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Comanche Moon ➽ [Download] ✤ Comanche Moon By Catherine Anderson ➲ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Loretta Simpson vivió con horror el asesinato de sus padres por parte de los indios comanche y desde entonces no ha vuelto a pronunciar ni una sola palabraCazador de lobos cree ue Loretta es la mujer Loretta Simpson vivió con horror el asesinato de sus padres por parte de los indios comanche y desde entonces no ha vuelto a pronunciar ni una sola palabraCazador de lobos cree ue Loretta es la mujer de la ue habla la antigua profecía y por ello debe honrarla y convertirla en su esposa Pero Loretta sólo ve en él al terrrible comanche ue la ha secuestrado y no está dispuesta a sucumbir ante el enemigoA pesar de las diferencias entre los dos pueblos Loretta y Cazador de lobos verán cómo su enemistad cambia por respeto y cariño Pero nada ni nadie está de su parte y deberán buscar su destinoUn destino ue Cazador de lobos teme una mujer ue se convertiá en su vida una pasión ue estremecerá su ser.

  • Paperback
  • 477 pages
  • Comanche Moon
  • Catherine Anderson
  • Spanish
  • 04 April 2014
  • 9788492617494

About the Author: Catherine Anderson

See this thread for informationromance authorAdeline Catherine was born and raised in Grants Pass Oregon USA She always yearned to be a writer like her mother The morning that one of her professors asked if she could use samples of Catherine’s creative writing on an overhead projector to teach was a dream come true In she sold her first book to Harleuin Intrigue and went on to write three before she tried her hand at a single title historical romance Nine books later she did her first single title contemporaryCatherine married Sidney D Anderson an industrial electrician and entrepreneur They had two sons Sidney D Jr and John G In she and her husband purchased a central Oregon home located on a ridge with incredible mountain views and surrounded by forestland honeycombed with trails It was her dream home a wonderland in the winter and beyond beautiful in the summer She named it Cinnamon Ridge after the huge ponderosa pines on the property which sport bark the color of cinnamonSadly Catherine lost her husband to a long term illness in She has kept Cinnamon Ridge as her primary residence but divides her time between there and her son John's farm where she has the support of her loved ones and can enjoy his horses cows and raise her own chickensCatherine loves animals and birds both wild and domestic She presently has two Australian shepherds six cats and a very old canary She is very family oriented as well Her older son has lived in Japan Australia and now resides in New Zealand Catherine and her stateside family will celebrate Christmas on the north island with Sidney his wife Mary and their two sons Liam and Jonas.



10 thoughts on “Comanche Moon

  1. Giorgia ~ Reads Giorgia ~ Reads says:

    5 stars This was EPIC Epic in a way that I won’t forget this book anytime soon if ever While reading this I thought “this is how great love stories should be written” I’m not sure how to review this book in order to express how much I loved it therefore I will be factual I wanna point out a few things first because while I absolutely loved this for many reasons those same reasons might be the cause for others to dislike it This is a very long slow burn appx 500 pgs There is a very Romeo and Juliet vibe going on but with a spin Hunter is a Comanche warrior who hates white people and raids villageshouses killing what you would call innocents due to his deep hatred and Loretta is a white young woman who witnessed the savage murder of her parents and the horrific rape of her mother at the hands of a group of Comanche raiders and she as well hates their race and considers them less than human There is some magical realism embedded in the story The Comanche are a group of very spiritual people and believe in prophecies and dreams which is also what prompts the action In the book Hunter is in a way doing his “duty” of trying to fulfil the prophecy after one of his own people saw Loretta and thought her to be the woman from the said prophecy There is a lot of violence in the book Slightly graphic depictions of murder and other violent acts such as attempted rape and recounting of rape The main female character pushes back a lot Even after understanding that the hero has come to love her she cannot yet reconcile living with the same race of people as those who murdered her parents knowing that they go out on raids and do the same things to other innocent families She has perhaps a blind determination to never submit to one of them even if he is suspiciously kind to her There are a lot of parallels drawn between the Comanche way of living and the white one which brings out a lot of talk about prejudice racism and the main point throughout the book seems to be that brutality and savagery comes in many forms The Comanche do everything in a matter of fact way while the white society hides behind veiled civility to commit atrocities not only on their enemies but also onto their own This is than a love story because the historical background on which these two people fall in love is as important as the relationship itself The plot is everything but linear There are so many things happening and when you think you reached the end of a conflict something else happens but there is never a sense of futility to it On the contrary the never ending challenges that the characters go through make their eventual capitulation to their feelings for each other meaningful What made this book stand out was definitely the forbidden uality of the main relationship and that the hero’s actions went against everything I thought they would be You’d think this guy is so stuck in his ways that he will use the “I am man you captive woman ergo I stay stuck in my ways and don’t listen to your needs and wants” But Hunter was such a great character I can’t even begin to paint a picture of this very complex yet at the same time simple man I know that sounded non sensical but bear with me He was complex because behind his outward appearance and actions he was hiding a sea of wisdom of existential uestions of gentle musings and extreme loyalty to whomever penetrated his trust and burrowed themselves in his heart This book was than anything his journey of being torn between hate and love loyalty to his kind and loyalty to his lover and in the end he was the embodiment of past present and future because as I said the background for the story was a particularly violent period in American and mostly Native American history Now as to why he was simple He was an open book He expressed what he felt he didn’t let pride and foolish power games get in the way of making his intentions known and when he was uncertain he sought to understand The heroine Loretta she was a different story I was reading reviews praising Hunter and calling her foolish for being easily manipulated or stubborn for not accepting his love BUT I completely understood her as well as each and every one of her decisions She was also very brave and smart although naive in some respects Just because someone offers you genuine love and treats you well when you expected the worst does not mean that she should forsake all else and become “his” because well it could have been worse Nu huh Past wrong and deeply seated hate was hard to overcome even under the pressure of the sweetest words There was a sea of hurt pain and sorrow dividing them and ignoring the reality of that instead of confronting it would have led to a complacent life shrouded in guilt She was becoming and aware that the Comanche were not the monsters she thought them but how could she make herself forget the image of her mother being brutalised by Hunter’s brothers in arms He could very well be raiding with the same people who murdered her family How does she ignore that and sit at home waiting for him to return with the bloody scalps of other innocents who were just as unlucky as her own family was once I can stand behind that reasoning Of course she doesn’t have the full picture yet and she has a tough journey ahead of her in which she will rid herself of prejudice and hatred but that comes organically and due to eye opening circumstances Love is not enough when truly what you need is a clear view of reality and a lot of soul searching When they finally come together without any reticence or any remnants of doubt that their love could conuer the divide between two races who have been bitter enemies it is a beautiful sight PS Side characters are absolutely amazing in this because they also have depth and motivations PPS The way the Comanche speak english mostly Hunter tho makes whatever they say carry so much depth Their grammar is poor and their idioms are strange to say the least but the meaning behind every word they utter is so heavy and full of promise and honesty It was like reading english but at the same time not reallyOkay so this turned out to be a very long review and I still feel like it didn’t touch the surface To conclude I absolutely loved this book because it felt like a genuine grand love story If you read it with patience and genuine interest it couldn’t possibly disappoint

