“Restoring Hope is another great romance by Ruth Ann Nordin about a Mandan Indian named Woape who is running from her cruel tormentor Hothlepoya and rescued by Gary Milton who brings her into the strange world of the White Man. After a few comical cultural misunderstandings, Gary and Woape are...”see full review » see other reviews »
“246p Fleeing from a marriage she didn't want, Woape is caught by a Sioux Indian who abuses her. One night, she manages to escape and nearly loses her life when Gary Milton shows up and rescues her.
Not knowing where else to go, she follows him home. In their time together, she falls in love with him and is determined that he will be her husband. But the Sioux Indian is not far behind, and he's going to claim her as his, even if he has to kill Gary to get her.
Books in the Native American Romance Series include:
Restoring Hope (Book 1)
Brave Beginnings (Book 2)
Bound by Honor, Bound by Love (Book 3) due out Summer 2012
A Chance In Time (novella)--main characters show up in Restoring Hope and Bound by Honor, Bound by Love
“I haven't read much about the Old West and Native Americans so this was an interesting new setting for a romance...”TracySchoenberg wrote this review Tuesday, February 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An Indian woman is captured by a rival tribe. She escapes and is rescued by a white man. This is their romance. He has to save her from the Indians hunting her to get her back”Kathi wrote this review Thursday, February 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this story and would possibly read it again- while some aspects of the story and plot line were a little far fetched and didn't seem to make sense - the genuine rapport that you develop with so many of the characters makes up for it- most of the time.
Would recommend this book to friends, esp. if you like reading romance.”
“Restoring Hope is another great romance by Ruth Ann Nordin about a Mandan Indian named Woape who is running from her cruel tormentor Hothlepoya and rescued by Gary Milton who brings her into the strange world of the White Man. After a few comical cultural misunderstandings, Gary and Woape are married despite the protests of Gary’s sister Julia, but Julia is the least of their concerns when Hothlepoya returns for Woape, causing a cascade of events that lead to two deaths.
Even though it is a romance, there is point that makes you question if everything will end happily-ever-after. Ruth has created a world that I truly enjoyed, with characters that I loved and cheered on the entire time. The first in her Native American Trilogy, I’m looking forward to the continuation of the series in Brave Beginnings. Way to go Ruth!”