Review: Stone Heart’s Woman by Velda Brotherton

Stone Heart’s Woman by Velda Brotherton
Release Date: February 14, 2012
Publisher:  Wild Rose Press
Pages: 269
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review

Heading out west to Nebraska becomes a nightmare when Aiden Conner’s fiance deserts her. Having a knife held to her throat by a blond-haired Cheyenne warrior only adds to her terror. All she wants is to return home to her family in St. Louis, but a blizzard traps her and her wounded captor in a cabin in the wilderness.

After the betrayal of his mother’s people, Stone Heart has sworn to never again speak the language of his white father. He vows to see that the surviving Northern Cheyenne, the Beautiful People, are allowed to return to their home. But the red-haired Irish woman will surely die if he abandons her.

As they weather the storm and fight together to survive, they find that, despite their different worlds, their hearts are one and the same. When Stone Heart leaves her to free his people imprisoned at Ft. Robinson, Aiden determines to help him in any way she can. Only then can she truly be Stone Heart’s Woman.


Review: It has been awhile since I have read a romance book about Indians. While I read this book I realized what I liked about them.

Aiden is a woman that people would consider on the shelf. She is getting ready to turn thirty and still is living at home with her mother and siblings. Aiden falls under the spell of a man and believes him when he says he wants to marry her so she goes with him and he leaves her stranded. Now she is all alone and just wants to go back home.

Stone Heart is part white and part Cheyenne. In this day in time, you have to pick which side you are going to be on. He hates that he is an Indian with blonde hair. He just doesn’t seem to fit in with either one and one more bad point against him is that General Custer is his dad.

I couldn’t imagine living in this time and having to pick which side to be on. How do you just sit back and watch your people lose their land and be made to go to reservations? To watch your family die because they don’t get fed and it’s so cold outside that you freeze to death. They were treated worse than animals.

The author did a great job describing all the hardships that Indians had to go through. Not all white people hated Indians as Aiden proves herself to be one of them. I know that an Indian would feel that he is betraying his people if he were to fall in love with a white woman. These are things that really happened.

I was just feeling all kinds of emotions as I read this book. I wanted to be able to help all the Indians and get them to safety. I cried when a woman was carrying a child that was frozen to death and didn’t even know the child was dead. I couldn’t do this to anyone and it hurts to know that this really happened.

If you like books that has romance and Indians then this is the book for you.


3 thoughts on “Review: Stone Heart’s Woman by Velda Brotherton

  1. “The author did a great job describing all the hardships that Indians had to go through.”

    Velda Brotherton not only writes a fantastic story, but she also weaves a lesson that makes us more sensitive to the struggles of others and helps us to appreciate other cultures as well as nature.

    Her books never disappoint.

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