Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Book Review - CHRISTMAS FEATHERS by Doris Gaines Rapp
I loved this story-- Doris Gaines Rapp is a great-great-great granddaughter of the hero and heroine in this book. At the time of the story, Rachel was a young woman who had been widowed; her husband had been killed by Indians (Native Americans) in the Indian Wars. She began to wonder what this distant grandmother might have had going through her head. Perhaps she had been very frightened of all Indians....
And so this story is born. Rachel has a young boy, Tommy, who is hungry for a father. He likes James Bryson, and he thinks his mother does too, but sometimes she acts funny. Like when she gets mad at James for defending that Indian woman who stares at Tommy. She makes Mr. Bryson go home.
Rachel does like James--Mr. Bryson. It's just that he doesn't seem to care that a chief of that war is buried on his property. And sometimes he needs to mind his manners better.
James would like to get to know her better--even if she does get a little prickly at times.
You really should buy this short story. The ebook is only 99 cents at Amazon.