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Title:
Fire cloud
Author:
Edwards, Cassie.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Signet, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
325 pages ; 18 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780451204561
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight Falcon comes a new Indian romance set in the lush expanse of the Great Plains -an extraordinary tale of divided loyalties and passionate hearts...


Author Notes

Cassie Edwards is and accomplished violinist and romance novel writer. She began her literary career while working as a secretary. Edwards sent a manuscript to Zebra, who bought it and offered her a contract for six more books, but not before she was offered a contract for another historical novel by Leisure Books.

Over 100 of her historical romances have been published and Edwards has won the Romantic Times 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for her Indian series and a 'Reviewer's Choice Award' for her first Indian romance, Savage Obsession. Her series list includes: Savage Secrets, Wild Arizona, and Wild Tribes. Her novels include: Island Rapture, Fire Cloud and Shadow Bear.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

A so-called Indian romance, this saccharine tale stretches the bounds of the believable as eight-year-old Janelle Coolidge, the proper daughter of an affluent family, and 10-year-old Fire Cloud, a Chippewa adopted by a group of Missouri Lakotas, fall instantly in love when they momentarily glimpse each other from a distance. Fifteen years later, they meet again when Fire Cloud, now a handsome young warrior, brings his deaf and mute younger brother to visit a Catholic orphanage run by Janelle's aunt, Sister Mary Ann. Janelle, now a beautiful, gently raised young woman, has fled to the convent to prevent an odious marriage arranged by her widowed father. Janelle and Fire Cloud quickly renew and consummate their love, meeting only acceptance from Sister Mary Ann and the Lakota tribe. Janelle's father, however, violently opposes their union, and he concocts a harebrained scheme to abduct Janelle and hold her prisoner until she promises to forget Fire Cloud. A minor plot involving Fire Cloud's brother and his Lakota friends lends some depth to this sweet bit of fluff, but Edwards's (Passion's Fire, etc.) simplified portrayal of life in 19th-century America, coupled with a ham-handed plot and cartoon-like villains, does little to enhance this novel's appeal. (Nov. 6) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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