THE CHEYENNE SEER
Since Fawn's childhood, images of the amber-eyed, red prairie wolf have filled her dreams. After being educated in the white world, she returns to the Cheyenne to guide them with her medicine visions.
THE RED WOLF
With his cunning and his Colt, Jack Dillon has become a feared lawman. But he faces his toughest assignment when he agrees to protect Fawn and her people from the human vultures who would steal their land in 1893 Oklahoma Territory.
THE GRAND DESIGN
When Fawn meets the amber-eyed, russet-haired Irishman, she is infuriated by his cocky self-confidence and frightened by her attraction to him. Is he the human embodiment of the red wolf totem of her dreams? Does he hold the power to unlock her visionary gifts? Only The Powers can say. But she learns that together she and Jack can save her people, if only he chooses to love the...
About the Author
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times.
“I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen—it’s hard to get good quills these days,” she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those “devil machines.” Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at www.shirlhenke.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Chosen Woman - Highly Recommended A blend of Native American lore (with a touch of the paranormal), western adventure, and humorous conflict between the hero and heroine. This was an unusual but entertaining read.
In 1873 inside a mansion in St. Louis, law enforcement official Jack Dillon meets the woman he has been hired to protect when Fawn Stanhope calls him a runt as she is as tall as him. Being almost six feet, he thinks to himself she is an amazon, but though he wants to flee before she challenges him to a wrestling match, a paying job keeps him there even when she proclaims he is no bodyguard. Her nine year old sister Delilah explains to Jack that Fawn has always had visions that frustrate and scare her as she struggles with their interpretation. Fawn hides from Jack that she recognizes the cocky Irish-American as the charismatic Red Wolf in her dreams. Jack has been hired to escort Fawn to the Cheyenne where she will become their medicine dream guide though she never lived with that side of her heritage. He knows from their first meeting she will not be an easy client. Her supportive parents also want Jack to prevent the stealing of the land from their extended family and the sending of the Cheyenne children to orphanages. As they fall in love in between her bashing him, she risks her life to prevent the plotters gaining deeds from the elderly who mysteriously die soon afterward and he does likewise to keep his CHOSEN WOMAN safe. This is an exhilarating Reconstruction Era romance with a powerful touch of Native American beliefs that places a spotlight on a period of American shame with the mistreatment including murder, abuse, and abduction of Indians. The story line is fast-paced from the opening meeting between the lead couple as the amazon looks down on her troll and never slows down as readers wonder what the Grand Design will be for this fine pairing. Harriet Klausner