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Theirs was a love that would not die...They had played together as children—the Indian lad and little Hannah Kincaid. Then Shadow and his people went away, and when he returned, it was as a handsome young Cheyenne brave. Hannah, now a beautiful young woman, had never forgotten her childhood friend—but the man who swept her into his powerful arms was no longer a child. He aTheirs was a love that would not die...They had played together as children—the Indian lad and little Hannah Kincaid. Then Shadow and his people went away, and when he returned, it was as a handsome young Cheyenne brave. Hannah, now a beautiful young woman, had never forgotten her childhood friend—but the man who swept her into his powerful arms was no longer a child. He awakened in her a wild, erotic passion she had never known.But war was about to erupt in Dakota Territory, a war that would pit the settlers against the Indians. Both Hannah and Shadow knew they would have to choose between passion and duty, in a conflict that would test to the limit the steadfastness of their love....

Title : Reckless Heart
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ISBN : 9780843922554
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 476 Pages
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Reckless Heart Reviews

  •  Mummy Cat Claire
    2018-12-07 04:30

    I got this free on Amazon.WOW was this an action packed book. Twists and turns everywhere...made my head spin. Baker really takes the readers emotions on a rollercoaster. The heroine is a young adult woman whose parents are pioneers trying t settle a new town in a difficult area of the Midwest. There is local Indian tribe where the hero comes in.During her growing up years she meets an Indian boy who the family takes in, teaches him English and other school subjects. When the Indian boy grows up her chooses his tribe and their ways.But the two meet up again and there is an attraction. The book continues with the settlement wars, where each side battle one another for the land. Baker also included some historical facts and likely occurrences throughout this time.I really liked how Baker took the heroine and the reader has chance to follow through the Indian point of view. When I was in High School my English class had just started a new program on teaching Indian history. I found the subject to be interesting but over the years my knowledge of this subject has grown but not my perception. It is one thing to study the history but living it is way different. Baker does an excellent job in putting the reader right in the middle of the wars and other conflicts of the time. There is obviously romance in this book but it is so much more. There is action, sorrow, history, and Baker adds in some interesting plot devices. Overall, probably not a re-read for me anytime soon but it was a rather interesting find.

  • LadyCalico
    2018-12-03 07:52

    I have to agree with the reviewer who said it was ridiculous how much I loved this book. I would have immediately read it again, except that I would know when the sad parts are coming, and I couldn't bear to go through them again. There were several things I found far-fetched, but I will forgive them because I loved the book that much. There is a whole lot of love, danger, adventure, nail-biting, grit, and tears stuffed into these exciting, fast-moving pages. This is the kind of book that makes it hard for me to move onto another author's book.

  • Tegs
    2018-12-03 03:30

    I really wanted to like this book, but rape of a heroine is a hard thing for me to move past. I gave up after that.

  • Mermarie
    2018-12-02 03:51

    Free today on Kindle. :D

  • Nessa
    2018-12-10 00:51

    THIS STORY WAS MORE ON THE NARRATIVE AND LESS ON DIALOGUE COMPARED TO MOST HISTORICAL ROMANCES. ITS WRITTEN IN FIRST POV AND WAS QUITE A CLASSIC CATCH.OUR HERO is called Shadow as a boy, but as a man he is called Two Hawks Flying. When he was younger and stumbles upon our young heroine, circumstances happened whereby they became playmates and even met her parents, despite her father's reluctance. The war between the Whites and Reds are getting stronger and hostile by the years, eventually causing an unspoken rift between the two children. At a ripe age of marrying, he was on the verge of offering for one of his own until a fateful day he caught sight of the all grown Hannah and decides that there is no one but her for him. Their romance was centered around the war and even after marrying Hannah and her making a life with his people, they are often on the run or killing the whites who are hunting them down. Eventually, the worse will come and its only a matter of WHEN they shall be reunited again. Shadow is a skilled warrior, but his pride as a Cheyenne is also strong yet he loves a white woman, someone he should loathe, yet he's not shallow minded to lump her good family with the rest.OUR HEROINE, boy was I terrified for her, holding my breath so often to wait for the worse to happen! Hannah didn't find any sexual appeal in her playmate until he grew up, and then love comes into the picture. It was swift, passionate and utmost loyal. The story focuses on her determination and resilience to stand beside her Indian husband and the trials they are forced to endure. I like that Hannah was strong, even when she was in doubt, her love and relationship with Shadow was a true bond of mates that allows them to support each other.OVERALL despite there not having graphic and vivid love scenes or little dialogue from Shadow....the story still worked and flowed rather splendidly. This kind of story just throws me back to old school writing, where narrative takes precedence over dialogue.

