Monday, January 28, 2008

Mystic Horseman-Kathleen Eagle

Mystic Horseman
Kathleen Eagle
Mira, Mar 2008, $6.99
ISBN 9780778325147

Monica Wilson-Black persuades part-Sioux TV producer Ella Champion that her former spouse’s Wolf Trail Ranch would be the perfect project for the latter’s highly regarded and very popular TV show Who’s Our Neighbor? Monica also knows that convincing Ella was the easy part of this concept of hers; now she must get her ex husband Dillon Black Bear to agree to a makeover of his ranch

Dillon worries about saving his dilapidated South Dakota ranch as his Mystic Warriors Horse Camp summer program for at-risk Native Americans could die without at least safety improvements; he reluctantly agrees to Ella’s offer. However, he never expected his former wife r Monica who hides her cancer from him and their two children, veterinarian student Emily and D.J. to come to South Dakota.

MYSTIC HORSEMAN is an entertaining union of Hollywood and Lakota in South Dakota; although at times the match seems stretched wider than the Northern Great Plains. Still fans of Kathleen Eagle will enjoy the fine story line filled with an interesting spin to the typical second chance at love theme as few writers can bring to life contemporary Lakota life as this author consistently does (see Ride a Painted Pony).

Harriet Klausner

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