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Savage Summer [Mass Market Paperback]

Constance O'Banyon


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November 1986

Although both born half white and half Blackfoot, cousins Sky Dancer and Danielle were raised in opposite worlds. During a summer swap to learn more about their other heritages, both girls must also learn that finding love means finding a balance in conflicting worlds.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp (Mm); Reissue edition (November 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821731610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821731611
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g

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Review

“Constance O’Banyon is dynamic, one of the best writers of romantic adventure.”—Romantic Times

“Few authors do nineteenth century Texas romances as well as Constance O’Banyon consistently does.” —Midwest Book Review

“In the hands of O'Banyon, ancient history comes alive.” – RT BookReviews on Desert Prince

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Constance O’Banyon is a USA Today bestselling author and Romantic Times career achievement award winner who has more than 8 million books in print. She has written various romantic sub-genres, ranging from the traditional historical to contemporaries at Zebra, Pinnacle, and Harper. Her books have been published in Canada, England, Australia, Africa, Spain, China, Germany, Italy, Russia, and France. Constance is a native Texan who makes her home in San Antonio with her husband, Jim and their son, Jason. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  27 reviews
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A wonderful Series Jan. 23 2011
By L. Richter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I just finished Savage Spring the fourth and last book of this series. I was so into the story of all the drama of each character. Being part Blackfoot, it captured my heart in many ways, and brought tears to my eyes with the closing message that the author wrote regarding a people and a way of life lost forever. I am so glad I got to experience reading this series. It has been many years since I have read romance but Constance O'Banyon captured me in a couple of her other books as well. I was sick the past two weeks so I was able to read this whole series in its entirety one after the other so everything was fresh as one book left off and the other continued. If you want to read something besides characters falling into bed after bed, something with a damn good story then I highly recommend the series which begins with "Savage Autumn"
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very romantic, it captured my hart Feb. 28 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have read three books by Constance O'banyon and was very happy to hear that there was a fourth book in her savage series, savage summer tells us the contining story of Joanna and Windhalk through there children and her brother and his daughter it is a book that you will not be able to put down it is funny and so romantic that you will wish you were back in time!
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Good Constance O'Banyon Book. May 26 2014
By Old Skool Romance Novel Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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"Savage Summer" is the final book in Constance O'Banyon's "Savage Seasons of Blackfoot" series. While it's not as good as the other books in the series, it's still a good book.

The Story: The book begins the way "Savage Spring" ended, with a reminder that Joanna James and her husband, Blood Blackfoot Indian chief Windhawk, and Joanna's brother, Taggart "Tag" James and his wife, Alexandria, have made a promise to each other. That promise is that their respective daughters, Joanna and Windhawk's Sky Dancer, and Tag's and Alexandria's Danielle, will spend the summer with the other couple to learn about the other half of their heritage.

Fast forward. The book then commences when both girls are nineteen. Neither Sky Dancer nor Danielle is happy about the idea of spending the summer in an environment neither is familiar with. Sky Dancer, however, is open to the trip. Danielle, however, is not. She is a spoiled, obnoxious brat who pouts, whines, and tries to manipulate her way out of going. She also angers Tag by referring to her Indian relatives as "savages."

Sky Dancer is also having dreams-of a sexual nature-about a man whom she later meets. That is the hero of the book, Morgan Prescott, a doctor by trade and training and a Colonel in the U.S.Army. Later, when Sky Dancer arrives in Philadelphia, she and Morgan meet, become attracted to each other and fall in love. However, there are problems with their relationship.

Back in the Blood Blackfoot village, Danielle is having a miserable time; she is especially cold to her grandmother, Sun Woman, who only wants to see Danielle before Sun Woman passes away. One day, Danielle is kidnapped by a Piegan Blackfoot brave named Scar Face. (Backstory: Scar Face is the son of Running Elk, a Piegan chief who in "Savage Autumn" kidnapped Tag. Scar Face has kidnapped Danielle believing that she is Sky Dancer. Scar Face believes that Windhawk killed his father; in reality, it was Tag who killed Running Elk.) When Windhawk discovers Danielle has been kidnapped, he sends many braves to try to find her. The only one who succeeds is Windrunner. (This is NOT the same title character of a later Constance O'Banyon book.) Eventually, Windrunner rescues Danielle-who previously insulted him and called him a "savage." They manage to make their way back to the Blood Blackfoot village, but not before facing hardships, including injuries and attempts on both of their lives. Danielle kills Scar Face when he tries to kill Windrunner.

While that is going on, back in Philadelphia, Sky Dancer, or Skyler Dancing as she is introduced to Philly society, is falling in love with Morgan. However, she fears what he will think when he finds out she's half-Indian. Those fears are realized when Morgan makes disparaging remarks about Indians, which hurts Sky Dancer greatly. After hearing these remarks, Sky Dancer shuts off all contact with Morgan. Both spend a good chunk of time hurting before Sky Dancer gives herself to Morgan to know what it's like to be with the man she loves. Later, after Sky Dancer returns home to the Blood Blackfoot village, Alexandria tells Morgan why what he said hurt Sky Dancer so much and, with the help of a trip to Blackfoot country to see Sky Dancer, helps him open his heart and mind to the bigotry and hatred he held. Eventually, Morgan's views change and he realizes he loves Sky Dancer and accepts her for who she is.

At the same time, Danielle and Windrunner are falling in love with each other but they too have cultural issues to overcome. Their issues: Danielle is the niece of Windhawk, the Blood Blackfoot chief, whereas Windrunner, even though he is the son of Windhawk's best friend, Gray Fox, doesn't have the same status among the Blood Blackfoot and believes that he has no chance to be accepted by Windhawk as a potential nephew-in-law. However, like Morgan and Sky Dancer, Danielle and Windrunner find a way to get beyond their differences and find the love of their lives and live happily ever after.

This is not a five-star level book. It is a little dry and boring in spots, but it's certainly good enough.

Sex: As usual, Constance O'Banyon's love scenes are more focused on the feelings that the mechanics of the act.

Violence: After Danielle is kidnapped, Scar Face physically abuses her. Later, Scar Face nearly kills Windrunner with an ax. Danielle then kills Scar Face by stabbing him with a spear. None of these scenes are graphically described.

Bottom Line: A nice way to end this series.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gone But Not Forgotten May 14 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just finished the last in this series. didn't want it to end. If u r looking historical romance, that's filled with love, romance, intrigue you won't be disappointed. Note to author. There is more to tell. I need to read about how their lives end.
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put This Series Down May 3 2014
By Karen K. Bellandi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read these 4 books in this series and couldn't put them down. I was so sad to see them end. Great books.

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