Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Seneca Surrender-Gen Bailey

Seneca Surrender
Gen Bailey
Berkley, Apr 2010, $7.99
ISBN: 9780425233849

In 1755 in the Lake George area of the New York Colony, the Seneca tribe struggles to survive the war between the Europeans that engulf their continent. Warrior White Thunder mourns the death of his wife with plans to avenge her murder.

However, his travels are interrupted when he comes across a half dead while female. Although he loathes the French and the English, he takes the woman to a nearby cave to heal her. When she regains consciousness, she suffers from amnesia. As she heals and begins to remember that she is an indentured servant on her way to the New Hampshire colony as a companion to Marissa, Sarah Strong has fallen in love with her rescuer as has White Thunder with her. However, she has a contract to fulfill and an Anglo-Indian relationship is taboo

The second Warriors of the Iroquois (see Black Eagle) historical romance brings to life the cost of the French and Indian War on the Seneca and the colonists with the events, time and place superseding the love of the two protagonists. White Thunder and Sarah are fully developed characters who each understand their love is taboo but don’t care. Readers who prefer a historical saga supported by a romance will want to read this entertaining mid eighteenth century North American tale.

Harriet Klausner

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