05 October 2013

Somewhere to Dream (The MacDonnells #3) by Genevieve Graham

Somewhere to Dream (The MacDonnells #3)
by Genevieve Graham.
Audience/Genre: Romance,Historical Romance, Paranormal.
Publication: November 5th 2013 by Berkley
From Genevieve Graham, author of Sound of the Heart, comes the tale of two strangers living with the Cherokee—one with a warrior’s heart; the other with deadly dreams…

The Cherokee call her Shadow Girl. A white woman adopted by Indians, Adelaide is haunted by the dark dreams she hides—of her murdered family, of the men she fears, and most of all, of the ones that foretell the future. After her visions cause her to make a terrible mistake, she renounces her power and buries her dreams deep in her soul.

Until Jesse Black is captured by the tribe. His life is spared because the Cherokee believe his warrior spirit belongs to their fallen brother. Though he hates all Indians, Adelaide illuminates their way of life for him, just as he shines light into her shadowed heart. But when her dreams return, Jesse must help her face them…or die trying…

Reviewed by Kelly.

I was utterly taken back by this book. I wish I could have read the first two books first. But it wasn’t hard to catch on to this third book in the series. I will have to go back and read the first two.

I loved Dancing With Wolves and I love the Indian cultures. I live in South Carolina next to the Catawba reservation. So, I have some knowledge but I was so engrossed in this tale. Ms Graham’s descriptions of the scenes had me feeling the wind through every piece of hair on every character. It was so real.

I felt the struggles and sadness that Adelaide faced and watched her slowly overcome them with the help of this angry man named Jesse. Jesse was taken by the Cherokee and spared because Soquili’s brother was recently killed and Soquili believed that Jesse was his brother. That his spirit was in Jesse. So Jesse had to fight to prove himself to stay alive. Jesse hated the Indians but didn’t want to die either and wanted to know more about Adelaide who lived among the Cherokee. But obviously, Adelaide is white. She helped Jesse by nursing him back to health and helping him with the language and culture and giving him a reason to not be angry anymore.

Adelaide is forever scarred with what happened to her and her sisters years ago and does not trust men. She doesn’t feel like she fits in anywhere but she feels safer with the Cherokee for now. There is some mention of what happened to her and although it wasn’t a graphic reenactment, it was still unsettling to have her recall it.

I loved watching both Adelaide and Jesse heal with the help of the Cherokee. I loved how the Cherokee people are family and how they work together. I felt the connection the two had and fell in love with them.

I just loved the book. It was very entrancing and sweet and so vivid. Gah, I am speechless as to how I feel it was just wonderful. The only thing I didn’t like was the cover. It looks cheesy and the book is not cheesy at all.

So if you liked Dancing With Wolves, different cultures, overcoming a tragic past, family, healing, becoming better than your family left you with (Jesse and his father are very different people), a love for open spaces, and a love for people than you will very much enjoy this book. I know I sure did!

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1 comment:

  1. I read the first two books already, and am planning to start on this one soon. I'm glad you liked this one so much! I thought the first two were pretty good, myself. :)

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