  2. Auntee Auntee says:

    This is going to be a hard book to get over I finished it a couple of hours ago and I'm still thinking about it It was one very emotional read filled with so much angst violence and thankfully love and although it was beautifully written at times it was very tough to read By the time I finished I had a headache from crying and my stomach was tied up in knots But darn it I wanted I'm dying to know what happens next with Hunter and LorettaAt times both Loretta's and Hunter's stubborness drove me crazy but I couldn't blame either of them for it because I could see how each thought their way was the right way I loved Hunter and Loretta together but at times I feared that they were never going to make it They just had so many obstacles in their path and I was wondering if there was even a way for them to be together I shed many a tear over their relationship from Hunter's patience with Loretta regarding their eventual lovemaking which was beautifully written to when Loretta felt she had no choice but to leave Hunter but left her bloomers behind for him to remember her Aww They had such an up and down relationship but when the chips were down it all came down to love trust and forgiveness Did they love and trust each other enough to go on together? Could they forgive the wrongs done to each of their people and make a fresh start?I also enjoyed reading and learning about the Comanche their customs their language and their battle with the 'white eyes' It was very hard and sad to read about the raids on each side but so essential to the story Very nice history lesson What can I say about Hunter? So fierce so sexy and stubborn but gentle and good with the people he loved His treatment of Amy after she was captured just about broke my heart And when he told Loretta he loved her and she said she'd never be able to love himah that just about killed meI also have to mention Loretta's cousin Amy who at times almost stole the book What a feisty courageous girl At times I liked her better than Loretta Although I couldn't really believe that after what happened to her when she was captured by Comancheros she was able to carry on and recover the way she did Surely she's going to suffer some PTSD? Although to the author's credit she did have Hunter mention that he thought that in her mind Amy was running from what happened to her I suppose the next book Comanche Heart will address that This was a wonderful but not always easy to read book and fans of Catherine Anderson should not miss this one because it's definitely one of her best Just be prepared to shed a few tears and have the kleenex handy There is a HEA but there is a long tough road before you get there 5 stars

  3. Jill Jill says:

    After surviving an attack by Comanches that killed her parents Loretta Simpson has been left emotionally scarred unable to talk Now living with her aunt uncle and young cousin she helps out on their farm A prophecy given to Hunter of the Wolf a Comanche warrior foretells of his destiny with a golden haired woman But Hunter has no love for whites after they killed his wife and many of his people Originally released in 1991 this romance holds up surprisingly well after twenty plus years This is probably my third read maybe and unlike many older Native American romances Comanche Moon is well written without the ubiuitous purple prose that seemingly defined the historicals of this era Ms Anderson's research into Comanche culture along with the use of many Comanche words adds a realistic touchIt’s not without its faults though The story is somewhat long winded and the back and forth between Hunter and Loretta dragged on for too long There are some inconsistencies in characterisation As much as I'm all for authenticity and knowing these were often very violent times the rape of a 12 year old girl by a group of men continually over days was despite there being little descriptive details unnecessary and excessive The dialogue and story tend at times to lean towards the cheesy And some phrases were repeated a lot forever with no horizonmy heart is laid upon the ground and my personal favourite this Comanche eh?Nevertheless Comanche Moon is still a good read with the strength here being Catherine Anderson's strong story telling and writing It’s not in the same class as my favourite and in my opinion the best Native American historical romance ever Dancing on Coals by Ellen O’Connell But after three reads and over twenty years this remains one of my top picks in Native American historical romances despite its faults Steam 25

  4. Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* says:

    5 StarsI decided to do this “review” in an epistolary formatMy Dear Goodreads FriendsMelissaB recommended Comanche Moon as a good “Native American” Romance Thanks Melissa Then I noticed Comanche Moon was a popular recommendation in the Secret Santa “gift” exchange on the We Love Lisa Kleypas Group being recommended several times After being unable to decide what to read as my first read of 2011 and deciding to blindly choose from a selected pile of books that I was most looking forward to reading the fates led me to Comanche Moon And I must say that it was a great book to start the New Year with I LOVED itI definitely recommend this book to any romance reader not only those interested in a good NA Romance but those looking for an amazing memorable powerful emotional and honestly portrayed love story that will stand the test of time ie something to add to your “keeper” shelfMs Anderson’s writing was vivid and made me feel like I was actually there in 1859 Texas among the Comanche nation I felt like I was watching this beautifully honest and aching love story unfold before my eyes I loved and appreciated the realism Ms Anderson portrayed in the slow progression from hate to friendship and eventually to love between the orphaned Loretta who had witnessed the brutal attack and killing of her parents by Comanches and Hunter of the Wolf a Comanche warrior whose pregnant wife had been viciously raped by the “White Eyes” and died as a result of her horrendous internal injuries The journey from hate to love was certainly not an easy one as one would expect and I even wondered if these two would have their destined HEA I ached for them But what I personally loved most about this book was the hero Hunter The depths of patience gentleness and kindness he showed Loretta and also her cousin Amy and his own blinded by hate cousin Red Buffallo made me fall madly literarily in love with his character and he is now among my fave heroes and certainly my fave NA hero sighsI was so impressed and even intrigued and excited to read Comanche Moon after having read Catherine Anderson’s Letter to the Readers included at the beginning of the long awaited 2008 reprint that I have decided to share it with you here below in the hopes that in will encourage you to read this amazing book tooI’m so pleased that this book has been reprinted and is available for a reasonable price so that I was able to enjoy it and you can too So far three of the Comanche books have been re released Comanche Moon Comanche Heart and Indigo Blue The 4th book in the series Comanche Magic will be re released on 3rd May 2011If you haven't read this book I hope that when ^ you read this that you will love it as much as I doYour anxiously awaiting to see what you think of this book friendJaynePS Read This Book ^^ Dear readersFor many years now I have received letters from you about my out of print historical romances Where might you find them? Why do they cost so much? When will my publisher reprint them? I kept promising you it would happen but as time wore on even I began to wonder if it ever wouldNow it finally has New American LibrarySignet recently purchased the rights to the first three of those out of print books and Comanche Moon originally published in 1991 is the first to be reissued I am so excited To all who have waited so patiently for this day to arrive thank you To those who are confirmed contemporary fans please consider taking this journey with me into the past A great love story transcends time and I’m confident that Comanche Moon will touch your emotions and linger in your memoryComanche Moon was a true labor of love a book that came straight from my heart When it was first offered to publishers in the late ‘80s editor after editor rejected it because the story broke so many established rules of the romance genre I was asked to change the book if I wanted to sell it but I refused In many ways Comanche Moon is a tribute to a wonderful people the Comanche nation and after doing four years of research I couldn’t bring myself to betray them or their culture by altering the story to fit a mold I believed that readers were sophisticated than some editors thought and I was confident they would love the book just as it was if only they could get the opportunity to read itI was right When Comanche Moon finally made it into print its honesty and uniueness were eagerly embraced by readers and I will always feel that this story set the tone for my entire writing career My readers came to expect books from me that didn’t always follow the conventions emotionally powerful stories that depict the miracle of true love in trying real life situationsI regret that this book has been so difficult to find for so long The first print runs were small and many readers kept their copies because the novel was so well liked making it even harder for other readers to find Now at long last you will be able to purchase as many copies as you wishI hope you enjoy Comanche Moon as much as I enjoyed writing it and that it finds a prominent place on your keeper shelf as one of your all time favouritesAll the very bestCatherine AndersonDear Ms Catherine AndersonTHANK YOU for not giving up on this book THANK YOU for not compromising your beliefs in this story in order just to get this book sold This reader truly appreciates the research you put into it and the respect you showed to the Comanche nation in this story Bravo I loved this book that clearly came from your heart and it has definitely made it into my “keepers” shelf What an amazingly different honest real heartwrenching and achingly beautiful Romance I am so glad that the publishers took a chance to publish this in 1991 but even thankful that it has been re released and that I only discovered it now I look forward to reading the rest of the Comanche series and your other books Suvate It is finished But it will remain on in my heart and in my future re reads ^^A very thankful and happy readerJayneEdited to add My Loretta and HunterAlso reviewed at Lady Jayne's Reading Den COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER I do not hold the copyright to any of the images used in this review They are posted to add visuals to the review and for fun If any of these images are yours and you would like me to remove them please let me know and I will do so as soon as possible If I can identify the copyright I will do so

