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Orphaned after her parents were killed by Comanches, Loretta Simpson still lives in terror that the warriors will return, her fear so powerful, she is no longer able to speak a word.Hunter of the Wolf believes that Loretta is a woman of ancient prophecy whom he must honor. But Loretta can only see him as the enemy who has kidnapped her, and she refuses to succumb to his coOrphaned after her parents were killed by Comanches, Loretta Simpson still lives in terror that the warriors will return, her fear so powerful, she is no longer able to speak a word.Hunter of the Wolf believes that Loretta is a woman of ancient prophecy whom he must honor. But Loretta can only see him as the enemy who has kidnapped her, and she refuses to succumb to his control-or his touch.Despite the hatred between their peoples, Loretta and Hunter gradually find their enmity changing to respect and care. In the midst of such conflict, it will take all the force of their love to find a safe haven....

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Comanche Moon Reviews

  • Auntee
    2019-03-23 09:30

    This is going to be a hard book to get over. I finished it a couple of hours ago and I'm still thinking about it. It was one very emotional read, filled with so much angst, violence, and thankfully, love, and although it was beautifully written, at times it was very tough to read. By the time I finished, I had a headache from crying and my stomach was tied up in knots. But darn it, I wanted more! I'm dying to know what happens next with Hunter and Loretta.At times both Loretta's and Hunter's stubborness drove me crazy, but I couldn't blame either of them for it because I could see how each thought their way was the right way. I loved Hunter and Loretta together, but at times I feared that they were never going to make it. They just had so many obstacles in their path, and I was wondering if there was even a way for them to be together. I shed many a tear over their relationship, from Hunter's patience with Loretta regarding their eventual lovemaking (which was beautifully written), to when Loretta felt she had no choice but to leave Hunter but left her bloomers behind for him to remember her. Aww... They had such an up and down relationship, but when the chips were down, it all came down to love, trust, and forgiveness. Did they love and trust each other enough to go on together? Could they forgive the wrongs done to each of their people and make a fresh start?I also enjoyed reading and learning about the Comanche, their customs, their language, and their battle with the 'white eyes'. It was very hard and sad to read about the raids on each side, but so essential to the story. Very nice history lesson. What can I say about Hunter? So fierce, so sexy and stubborn, but gentle and good with the people he loved. His treatment of Amy after she was captured just about broke my heart. And when he told Loretta he loved her and she said she'd never be able to love him...ah, that just about killed me.I also have to mention Loretta's cousin Amy, who at times almost stole the book. What a feisty courageous girl! At times I liked her better than Loretta! Although I couldn't really believe that after what happened to her when she was captured by Comancheros, she was able to carry on and recover the way she did. Surely she's going to suffer some PTSD? Although to the author's credit she did have Hunter mention that he thought that in her mind, Amy was running from what happened to her. I suppose the next book, "Comanche Heart", will address that. This was a wonderful, but not always easy to read book, and fans of Catherine Anderson should not miss this one, because it's definitely one of her best. Just be prepared to shed a few tears, and have the kleenex handy. There is a HEA, but there is a long, tough, road before you get there! 5 stars.

  • Jill
    2019-03-12 07:09

    After surviving an attack by Comanches that killed her parents, Loretta Simpson has been left emotionally scarred, unable to talk. Now living with her aunt, uncle and young cousin, she helps out on their farm. A prophecy given to Hunter of the Wolf, a Comanche warrior, foretells of his destiny with a golden-haired woman. But Hunter has no love for whites after they killed his wife and many of his people. Originally released in 1991, this romance holds up surprisingly well after twenty-plus years. This is probably my third read (maybe more), and unlike many older Native American romances, Comanche Moon is well-written without the ubiquitous purple prose that seemingly defined the historicals of this era. Ms Anderson's research into Comanche culture, along with the use of many Comanche words adds a realistic touch.It’s not without its faults though. The story is somewhat long-winded, and the back-and-forth between Hunter and Loretta dragged on for too long. There are some inconsistencies in characterisation. As much as I'm all for authenticity, and knowing these were often very violent times, the rape of a 12 year-old girl by a group of men continually over days, was (despite there being little descriptive details) unnecessary and excessive. The dialogue and story tend at times to lean towards the cheesy. And some phrases were repeated a lot....forever with no heart is laid upon the ground... and my personal favourite...this Comanche, eh?Nevertheless, Comanche Moon is still a good read, with the strength here being Catherine Anderson's strong story-telling and writing. It’s not in the same class as my favourite, and in my opinion the best Native American historical romance ever - Dancing on Coals by Ellen O’Connell. But after three reads and over twenty years, this remains one of my top picks in Native American historical romances, despite its faults.Steam: 2.5

