Brave Heart by Lindsay McKenna

Brave Heart

A JOURNEY OF THE SOULSerena Rogan had traveled from Ireland to pursue a new dream in America. Yet as a washerwoman for Blackjack Kingston in a Dakota mining camp, she knew only slavery and submission. Until she risked her life rescuing a group of Sioux women, and entered a world filled with love and respect - and Black Wolf.A Lakota medicine man, Black Wolf yearned for the day the red-haired Serena would stop fearing him. For he was determined to...

Details Brave Heart

TitleBrave Heart
Release DateMay 1st, 1993
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Westerns

Reviews Brave Heart

  • Lynsey A
    Normally I don't go out of my way to read a book about a heroine who is raped. It isn't something I normally care to read about. However, as I read the back cover of this book I was intrigued to read a book about a hero who so sweetly woos and cares for a heroine who has been abused so horribly. I really enjoyed this story. I thought it was well written, for the most part. There were some things that bothered me, like the fact that after the firs...
  • MelissaB
    Serena is an Irish immigrant who came to America looking for a better life after spending her childhood hungry and on the streets. She comes out west thinking she will be a washerwoman but instead ends up being held captive by an evil miner who continually rapes and beats her. After defying him one too many times, he beats her really badly and leaves her for dead. But Serena is a strong willed Irish woman who refuses to give up, so she starts loo...
  • librarygirl
    Serena hasn't had the happiest of lives. She decided to come to America and work as a washerwoman to escape her poor and lonely life in Ireland. As it turns out she was sold to a ruthless miner who keeps her chained to a bed and rapes her for months. We first meet her when she has been left for dead in the wild. As she struggles to stay alive and save herself she stumbles upon a group of Lakota women who are being raped and killed. She is able to...
  • Bookwormdragon
    This is one of McKenna's best books, in my opinion. The Heroine is strong and tough, and she remains so throughout the book. Although the results of her experiences certainly have an impact on her, at no point does she fall into the helpless-victim mode that is so common in romance books. There is little doubt that McKenna's portrayal of Native American culture and life-ways is idealistic at best - like most romance books. But, unlike with some a...
  • Terry
    Loved it. There is definitely a lot of emotions in this story combined with love, patience and trust. How the patience of once person can help heal the traumatized live of another. A beautiful story, could not put the book down. Will definitely read again.
  • Elizabeth
    Definitely on the high-end of cheesy historical paperback romance.
  • Julia
    6 star book!!!!!
  • Bigedsgirl1
    This book was a Goodreads recommendation based on other titles I have read, and I'm so happy to have followed through on that recommendation! The love story of Serena Rogan, a young Irish immigrant, and Black Wolf, the medicine man of a Lakota tribe in the Black Hills of Dakota, begins on a tragic note. Serena has not only survived physical torture and rape at the hand of a mining camp leader, but her rage is instrumental in saving the lives of s...
  • Lisa
    From the synopsis, this sounded like a really interesting book and I was excited to read it. I was pleased at the depiction of most of the main characters and the way Native American life and culture were woven into the story. I was especially surprised to see that the romantic rival was made to be such a sympathetic character in the first few chapters. It was refreshing to see that role be painted as something other than a one-dimensional archet...
  • Adriana Fogaça
    Coração SelvagemLindsay MckennaClássicos Históricos 741993Devo reiterar, que normalmente não leio clássicos históricos, porque não gosto do argumento e das descrições intermináveis e sem o mínimo de propósito.Mas deixo claro, que tenho uma queda gigantesca por índios americanos e seus cabelos compridos e negros.Oh, Senhor!!!Apesar do meu desgosto em relação aos clássicos históricos, este livro é simplesmente maravilhoso.Não te...
  • Charlene
    I can't remember what year I read this but I still remember parts of the story. I wish I still had this book so that I could read it again. I borrowed it out after I read it and haven't seen it since.
  • Marie
    Loved the chemistry between Serena and Black Wolf and the wonderful sex scenes. The setting and history were also great. There was lots of drama as well.
  • Gemma
    3.5 stars.
  • Vonia
    I enjoyed all her books thank you