Monday, February 16, 2009

Review for Wind Dancer

I received this review of Wind Dancer from sbcIMPACT (the e-newsletter/website for the Southern Babtist Convention) this morning and thought to pass it along.

"“Wind Dancer” - A Review Written by: Guest Author is Kim Baggett, wife of Geoff Baggett, and an avid reader of Christian fiction. She generously volunteered to read and review Wind Dancer by Jamie Carie.
Just recently, I was asked to read the book Wind Dancer by Jamie Carie, and offer a review. Being an avid reader of Christian historical fiction, I was somewhat skeptical, having never read anything written by Carie. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the book grabbed my attention and kept it to the very end. The book is set in the year 1778 on the Kentucky frontier. It tells the stories of Isabelle Renoir and Samuel Holt. Isabelle is portrayed as a free spirit who bucks against the traditional role of women in that era. She is strong and brave while also being graceful and compassionate. Carie shows a spiritual side of Isabelle that is very moving to the Christian reader. Isabelle meets her match in Samuel Holt, a soldier with the “Long Knives” of Kentucky under the command of George Rogers Clark. The book tells of their journey through the wilderness, their struggle to survive an Indian capture, and ultimately their personal struggles which could pull them apart in the end.

The book is a well-written blend of romance, history, and adventure … although it is somewhat predictable. Historically, it is very accurate in recounting the details of the campaigns of George Rogers Clark and the “Long Knives” of Kentucky. Carie was very masterful at placing fictional characters right in the middle of actual historical events. If you enjoy this genre of reading, Carie’s book is well worth your time."

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