  •  Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
    2019-02-27 01:07

    5+ Stars!I decided to do this “review” in an epistolary format.My Dear Goodreads Friends,MelissaB recommended Comanche Moon as a good “Native American” Romance. Thanks, Melissa! Then, I noticed Comanche Moon was a popular recommendation in the Secret Santa “gift” exchange on the We Love Lisa Kleypas Group, being recommended several times. After being unable to decide what to read as my first read of 2011, and deciding to blindly choose from a selected pile of books that I was most looking forward to reading, the fates led me to Comanche Moon! And I must say that it was a great book to start the New Year with! I LOVED it!!!I definitely recommend this book to any romance reader, not only those interested in a good NA Romance, but those looking for an amazing, memorable, powerful, emotional and honestly portrayed love story that will stand the test of time, ie. something to add to your “keeper” shelf.Ms. Anderson’s writing was vivid and made me feel like I was actually there in 1859 Texas, among the Comanche nation. I felt like I was watching this beautifully honest and aching love story unfold before my eyes. I loved and appreciated the realism Ms. Anderson portrayed in the slow progression from hate to friendship, and eventually, to love, between the orphaned Loretta, who had witnessed the brutal attack and killing of her parents by Comanches, and Hunter of the Wolf, a Comanche warrior whose pregnant wife had been viciously raped by the “White-Eyes”, and died as a result of her horrendous internal injuries. The journey from hate to love was certainly not an easy one (as one would expect) and I even wondered if these two would have their destined HEA - I ached for them. But what I, personally, loved most about this book, was the hero, Hunter. The depths of patience, gentleness and kindness he showed Loretta (and also her cousin, Amy, and his own blinded-by-hate cousin, Red Buffallo) made me fall madly (literarily) in love with his character, and he is now among my fave heroes, and certainly my fave NA hero! *sighs*I was so impressed, and even more intrigued and excited to read Comanche Moon, after having read Catherine Anderson’s Letter to the Readers included at the beginning of the long-awaited 2008 reprint, that I have decided to share it with you here (below) in the hopes that in will encourage you to read this amazing book, too.I’m so pleased that this book has been reprinted and is available for a reasonable price, so that I was able to enjoy it…. and you can, too! So far, three of the Comanche books have been re-released: Comanche Moon, Comanche Heart, and Indigo Blue. The 4th book in the series Comanche Magic will be re-released on 3rd May 2011.If you haven't read this book, I hope that when ^_~ you read this, that you will love it as much as I do!Your anxiously-awaiting-to-see-what-you-think-of-this-book friend,JayneP.S. Read. This. Book! ^_^Dear readers,For many years now, I have received letters from you about my out-of-print historical romances. Where might you find them? Why do they cost so much? When will my publisher reprint them? I kept promising you it would happen, but as time wore on, even I began to wonder if it ever would.Now it finally has! New American Library/Signet recently purchased the rights to the first three of those out-of-print books, and Comanche Moon, originally published in 1991, is the first to be reissued. I am so excited! To all who have waited so patiently for this day to arrive, thank you. To those who are confirmed contemporary fans, please consider taking this journey with me into the past. A great love story transcends time, and I’m confident that Comanche Moon will touch your emotions and linger in your memory.Comanche Moon was a true labor of love, a book that came straight from my heart. When it was first offered to publishers in the late ‘80s, editor after editor rejected it because the story broke so many established rules of the romance genre. I was asked to change the book if I wanted to sell it, but I refused. In many ways, Comanche Moon is a tribute to a wonderful people, the Comanche nation, and after doing four years of research, I couldn’t bring myself to betray them or their culture by altering the story to fit a mold. I believed that readers were more sophisticated than some editors thought, and I was confident they would love the book just as it was, if only they could get the opportunity to read it.I was right! When Comanche Moon finally made it into print its honesty and uniqueness were eagerly embraced by readers, and I will always feel that this story set the tone for my entire writing career. My readers came to expect books from me that didn’t always follow the conventions, emotionally powerful stories that depict the miracle of true love in trying real-life situations.I regret that this book has been so difficult to find for so long. The first print runs were small, and many readers kept their copies because the novel was so well liked, making it even harder for other readers to find. Now, at long last, you will be able to purchase as many copies as you wish.I hope you enjoy Comanche Moon as much as I enjoyed writing it, and that it finds a prominent place on your keeper shelf as one of your all-time favourites.All the very best,Catherine AndersonDear Ms. Catherine Anderson,THANK YOU for not giving up on this book! THANK YOU for not compromising your beliefs in this story, in order just to get this book sold! This reader truly appreciates the research you put into it, and the respect you showed to the Comanche nation in this story. Bravo! I loved this book, that clearly came from your heart, and it has definitely made it into my “keepers” shelf. What an amazingly different, honest, real, heartwrenching and achingly beautiful Romance! I am so glad that the publishers took a chance to publish this in 1991, but even more thankful that it has been re-released and that I only discovered it now. I look forward to reading the rest of the Comanche series and your other books."Suvate". It is finished. But it will remain on in my heart ... and in my future re-reads! ^_^A very thankful and happy reader,JayneEdited to add: My Loretta and HunterAlso reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading DenCOPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER: I do not hold the copyright to any of the images used in this review. 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  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2019-02-28 01:09

    Comanche Moon was an incredible book. I stayed up almost to 2:30am at night reading it (although I try to go to bed semi-early on the weekends because it messes me up for the weeknights since I have to get up really early), but finally made myself put the book down and go to sleep. First thing the next morning I started reading it again, until I had to go pill my cat, and ended up moving onto my chores. I went the whole gamut of emotions reading it. It reminded me why I avoid books focusing on the Indian-Settler conflict. It is a very real and heartbreaking subject for me. I hate that large groups of the native peoples were exterminated, and most were driven to the edge of extinction, and now some of the tribes are barely hanging on. I definitely feel for the Native tribes, although I don't agree with slaughtering of homesteaders that was done. There is no "white hat" and there is no "noble savage." Just humans with different goals in conflict with each other. It is a complicated issue, with atrocities (and evil people) on both sides, and Catherine Anderson did a fantastic job of evenhandedly covering the issue. I haven't read one of her books for a while (just have been reading a lot of paranormal and urban fantasy and not too much mainstream contemps, and I had read most of her more recent historicals). And the funny thing is people look down on romances. I don't think a non-fiction book could have given me this experience as well, because the emotional component was there as we had Loretta who represented the settler side, and Hunter who represented the Native American side. Loretta and Hunter were three-dimensional, well rounded characters who you feel for and fall deeply in love with. Many times I could not find fault at the "wrong actions" of the characters because their motivations were very real. I would not want to be in any of the character's shoes for a moment. And to think that people like Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah Parker, Geronimo, Sitting Bull, and many others from history lived it. It was a beautiful love story, with its share of heartrending, heartbreaking, and distressing moments. Many times I wondered how a happy ending could come out of it, but I was satisfied with the ever after for the couple, although you know that future for the Comanche people is bleak. If you want to read a wonderful love story that is at times brutal but also beautiful, I heartily recommend this book. There is no question that Ms. Anderson thoroughly did her research. I checked the article on Wikipedia about the Comanche and the Comancheros and she was spot on. I can't wait to read Comanche Heart, the story about Amy and Swift Antelope. What happened to Amy is beyond distressing. It still comes to my mind and I am filled with rage. But I was thankful that she was able to move past it and find a love with Swift Antelope that I would like to get closure on. It comes out in Spring of 2009 as a rerelease. Boy am I glad that they rereleased these books.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-07 01:25

