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- Print Length: 277 pages
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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
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What an eye-opener! Linda's excellent research has culminated in a story with believable characters cleverly brought to life by her descriptions and the exciting development of the storyline. It opens up a new world revealing the culture of the Native Americans, their spiritual beliefs and their customs, the likes of which, in my experience, has rarely been portrayed in previous books or films.
The story tells of the developing romance between two young members of the Apsaroke tribe, Moon Hawk and Winter Man, each character having a reputation to maintain, Winter Man to prove he is an excellent warrior, and Moon Hawk to remain chaste and maintain her innocence. Throughout the story, within the face of adversity, they encounter both joy and elation but not without setbacks created mainly through the jealousy of other members of the tribe.
I found the story pacey and fascinating and the hooks kept me driving on until the novel was complete. If you're looking for a refreshing change from the traditional romance or the vampire/paranormal genres, Beneath the Shining Mountains is something different. Give it a whirl. You won't be disappointed.
The detail that Linda has descibed about the way of life within the Apsaroke Tribe is totally fascinating and the storyline is just perfect. Loved it...
That this is a book Linda wrote early in her career is evident from minor faults that she would avoid now. But these are both few and almost inconsequential when compared with the quality of most of the writing.
All the stereotypes we learnt as children, crowding round the TV or visiting the cinema to watch the westerns we embraced, are utterly destroyed as she clothes her characters with the flesh of real human beings. With a subtlety that permits her people to worm their way into our affections, she undermines our prejudices and reveals those we were told were savages as civilised, complex and spiritually profound individuals.
Reading this novel, I was transported to a different world, where priorities changed according the seasons and the needs of the tribe. I felt the anxieties of the hero, his great desire to be the man his peers and followers wished him to become, his confusion as he experienced love for the first time and slowly recognised that this was what it was.
The antagonists are drawn with equal understanding; the pressure to succeed and become respected figures, within a society that demands a great deal from its heroes, is tangible. Failure is so absolute in its consequences that those who desert honour for personal gain are rewarded with a fate worse than death.
This tale of love amongst a tribe that once freely roamed the plains and mountain passes of the great American west is vibrant, funny, poignant, occasionally erotic, moving, illuminating and romantic.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to all who love a good story, regardless of gender. A damn good read.
This was an interesting read as it was completely different to all the other romances I have read and it was a nice change. It was a good book and in some parts it really made you feel for the characters and just wish that everything would out between the pair.
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