Sunday, May 6, 2012

Kane's Redemption by Cheryl Pierson: My Review

Novella - A ten-year-old boy fights for his life when he is taken prisoner by a band of raiding Apache. Steeling himself for death, Will Green is shocked when a lone man walks into the Apache camp to rescue him several days later.

Driven by the secret he carries, Jacobi Kane has followed the Indians for days and needs to make his move to save the boy. With the odds stacked eight against one, his chances for success look pretty slim. But even if he's able to rescue the boy and they get out alive, what then?

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book opens with an Apache Indian raid on an isolated homestead. Ten-year-old Will Green watches as the rest of his family is massacred; he is taken prisoner. 
This story grabbed me from the first page, and I rapidly devoured all the pages to the very end in one session. Will narrates and I had no trouble letting my imagination take me back in time. The voice of the book is enthralling, and the flavor of the times shines through the lines in this book magnificently.
Will knows he faces almost certain death, but when he is unexpectedly rescued by the brave but haunted Jake Kane, suddenly his circumstances change dramatically. Jake intends to send the young boy back East to his relatives. But, as the duo spends more time together that decision becomes less clear-cut.
I love the energy that Will brings to the story. Kane’s emotional distance can not withstand the onslaught of Will’s devotion and love very long. This is an enchanting tale you won’t want to miss.
This book was given to me by the author in return for a review. My opinion is not influenced by this fact.

Reviewed by Laurie
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Also see my Interview and Feature Post with Cheryl Pierson.
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