Sally rescued by the Comanche Indians, given the name Yack'e-pete, finds herself adopted into a culture that lived in harmony with nature, honored the spirit, didn't believe in a punishing God, did not cover their nakedness and practiced polygamy. As a young maiden she falls in love with and is promised to Blue Sky, her Indian brother. When the soldiers find her, they insist on returning her to her white civilization. Forced back into her white world, she is always referred to as, "the girl who lived with the Indians." She will never give up her love for her Comanche people, her wild free spirit and her Indian ways.
She falls in love with and marries Martin a rancher, whom she will always love deeply, but Blue Sky is still her heart's love. Believing as her people that sex is a natural act shared between a woman and man, sometimes with feelings of love, sometimes with only the need for peace and comfort. She will try to divide her heart between the men she loves, but her heart cannot divide or subtract, it can only add and multiply. She believes, as the Indians that our life is decided by destiny, that we cannot fight it. It will lead us down a path that was decided before our birth into this world. We make choices but fate might turn it all around and lead us where we are to go.
This is a historical romance based on true events; one woman torn between two cultures must follow her heart to determine whether her choices will decide her destiny.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book very much -- especially the unusual storyline. Looking forward to Ms. Roberts next novel.
This book is hard to put down. I'm not an avid reader but my wife has done an amazing job in her research, historical preservation and treatment of sexuality in the Indian culture.... and has intertwined that with a love story of a captured girl that becomes torn between two men and two cultures.
This writer has written a wonderful love story that includes fascinating historical information about the Indians' culture & customs. Many of these customs along with their beliefs I have never seen written or shown in movies about Indians. Written in first person makes it so real, you forget that even though it is fiction, much of it may have actually happened to "white" women during America's early years. I completely enjoyed this book and think it would make a wonderful movie. jennijames