Change is coming.
Young Cloud Dancer's peaceful life at Acoma Pueblo crumbled before her eyes with the onslaught of war at the hands of the Spaniards. Of those who had come to help, many of the Apache warriors had died. Her new love, White Hawk, of the Apache, was lost to her. Alone and bitter, the beautiful maiden learned the fierce Apache ways of her lost love and vowed never to kneel before the enemy again.
But Spirit Warrior White Hawk was still very much alive. His heart knew boundless joy when he found Cloud Dancer had not perished in the massacre of her people. But the lovers face a new struggle as tribal conflict and the ever-encroaching Spaniards threaten their sweet reunion and the building of a new life together.
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About the Author
Peggy has been a professional writer all her life. She's published fiction with Doubleday, Harlequin, Pinnacle Books, Five Star, Fictionworks and more, 16 novels in all in western, romance and fantasy genres. She's also published articles online and in hard copy, taught writing online to adults and on the ground to kids and optioned screenplays domestically and abroad. Writing is quite the adventure with surprises at every turn and Peggy, depending on what she's writing, writes to entertain and inform.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Spaniards are coming, the Spaniards are coming! The year is 1598 and the Kere tribe of the Acoma Pueblo were about to be annihilated from their peaceful home in New Mexico. Being a Kere Native American woman required domesticity, certainly not a hunter and warrior, but Cloud Dancer was having none of that. She couldn’t hide in her teepee any longer when the Spaniards came to take whatever food and supplies they wanted. She knew she had to stand up for her people. In this battle, she lost. The Acoma Pueblo were wiped out. A handful managed to escape, seeking a new home with nearby tribes, but as a whole, the Acoma Pueblo were wiped out. Cloud Dancer’s life was saved by a young Spanish warrior, who knew his people were wrong. He risked everything saving her. It was from her new friend she learned to ride a horse and shoot “the stick that thunders.” Missing her family, friends, and previous lover - Apache warrior and medicine man, White Hawk - Cloud Dancer finds she is alone. As with other survivors from the Acoma Pueblo, she decides to live with an Apache tribe. Their ways are very different from the Kere ways, but she doesn’t want to be alone, wanting to be a warrior and hunter for the Apaches. Her goal is to fight the Spaniards when they attack again. The story of Cloud Dancer is a brilliant historical novel filled with Native American events and details for the passionate historical fiction reader. The romance added to the story, without lessening the historical significance. I stumbled upon Cloud Dancer in my search for historical fiction and was so glad I did. I appreciated the research P.A. Bechko devoted to her book and I aspire to write my own historical novel with as much skill and expertise.
Rich with history and action, this romance kept me guessing with all its twists and turns. An exciting read that I kept thinking about whenever I put the book down. And the romance was perfect.