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Book Review-Savage Dream

by | Oct 28, 2010 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-Savage DreamSavage Dream by Cassie Edwards
Series: Savage Secrets #6
Published by Love Spell on 2002
Genres: American West, Historical Romance, Native American
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780505521613

Under her Spanish landowner father's strict rule, Maria is forbidden even to look at Shadow, the magnificent Navaho chief who sparks a dangerous desire deep within her soul. When Shadow becomes her captor, Maria feels her resistance to the warrior slip away. Reissue.

Maria Zamora has always felt a attraction to Shadow, the Navajo chief. However her father has forbidden her from ever speaking him or seeing him. But when she overhears a angry argument between her father and Shadow, she is caught and end up meeting him, and knows that she will never be the same again. But then she ends up becoming his prisoner, for revenge against her father. But after she spends some time with Shadow, she finds out some truths about her father, and comes to the realization that Shadow is in the right, after her father steals Shadow’s people and treats them as slaves. Now Maria is Shadow’s love slave, and finds such sweet passion in his arms, and a love so great that she would sacrifice anything to be with Shadow and share his life with him. But will their love be enough to heal all past betrayals and wounds.

The Hero:
Shadow, chief of the Navajo, is enraged at his missing people and become slaves to Esteban Zamora. But when more of his people have been taken, he decides to free them from Zamora’s clutches, and take his daughter as his captive, as his love slave since he has vowed never to marry another. So after he takes her captive, he starts to realize how much different she is from her parents, and especially her father. That she has a caring heart especially for the Navajo people. His heart opens to her, and he finds that he could trust her more than any other woman. But will the love he has found be enough for him and his people.

The Heroine
Maria Zamora, has always obeyed her father in all things, but ever since she was a young girl, she has felt drawn toward Shadow. Now she is a adult woman, and the attraction between them sparks, and she finds a ecstasy in his arms. But as she finds herself falling in love with him, she wonders if she will ever be able to marry him, or find a peace between Maria and her parents whom she loves dearly despite what her father has done. However her commitment and love is for Shadow, and hopes that he will return that trust as well…before its too late.

My Thoughts:
Savage Dream is part of Cassie Edwards Savage Series. Savage Dream is one of my favorite book that I have yet to read from this astounding author. I don’t get to read Native American books very often, however when I do I always fall in love with these types of stories. I find that they are tender love stories filled with adventure and passion that could satisfy any romantic heart. I also fell in love with both of these wonderfully portrayed characters. Maria is a young woman that longs for a love that she knows she will find in Shadow’s arms, but not knowing that the adventure she will find at his side will be alot more than she would ever imagine. Shadow at first is bent on revenge and justice, however once he takes Maria as his captive, he starts to change, where she becomes the priority in his life. I found the plot to this story to be full of excitement, adventure, passion, and a love so tender it will be a tear to your eye until the very end. So if your looking for a great love story that will keep you on edge and filled with surprises then this is the one for you, Cassie Edwards has definitely written another powerfully written love story.

About Cassie Edwards

Edwards began writing romances in 1982 and released her 100th novel, Savage Skies, on August 28, 2007. Although her earlier books were classic historical romances, the vast majority of her novels involve Native American tribes. Edwards's grandmother was a full-blooded Cheyenne. Her first 99 books sold a combined 10 million copies as of August 2007, with her more recent novels averaging sales of 250,000–350,000 copies.

Edwards has won the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award and the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, as well as being named one of Affaire de Coeur's top ten favorite romance writers. Edwards has a reputation for meticulously researching the proper anthropological backgrounds of each tribe she writes about.

Edwards and her husband Charles, a retired high school biology teacher, have been married for over 50 years. They have two sons, Charles and Brian, and three grandchildren. The family lived in St. Louis, Missouri for over thirty years, but now reside in Mattoon, Illinois.

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