    Magnifico, único, inolvible!! Me encanto!!!

  • Duchess Nicole
    2019-03-14 07:25

    A wonderful story about two worlds colliding. Native American heroes are some of my favorites, although they are sometimes tough to read due to the tragic nature of their lives. This was most definitely a brutal story, and I feel that I must add disclaimer about one aspect. There is a scene that is NOT explicit, but that alludes to the repeated rape of a twelve year old, and gives some visuals of the aftermath. I was a little floored, because I really didn't expect that to happen, and it colored my perception of the rest of the book. Just put a downer on my feelings, and I kept getting little flashbacks. Maybe I could have moved past it if I didn't have daughters that age, but for me, I really don't like rape in my romance. It pulls me away from the happy ever after and all I can think about is violation a sadness.However, the rest of the story was just what I wanted and expected...the language barrier wasn't there, because Hunter is half white and understands a lot of English. I love the CLAIMING part of this romance. Hunter very quickly realizes that he wants this white woman for more reasons than that she fills the prophesy of his Comanche people. She is brave and beautiful and fierce, albeit a pain in his ass most of the time. Loretta is, understandably, scared half to death for most of the book. She's a pretty strong willed girl, and her past is just as tragic as Hunter's. The Comanche warriors brutally raped and tortured her mother and killed her father when she was young, so she has a very solid and well deserved prejudice against them. However, there was something about her character that annoyed me. Her repeated attempts at escape were so juvenile and spur of the moment, and I started rolling my eyes at some of her antic. Girl needed to use her brain a little more at times.Despite a few minor quibbles, I will most definitely be moving on. The next story is about the girl who was violated in this book and the young Native American boy who brought her back from her despair.

  • Shawna
    2019-03-22 09:25

    5+ stars – Frontier/Western/Historical RomancePowerful...that’s the one word that I would use to describe this book.So much has been said about “Comanche Moon” and there are numerous glowing reviews, and for very good reason. There’s no way that I can adequately summarize this phenomenal book or do it ample justice with a review, so I won’t even try. It’s simply earth-shattering, extremely moving, and heartbreaking in its depiction of the brutal cost of war and senseless violence and the infinite power of forgiveness, understanding, and love. When reading this heartrending account of the conflict between white settlers and the Comanche people, with hatred, fear, ignorance, goodness, cruelty, innocence, vengeance, and bloodshed on both sides; I kept thinking how distressing it is that humankind still hasn’t learned from violent histories and past mistakes. All over, there are conflicts and atrocities that mimic the tragedies of the past. Will we never learn? Some stories turn fuzzy, fade, and are hard to recall after time, but some make such a deep emotional impact that they stay with you for a long time, perhaps forever, and Loretta and Hunter of the Wolf’s saga that is “two people against a world of hostility” finding peace and love is definitely one of those for me. Catherine Anderson’s “Comanche Moon” will have a place on my keeper shelf, and in my heart, for years to come. Huge 5 stars!

  • María Ángeles
    2019-03-07 02:12

    Empecé con un enganche tremendo porque la historia me conquistó al instante.La verdad es que es una historia bonita, pero... el libro se me ha terminado haciendo larguísimo.Está bien la historia que cuenta. Cuestiona quiénes son los malos en una guerra, ¿unos, otros?, ¿no son realmente todos los que pierden?. Todo eso con una historia de amor entre enemigos naturales.¿Qué me ha fallado? Las numerosas idas y venidas, el ahora si, ahora no. Los incontables abusos a las mujeres me han agotado mentalmente. ¡Es que no se ha librado ninguna! He vuelto a pensar una y mil veces qué desafortunadas han sido las mujeres a lo largo de la historia por no contar con un simple detalle: fuerza física. Total, que me he quedado con una sensación agridulce.

  • An Munoz
    2019-03-14 03:30

    Lo único que puedo decir es que no se cómo duré más de dos años con este libro en mis manos sin animarme a leerlo. Definitivamente hay un tiempo para cada libro, que bueno que me decidí porque es PRECIOSO!, BELLISIMO! Me encantó!

  • Mo
    2019-03-06 05:12

    This book was fantastic . I was hooked from the first page and had to finish reading it in one day - not much work done in the office. It was honest, moving, heart aching - I think the author portrayed the era very well. Nice to have some Comanche language used also. Loved the heroine. Cannot wait for the next installment and Amy and Swift's story. Highly recommend this book.

