Reviewed by Vickie McDonough
Wind Dancer by Jamie Carie
"...an exciting adventure of pre-Revolutionary America with an unconventional heroine and a troubled, but capable hero."
Can a woman who can shoot a rifle and wield a knife as well as any man ever find a mate?
Samuel Holt has never met a woman like Isabelle Renoir. She can hunt, shoot, and brandish a knife better than most men, and she’s more at home in the woods than in a kitchen. From the moment he first stumbles across her in the woods with her younger brother and Indian guide, he is drawn to her. When the guide disappears, Samuel takes Isabelle and Julian on to their destination to retrieve some books for their town priest.
But as they begin the return trip to Isabelle’s home town, they are savagely attacked by the Shawnee. Eventually, all three are taken captive and forced to endure unimaginable hardships. Isabelle must rely on her strong faith in God to survive this ordeal, but there are times she wonders if she will make it. When an Indian brave claims Isabelle for his wife, Samuel knows they must escape soon, or he will lose Isabelle forever.
Jamie Carie has penned an exciting adventure of pre-Revolutionary America with an unconventional heroine and a troubled, but capable hero. Isabelle’s faith in God is strong as she dances in the moonlight in worship to Him. But she soon finds her faith tested as she faces unimaginable horrors. Samuel makes a great hero. He is wrestling with his troubled past, duties to the colonial forces, and with trying to keep Isabelle from putting herself in danger with her fearlessness and her independent spirit.
For the most part, Wind Dancer is a past-paced story with an electrifying romance and appealing hero and heroine, but the passages about the war slows the pace in places. Still, this book is engaging, more sensual than the average Christian romance, and has a unique heroine that readers will enjoy. For a fascinating colonial romance, check out Jamie Carie’s Wind Dancer.
Vickie McDonough is an award-winning inspirational romance author. She has written four Heartsong novels and five novellas. Her stories have placed first in several prestigious contests, such as the ACFW Noble Theme, the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest, and the Texas Gold contest. She has also written books reviews for nearly five years and enjoys mentoring new writers. Vickie is a wife of thirty-one years, mother to four sons, and a new grandma. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies, and traveling. Vickie loves hearing from her readers via e-mail.