  • Ada Geringer
    2018-11-20 00:34

    Reckless HeatI love your stories they are so much in history, that you can see it and believe it I'm sure that it true. I have many of your books and look forward to the next one. Thank you for the good work you do. Ada G.

  • steve siegel
    2018-12-09 05:38

    Great story!I love how you keep a reader engaged with each of your main characters. Than you keep them turning in new ways. I could see this as a Hallmark movie.

  • April Brookshire
    2018-12-03 00:28

    3.5 starsI liked some things and I didn't like othersLIKED: when Hannah and Shadow first met as childrenthat the author didn't hold back with the hatred between whites and IndiansShadow's period when he is held captive by greedy men, it was differentDIDN'T LIKE:Shadow not putting Hannah's welfare first when the Indians has been defeatedthat the author turned Joshua into an asshole

  • penelopewanders
    2018-11-28 00:46

    Stories set in the wild west are not my favorites, and this first in a series mooched with a number of other books (several of which were sent as random acts of bookmooching kindness), has yet to change my mind. The white girl falls in love with her Indian friend at a time when this is not acceptable in civilized society... but the reader is prodded to question who and what true civilization is. It lets itself be read, but not a keeper.

  • Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
    2018-12-05 08:47

    It was a good book, no doubt about that. However, it dragged on enough that by the time I reached Chapter 10 I knew I couldn't finished the novel, so I stopped reading it altogether. =0/To read a teaser from this novel click here:

  • Angeles Pedroza
    2018-12-09 05:37

    I have to start by saying OMG, I am totally hooked on Native American historical romance. I usually read Regency historical because it's one my favorite categories but now I may just change my mind after reading Shadow and Hannah's story. I was captivated from the begging of this story and I kept on reading until I was done. Give this book a chance you wont be disappointed.

  • Kathleen
    2018-11-16 08:40

    I appreciate historical accuracy and detail in a novel, but I appreciate it so much more when it's not delivered in huge, frequent authorial intrusions reminiscent of school lectures or history texts. Nuff said.

  • Selena
    2018-11-26 06:26

    This was my favorite book when I was 15. I can't say if it would still be a five star book to my adult self since I have not reread it since high school(I read it several times). Maybe I'll reread it soon for old times sake.

  • Vicki
    2018-12-10 02:42

    I got this book free and was pleasantly surprised. It is the absolute best free book I have read. Madeline Baker's style of writing draws you in and keeps you. This is first in the series and Iambic looking forward to the next. Highly Recommended!!

  • Nancy Muller
    2018-12-10 03:31

    I love this series so much, it is ridiculous how much I love it.

  • Mrspam4ever
    2018-11-18 07:45

    It was a normal romance! I love Madeline's book, though this was not one of my favorites. I read it for a reading contest & it was a fast read!

  • Katie
    2018-11-28 08:47

    OMG!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!!!! it brings out the spiritual wayz of life of the chyenne natives, and the wonderful pride of a true worrior. soooo inlove with shadow. touched my body and spirit

  • helen gibbens
    2018-11-13 06:31

    Captivating!!I couldn't put this book down! held my interest to the very end! In fact have re-read several times! Well worth the purchase!