In 1854 at a peace conference at Fort Laramie, a prominent Northern Cheyenne chief requested of the U.S. Army authorities the gift of one thousand white women as brides for his young warriors. This seemed to the Cheyennes to be the perfect means of assimilation into white man’s world. This did not go over well with the white authorities.

From this historical event was born the idea for this novel. In actuality the women did not go, this novel is a fictional account of what may have happened if they had.

The book is written as if it is the journal and letters ‘home’ of one of the women, the writer has captured the voice of the woman and stays true to it throughout the book. It has a good storyline, he even writes a convincing ending to the account, in how it ended up in his hands and was preserved through the years. It moved along at a good pace, slow enough to give a feeling for the women’s new life and not dragging along, getting bogged down in details. There are some violent scenes that may be disturbing to some readers, I didn’t feel these were either too graphic or unnecessary. In all I thought this was a very entertaining well written book.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

2 responses

  1. Blodeuedd says:

    I am intrigued, I wonder if my local library has it? I have to check 😀

  2. Jo-Jo says:

    My, this does sound interesting…I also love the cover of that book.