This Time Forever

This Time Forever

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RITA Award Winner for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel

She'd helped convict him of a crime he didn't commit.

Now she wants his help adopting the son he never knew he had.

Seeking refuge in a world not her own, Susan Ellison follows her conscience to the reservation of the Lakota Sioux, hoping to heal the wounds of her ravaged heart.

Sentenced to life in prison, former rodeo champion Cleve Black Horse seeks freedom and justice.

Two lonely outcasts separated by culture, stubborn pride and prison bars, their destinies are joined by a shared duty to a helpless child - and by the blossoming of a bold and magnificent love that a cruel, intolerant society forbids.

Bestselling author Kathleen Eagle retired from a seventeen-year teaching career on a North Dakota Indian reservation to become a full-time novelist. The Lakota Sioux heritage of her husband and their three children has inspired many of her stories. Among her honors, she has received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times, the Midwest Fiction Writer of the Year Award, and Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. Kathleen takes great pleasure in reading letters from readers who tell her that her books have tugged at their heartstrings, entertained, inspired, and even enlightened them. Visit her at

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ISBN-13: 9780380766888
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/1992
Series: Avon Romance Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.12(d)

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This Time Forever 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These two characters meet in such a way that any possible relationship between them seems impossible. She bears responsibility in his conviction for a crime he did not commit. After he is released from prison, his cooperation to adopt the baby she became attached to when his mother tragically died forces them into a truce and reluctant attraction that neither wants. In many ways, this story is more timely than it was when first published. There is no running away from the racism that Native Americans still face. The challenges of reservation life and the struggles of associated poverty are deftly woven into this wonderful, uplifting story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. A little difficult to get into, but well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with all Kathleen Eagle books her stories pull you in from the beginning. This was a very emotional, wonderfully told story. I highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would highlly recommend this book. I thought this story was well done. It kept my interest all the while I was reading it I felt like the characters came together very well in the story. I couldn't wait until the next page to find out how things were going to turn out. I have read some of Kathleen Eagle other books after I read this. I like reading about cowboy life and the indian life and how it interacts with the stories. I don't know if men would read it, but I think women would like them. I would recommend it for book club discussions.
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jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
cleve finds a dead body in the mens' room and the hitchhiker is gone. he is a rodeo cowboy and got a flat tire, bashed his front end of the truck and walked to the town. he got a ride and they stopped at a bar. he had a few beers and tried to get somebody to tow his truck in to fix. the other guy had a bunch of money and made sure everybody saw it. they pick up a hitchhiker and after a few more beers stop by a rest area and use men's room. cleve waited in the truck for them, 3 hours later he wakes up and find dead body of the driver. his cell won't work so he drives the truck to nearest town to notify the police. susan is on the jury. she hears his story and tries to figure out what happened with only his testimony. she is an emergency nurse who spends a lot of time in neonatal unit, she's in love with 2 lb infant there and follows him to his next Indian home. later he is released and she is attempting to adopt a child. Love to read about Indian traditions.