  5. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    Comanche Moon was an incredible book I stayed up almost to 230am at night reading it although I try to go to bed semi early on the weekends because it messes me up for the weeknights since I have to get up really early but finally made myself put the book down and go to sleep First thing the next morning I started reading it again until I had to go pill my cat and ended up moving onto my chores I went the whole gamut of emotions reading it It reminded me why I avoid books focusing on the Indian Settler conflict It is a very real and heartbreaking subject for me I hate that large groups of the native peoples were exterminated and most were driven to the edge of extinction and now some of the tribes are barely hanging on I definitely feel for the Native tribes although I don't agree with slaughtering of homesteaders that was done There is no white hat and there is no noble savage Just humans with different goals in conflict with each other It is a complicated issue with atrocities and evil people on both sides and Catherine Anderson did a fantastic job of evenhandedly covering the issue I haven't read one of her books for a while just have been reading a lot of paranormal and urban fantasy and not too much mainstream contemps and I had read most of her recent historicals And the funny thing is people look down on romances I don't think a non fiction book could have given me this experience as well because the emotional component was there as we had Loretta who represented the settler side and Hunter who represented the Native American side Loretta and Hunter were three dimensional well rounded characters who you feel for and fall deeply in love with Many times I could not find fault at the wrong actions of the characters because their motivations were very real I would not want to be in any of the character's shoes for a moment And to think that people like Cynthia Ann Parker uanah Parker Geronimo Sitting Bull and many others from history lived it It was a beautiful love story with its share of heartrending heartbreaking and distressing moments Many times I wondered how a happy ending could come out of it but I was satisfied with the ever after for the couple although you know that future for the Comanche people is bleak If you want to read a wonderful love story that is at times brutal but also beautiful I heartily recommend this book There is no uestion that Ms Anderson thoroughly did her research I checked the article on Wikipedia about the Comanche and the Comancheros and she was spot on I can't wait to read Comanche Heart the story about Amy and Swift Antelope What happened to Amy is beyond distressing It still comes to my mind and I am filled with rage But I was thankful that she was able to move past it and find a love with Swift Antelope that I would like to get closure on It comes out in Spring of 2009 as a rerelease Boy am I glad that they rereleased these books

  6. Duchess Nicole Duchess Nicole says:

    A wonderful story about two worlds colliding Native American heroes are some of my favorites although they are sometimes tough to read due to the tragic nature of their lives This was most definitely a brutal story and I feel that I must add disclaimer about one aspect There is a scene that is NOT explicit but that alludes to the repeated rape of a twelve year old and gives some visuals of the aftermath I was a little floored because I really didn't expect that to happen and it colored my perception of the rest of the book Just put a downer on my feelings and I kept getting little flashbacks Maybe I could have moved past it if I didn't have daughters that age but for me I really don't like rape in my romance It pulls me away from the happy ever after and all I can think about is violation a sadnessHowever the rest of the story was just what I wanted and expectedthe language barrier wasn't there because Hunter is half white and understands a lot of English I love the CLAIMING part of this romance Hunter very uickly realizes that he wants this white woman for reasons than that she fills the prophesy of his Comanche people She is brave and beautiful and fierce albeit a pain in his ass most of the time Loretta is understandably scared half to death for most of the book She's a pretty strong willed girl and her past is just as tragic as Hunter's The Comanche warriors brutally raped and tortured her mother and killed her father when she was young so she has a very solid and well deserved prejudice against them However there was something about her character that annoyed me Her repeated attempts at escape were so juvenile and spur of the moment and I started rolling my eyes at some of her antic Girl needed to use her brain a little at timesDespite a few minor uibbles I will most definitely be moving on The next story is about the girl who was violated in this book and the young Native American boy who brought her back from her despair

  7. Shawna Shawna says:

    5 stars – FrontierWesternHistorical RomancePowerfulthat’s the one word that I would use to describe this bookSo much has been said about “Comanche Moon” and there are numerous glowing reviews and for very good reason There’s no way that I can adeuately summarize this phenomenal book or do it ample justice with a review so I won’t even try It’s simply earth shattering extremely moving and heartbreaking in its depiction of the brutal cost of war and senseless violence and the infinite power of forgiveness understanding and love When reading this heartrending account of the conflict between white settlers and the Comanche people with hatred fear ignorance goodness cruelty innocence vengeance and bloodshed on both sides; I kept thinking how distressing it is that humankind still hasn’t learned from violent histories and past mistakes All over there are conflicts and atrocities that mimic the tragedies of the past Will we never learn? Some stories turn fuzzy fade and are hard to recall after time but some make such a deep emotional impact that they stay with you for a long time perhaps forever and Loretta and Hunter of the Wolf’s saga that is “two people against a world of hostility” finding peace and love is definitely one of those for me Catherine Anderson’s “Comanche Moon” will have a place on my keeper shelf and in my heart for years to come Huge 5 stars

  8. Mo Mo says:

    This book was fantastic I was hooked from the first page and had to finish reading it in one day not much work done in the office It was honest moving heart aching I think the author portrayed the era very well Nice to have some Comanche language used also Loved the heroine Cannot wait for the next installment and Amy and Swift's story Highly recommend this book

  9. Miss Kim Miss Kim says:

    This book is incredible Wonderful Thought provoking Heartbreaking I couldn’t keep my nose out of it for the past two days At one point I misplaced it and all hell broke lose I was SO ticked off and everyone in the house paid for it Turns out a dog had shoved it under my bed but anyway back to the review – I’ve read a few frontier historicals and I’m realizing they are becoming one of my favorites The harsh lives these people lived are incredible The conflict between the whites and Indians was so awful In this story you are thrown into the struggle between them and how tragic it was on both sidesLoretta’s parents were murdered during an Indian raid 7 years earlier and she witnessed the brutal rape and slayings Now she is 20 years old and mute Since the attack she cannot speak She lives with her aunt and uncle and young niece on their farmHunter of the Wolf‘s wife was raped and murdered by white men while she was pregnant wit his child years ago Now he must live a song that tells of him falling in love with a white woman who cannot speakTheir story is worth every minute it takes to read it I did like the end but I would have liked a little bit of an epilogue I’m looking forward to her niece Amy and Swift Antelope’s story next

