My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hawks’ Gift is a historical romance set in Canada in the late 1800’s. We first meet Damien Larocque as a boy who witnesses the death of his parents on the same day in 1860. He is Metis a member of one of the aboriginal people of Canada.
In 1881 he is in Winnipeg. Now a grown man he finds himself bidding $1000 to rescue a young lady. Roberta Taylor is a reporter. Head-strong and ambitious she wants to interview Big Bear, a leader of one of the indigenous Indian tribes who is currently refusing to move to a reservation. He’s holed up in Montana and Roberta’s brother pays Damien to take his sister to meet the Indian Chief.
Roberta has a knack for finding trouble and is a source of confusion, contradiction and frustration to Damien. She blows hot and cold and wants answers in a way any reporter does. He’s determined to teach her a lesson as well as make her understand what the White man is doing to the land and it’s people.
This book is a great way to learn about the history of the time from less famous battles between the White man and the Native people and to hear about such events as The Riel Rebellion of 1885 and The Frog Lake Massacre. With it is a feisty romance between two great characters.
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Mary Forbes is so skillful in combining real history events with captivating and warm-heating romance. Her book goes directly to the TBR pile.
Best of luck, Mary, with your writing!
Hi Carmen, thanks for the support, glad you like Mary’s books.
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Sounds fascinating – love the Canadioan history angle
It was new to think they had wild west issues too, ones that didn’t make the silver screen as much as some others.
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Glad to hear this is historically accurate. When I interviewed a MicMac elder this past year, I got an interesting glimpse of Native American history from the “other side.” He said what people know has been written almost entirely by non-Native Americans. And he’s right!