  • Kathrynn
    2019-03-08 06:22

    Second Review:(May 23, 2009)Awesome storytelling. Enjoyed how the author weaved her tale of love and hate--prejudices. Loretta Jane Simpson was in her 20's living with her mother's sister, Rachel, and her abusive husband, and their child, Amy Rose (age 12) somewhere in Northwest Texas. Loretta witnessed her mother and father get slaughtered by a group of Indians 7 years earlier and hadn't talked since. There was a prophecy that the Comanches believed about a yellow-haired woman, who didn't speak, would meet and love Hunter of the Wolf. There was a lot more to the prophecy and it played out, gradually, throughout Comanche Moon.Both Hunter and Loretta developed so much from the beginning to the ending. Remarkable, unforgettable tale of love between two opposites. Both stubborn mules at times. Hunter, bless his heart, had his hands full with two "yellow-haired" females that he didn't understand. His talks with his own parents about his situation were humorous. His mom was a hoot! Comanche Moon shows the dark side of both White and Indian cultures, but also shows how alike they were. Loving their wives, children, parents. Being torn from both worlds and accepted by neither forced the couple to venture to new ground and begin again. So looking forward to the next book in this series, "Comanche Heart" and know it picks up several years AFTER "Comanche Moon" with Amy Rose and Swift Antelope. First Review: (May 29, 2008)Loved it! Hands down one of the best historical westerns I have read in a very long time. This is book #1 and a reissue of this series from the early 90's. I see now why there was such an outcry for more copies. The author mentions in her Preface that she spent 4 years researching the Comanche culture prior to writing this. It showed. Very well written!This was a long book and I found it very hard to put down. Some of the events were sickening and cold blooded, but so was the history between the two cultures (White and Indian). Both main characters were well developed and I became very attached to them. I'm glad to see their children have a stories in books #3 and #4....The way the prophecy played out was awesome. Felt the characters grief and happiness throughout the tale and loved (LOVED!) reading about the lifestyle of the Comanche Indians. Interestingly enough, I've been to Palo Duro Canyon. It's near Amarillo, Texas. Wonderful romantic western and another for This Reader's Favorites Shelf.

  • Viri
    2019-02-27 01:31 se como lo consigue Catherine Anderson, pero en sus novelas (al menos en las que he leído) siempre consigue "pellizcarme el corazón" un poquito cada vez. Antes de empezar con la reseña tengo que dar una queja a las editoriales. Ya sé que soy súper quejumbrosa o quisquillosa pero... esto tengo que sacarlo que si no se me pudre dentro. ¿Cómo es posible que hasta los nombres propios los traduzcan? ¡Es horrible! ¡NO LO HAGAN! ¿En serio, u.u? ¿Por qué lo hacen? Me refiero a que desde el primer libro a nuestro protagonista le pusieron Cazador. O sea, estoy de acuerdo en que no muchas personas saben que Hunter es cazador en español, o al menos no las que no hablan inglés, pero es que... Agggggg, ¿porque los nombres propios? Debo decir que siempre (en serio, como... SIEMPRE) imaginaba que decía Hunter, lo siento, así soy. No conformes con el fiasco de nombre que pusieron a nuestro prota en el primer libro van y le ponen Veloz al siguiente... pfff, no podía ni con mi alma a esas alturas. Lo sé, sé que son nombres comanches y tienen que tener algo así pero ¿era imprescindible traducir todo? ¡Si hasta al pobre villano le pusieron Sigiloso en lugar de Sly! ¡SIGILOSO! el pobre si quedó muy amoladito jaja.En fin, como les iba diciendo...

  • Miss Kim
    2019-03-14 02:05

    This book is incredible! Wonderful! Thought provoking! Heartbreaking! I couldn’t keep my nose out of it for the past two days. At one point I misplaced it, and all hell broke lose. I was SO ticked off, and everyone in the house paid for it. Turns out, a dog had shoved it under my bed, but anyway, back to the review – I’ve read a few frontier historicals, and I’m realizing they are becoming one of my favorites. The harsh lives these people lived are incredible. The conflict between the whites and Indians was so awful. In this story you are thrown into the struggle between them, and how tragic it was on both sides.Loretta’s parents were murdered during an Indian raid 7 years earlier, and she witnessed the brutal rape and slayings. Now she is 20 years old, and mute. Since the attack she cannot speak. She lives with her aunt and uncle and young niece on their farm.Hunter of the Wolf‘s wife was raped and murdered by white men, while she was pregnant wit his child, years ago. Now he must live a song that tells of him falling in love with a white woman who cannot speak.Their story is worth every minute it takes to read it. I did like the end, but I would have liked a little bit more of an epilogue. I’m looking forward to her niece Amy and Swift Antelope’s story next.

