Who would have ever known that something so good and loving would come from the Civil War? Lauralee Johnston was only 5 years old when her father went off to war. Her father was the commander of a troop of Confederate Cherokee warriors that he had been close to for many years. His best friend is Joe Dancing Cloud, a chief of the Wolf Cherokee clan. Joe would do anything for the commander, so he is willing when asked, to accompany Lauralee to Illinois to live with her aunt and uncle. This story sweeps through the years and is fast-paced, full of adventure and love. I found the characters to be vivid and endearing, the plot to be satisfying but stereotypical. In this book, I was able to overlook the stereotypes and enjoyed it to the very end.
Wild Abandon by Cassie Edwards will be available January 30, 2018 from Zebra, an imprint of Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.