Saturday, 23 July 2011

STRONGHEART –Don Bendell Review

**May contain Spoilers**


A son of both the Sioux and white worlds, Joshua Strongheart has two prized possessions-his father’s bowie knife and his stepfather’s Colt .45 Peacemaker-entrusted to him by his dying mother, who made Joshua promise to use them with honor and respect.


In the Colorado Rockies, Joshua falls prey to the coldblooded McMahon brothers. When they take his pistol and knife, they have no idea what’s hidden inside the money belt-crucial War Department documents, signed by the president, ordering a fair trial for Captain Jack captured chief of the Modic tribe. Now Joshua must recover both his birthrights and the secret papers-before violence erupts across the West…

This book is about Joshua Strongheart fulfilling a promise he made to a widow named Annabelle, to get back her antique wedding ring that was stolen when the stage coach both she and Strongheart were riding in was robbed.

Strongheart did much travelling throughout the book in pursuit of the nine outlaws who robbed the stage coach. He also gets many bullet holes in him during the pursuits.

I love the setting and you get the feel for the setting from the very first page. I love the way Don has described everything, he descriptions are detailed, but not too detailed. As I was reading I could see everything clearly in my mind like it was a movie I was watching.

I enjoyed reading about all the characters in the book. Strongheart is one amazing character as he lives through so much and there are many times when you think the hero is going to die. Annabelle is another amazing character, she starts a new life alone after the death of her husband/. She manages to start her own café and she makes it work. Living in a pace where there aren’t many women she surprised me how well she could survive in a harsh place such as the west.

This book is well worth reading if you love western books and movies and if you also like a bit of romance.

I can’t wait to read the next chapter in the life of Joshua Strongheart and Annabelle Ebert in Don’s next book titled Half-Breed.

I rate this book very highly with 5/5

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