  • Ana M. Román
    2019-03-21 07:22 es una historia maravillosa, de esas como se encuentran pocas. La escritora se sale por completo de los tópicos, y no es sólo una historia de amor sino que va más allá de eso. Es una lucha entre dos pueblos, la historia de dos personas que odian por completo lo que el otro representa, el dolor de tantas desgracias y la muerte de forma brutal de muchos a los que amaban.Los personajes están muy bien construidos, incluso los secundarios, y las relaciones están perfectamente elaboradas. La relación de Cazador con sus padres y su hermano, incluso con su primo, es muy tierna. El amor de Loretta, Amy y Rachel también es muy bonito. Incluso las relaciones entre otros personajes del poblado.La autora consigue bien hacernos ver que no hay buenos ni malos, hay bandos como pasa en toda guerra o conflicto. Llega un punto en que ambos cometen tantas atrocidades que las reivindicaciones de unos y otros dejan de importar y se centran en devolver daño por daño e incluso en multiplicarlo si se puede convirtiéndose en una espiral de la que no se puede salir. Cazador y Loretta están precisamente en medio de esa espiral."Cuando el horror era insoportable, justificaba las acciones de los indios recordando cómo habían atacado antes su poblado. Recordaba a un anciano frágil que murió cuando trataba de salvar a un niño. Pensaba en aquella india aterrada que corría para salvar su vida y la de su hijo, y que fue atravesada por detrás con el sable. Se dio cuenta ahora de que no había buenos ni malos, ni cosas que estuviesen bien o mal, solo gente luchando por sus vidas. Gente maravillosa, que vivía, y amaba, y reía."Lo que más me ha gustado es que Cazador es un indio en todo el sentido de la palabra, lucha por su gente, corta cabelleras que luego tiene en su tienda y se lleva botines de aquellos que mata. Y a ella la trata como lo haría un indio, especialmente al principio. No nos endulzan las cosas, pasan desgracias que te encogen el corazón, porque fectivamente, esas desgracias pasaron. Esos actos se realizaron por ambos bandos. Aún así, a pesar de todas las brutalidades que comenten puedes llegar a entenderlos, aunque te repugnen.Aún así, hay pinceladas divertidas que restan un poco de tensión, aunque no muchas, y la relación entre ambos es preciosa."Reconoceré la canción que tu corazón canta. Y tú conocerás la mía."

  • Zairobe25
    2019-03-15 02:14

    Preciosa historia, maravillosa, reflexiva, se nota que me ha encantado? no se por que me resistí tanto tiempo a leerla, pensaba que el tema de los indios no iba a gustarme, y me encantó, me fascinó esa manera de hablar de Cazador, ha sido un libro maravilloso, me he pegado un madrugon para terminarlo, pensé en restarle una estrellita por falta de epílogo, pero me di cuenta que sabremos mas de ellos en el siguiente libro y eso es bueno no? como diría mi hermoso Cazador. lo recomiendo totalmente, derechito a leer el de Amy y Antílope veloz.

  • Linda
    2019-03-05 03:29

    *Buddy Read with Luli*The problem that I find when I read a romance that was initially published in 1991 is that it can be passe now. I usually run into this with older contemporary love stories. Technology has changed, well-known celebrities were mentioned in a positive light that took a downward turn years later, popular songs were listed that are now out of vogue…I think you understand the general idea. Unfortunately, the historical yarn Comanche Moon was tempered with age and, at least for me, it was just too much. *~It was interesting to note that the author mentioned at the beginning of my paperback edition that the publishing world wanted Ms. Anderson to make changes to the content but she refused. My review is based on this book; I am not sure if the Kindle version is entirely the same.~*I believe the story was written to make the reader feel the anguish and torment that both groups of people had undergone in the mid-1800s American west. And, to a certain extent, I empathized with Hunter and Loretta. (view spoiler)[The hero was the result of his Cheyenne mother being raped by a white man. (hide spoiler)] He was adopted by his native-American father and thrived. Years later, he watched as his Cheyenne wife and son (view spoiler)[were murdered by white soldiers. (hide spoiler)] The hate that festered inside him escalated to the extreme. As a child, Loretta witnessed an abomination to her parents by the Cheyenne and lost her voice. It was a defense mechanism but she never uttered a word since. Her mother hid her in their cellar and that was the only reason she survived the wretched mess. I understood Loretta's pain and resentment. With displeasure, their future as husband and wife was foretold in a Cheyenne prophecy. So strong was it part of his accepted destiny, that his mother and most of his tribe were willing to help him find the young woman and return her ‘home’.The romance was (view spoiler)[unreasonably long. At 483 pages, it should have been whittled down by, at minimum, 200 pages. The repetitiveness of certain situations got old. Fast. The purple prose only aggravated and prolonged my boredom. The detail of the heroine’s mother’s mutilation, the discussion of Amy's rapes, Loretta's spankings, being pinioned to the ground, kicked in the head strong enough to see stars, assaulted by her stepfather -and- other people gutted, burned and scalped are not what I favor when I read a love story. (hide spoiler)]And, (view spoiler)[I absolutely do not understand why the author introduced the concept of Loretta accepting her fate as Hunter’s second or third wife in the last quarter of the book. He assumed she would go along with his people’s custom of multiple wives. (hide spoiler)]I want to thank my reading-buddy, Luli, for sharing her valuable insight with me! On my own, I would have simply removed the series of stories from my listed books to read and no one on Goodreads would have known better. I believe our only difference in opinion was I actually preferred Hunter over Loretta. By a smidge! This is my fourth story that I have read by this author and the lowest I have rated; I am done. I am rewarding Comanche Moon a very generous two stars.

  • Maria Clara
    2019-03-10 06:14

    Si pudiera, le pondría las seis estrellitas! Decir que me ha gustado es quedarme corta. Me ha destrozado. Y realmente felicito a la escritora por esta magnífica historia y por tener la valentía de escribirla y sacarnos del confort del algodón rosa.

