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March 26, 2015

YELLOW MOON by Ginger Simpson


Yellow Moon

Ginger Simpson

Yellow Moon, a Lakota maiden, accompanies her family to the Sun Dance and becomes promised to a Sante warrior who’ll soon be chief. While accompanying Thunder Eyes’ clan back to his tribe, she and the other women are stolen by the Crow, and while in Plenty Coup’s camp is told she’ll become his second wife rather than be a slave. She finds friendship and help at the hands of his first wife, a Cherokee captive called Pretty Shield. When Thunder Eye’s comes to rescue his betrothed, she begs him to take her new found friend along, and the two women eventually become sisters-in-law. When the Crow come to extract their revenge, fate changes their destiny in a big way.

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A Lakota maiden, Yellow Moon Goes with her family to the Sun Dance.  There she is promised to a warrior who will soon be chief. This was one of the customs of the tribe, to be promised to a certain warrior. The woman were captured while in route with Thunder Eye's Clan back to their tribe.  The tribe that stole the women were the Crow. While Yellow Moon were in Plenty Coup's camp she was told she would be his second wife.  Normally she would have become a slave. Plenty Coup's first wife, Pretty Shield became friends with Yellow Moon and they worked together.  Pretty Shield was a Cherokee captive.  She begs Thunder Eye, when he comes to rescue her, to take her new friend, back with them.  They eventually become sisters-in-law.  The Crow eventually come back for revenge and things are changed.  The author wrote a wonderful and interesting western that takes the reader into the customs of the Indian tribes.  If you like westerns, then you are sure to enjoy this one. I loved the Indian names that were given to the characters.  Fascinating.

I was given a complimentary copy of YELLOW MOON from the author, Ginger Simpson and Reading Alley for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


Ginger Simpson grew up reading anything by Laura Ingalls Wilder and became so fascinated with western historical novels, they've remained her favorite for more years than she cares to admit.

In 2002, Ginger decided to attempt writing her own novel, and in 2003 her first offering, Prairie Peace, was published. Since then, she's dabbled in other genres but always seems to migrate back to her favorite historical era. As all authors continue to learn through the process, so has Ginger, and her debut novel has been recently released with a new cover and title, Destiny's Bride.

At the beginning, Ginger accepted contracts with e-publishers with the realization her work would not be offered in actual stores, rather made available for sale by download or ordering through Internet sites. At the time, the reward of acceptance was enough, and the prayer that downloadable books would grow in popularity seems to have come to pass. Ginger admits she's no spring chicken, and her final goal is to see at least one of her works available in an actual "brick and mortar" store just so she can nod when someone asks if Walmart sells her books.

She's often joked that she may have to sneak a book into Walmart and leave it on the shelf next to one of Nora Robert's novels, but that's not really how she'd like her next novel to get there. Besides, there's probably a law that prohibits such a deed. She's already worked in a jail, so she doesn't care to experience the other side of the bars. Note from Ginger (2011): I actually did "sneak" a book into Walmart and take a picture of it on the "best sellers" shelve. I have the photo to prove it. I got a few weird looks from nearby people, but I didn't get arrested or escorted from the store. *smile*)


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