I really enjoyed 'A River Too Deep', and it's subsequent sequel 'Light Bird's Song', and I have reread it several times since my first reading of it. I opted for the Kindle version, and I do have to admit that it did take a while for the story to get going. I found the beginning a bit too tedious and a little too much detail. The story didn't get going till after about 19% through but once the flow picked up, I started to connect with the 2 main characters, Alcy (later Eyes Like Water) and Preying Eagle. Unlike another reviewer who didn't care for what she referred to as the 'religious' tone of the story, I for my part loved the scriptural references thrown in, which made for a refreshing read. The author took the time to give each of her characters a depth that is often missing in stories within this genre. I loved all the characters, and the story really came alive for me, lingering in my being long after I finished it.
I highly recommend and also recommend 'Light Bird's Song' which follows the story of Alcy's daughter, Light Bird.
In the Spring of 1817, Alcy Callen and her father visit a step-uncle they have long presumed dead; but instead of enjoying a loving reunion, they are plunged into treachery and deceit. Nothing is as they expected and little is what it seems. Even the man who helps her escape is not the reliable suitor he appears.Alcy is caught between gratitude and fear, unable to avoid her rescuer's attentions or understand the responses they stir. Neither can she tell what sort of man he is or what he intends to do with her in the strange place they are going. Will he keep her for himself or will he sell her to the highest bidder? Of one person only is she certain, but will he come for her before it is too late?"