  • jenjn79
    2019-03-15 07:03

    I think I have to repeat what Christel said and say "Wow!" This was a very powerful story was a great dynamic to it. I was fascinated and appalled all at once as I was reading. Once you finish, you can understand why Anderson had a hard time selling this book when she first tried back in the late 80's (as she mentions in the preface). There's nothing pretty or gentle or sweet about the story. It does have its sweeter moments, but for the most part it's harsh and brutal and thought-provoking. Yet at the same time, it is still a rather beautiful tale.As a person living in the modern world, as you read the book, you have to force yourself to set aside your beliefs and morals and allow yourself to accept the way of life as it was back then. People acted differently, relationships were different. There were times when reading this book that I was appalled and fascinated and fought an overwhelming sadness. Because while this book may be fiction, there is more than a hint of truth to the theme of tale - about the cyclical conflict between the white man and the Indians (Native Americans, if I want to be P.C.). Anderson spares us none of the harsh realities in this book, and you're constantly questioning yourself about what was right and what was wrong - who was right and who was wrong. And in the end, you realize, as Loretta did, that there wasn't really a right or a wrong, that things were what they were, and all you could do was make the best of it.And though there was a happy ending for Loretta and Hunter, I was still a bit sad when I finished because at this present time, the history of the Native Americans has already been written - and it wasn't a pretty tale. And you know that Warrior's words about how his People will go with the wind are true.

  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    2019-03-16 03:30

    Wonderful western historical romance. Catherine Anderson really can weave a great story with heart pounding action and a tender passion between two very different people. I really enjoyed this one, and I plan to continue to read more in this series. My only negative was that I listened to this one on my iPod, which I honestly would not recommend. I wish I read it instead of listened to it. Although the story itself was amazingly good, the reader's voice left much to be desired. At times you can hear her swallow and smack her lips, but most annoying was the voices for Hunter and Loretta. The dialog was read sooooo slow and didn't flow well, and it was hard to imagine Hunter as a warrior when he sounded like an alien learning english. I've listened to a few hundred of books so I can easily seperate story from the readers voice if need be, but this one was a stretch even for me! When I read Comanche Heart it will be the book version.

  • Yolanda
    2019-03-01 05:17

    Una joya. Precioso

  • Adam
    2019-03-06 01:20

    Post listen review.What adjective should I use to describe how bad this is? Tragically bad? Majestically bad? Unfailingly bad? Insanely bad? Do you get that I think it's bad?I subjected my ears to 21 hours of this garbage. It was awful.Here is what happens in the book. There is some sort of a prophecy (Always a good start right?) where a Comanche warrior is going to meet a "honey haired" woman and ummm... get it on with her I guess... and then they will... move west. The Comanche warrior, Hunter of the Wolf, whom I might add never hunts any wolves ever in the book, is on a raiding party to get revenge on the white settlers that slaughtered his first wife. And a blond woman comes out (the honey haired one) and through some weird complications offers herself up as prisoner to the Comanches to save her family. Then guess what happens? Yep they fall in love. It's just like beauty and the beast. Only you know how that was a half decent movie? This is less than a half decent book. Loretta (aka honey hair, aka little wise one) comes to live with the Comanches, respect their ways and convince the dude to let her go free. The whole time (despite five separate instances of ripped bodices and three instances of "too generous necklines") she never loses her "purity" with the guy. Even though it is very obvious she wants to even if she won't admit that to herself. Once back at her place, she decides she can't live without the guy and goes back to his home willingly this time (Beauty and the Beast again). The main reason for this is that no one believes she "kept her purity". And so I would think she would just go back and be all into the guy right? Nope. She (quite unbelievable to me) convinces Hunter to get a priest to come and marry them so it is all on the up and up, even if she is the only one who knows that. Well, the only white person who knows that and in Loretta's world apparently only white people's opinions count. And then what does she do? She won't let him touch her for two months after they are officially married even though, well she wants to, you can tell. She asks Hunter' "Why would you want to be with me?" and I as the listener, said to myself, "Not for any good reason, that is for sure." But I guess he likes her and decides to change his white man killing ways. But white people are jerks and still kill the Comanches a lot so Loretta is this time captured by white mercenaries and Hunter has to go and get her back. Only she escapes first and he gets to pretty much meet up with her at her house instead. And they are even more in love now, only this time, she is pregnant too. Yay! They decide to move west and umm... I dunno I guess the whole Native American slaughter thing is ok now cause they got to umm... move west.But there are a few utterly bizarre things about this book that don't involve the plot. The first is this. It is sort of written well. The author has great descriptions of the plains and western life and you feel like you are there. But she immediately spoils it with dialogue like, "Lordy what can have happened to my pantallettes?" or "If you are not with me my heart will be on the floor. This is a promise this Comanche makes for you."Yet the author goes to the trouble of putting real Comanche words in so she can respect the culture, but not enough to make them anything more than broad shouldered, well muscled, savages that all wish they were with white women. (Except for the one guy who is the bad Comanche, he doesn't like white people at all.)Another thing I found bizarre was, well, the number of times the woman is tied up. I think she was tied up more than Wonder Woman was in her first ten issues. (which is to say a lot) Hunter seemed to have a real penchat for sniffing women's undergarments too. (that is what happened to the pantallettes. He stole them to get a good personal sniff) Finally, I am detecting a theme in these romance books. The name of the woman, Loretta, has the meaning "little wise one". She doesn't know that at the start of the book but it is implied that she is smart. So smart that she believes absolutely everyone around her except the one guy who never lies to her. She believes her jerk of an uncle that tries to rape her, she believes the cousin of Hunter, who tells her how evil Hunter is and has her convinced that Hunter killed her mother, she believes the other settlers when they say the Comanches are cannibals. But she won't believe that Hunter isn't going to kill her. Even though he never once tries to or shows any indication for it. So all the women are said to be smart but are not. What is with that in these romance books? It does a real disservice to women I think.Pre-listen guess.I bet this sucks.

