Leisure, Apr 2009, $7.99
The Civil War left Rowena Dowell with nothing forcing her to live at her uncle's logging camp in Arkansas. While the war forced Rowena to relocate, half-breed Cherokee Chief Tall Moon was also forced to move; he takes his Bird Clan people from Georgia to the forests of Arkansas.
By 1871, Tall Moon becomes concerned once again as the Whites encroach on his tribe’s land. Making things even more painful is the leader of the encroachment is his father, who exiled him to his mother’s people. He also sees Rowena at the logging camp and feels an attraction. When they meet, each realizes they have found their soul mate, but her cousin has plans for her that excludes a half-breed in the way of progress.
As always with a Cassie Edwards’ “Savage” Indian romance, the story line is well written and fun to read though similar to the numerous previous tales. Tall Moon is a fascinating lead character, having been rejected by his white father; whereas Rowena is the stereotype C. Edwardian heroine as a white person who sees the noble kind heart of the Indian chief and the dark withered soul of her family. Still fans of Ms. Edwards will enjoy her latest historical.