  10. Linda Linda says:

    Buddy Read with LuliThe problem that I find when I read a romance that was initially published in 1991 is that it can be passe now I usually run into this with older contemporary love stories Technology has changed well known celebrities were mentioned in a positive light that took a downward turn years later popular songs were listed that are now out of vogueI think you understand the general idea Unfortunately the historical yarn Comanche Moon was tempered with age and at least for me it was just too much It was interesting to note that the author mentioned at the beginning of my paperback edition that the publishing world wanted Ms Anderson to make changes to the content but she refused My review is based on this book; I am not sure if the Kindle version is entirely the sameI believe the story was written to make the reader feel the anguish and torment that both groups of people had undergone in the mid 1800s American west And to a certain extent I empathized with Hunter and Loretta view spoilerThe hero was the result of his Cheyenne mother being raped by a white man hide spoiler

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10 thoughts on “Comanche Moon

  1. Giorgia ~ Reads Giorgia ~ Reads says:

    5 stars This was EPIC Epic in a way that I won’t forget this book anytime soon if ever While reading this I thought “this is how great love stories should be written” I’m not sure how to review this book in order to express how much I loved it therefore I will be factual I wanna point out a few things first because while I absolutely loved this for many reasons those same reasons might be the cause for others to dislike it This is a very long slow burn appx 500 pgs There is a very Romeo and Juliet vibe going on but with a spin Hunter is a Comanche warrior who hates white people and raids villageshouses killing what you would call innocents due to his deep hatred and Loretta is a white young woman who witnessed the savage murder of her parents and the horrific rape of her mother at the hands of a group of Comanche raiders and she as well hates their race and considers them less than human There is some magical realism embedded in the story The Comanche are a group of very spiritual people and believe in prophecies and dreams which is also what prompts the action In the book Hunter is in a way doing his “duty” of trying to fulfil the prophecy after one of his own people saw Loretta and thought her to be the woman from the said prophecy There is a lot of violence in the book Slightly graphic depictions of murder and other violent acts such as attempted rape and recounting of rape The main female character pushes back a lot Even after understanding that the hero has come to love her she cannot yet reconcile living with the same race of people as those who murdered her parents knowing that they go out on raids and do the same things to other innocent families She has perhaps a blind determination to never submit to one of them even if he is suspiciously kind to her There are a lot of parallels drawn between the Comanche way of living and the white one which brings out a lot of talk about prejudice racism and the main point throughout the book seems to be that brutality and savagery comes in many forms The Comanche do everything in a matter of fact way while the white society hides behind veiled civility to commit atrocities not only on their enemies but also onto their own This is than a love story because the historical background on which these two people fall in love is as important as the relationship itself The plot is everything but linear There are so many things happening and when you think you reached the end of a conflict something else happens but there is never a sense of futility to it On the contrary the never ending challenges that the characters go through make their eventual capitulation to their feelings for each other meaningful What made this book stand out was definitely the forbidden uality of the main relationship and that the hero’s actions went against everything I thought they would be You’d think this guy is so stuck in his ways that he will use the “I am man you captive woman ergo I stay stuck in my ways and don’t listen to your needs and wants” But Hunter was such a great character I can’t even begin to paint a picture of this very complex yet at the same time simple man I know that sounded non sensical but bear with me He was complex because behind his outward appearance and actions he was hiding a sea of wisdom of existential uestions of gentle musings and extreme loyalty to whomever penetrated his trust and burrowed themselves in his heart This book was than anything his journey of being torn between hate and love loyalty to his kind and loyalty to his lover and in the end he was the embodiment of past present and future because as I said the background for the story was a particularly violent period in American and mostly Native American history Now as to why he was simple He was an open book He expressed what he felt he didn’t let pride and foolish power games get in the way of making his intentions known and when he was uncertain he sought to understand The heroine Loretta she was a different story I was reading reviews praising Hunter and calling her foolish for being easily manipulated or stubborn for not accepting his love BUT I completely understood her as well as each and every one of her decisions She was also very brave and smart although naive in some respects Just because someone offers you genuine love and treats you well when you expected the worst does not mean that she should forsake all else and become “his” because well it could have been worse Nu huh Past wrong and deeply seated hate was hard to overcome even under the pressure of the sweetest words There was a sea of hurt pain and sorrow dividing them and ignoring the reality of that instead of confronting it would have led to a complacent life shrouded in guilt She was becoming and aware that the Comanche were not the monsters she thought them but how could she make herself forget the image of her mother being brutalised by Hunter’s brothers in arms He could very well be raiding with the same people who murdered her family How does she ignore that and sit at home waiting for him to return with the bloody scalps of other innocents who were just as unlucky as her own family was once I can stand behind that reasoning Of course she doesn’t have the full picture yet and she has a tough journey ahead of her in which she will rid herself of prejudice and hatred but that comes organically and due to eye opening circumstances Love is not enough when truly what you need is a clear view of reality and a lot of soul searching When they finally come together without any reticence or any remnants of doubt that their love could conuer the divide between two races who have been bitter enemies it is a beautiful sight PS Side characters are absolutely amazing in this because they also have depth and motivations PPS The way the Comanche speak english mostly Hunter tho makes whatever they say carry so much depth Their grammar is poor and their idioms are strange to say the least but the meaning behind every word they utter is so heavy and full of promise and honesty It was like reading english but at the same time not reallyOkay so this turned out to be a very long review and I still feel like it didn’t touch the surface To conclude I absolutely loved this book because it felt like a genuine grand love story If you read it with patience and genuine interest it couldn’t possibly disappoint

