Book Description: When Luke Anderson falls in love with Native American Dove Morris, he's unprepared for the prejudice his parents level against her. Luke struggles with his feelings until a wildfire threatens the Morris ranch, and he saves Dove's life. Will his mom and dad ever understand that love transcends boundaries of race and culture?
My Review: This the first book I have had the pleasure to read by Martha Rogers. I was quite interested in reading this book because the first year I was out of college I chose to teach for one year at the Navajo reservation in Arizona. I was a young, inexperienced teacher but I had a love for children and a love for teaching. To me these sweet children were no different than their caucasian counterparts. Except most of the children had a great propensity for wonderful artwork. I loved teaching the Navajo children and was quite surprised when "others" labeled the children or their Navajo parents as "not worth our time" . . . I said all of that to build up to this book. In this story Martha brings out the prejudices of people and how something in our past can bring out a terrible prejudice that can or will affect the way we treat people. We can't be prejudiced and pre-judge people based on skin color or the history of their people. This read isn't just about prejudices but also about finding and keeping your true love. Sometimes we must fight for what we believe in. I found the story of Morning Dove to be a touching, inspiring piece of fiction. I also enjoyed the intertwining journey of Luke and Dove. This is a great 5 star historical read! I look forward to reading her third book, Finding Becky, in the Winds across the Prairie series.
*I reviewed this book for Glass Road*
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