- The Wild Rose Press
- Release Date
- November 2010
Gentle Fawn longs to give her husband a baby, but when yet another child is stillborn, she begs the Great Spirit to give the love in her husband's heart to a woman who can give him many sons.
Grieving along with his wife, Hawk Catcher overhears Gentle Fawn's desperate plea and vows to ease the pain in his beloved's heart.
Through the magic of the season, their prayers are answered by two bumbling trappers... and a goat.
(Pages 87) Sweet
Book Review by Arkali (reviewer)
Dec 13, 2010 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
202 people found the following review helpful
THE TREASURE is a sweet novella that's just perfect for the holidays. Gentle humor and a sweet story combine to make a cozy read.
Gentle Fawn is heartbroken when her sixth child is still-born. All of her babies have suffered the same fate, and she and Hawk Catcher strive to support each other as they mourn. Meanwhile, two irascible traders stumble upon an Indian woman who died in childbirth. Deciding to take the baby in the hopes that someone will want to buy it, they set off towards the nearby fort. After having several people slam the figurative door in their face and hearing one too many "Baby? I don't need no baby!", the two curmudgeons start to despair that they will never be rid of the infant.
Firstly, I LOVE Native American culture. It just fascinates me, so this book had me at "Hello", so to speak. Aside from that, THE TREASURE has a lot of other things going for it. There were several parts that made me giggle; they were just laugh-out-loud funny. Gentle Fawn and Hawk Catcher were a lovely couple, too. Their love for each other was very gentle and touching, and my heart broke for them wanting a child so badly and being unable to have one.
My only criticism about this book is that it's not really a romance. The closest thing I could compare it to would be The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. While it is a story of love, it doesn't really fit the genre.
A great tale to curl up with on a cold day, THE TREASURE is a touching story that's perfect for the holidays.
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