  2. Auntee Auntee says:

    This is going to be a hard book to get over I finished it a couple of hours ago and I'm still thinking about it It was one very emotional read filled with so much angst violence and thankfully love and although it was beautifully written at times it was very tough to read By the time I finished I had a headache from crying and my stomach was tied up in knots But darn it I wanted I'm dying to know what happens next with Hunter and LorettaAt times both Loretta's and Hunter's stubborness drove me crazy but I couldn't blame either of them for it because I could see how each thought their way was the right way I loved Hunter and Loretta together but at times I feared that they were never going to make it They just had so many obstacles in their path and I was wondering if there was even a way for them to be together I shed many a tear over their relationship from Hunter's patience with Loretta regarding their eventual lovemaking which was beautifully written to when Loretta felt she had no choice but to leave Hunter but left her bloomers behind for him to remember her Aww They had such an up and down relationship but when the chips were down it all came down to love trust and forgiveness Did they love and trust each other enough to go on together? Could they forgive the wrongs done to each of their people and make a fresh start?I also enjoyed reading and learning about the Comanche their customs their language and their battle with the 'white eyes' It was very hard and sad to read about the raids on each side but so essential to the story Very nice history lesson What can I say about Hunter? So fierce so sexy and stubborn but gentle and good with the people he loved His treatment of Amy after she was captured just about broke my heart And when he told Loretta he loved her and she said she'd never be able to love himah that just about killed meI also have to mention Loretta's cousin Amy who at times almost stole the book What a feisty courageous girl At times I liked her better than Loretta Although I couldn't really believe that after what happened to her when she was captured by Comancheros she was able to carry on and recover the way she did Surely she's going to suffer some PTSD? Although to the author's credit she did have Hunter mention that he thought that in her mind Amy was running from what happened to her I suppose the next book Comanche Heart will address that This was a wonderful but not always easy to read book and fans of Catherine Anderson should not miss this one because it's definitely one of her best Just be prepared to shed a few tears and have the kleenex handy There is a HEA but there is a long tough road before you get there 5 stars

  3. Jill Jill says:

    After surviving an attack by Comanches that killed her parents Loretta Simpson has been left emotionally scarred unable to talk Now living with her aunt uncle and young cousin she helps out on their farm A prophecy given to Hunter of the Wolf a Comanche warrior foretells of his destiny with a golden haired woman But Hunter has no love for whites after they killed his wife and many of his people Originally released in 1991 this romance holds up surprisingly well after twenty plus years This is probably my third read maybe and unlike many older Native American romances Comanche Moon is well written without the ubiuitous purple prose that seemingly defined the historicals of this era Ms Anderson's research into Comanche culture along with the use of many Comanche words adds a realistic touchIt’s not without its faults though The story is somewhat long winded and the back and forth between Hunter and Loretta dragged on for too long There are some inconsistencies in characterisation As much as I'm all for authenticity and knowing these were often very violent times the rape of a 12 year old girl by a group of men continually over days was despite there being little descriptive details unnecessary and excessive The dialogue and story tend at times to lean towards the cheesy And some phrases were repeated a lot forever with no horizonmy heart is laid upon the ground and my personal favourite this Comanche eh?Nevertheless Comanche Moon is still a good read with the strength here being Catherine Anderson's strong story telling and writing It’s not in the same class as my favourite and in my opinion the best Native American historical romance ever Dancing on Coals by Ellen O’Connell But after three reads and over twenty years this remains one of my top picks in Native American historical romances despite its faults Steam 25

  4. Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* says:

    5 StarsI decided to do this “review” in an epistolary formatMy Dear Goodreads FriendsMelissaB recommended Comanche Moon as a good “Native American” Romance Thanks Melissa Then I noticed Comanche Moon was a popular recommendation in the Secret Santa “gift” exchange on the We Love Lisa Kleypas Group being recommended several times After being unable to decide what to read as my first read of 2011 and deciding to blindly choose from a selected pile of books that I was most looking forward to reading the fates led me to Comanche Moon And I must say that it was a great book to start the New Year with I LOVED itI definitely recommend this book to any romance reader not only those interested in a good NA Romance but those looking for an amazing memorable powerful emotional and honestly portrayed love story that will stand the test of time ie something to add to your “keeper” shelfMs Anderson’s writing was vivid and made me feel like I was actually there in 1859 Texas among the Comanche nation I felt like I was watching this beautifully honest and aching love story unfold before my eyes I loved and appreciated the realism Ms Anderson portrayed in the slow progression from hate to friendship and eventually to love between the orphaned Loretta who had witnessed the brutal attack and killing of her parents by Comanches and Hunter of the Wolf a Comanche warrior whose pregnant wife had been viciously raped by the “White Eyes” and died as a result of her horrendous internal injuries The journey from hate to love was certainly not an easy one as one would expect and I even wondered if these two would have their destined HEA I ached for them But what I personally loved most about this book was the hero Hunter The depths of patience gentleness and kindness he showed Loretta and also her cousin Amy and his own blinded by hate cousin Red Buffallo made me fall madly literarily in love with his character and he is now among my fave heroes and certainly my fave NA hero sighsI was so impressed and even intrigued and excited to read Comanche Moon after having read Catherine Anderson’s Letter to the Readers included at the beginning of the long awaited 2008 reprint that I have decided to share it with you here below in the hopes that in will encourage you to read this amazing book tooI’m so pleased that this book has been reprinted and is available for a reasonable price so that I was able to enjoy it and you can too So far three of the Comanche books have been re released Comanche Moon Comanche Heart and Indigo Blue The 4th book in the series Comanche Magic will be re released on 3rd May 2011If you haven't read this book I hope that when ^ you read this that you will love it as much as I doYour anxiously awaiting to see what you think of this book friendJaynePS Read This Book ^^ Dear readersFor many years now I have received letters from you about my out of print historical romances Where might you find them? Why do they cost so much? When will my publisher reprint them? I kept promising you it would happen but as time wore on even I began to wonder if it ever wouldNow it finally has New American LibrarySignet recently purchased the rights to the first three of those out of print books and Comanche Moon originally published in 1991 is the first to be reissued I am so excited To all who have waited so patiently for this day to arrive thank you To those who are confirmed contemporary fans please consider taking this journey with me into the past A great love story transcends time and I’m confident that Comanche Moon will touch your emotions and linger in your memoryComanche Moon was a true labor of love a book that came straight from my heart When it was first offered to publishers in the late ‘80s editor after editor rejected it because the story broke so many established rules of the romance genre I was asked to change the book if I wanted to sell it but I refused In many ways Comanche Moon is a tribute to a wonderful people the Comanche nation and after doing four years of research I couldn’t bring myself to betray them or their culture by altering the story to fit a mold I believed that readers were sophisticated than some editors thought and I was confident they would love the book just as it was if only they could get the opportunity to read itI was right When Comanche Moon finally made it into print its honesty and uniueness were eagerly embraced by readers and I will always feel that this story set the tone for my entire writing career My readers came to expect books from me that didn’t always follow the conventions emotionally powerful stories that depict the miracle of true love in trying real life situationsI regret that this book has been so difficult to find for so long The first print runs were small and many readers kept their copies because the novel was so well liked making it even harder for other readers to find Now at long last you will be able to purchase as many copies as you wishI hope you enjoy Comanche Moon as much as I enjoyed writing it and that it finds a prominent place on your keeper shelf as one of your all time favouritesAll the very bestCatherine AndersonDear Ms Catherine AndersonTHANK YOU for not giving up on this book THANK YOU for not compromising your beliefs in this story in order just to get this book sold This reader truly appreciates the research you put into it and the respect you showed to the Comanche nation in this story Bravo I loved this book that clearly came from your heart and it has definitely made it into my “keepers” shelf What an amazingly different honest real heartwrenching and achingly beautiful Romance I am so glad that the publishers took a chance to publish this in 1991 but even thankful that it has been re released and that I only discovered it now I look forward to reading the rest of the Comanche series and your other books Suvate It is finished But it will remain on in my heart and in my future re reads ^^A very thankful and happy readerJayneEdited to add My Loretta and HunterAlso reviewed at Lady Jayne's Reading Den COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER I do not hold the copyright to any of the images used in this review They are posted to add visuals to the review and for fun If any of these images are yours and you would like me to remove them please let me know and I will do so as soon as possible If I can identify the copyright I will do so

  5. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    Comanche Moon was an incredible book I stayed up almost to 230am at night reading it although I try to go to bed semi early on the weekends because it messes me up for the weeknights since I have to get up really early but finally made myself put the book down and go to sleep First thing the next morning I started reading it again until I had to go pill my cat and ended up moving onto my chores I went the whole gamut of emotions reading it It reminded me why I avoid books focusing on the Indian Settler conflict It is a very real and heartbreaking subject for me I hate that large groups of the native peoples were exterminated and most were driven to the edge of extinction and now some of the tribes are barely hanging on I definitely feel for the Native tribes although I don't agree with slaughtering of homesteaders that was done There is no white hat and there is no noble savage Just humans with different goals in conflict with each other It is a complicated issue with atrocities and evil people on both sides and Catherine Anderson did a fantastic job of evenhandedly covering the issue I haven't read one of her books for a while just have been reading a lot of paranormal and urban fantasy and not too much mainstream contemps and I had read most of her recent historicals And the funny thing is people look down on romances I don't think a non fiction book could have given me this experience as well because the emotional component was there as we had Loretta who represented the settler side and Hunter who represented the Native American side Loretta and Hunter were three dimensional well rounded characters who you feel for and fall deeply in love with Many times I could not find fault at the wrong actions of the characters because their motivations were very real I would not want to be in any of the character's shoes for a moment And to think that people like Cynthia Ann Parker uanah Parker Geronimo Sitting Bull and many others from history lived it It was a beautiful love story with its share of heartrending heartbreaking and distressing moments Many times I wondered how a happy ending could come out of it but I was satisfied with the ever after for the couple although you know that future for the Comanche people is bleak If you want to read a wonderful love story that is at times brutal but also beautiful I heartily recommend this book There is no uestion that Ms Anderson thoroughly did her research I checked the article on Wikipedia about the Comanche and the Comancheros and she was spot on I can't wait to read Comanche Heart the story about Amy and Swift Antelope What happened to Amy is beyond distressing It still comes to my mind and I am filled with rage But I was thankful that she was able to move past it and find a love with Swift Antelope that I would like to get closure on It comes out in Spring of 2009 as a rerelease Boy am I glad that they rereleased these books

