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Winter Fire Kindle Edition
Banished by the Seneca Indians who had adopted and raised her, ostracized by the whites in the settlement, Zara Grey wanted only to be accepted. “Ethancaine” treated her with kindness and concern. It was easy to trust him. But her Indian ways disturbed him, and her heart she would always be Seneca.
- ASIN : B004BA5GMM
- Publisher : Books We Love Ltd. (6 November 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 3078 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 294 pages
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This historical story will take you back in time and capture your heart in an era of hard times,of family ties and of a love that is meant to be.I can't say enough how great this story is.It is well plotted and flows so easily that before you know it... You can't put it down.You have to see what will happen next.I "HIGHLY" recommend this book!! You can't go wrong on this one.
I liked this book very much. It is a story about a white child captured by Indians in the American Northeast 1800's and how that effects many lives. I appreciated the research that the author put into the customs of the era. I really loved Zara's Indian ways. The story felt authentic and realistic in the mistrust, prejudice, misunderstanding, hurt, etc. between Whites and Indians. It was sad but understandable that Ethan struggled and was resistant in his love for Zara. Zara was almost too astounding, but I couldn't help but love her. The characters were so well developed that I was sorry for the story to end.
After being captured as a child, Zara was adopted into an Indian tribe and was completely assimilated into their world until she was forcibly expelled for the crime of being a witch. (This was necessary to the story but didn't fit in with what I know of many Indian cultures, who would have honored her for having visions.) She was given over into the custody of her uncle who was a cruel, greedy man who planned to force her to marry his son to get a hold of her inheritance. After attempting to run away, Zara was severely beaten and almost raped by her uncle and ran away again. Ethan saved her when she fell through the ice, learned that she was an outlaw but decided to help her escape anyway. I don't want to say anymore and risk spoiling the story. There are a lot of twists and turns in the storyline as well as a surprise (a happy one) ending.
The writing was very well done with only a few editing mistakes that didn't interfere with the smooth flow of the story. I liked the fact that all the talk in the Indian's language was translated right after it was written. Too often when author's use sentences in a foreign language they are not translated and I find that extremely aggravating. The imagery was exceptionally good and I found that it was very easy to immerse myself in the story.
Reading this book was a very enjoyable experience and I definitely recommend it.