In Comanche Woman, set in 1843 Texas, Joan Johnston explores the relationship of a white woman and a Comanche man whose love is not supposed to happen. Long Quiet is educated but cannot decide if he can live with his people or if he can accept the white man’s ways. When Bayleigh Stewart is kidnapped by the Comanche and hidden many miles from her family, Long Quiet offers to help search for the woman known by the Indians as Shadow.
Bayleigh, once in the Comanche camp, is taken by the son of the chief as his slave/companion. She hopes and prays that she’ll be rescued but in the meantime, tries to forge bonds with the women and children of the tribe. Most of them shun her because they think she has magical powers to use against them. But when Long Quiet enters the tribe’s land, she wonders if things will change.
Bayleigh and Long Quiet’s ensuing relationship will keep readers entertained throughout. The novel is a fun romance that will keep the pages turning long past bedtime. If you enjoy this one, try The Cowboy or The Texan next.