  6. Duchess Nicole Duchess Nicole says:

    A wonderful story about two worlds colliding Native American heroes are some of my favorites although they are sometimes tough to read due to the tragic nature of their lives This was most definitely a brutal story and I feel that I must add disclaimer about one aspect There is a scene that is NOT explicit but that alludes to the repeated rape of a twelve year old and gives some visuals of the aftermath I was a little floored because I really didn't expect that to happen and it colored my perception of the rest of the book Just put a downer on my feelings and I kept getting little flashbacks Maybe I could have moved past it if I didn't have daughters that age but for me I really don't like rape in my romance It pulls me away from the happy ever after and all I can think about is violation a sadnessHowever the rest of the story was just what I wanted and expectedthe language barrier wasn't there because Hunter is half white and understands a lot of English I love the CLAIMING part of this romance Hunter very uickly realizes that he wants this white woman for reasons than that she fills the prophesy of his Comanche people She is brave and beautiful and fierce albeit a pain in his ass most of the time Loretta is understandably scared half to death for most of the book She's a pretty strong willed girl and her past is just as tragic as Hunter's The Comanche warriors brutally raped and tortured her mother and killed her father when she was young so she has a very solid and well deserved prejudice against them However there was something about her character that annoyed me Her repeated attempts at escape were so juvenile and spur of the moment and I started rolling my eyes at some of her antic Girl needed to use her brain a little at timesDespite a few minor uibbles I will most definitely be moving on The next story is about the girl who was violated in this book and the young Native American boy who brought her back from her despair

  7. Shawna Shawna says:

    5 stars – FrontierWesternHistorical RomancePowerfulthat’s the one word that I would use to describe this bookSo much has been said about “Comanche Moon” and there are numerous glowing reviews and for very good reason There’s no way that I can adeuately summarize this phenomenal book or do it ample justice with a review so I won’t even try It’s simply earth shattering extremely moving and heartbreaking in its depiction of the brutal cost of war and senseless violence and the infinite power of forgiveness understanding and love When reading this heartrending account of the conflict between white settlers and the Comanche people with hatred fear ignorance goodness cruelty innocence vengeance and bloodshed on both sides; I kept thinking how distressing it is that humankind still hasn’t learned from violent histories and past mistakes All over there are conflicts and atrocities that mimic the tragedies of the past Will we never learn? Some stories turn fuzzy fade and are hard to recall after time but some make such a deep emotional impact that they stay with you for a long time perhaps forever and Loretta and Hunter of the Wolf’s saga that is “two people against a world of hostility” finding peace and love is definitely one of those for me Catherine Anderson’s “Comanche Moon” will have a place on my keeper shelf and in my heart for years to come Huge 5 stars

  8. Mo Mo says:

    This book was fantastic I was hooked from the first page and had to finish reading it in one day not much work done in the office It was honest moving heart aching I think the author portrayed the era very well Nice to have some Comanche language used also Loved the heroine Cannot wait for the next installment and Amy and Swift's story Highly recommend this book

  9. Miss Kim Miss Kim says:

    This book is incredible Wonderful Thought provoking Heartbreaking I couldn’t keep my nose out of it for the past two days At one point I misplaced it and all hell broke lose I was SO ticked off and everyone in the house paid for it Turns out a dog had shoved it under my bed but anyway back to the review – I’ve read a few frontier historicals and I’m realizing they are becoming one of my favorites The harsh lives these people lived are incredible The conflict between the whites and Indians was so awful In this story you are thrown into the struggle between them and how tragic it was on both sidesLoretta’s parents were murdered during an Indian raid 7 years earlier and she witnessed the brutal rape and slayings Now she is 20 years old and mute Since the attack she cannot speak She lives with her aunt and uncle and young niece on their farmHunter of the Wolf‘s wife was raped and murdered by white men while she was pregnant wit his child years ago Now he must live a song that tells of him falling in love with a white woman who cannot speakTheir story is worth every minute it takes to read it I did like the end but I would have liked a little bit of an epilogue I’m looking forward to her niece Amy and Swift Antelope’s story next

  10. Linda Linda says:

    Buddy Read with LuliThe problem that I find when I read a romance that was initially published in 1991 is that it can be passe now I usually run into this with older contemporary love stories Technology has changed well known celebrities were mentioned in a positive light that took a downward turn years later popular songs were listed that are now out of vogueI think you understand the general idea Unfortunately the historical yarn Comanche Moon was tempered with age and at least for me it was just too much It was interesting to note that the author mentioned at the beginning of my paperback edition that the publishing world wanted Ms Anderson to make changes to the content but she refused My review is based on this book; I am not sure if the Kindle version is entirely the sameI believe the story was written to make the reader feel the anguish and torment that both groups of people had undergone in the mid 1800s American west And to a certain extent I empathized with Hunter and Loretta view spoilerThe hero was the result of his Cheyenne mother being raped by a white man hide spoiler

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