BLURB: Logan McCutcheon returns to colonial Virginia after seven years in the hands of Shawnee Indians. But was he really a captive, as everybody thinks? He looks and fights like a warrior, and seems eager to return to those he calls friends and family.
Kira McClure has waited for Logan all those years, passing herself off as odd to keep suitors at bay––and anyone else from getting too close. Now that he’s back, he seems to be the only person capable of protecting her from the advances of Josiah Campbell and accusations of witchcraft. And to defend the settlers against a well-organized band of murderous thieves.
“My secret in exchange for yours.”
Tantalizing. He was drawing her into his snare, but she couldn’t resist asking, “How do you know I’ve a secret?”
“To begin with, you’re hiding in a tree. What from, a wild beast?”
“Near enough. You.”
He smiled. “Was I to think you a large red bird, or overlook you entirely?”
Drawing her remaining shreds of dignity around her like a mantle, she said, “This isn’t one of my best hiding places.”
“Indeed? Where are the others?”
“That would be telling.”
The strengthening breeze tossed the branches around them as he considered. “You never could keep secrets from me, Cricket. I’ll discover them and you.”
An assertion she found both disturbing and oddly heartening.
His lips curved as if the deed were already done. “Why were you hiding? Am I so very frightening?”
“Oh––I feared you were some sort of warrior.”
The humor faded from his eyes. “I am.”
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Rating 4 Stars
REVIEW BY VIKKI
Kira, Daughter of the Moon is a story of loyalty and love. Seven years ago, there was a brutal raid on Fort Warden by a tribe of Shawnee Indians. Kira’s childhood friend, Logan McCutheon, disappeared that terrible night. Kira never forgot Logan, so when he shows up, she is overjoyed to see him, but Logan tells her that he hasn’t returned for good. He has a mission he needs to accomplish, and then he is going back to the Indian tribe that adopted him.
Shortly after his return, Logan finds out that Kira is being pursued by Josiah Campbell, his sworn enemy. Kira tells Logan that she wants nothing to do with Josiah, but her guardian, Peter Houston, believes Josiah will make a good husband. After her guardian is attacked and his supplies and horse are stolen, Josiah tells him that he will replace all he’s lost if he will allow him to marry Kira, so her guardian agrees.
Determined to prove Josiah is not the man for Kira, he discovers that Josiah was behind the attack on Peter Houston. Peter agrees to allow Kira to marry Logan instead, but all is not smooth for the couple. After the wedding, Logan still insists on returning to the Shawnee. Reluctantly, Kira agrees to go with him. Before they leave, Logan and Kira return to his old homestead to finish his mission. Here they encounter unimaginable horrors. Kira, a healer has to use her skills to save Logan.
From this point on, the story becomes very fast paced with events coming fast and furiously. I stayed on the edge of my seat through the rest of the story. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read, rich with the flavor of the times and beautiful descriptions of the ridge where they were from. I highly recommend this book.
AUTHOR Bio and Links: Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles. Historical Romance novel Kira, Daughter of the Moon is available in print and eBook from:
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