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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Book Review: Sand Creek Serenade by Jennifer Uhlarik --- BLIND DATE with a book -- Courtesy of JustRead Tours

Sand Creek Serenade

About the Book

One woman with a deep desire to serve and help. One brave who will stop at nothing to save his people. Each willing to die for their beliefs and love for one another. Will their sacrifice be enough?

As a female medical doctor in 1864, Sadie Hoppner is no stranger to tragedy and loss. While she grapples with the difficulties of practicing medicine at a Colorado outpost, she learns that finding acceptance and respect proves especially difficult at Fort Lyon.

Cheyenne brave Five Kills wants peace between his people and the American Army. But a chance encounter with their female doctor ignites memories from his upbringing among the whites … along with a growing fondness for the one person who seems to understand him and his people.As two cultures collide with differing beliefs of right and wrong, of what constitutes justice and savagery, blood spills on the Great Plains. When the inevitable war reaches Fort Lyon, the young couple's fledgling love is put to the test.

Written for the General Market (G) (I): This story contains mild violence appropriate to depict battle scenes or other war-themed situations. This story does not contain strong language or explicit sexual content. May also contain some content of an inspirational nature

About the Author
Jennifer Uhlarik

Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a pre-teen, when she swiped the only “horse” book she found on her older brother’s bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L’Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a B.A. in writing, she has won five writing competitions and finaled in two other competitions. In addition to writing, she has held jobs as a private business owner, a schoolteacher, a marketing director, and her favorite—a full-time homemaker. Jennifer is active in American Christian Fiction Writers and lifetime member of the Florida Writers Association. She lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenaged son, and four fur children. 


My Thoughts

I am a huge fan of this author. She always writes books that flow nicely and have wonderful character development. In this book we see a strong female main character -- we meet Sadie Hoppner who has come from a fractured past and has studied medicine journals, worked along side others and dreams of practicing on her own. Five Kills, a Cheyenne brave is injured and needs help --- Sadie is able to assist and a friendship forms -- two different worlds. Can they make it work? 

I love the research that went into this book - I felt like I had taken a trip back to 1864. The descriptions she has written make you feel like you are there. Well written characters, amazing and informative storyline -- a must read!

I received a copy of this book through JustRead tours -- all thoughts are my own. 

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