Friday, January 16, 2015

"Hearts Stolen" by Caryl McAdoo

About this book:

  “Unbeknownst to loved ones, a headstrong young wife is snatched off the prairie by two Comanche braves, carried north of the Red River, and traded to their war chief for ponies. After five years, a small detail of Texas Rangers rides into camp, and she determines that day will bring freedom or death. She’ll remain captive no more.
  Sassy Nightengale almost gives up hope until a company of Texas Rangers rides into Bold Eagle’s peace camp. She learns they’ve come for the negotiated exchange of stolen white women, except her name isn’t on their list. Purposing in her heart to escape captivity with her blue eyed, four-year-old that day, she does everything she can to be noticed.
  Famed Texas Ranger Levi Baylor spots the red headed beauty and agrees to the war chief’s price adding his personal horse and weapon to the Republic agents’ offerings. The trade propels the couple on a trail of joy and sorrow. Sweet love blossoms but must be denied. His integrity and her faith in God keep them at arm’s length, not allowing even a kiss. Sassy’s still married to her son’s father, and Levi’s honor bound to deliver her home—to her husband.
  Can their forbidden love be made holy? God hates divorce. Is it wrong to hope, expect Nightengale to relinquish his wife and son? Will Sassy and Levi find the redemption they seek for their troubled souls?

Series: Book #2 in the “Texas Romance” series. {Book #1 I haven’t read but I will be reading #3, “Hope Reborn” soon!}

Spiritual Content- 1 Corinthians 10:13 at the beginning; Many Prayers; Bible reading; Church going & singing; ‘H’s are capital when talking about God; The story of David & Bathsheba is mentioned; The story of Amnon and Tamar; Levi is agnostic but yet says the Bible is true; Wallace asks God to forgive him; Levi knows he’s going to h*ll & talks about it (he eventually asks forgiveness near the end).
*Note: a “waiting at h*ll’s gate”

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’, a ‘biddy’, a ‘dumb’, three ‘hush’s, eight ‘stupid’s, nine ‘idiot’s; Fist Fighting (semi-detailed); Indians take Sassy in the First chapter (semi-detailed); Indians talks about killing someone & eating their liver; Sassy was beaten when she was with the Indians; A mention of scalping; Arrows & bullets are shot; Blood (barely-above-not-detailed); Killing & lifelessness (barely-above-not-detailed); Dead animals for food (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of drinking & saloons; Wallace gets a hangover; Wanting to shoot someone; a mention of going to the bathroom.

Sexual Content- a ‘harlot’ and a ‘whore’ when talking about Wallace’s mother; a ‘hussy’; Staring & Noticing; Touches (semi-detailed); a man’s bare chest (barely-above-not-detailed); a mention of a harem; a mention of “Aunt Flo”; a mention of spooning someone; Bold Eagle has many wives, Sassy is one of them (another wife gives a tea the morning after she’s called to his teepee; she never got pregnant from him until the other wife withheld the tea); Sassy has to go to his teepee (not-detailed); a girl had to sell herself for a horse (hinted at but cut-off); Laura gets the idea to go to a man’s bedroom so he’ll marry her (it doesn’t happen); a baby is born (not-detailed); Love, falling in love, trying not to fall in love & the emotions. 

-Rosaleen “Rose/Sassy” Nightengale
-Levi Baylor
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, Charley, Laura, Wallace, Swift Arrow (once) & Bear Fang (once)
                                              Set in 1844 (Chapter 1 set five years prior)
                                                        364 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens- 
(and a half)

Early High School Teens- 

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating- 

I’ve never been one for stories about/with Indians. It’s just too harsh for me. Miss Caryl is so nice & kind, I feel so bad leaving such a low review! Sadly, “Hearts Stolen” wasn’t for me but others (who aren’t so sensitive) may like it.  

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*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this review.

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