Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Review: Lakota Dreaming by Constance Gillam

Fired from her job as Editor-in- chief of a New York fashion magazine, Zora Hughes travels to a South Dakota Indian Reservation. She hopes to find answers to lifelong dreams her psychiatrist calls genetic memories. Zora dreams of a female ancestor who fled life as a slave and was aided in her journey to freedom by a Sioux warrior who would become her husband.

On the reservation, Zora meets Sheriff John Iron Hawk who aids and sometimes hinders her in her quest to finds answers to the murder of her forebearer.

Zora sees the parallel between her life and that of her long dead ancestor's. Try as she might, she can't resist the lure of loving John Iron Hawk, a contemporary Sioux warrior.

But someone will do anything, including murder, to stop Zora from digging up the past.

Paperback, 354 pages
Published May 9th 2014 by Constance Gillam
Genre: Romance/Suspense

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Lakota Dreaming is a very simply written book that is easy to follow along with. It tells the story of Zora as she makes a trip to a South Dakota Indian Reservation in order to make sense of the dreams she has about her ancestor. She knows she was murdered through her dreams and wants to figure out what happened so that she can stop having the dreams and return to her normal life in NYC.

There is mystery, suspense and romance within the pages of this book. Not only is Zora trying to find out what happened in the past but strange things are happening in the present and she finds she can't get the Sheriff out of her mind or way.

I liked this book but there were just a couple of things that stop me from giving it a higher rating. First of all, I wanted to know more about Julia's story. Zora's dreams were always just little teasers and I was really wanting to read more from the past. I think if there were more of a story from Julia I would have been more invested in the outcome. Secondly, the mystery of both past and present was a little too predictable and easy to figure out. I did enjoy the budding romance between Zora and John Iron Hawk as well as the descriptions of the Reservation.

Over all it was a good read that I am glad to have had the opportunity to enjoy. It is the type of book that I would pick up based on the synopsis because I love stories that go between past and present. I only wish that the past lived up to my expectations.

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