  • KarenH
    2019-03-14 06:23

    Comanche Moon is Native American romance at its best. It is a powerful, intense and brutally honest story of two people caught up in the ultimate forbidden they defied decades of history and the steadfast customs of two warring nations to follow their hearts and be together.Hunter of the Wolf is a fierce Comanche warrior who, for good reason, has devoted his life to "fighting the great fight" against the white man. However, from birth he has known that he is the "chosen one" to fulfill an ancient Indian prophecy that speaks of the promise of peace between the Indians and the whites. Hunter must find the "golden-haired girl with no sound" and give her his heart to set the prophecy wheels in motion. Loretta Simpson is that girl. At 20 years old, she lives a nondescript existence on a rural farm in Texas with her aunt, cousin and step-uncle. Traumatized at age 13 when she witnesses the brutal slaughter of her parents by the Comanche, Loretta is mute. Out on a routine scout one day, Hunter sees Loretta and knows without a doubt she is the woman described in the prophecy. Being the Alpha male he is ("you are my woman so you do what I say"), Hunter decides Loretta is going with him so he trades 50 horses (all stolen from nearby white neighbors LOL) to her uncle and squires her away. Thus begins Hunter & Loretta's tumultuous relationship. Intense feelings of hatred, mistrust, betrayal and fear eventually give way to opposite feelings, but the brutally realistic (and often graphic) roller coaster of a journey that Hunter & Loretta must take to reach their HEA is the blood and guts of Comanche Moon.You cannot read this book without becoming a part of it; and, whether you have preconceived ideas about life in early western America or you are totally ignorant to history, you will come away from this book not only with a bit of certifiable knowledge about the wild west but with a new respect for the men and women who occupied our land first...who charted the original course through the untamed lands and planted the seeds that would bloom into the wonderful country we enjoy today!

  • Susanna Herrero
    2019-03-25 06:25

    Maravillosa historia! Me ha encantado de principio a fin. Ambos protagonistas me han robado el corazón. Ella por su fuerza y corage y él porque es un hombre de pies a cabeza, amable, cariñoso, comprensivo, lo que tiene que aguantar el pobre en algunas ocasiones!! Y, en todo caso, el trato que le da a Loretta es impecable. La historia de amor es preciosa, se cuece a fuego lento como a mí me gusta, les da tiempo a conocerse y a amar lo que ven. Ahora no sé si atreverme con el resto de la serie, creo que tengo las expectativas demasiado altas y no quiero llevarme chasco!

  • Mon
    2019-03-23 04:06

    Esta historia me ha enternecido y me ha hecho sufrir, No esperéis encontrar la típica historia romántica ambientada en el Oeste, pasan cosas muy feas que me hicieron encogerme, porque si estamos en el salvaje Oeste y la lucha entre colonos e indios es terrible. Y como en todas las guerras ocurren atrocidades y todos los bandos atacan y sufren. La autora los narras no pasando de puntillas sobre ellas. Me ha gustado mucho los protagonistas, Hunter es un comanche y su pueblo es parte de él. Es fiero, valiente, fuerte en la batalla y si mata…y a la vez es dulce y con un gran sentimiento de pertenencia al grupo. Me encanto como cuida a Amy te el corazón. Y qué decir de Loretta, sufre una lucha titánica entre su corazón y su cabeza, con el handicap de ser mujer en una época que las mujeres era menos que un caballo, una persona valiente, tremendamente fuerte, con mucho coraje y con un gran trauma encima. La pareja protagonista es muy compleja, tienen muchos matices, sufren mucho psicologicamente y tienen una gran evolución durante el libro. Está muy reflejado la lucha interna que sufren los dos durante toda la novela, porque el dilema moral que se le plantea a la protagonista es increíble, seriamos capaces de convivir con quien nos ha hecho tanto daño?? . Los secundarios están muy bien todos, desde Amy, su tía, Guerrero, Antílope Veloz hasta los malos de la historia. Esta tan bien escrito y la trama esta tan bien construida que llegas a entender, que no comprender, que todos los bandos sufren. Aunque llego un momento en los últimos capítulos que la historia estaba tan enrevesada que no sabía cómo se iba a encauzar. Muy bien ambientada y desde luego voy a seguir leyendo el siguiente libro de esta saga Creo que es de esa historias que se quedan clavadas en el corazón por todo lo profundidad y por no ser tan típica romántica del Oeste. A mí me encantan la novela con mucha carga psicológica, con muchas batallas internas.Recomendable para todos aquellos que no busquen la típica de amor romántica y una historia como mucha carga psicológica

