Monday, May 24, 2010
Morning For Dove
Morning for Dove is the second in the Winds Across The Prairie series by Martha Rogers.
Although this book is second in a series it is good as a "stand alone" book also. I did not read the first book in the series and Ms. Rogers did a wonderful job on revealing the backstory of that book as she told this story.
Dove is a beautiful young lady who just happens to have a White father and Indian mother in a time when tensions between the White and the Indian are still high.
Luke, the local store owner's oldest son, becomes attracted to Dove but because of experiences in his mother's past she is completely against a relationship between the two. Luke is torn between his desire to honor his mother and his growing love for Dove.
The Fowler family, another local ranching family, causes trouble galore and pose even more challenges for Luke and Dove.
Set in the small town of Barton Creek, Oklahoma, before Oklahoma becomes a State, we are treated to a simpler time when an entire town would gather to celebrate holidays, pull together to help others in the community and an ice cream social was a big event.
Ms. Rogers paints her story in such a way that I longed to go back to times such as these. I was enchanted from the beginning and didn't put the book down until I had finished it.
Truly a wonderful book. Highly recommended.
This book was provided free for review.