SWEET MISSOURI WINDS
Reviewed by Kristie
Leigh Maguire, MyShelf.com
Joshua Phillips left his home and family back East and moved to the Missouri Territory, determined to prove to his father that he could make it on his own. He set up a trading post in a little settlement in the Delaware Indian territory. Not many white women of marriageable age lived in the settlement and Josh was a healthy young red-blooded male. The sweet smelling beautiful Indian maiden, Danica, looked mighty good to him and made his pulse race. But he was white and Danica was Indian. There was just no way he could become involved with her. His family would totally disown him.
Danica thought that Joshua Phillips was the best looking white man she had ever seen. She was tired of living the Indian ways. She wanted to live amongst the white people and learn their customs. She was bound and determined to be Josh's woman, one way or the other. But Josh was having none of it. He seemed to want her but then he would turn her away. Danica went to work for him cleaning his house, washing his clothes, cooking his meals and working at the trading post. Surely if she were around him enough, he would see that she would make him a good woman.
Weta Nichols writes the love story of a white man and an Indian maiden with sensitivity, tenderness and passion. Her description of the surrounding countryside puts the reader in the locality right along with the characters. SWEET MISSOURI WINDS is well worth the read.
Kristie Leigh Maguire is the author of Emails from the Edge (The Life of an Expatriate Wife )and contributor to Calliope's Mousepad: Women Writers Online
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