  • Eastofoz
    2019-03-24 04:07

    I didn’t like or dislike this book. It’s sort of one of those books that’s just “there”, an average read with nothing exciting but with things that bugged me more than stood out as “wow that was great”. Anderson’s frontier story started off well enough with the settlers and the Indians at war. There’s your gruesome warfare on both sides, an okay heroine and a hero with potential but it just missed the mark in terms of coming together as a good love story. I found it all to be very long once I hit the three quarter mark and I think the author could have edited out a lot of the filler and narration that didn’t have much to do with the h/h. I have a problem with a hero who can’t really communicate in terms of speech with the heroine, for some reason I just can’t believe the great love story. Hunter could speak a passable English while Loretta couldn’t speak any Comanche so I don’t know why he really wanted her so badly. Her incessant distrust of him was annoying as was her prudishness. I can appreciate a “reticent” heroine but at some point she has to let go to show that she loves the hero otherwise it might as well be historical fiction not historical romance. I never got that feeling from Loretta. I could see how she’d be very leery in trusting Hunter given what happened to her mother but at some point she either has to fish or cut bait and I really wish they’d have both called it a day and just gone their separate ways. He was constantly having to justify himself and convince her that what he did was not something heinous like she often thought. It got old. Why did he put up with it? There was too much back and forth You’re mine/I’m not/Yes you are/No I’m not. The story felt repetitious towards the end with heavy narration and useless filler about the wars, the destruction, the hardship etc etc. Even the steam was a nothing to write home about. Absolutely nothing happens really until nearly the end and at over 400 pages of small writing that’s a lot of time to wait. Sure there’s the build up at the beginning but it just keeps building and then stagnates to a point where I didn’t really care when Loretta did finally decide to get her act together. A notable secondary character was Hunter’s cousin Red Buffalo. He was so horrible but at least he was different because the other characters were just cardboard cut-outs from Loretta’s cousin Amy to some of the Indian women who befriended Loretta. Very stereotypical romance characters doing stereotypical things.Considering its length, the author did do a decent job of weaving together a story it just wasn’t one that held my interest right through. I wanted more emotional investment from the h/h and what I got was a general love story with a lot extra info that should’ve been wallpaper but turned out to be nearly main characters themselves. The ending was also too “epic” and again not focused on the h/h. It had that “Brave New World” feel to it, not what I want in a romance novel.So this just makes 4 stars for me. It’s not a bad story but for me it wasn’t what I’d call good either let alone great. It’s the type of read I let out a big sigh of relief and was happy when it was finished so I could move on to something else.

  • valee
    2019-03-06 06:06

    There is so much to say about this book, but I feel like I'm late,because everybody has read it already and rated it as well.Even though everything about this book has been mentioned already, I'll try to keep my review short.This was a wonderful, perfect romantic story. I was totally hooked and addicted to it from the first page. I guess it has everything you are looking for when you pick up a book in this genre. I even cried like a baby once or twice,lol. The relationship between the two main characters developed perfectly, giving more than enough time for them to get to know each other. It absolutely felt realistic. And they just go through so much just to be together, you can't help than to suffer with them.I really loved this book!!! Definitely my fav in this genre. I liked it even more than LK' books, so I will be trying more books by this author for sure. Can't wait. Straight to my favs shelf!

  • Barbara
    2019-03-22 07:32

    There have been some wondrous reviews written about this book so I'll not even attempt to out write them...What I will do though is tell you that I have never read a book like this, and I doubt I ever will again.The hate... the fear... the love... the coming together of polar opposites to meet and walk as one literally has you sobbing one minute and rejoicing the next. Anderson gifts you with the heat of the sun, the sound of horse hooves beating the earth, the whispers of the flowing streams and the vibrant colors of war paints...and even though it will truly hurt, she gifts you with the pain of loss.I recommend "Comanche Moon" to absolutely anyone no matter your reading style. You will end this fine novel with a new perspective of others that are different from matter who you are or where you come from we are all the same. We mourn the same...we rejoice the same...we love the same...

  • Quinn
    2019-03-24 05:31

    Comanche Moon is the kind of epic love story that they just don't write any more. Of course, as my friend Lady Jayne pointed out, they apparently didn't write them even when this book was published. I cannot imagine what editors were thinking when they asked author Catherine Anderson to change her story if she wanted to sell it, but we should be very grateful that she didn't listen.Most romance readers, like me, will have heard of Comanche Moon even if they haven't read it. It is a classic for a reason - it's good. Very good. Interestingly, I wouldn't necessarily have categorised this as a romance per se. "Epic Love Story" seems to be a much more accurate description. Whatever you want to call it, reading it's an experience worth having.Catherine Anderson brings her story to life, portraying with gritty realism the journey of being a white woman ripped away from everything she knows and held captive at the complete mercy of the savage Comanches. There are not endless pages of dull, descriptive narrative, but the setting and characters are vividly rendered with great skill.One of the many strengths of this novel is that the author remained true to the setting and the characters. This was a harsh landscape populated with harsh people (both the whites and the Native Americans) where violence was common place. Nothing is prettied up for the reader, and that makes for a very gripping, immersive, emotional experience.Another strength is the characters. Not just Loretta and Hunter, who in particular is complex and captivating, but also the cast of secondary characters, each of whom were fully realised and added immeasurably to the story.I don't know why I waited so long to read this one, but if you've left it languishing on your TBR like I did, it's time to dig it out and go on this adventure. You wont be sorry you did.

  • TJ
    2019-02-27 05:18

    I have never been much of a fan of Westerns. Having grown up in a family of cowboys, then taught and grown close to many Indians on various reservations, I find most novels dealing with the subject so trite and cliche-ridden that they sound silly and only end up annoying me. That is why "Comanche Moon" was such a revelation, it was wonderful! Both the white and Indian characters were written honestly and intelligently. Ms. Anderson doesn't white wash the problems but deals with them in a way that is both disturbing (as it should be) and moving. The love story between Hunter and Loretta seemed real, honest, their problems and the way they overcome them believable. Bravo, Ms. Anderson!

  • Maria Sol
    2019-03-07 01:10

    Nueva autora para mi, nueva serie y un buen comienzo. Le pongo solo 3 estrellas porque la verdad que con tantas idas y vueltas se me hizo un poco largo el libro y la primera mitad algo tediosa, sobre todo porque la protagonista femenina no podia hablar, luego se hace mucho mas ameno de leer, al menos así me resultó a mi.Me gustó conocer al pueblo Comanche, nunca había leído una historia centrada totalmente en ellos, y a pesar de la violencia y todos los hechos despreciables (el libro esta narrado en el 1860 mas o menos) me gustó mucho conocer su cultura y su amor por la tierra y las tradiciones, y eso creo que es lo que mas me atrajo de esta historia.