In the 1834 Northwest territory, Night Thunder ponders the anger and rage of Strikes the Bear towards the white woman. He understands why his brother loathes whites after what happened to the Indian's wife and their sister. Still the woman has done nothing to Strikes the Bear and Night Thunder promised to protect her. How can he honor his pledge to the frightened person while respecting the Blackfoot rule of never raising a hand against a brother? Night Thunder takes the only path available. He makes the captive Rebecca Cothern his spouse so that his brothers can no longer harm her.
Night Thunder expects Rebecca to be his full wife in every sense of the word (that is using a Blackfoot dictionary). However, she fears for her future as she wonders how she will adapt to living among his people. Worse yet to the former prisoner is the fact that she burns with desire for Night Thunder, but is frightened by her feelings. As she learns more about her savior, she falls in love with him. He also loves her. However, can she forget her former plans for her future and live a lifetime of love in a different world?
NIGHT THUNDER'S BRIDE, the third novel in Karen Kay's Blackfoot trilogy, is a warm Indian romance that provides readers a taste of a bygone way of life. The story line is entertaining as the lead protagonists struggle to surmount their different cultural mindset so that they can find a lasting relationship between them. Fan of the sub-genre will enjoy this novel as much as readers gained pleasure from the two previous books, GRAY HAWK'S LADY and WHITE EAGLE'S TOUCH.