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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Review: Catherine Anderson’s COMANCHE MOON – Enthralling Saga of Love between a Comanche Warrior and a Fair Maiden of the “White Eyes”
Anderson’s writing is superb and she is a great storyteller.
This is the first in her Comanche series—an “epic” historical from the Old
Just reading “The Prophecy” at the beginning made me cry, so
I knew I was in for a heartrending story. It begins in 1859 in Texas when
Comanche brave Hunter of the Wolf’s tribe is slaughtered by the Blue Coats, and
his wife, heavy with his child, was brutally raped and slain. He vowed to have
his revenge. But even before that, Loretta Simpson’s parents were brutally
murdered by the Comanche. And since that day, she has not spoken a word. Half-breed
Hunter of the Wolf knows that according to a prophecy, he is to join with a
white woman who does not speak and must treasure her forever. Years later and urged
on by his mother, though he hates the white man, Hunter takes Loretta—a blonde
mute woman--as his woman, leaving her uncle many ponies, forcibly stealing her
away. Loretta hates the Comanche and is determined to escape Hunter or die
Anderson’s descriptions paint vivid pictures, so clear you
can see yourself in the action, feel the pain and hear the screams. When Loretta
is hot you feel it and when she is chilled you feel yourself growing cold. She
masterfully uses language to put you into the mind of the Comanche (“As had
happened so many times in his life, his grief had to walk behind his
responsibilities, like a woman behind her husband.”) As Hunter teaches Loretta
the Comanche language, we learn it, too. Very clever. The action moves along at
a good clip, with just the right amount of introspection. There are many
threads to the plot, all skillfully woven into an amazing story.
It’s a story of prejudice, hate and vengeance—and the
understanding, love and forgiveness that can change a heart. Trust me, you’ll
have trouble putting this one down!