Gary from the novel Restoring Hope. It did a great job of showing how prejudice people are toward another race. Julia loves Chogan, an Indian, who tries to live in the white world because he knows that is where Julia wants to live. I thought this was a great story and enjoyed reading book two so much that I even paid for it. Book one was free. I recommend it.
WorldTravelerSD More than 1 year ago
If you like frontier stories, and enduring difficult situations and victory in the end, then this one will be hard to put down, but a little racy for young readers...lots of detail on the "bedroom scenes".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book! I really love Ruth Ann Nordin's books. I can't wait until the next one in this series comes out this summer.
ZebraNookReader More than 1 year ago
But I am not sure the other "details" were 100% necessary and somewhat far-fetched as a whole. Yes, men do that to women, and men can be delusional, but what was farfetched was the way the deception came about. If the villain hated the people of the tribe so much, how was he able to find just the right betrayer amongst them? That loop-hole bothered me as the story ensued and ended. It also was a little sketchy with the cousin and her coupling with the big brave lawman. Yes opposites attract, but they were from too far removed opposites to fathom. Many of the details of their life were well described; the love story was wonderful with the hero and heroine's attachment strong throughout. The extra drama however did not embellish the story enough to justify the added pages.
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Not bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this story. Wonderful characters and exciting plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books you do not want to put down. You will stay up all night wanting to know whar happened or what's next. I will not spoil it by telling you more than READ IT !
MrsNave More than 1 year ago
I enjoy most of what Ruth Ann Nordin writes. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had this book in my Nook Library for awhile before finally reading it. I enjoy all of Ruth Ann Nordins books and this book is one of her of her best. Very wel written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great next chapter to the story...looking forward to the next one in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book 2 In the native american series Ruth A. Nordin does not disappoint you. You have to read the first book to understand the storyline and characters. There was so much love between Julia and Chogan that all they wanted to do was live in peace and be together but od course there is always somone or something to try to seperate them. Read the book but not before book one Restoring Hope. Well worth the read I know you will love this author and all her books like I do. ENJOY!!!
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AVID_READERCS More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy the Native American romance series. I like to be taken back in time. I love Historical Fiction. I read some of the other reviews before I read this book. This is good fiction and it is based on historical events. Remember it is fiction and then realize that the history part is for enjoyment, not a museum. Enjoyable!
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I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice follow up to the 1st book. Enjoyed it from beginning to end and found myself smiling more often.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I loved that one. Excellent love story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh to be so in love as these two are. Such a great read. This author does an excellent job of writing. There's love, compassion, suspense, what more do you need. On to book three. This book in the series is my favorite so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series and found myself wanting more.