N and the gorgeous cover pulled me in I was surprised to find that it was a traditional romance book The book while well researched had a lot of surface culture and not a lot of
deep culture It seemed a bit like a European romance love story thrown into native tribe culture It seemed a bit a European romance love story thrown into a native tribe What are the s of the tribeIn the nd though I was pulled into it and it was a relaxing read at night If you like romance and historical fiction then it is a good pick for you I picked this book by my Goodreads friend Liz Fichera because I was looking for something different Historical fiction centered around Native American characters definitely fit the bill Set in the arly sixteenth century in the territory now known as Arizona Captive Spirit is the story of Aiyana a sixteen year old who is a bit of a tomboy She has always wondered about the lands beyond the mountains that flank her village When she s captured by A Small Band Of Spanish Raiders Who Intend To Sell small band of Spanish raiders who intend to sell to an Apache chief she finds herself drawing on nearly very skill in her arsenal to keep herself safe and to find her way back to the village that previously seemed stifling to her The pacing in this coming of age story is Art excellent and Liz gets bonus points for somehow managing to write a dramatic basket weaving scene It never occurred to me that a basket weaving scene could be dramatic but someone s life hinges on the outcome of this one and Aiyana has never been adept at traditionally feminine pursuits I also loved the development of the relationship between Aiyana and Honovi a childhood friend who has come to see Aiyana as than a fishing buddy Favorite uote His touch had begun to feel natural on my skin as though we wrapped ourselves aroundach other all of the time Maybe that s how love felt When a touch seemed as natural as breathingRecommended for readers who like well researched historical S into the hands of Spanish raiders and finds herself being taken over the mountains against her will Now Aiyana's on a uest to return to the very place she once dreamed of scaping And she'll do whatever it takes to survive and find her way back to the people she loves74000 word. .
Captive Spirit is a book you can t put
Down With A Delightful Brave Heroine And with a delightful brave heroine and hero worthy of her I look forward to reading Liz Fichera s new book The story of Aiyana Was Incredible So Many Twists And Turns incredible so many twists and turns ven close to the Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard end I couldn t figure out what would happen Definitely one of my favorite books and a must read for American Indian romance novels Ashira Datya s Review I was unsure of what toxpect when I began reading Captive Spirit but I was pleasantly surprised Aiyana is set to marry the son of a local tribal leader and is invited to participate in a ceremony that symbolizes the coming from girlhood into womanhood She is surprised to find that the ceremony is very different than usual and why She runs away and The Matriarchs (The Family encounters danger atvery turn It is up to her childhood friend Honovi to save herI was very intrigued by Captive Spirit and I Notes for the Everlost enjoyed it very much I felt like I was watching Aiyana grow up throughout the course of the novel I give the story three Tea Cups and a heat rating of one I hope there is a seuel to Captive Spirit and if there is I can t wait to read it3 Tea Cups What anmotional rollercoaster I was not sure what to When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) expect going into the story because I font tend to read this genre but absolutely loved it hope to read this book soon I love anything set in an indigenous time period and being an avid student of the Caribbean taino I knew I had to read this historical romance It s been sitting in my reader for a while and this weekend I decided to crack it open Boy did I fall into a doozy of a story What Liz Fichera does to bring the native american culture so vivid to the page is both heart rending and gut punching Two ualities Injoy immensely in any storyThis isn t your typical romance Yes it s about the HEA but it reads like Women s Fiction than traditional romance and perhaps that s why I njoyed it Sonoran Desert Dawn of the sixteenth century Aiyana isn't like the other girls of the White Ant Clan Instead of keeping house she longs to compete on the Ball Court with her best friend Honovi and the other boys Instead of marriage she daydreams of traveling beyond the mountains. ,
O much I fell in love with Ayiana and her plight I wanted to smack her a few times for not doing what I knew to be rational but loved her ven for her flaws Truly Crush It! enjoyed this book and am looking forward to from this debut author This has been anxciting read The time is long long ago 1600s or thereabouts Not familiar nough with my kindle buttons to go back and find that information The setting is what is today Pheonix Arizona Aiyana is a young woman in a Native American tribe the River People She has never been outside her little valley of huts She desires to know what is beyond
#THE SURROUNDING HER VILLAGE BUT #mountains surrounding her village but of allowed free reign to do as she pleases and possibly xplore the world beyond she is being forced to marry a tribe chief s son Be careful what you wish for On the night of her surprise wedding three men attack her village and abduct Aiyana She finally gets to see the outside world but desires nothing than to return to her village if it is still there Aiyana begins a struggle for her life Can she survive with these three Spanish men until her childhood friend Honovi can rescue her Or can she rescue herself The Spanish men aim to trade her to the Apache tribe and just as Aiyana gets herself free of one obstacle another presents itself and she is once again being forced to marry a of one obstacle another presents itself and she is once again being forced to marry a she does not desire this time an Apache chief Aiyana must go on a uest in order to save herself and Hanovi A very Deep Listening exciting read whether Aiyana is chasing deer or fending off unwanted advances from her Spanish abductors 5 stars This story sounds good stright on to wish list At the same time I became interested in this book I was visiting my sister in Phoenix and went to Pueblo Grande This is an archeological site of the same group that is talked about in this book So it definitely added a little somethingI love historical fictio. That surround her small village Only Honovi knows and shares her forbidden wish though Aiyana doesn't realize her friend has a secret wish of his ownWhen Aiyana's father arranges her marriage to a man she hardly knows she takes the advice of a triballder run In fleeing she fall. ,