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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Shirl Henke's Santa Fe Trilogy - Love in the Old West!
Shirl Henke’s Western
historical romances are all excellent. This trilogy is no exception.
It begins with Night Wind’s Woman. Set in 1787 in the
north of Mexico and New Mexico, it tells the story of a half Apache-half white renegade,
Night Wind (his Apache name), who as a child was taken captive by the Spaniards
and forced to work in the mines, a virtual death sentence.
Keenly intelligent, Night
Wind escaped and was raised and educated by the Catholic fathers. As an adult,
he regained his Apache roots and works to free Indian prisoners and take
vengeance on the Spanish conquerors. His hated enemy is an Irish mercenary who
is now the Governor.
Night Wind decides to
take the Governor’s son captive and raise him as an Apache. Instead, by mistake
he captures the Governor’s stepdaughter, Orlena Valdez, a beautiful
golden-haired Spanish Castilian. Orlena is no shrinking noblewoman. She is educated,
outspoken and willing to fight for fair treatment for the Indian prisoners. It
never occurred to her that sneaking out in boys’ clothes to view a festival
would land her in the arms of Night Wind.
In her well-researched, intricately
detailed novels, Henke captures the feel of the Old West as she weaves a
wonderful story of cruelty, injustice and revenge—revenge that is conquered by
both goodness and love. She brings us into the time when Spain dominated not
only Mexico, but what would one day become the Southwestern United States, a
time when both the Apache and the Comanche were preyed upon and sought their
revenge on the white man. As Henke recognizes in her Author’s Note, there were
good and bad men among both camps.