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Lakota dawn
Taylor, Janelle.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
296 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"The second novel in the Lakota skies series"--Jacket.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of LAKOTA WINDS comes the magnificent second novel in Janelle Taylor's dramatic new Native American series. As a proud people fight to protect their future, a powerful half-breed warrior vows to claim his place among them...and the heart of the woman he loves.

Author Notes

Romance writer Janelle Taylor was born in Athens, Georgia on June 28, 1944. She attended August State University, but did not graduate.

She worked as both an orthodontic nurse and a research techonologist.

She has written more than three dozen novels, beginning with Savage Ecstasy in 1981. Her books have been translated into more than 44 languages, and many of them have been New York Times bestsellers. In 1987, she was put in the Romantic Times Writers Hall of Fame, and has earned a number of other honors, including the Bronze and Silver Pen Awards and a Certificate of Merit for special achievement from the American Association of University Women.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A combination of dreams and destiny lead Chase Martin (aka Cloud Chaser), who's half-white, half-Native American, to return to his Plains tribe in 1854. Having been presumed dead by the Red Shield Oglalas for over a decade (he was raised by whites), he must prove his identity and reassure his tribe of his loyalty. Complicating matters are Chase's immediate attraction to the beautiful Macha‘the "Dawn" of the title‘who is also desired by Chase's angry and distrusting cousin Two Feathers. Once Chase wins the tribe's acceptance, he becomes instrumental as a spy, since he can easily pass in the white and the Native worlds. Self-consciously awkward prose and stilted dialogue mar the adventure/romance mood Taylor attempts in the second volume of her four-book Lakota Skies Series. Readers new to her sugary style may cringe rather than swoon every time Chase addresses Macha as "sunshine of my heart." In Taylor's hands, Chase's attempts to make the whites deal fairly with the Indians and to get the Indians to adopt a stronger survival strategy don't ring true enough to persuade readers to suspend their knowledge of what ultimately happened, to the Indians, beyond the pages of this melodrama. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved