The Spirit Keeper



[PDF / Epub] ☃ The Spirit Keeper ✑ K.B. Laugheed – E17streets4all.co.uk A fiery frontier woman falls deeply in love with her Native American captor on an epic journey The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O Toole dreams of a different life Little A fiery frontier woman falls deeply in love with her Native American captor on an epic journey The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O Toole dreams of a different life Little does she know that someone far away The Spirit ePUB Æ is dreaming of herIn , savages raid her family home, and seventeen year old Katie is taken captive Syawa and Hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa s dreams A young Holyman, Syawa believes Katie is the subject of his Vision the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people Despite her flaming hair and ice blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa s Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her life and heart forever.The Spirit Keeper

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Spirit Keeper
  • K.B. Laugheed
  • English
  • 15 March 2017
  • 0142180335

10 thoughts on “The Spirit Keeper

  1. says:

    I was the thirteenth child my mother conceived, a bad luck baby suckled on misery and weaned on despair, a misfit nothing of a nobodyKatie O Toole is used to a hard life Dirt poor, often hungry, with work, beatings and hardship a way of life in her large family in Pennsylvania of 1747 Being taken captive after most of her family are slaughtered by Native Americans, she is treated with some respect, even awe by at least one of her captors Syawa, led by a vision, is on a quest with his li I was the thirteenth child my mother conceived, a bad luck baby suckled on misery and weaned on despair, a misfit nothing of a nobodyKatie O Toole is used to a hard life Dirt poor, often hungry, with work, beatings and hardship a way of life in her large family in Pennsylvania of 1747 Being taken captive after most of her family are slaughtered by Native Americans, she is treated with some respect, even awe by at least one of her captors Syawa, led by a vision, is on a quest with his lifelong friend, Hector to find the Creature of Fire and Ice, to bring her to his people Seventeen year old Katie with her red hair fire and her blue eyes ice is the fulfillment of Syawa s sacred dream.The action starts almost straight away But what started out as a promising tale was unfortunately mired in narrative from Katie in the early chapters, with little dialogue to break the ongoing account of her captivity I realise there was a lack of communication between the heroine and her captors, neither understanding the other s language, but it was hard going, bordering on monotony However, once she started to learn their language anddialogue was inserted into the story, it was a pretty absorbing read to the very end The romance was written so beautifully, so sensitively that I was captivated The relationship and friendship between Katie and Syawa is sweet and emotional, and absolutely heartbreaking at times With the highs come some lows as well As mentioned by the author at the beginning of the book, the language is at times odd and though I didn t find it distracting, other readers may The ending was a little anti climactic and the story felt unfinished.Action, adventure, heroism and mysticism combined with a touching romance in a well detailed historical setting, The Spirit Keeper was after the initial slogging narrative, a gripping read This is a powerful story, rich in its telling and an engrossing tale that I m so glad I didn t give up on.Recommended for readers of historical fiction and Native American historical romances.Steam 1.5 ARC courtesy of Penguin Plume via NetGalley

  2. says:

    Magic white woman saves Indian of unknown nice way to avoid research tribe nah count me the fuck out especially after reading all the four and five star reviews bandying about words like savage Let s not, people.

  3. says:

    I love stories of frontier life and the American West Throw in a European woman falling in love with her Native American captor, and I m totally there So I was really looking forward to reading The Spirit Keeper It s hard to go into much detail about plot without giving anything away, so I ll let the back cover blurb speak for itself and tell you how the story affected me I was drawn to Katie right away Her life before being captured or rescued, depending on how you look at it is vividly I love stories of frontier life and the American West Throw in a European woman falling in love with her Native American captor, and I m totally there So I was really looking forward to reading The Spirit Keeper It s hard to go into much detail about plot without giving anything away, so I ll let the back cover blurb speak for itself and tell you how the story affected me I was drawn to Katie right away Her life before being captured or rescued, depending on how you look at it is vividly recreated in her memories as she compares and contrasts her old life with her new, and throughout the story, her emotions, particularly her keen sense of being unloved and unwanted, and then her joy and uplifting as those old fears were conquered, were living, tangible things.The story kept me on the edge of my seat, burning through the pages to figure out what Syawa s vision entailed and what Katie s special gift for his people would be, and I was both pleasantly surprised and then somewhat disappointed at the twists and turns the story took asof the vision was revealed because it ended up being not quite what I was expecting nor what Katie was expecting either , and I was left feeling like the story could have gone much deeper I know that seems odd to say of a story all about the power of dreams and visions and spiritual connections, and I can t quite put my finger on it, but it just feels like an opportunity was missed for aprofound message The novel is on the shorter side, sotime certainly could have been spent exploring the central themes indetail, and I would have enjoyed reading it I wantedof Katie and her companions And while Katie really struggled all of her previous life and in the beginning of this journey, I couldn t help but feel that some things happened too easily for her toward the end The Spirit Keeper strikes me as beinglike a dressed up historical romance which is totally fine by me, I love em I say this so that those who aren t into romance are aware And on another note, I was not bothered at all by the historical language and spellings, but there were a few anachronisms that will probably catch the eye of devoted historical fiction readers.But overall, this emotional journey really put me through the wringer I laughed, I cried, I sighed in contentment The characters are very well drawn and the description and depictions of Native American beliefs, customs, and rituals were mesmerizing, as was watching Katie s transformation from a downtrodden, browbeaten farm girl to a strong and fearless and loved warrior The Spirit Keeper is a quick and intense read and should appeal to anyone who loves historical fiction with a strong romantic element I m looking forward tofrom this author, especially since there is plenty of room for a sequel

  4. says:

    Below is the body of an e mail I received soliciting the novel The Spirit Keeper My name is Kathy Laugheed my debut novel, The Spirit Keeper, was recently published by the Plume Division of Penguin Books I am writing to ask that you consider acquiring a copy of my book for your library if you have not already done so I m sure your patrons will enjoy having a chance to read this compelling Indian captivity narrative, which takes readers on an adventure from frontier Pennsylvania up the Mis Below is the body of an e mail I received soliciting the novel The Spirit Keeper My name is Kathy Laugheed my debut novel, The Spirit Keeper, was recently published by the Plume Division of Penguin Books I am writing to ask that you consider acquiring a copy of my book for your library if you have not already done so I m sure your patrons will enjoy having a chance to read this compelling Indian captivity narrative, which takes readers on an adventure from frontier Pennsylvania up the Missouri River in 1747 Please be aware there is muchto the story than the steamy romance promoted by Penguin it was all I could do to keep my editor from turning the Indians in my book into vampires I almost vomited in my mouth when I read that the editor wanted to turn the Indians into vampires When did Indians and vampires become interchangeable in garbage novels I figured this had to be a joke, so I followed the link to her webpage and it just became evenunbelievable Drunken Irish and savage Indians Really The reviews posted on GoodReads raving about this book were the bright big bow on top on top of this steaming, hot mess of a book.A word of advice for Ms Laugheed, investigate your audience None of my colleagues in the tribal library world would appreciate this e mail or your book I can say with confidence that very few of my Native patrons would waste their time on this story

  5. says:

    The Spirit Keeper is a quick, entertaining read, characterized by the sharp narration of Katie O Toole Living on the frontier and eager to return to the city she loves, Katie is treated poorly by her family, constantly berated by her mother and down trodden from a life full of harsh circumstances She s not one to meekly go along with others, and when she is taken captive by a group of Native Americans, she is determined to survive Her captors believe, or appear to believe, that she is destine The Spirit Keeper is a quick, entertaining read, characterized by the sharp narration of Katie O Toole Living on the frontier and eager to return to the city she loves, Katie is treated poorly by her family, constantly berated by her mother and down trodden from a life full of harsh circumstances She s not one to meekly go along with others, and when she is taken captive by a group of Native Americans, she is determined to survive Her captors believe, or appear to believe, that she is destined to be a spirit keeper, and not only want her to survive but view her survival as paramount to their journey.Katie is an intriguing character, with a distinct voice While she does exhibit some growth, I thought her character could have gone deeper There are parts of her story that I foundcompelling than others, and though I found the romance sweet and humorous in some places, I found it lacking a tender element that I appreciate in romantic stories Both characters have faults though and are honest about them, which is refreshing She s not okay with him acting like a brute, and he s not okay with her acting immature I guess I just wantedgrowth for both of them.The historical details feel realistic and the writing is engaging I found the details of the different tribes fascinating, and it seems that the author did her research to add realism to those scenes The story is very much a journey, so if that s not your thing, it might be a good idea to pass on this story It does feel somewhat unfinished, but that s because there is a sequel, which I will probably read at some point Though I found this to be missing a certain something that kept me from really falling in love with Katie and Hector, I still enjoyed the story and would like to see how things end up for them

  6. says:

    The Spirit Keeper is well written, and I enjoyed the fact that the author gave enough dialect of the era to give a feel for the period Unfortunately, that s all I can say that s positive The word savage is overused The Native people were treated like children, and the story resorted to the usual stereotype that they needed to be saved by a white person.The main character had been raped in her past, but she never acted like she had been She kept saying how stupid she was as well as the main m The Spirit Keeper is well written, and I enjoyed the fact that the author gave enough dialect of the era to give a feel for the period Unfortunately, that s all I can say that s positive The word savage is overused The Native people were treated like children, and the story resorted to the usual stereotype that they needed to be saved by a white person.The main character had been raped in her past, but she never acted like she had been She kept saying how stupid she was as well as the main male character I won t give spoilers to the ending, but I found it appalling The book shows nothing of what the real world of the Native Americans was like, and it s a total insult to their way of life

  7. says:

    If Cinderella were an Irish immigrant this would be her story.THE SPIRIT KEEPER is a summer read, what a friend refers to as a trashy novel The heroine is a much oppressed settler on the American frontier, long before anyone was taking up arms against the King Katie is taken prisoner by Indian raiders, a common enough practice at the time, but she is unknowingly special because her captor has come all the way from the far west to find her because he had a vision about her.The story touches on If Cinderella were an Irish immigrant this would be her story.THE SPIRIT KEEPER is a summer read, what a friend refers to as a trashy novel The heroine is a much oppressed settler on the American frontier, long before anyone was taking up arms against the King Katie is taken prisoner by Indian raiders, a common enough practice at the time, but she is unknowingly special because her captor has come all the way from the far west to find her because he had a vision about her.The story touches on Native American culture but not in a way that seems all that accurate Given that the tribal affiliation is never mentioned, it s hard to say It s all quite fairy tale like in the telling, and given that this is very much a romance, it probably doesn t matter a bit.So the abused daughter from the dysfunctional family goes off with her captors because it s better than remaining in the cinders, as it were, and she falls in love with a very unreliable narrator Halfway through the novel there s a twist that is not unknown in light reading, and there are the usual dangers of cross country travel in the untamed wilderness Thanks to total immersion, Katie learns the language and the habits of her captor, comes to understand how they can believe what they do as compared to how whites believe what they do, and it s a happy ending all around There s even a token LGBT character tossed in for diversity.The novel is a good pick for a beach read or a lazy summer weekend

  8. says:

    Disclaimer I received a free advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The Spirit Keeper is a combination of historical fiction and romance chronicling a teenager s abduction by Indians from the Pennsylvania frontier Overall, I would rate the book as an enjoyable 3.5 5.The first third of the book was a bit rough and seemed to lack direction, but the plot eventually pulled itself together and held my interest I enjoyed the complexity of the main characters a Disclaimer I received a free advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The Spirit Keeper is a combination of historical fiction and romance chronicling a teenager s abduction by Indians from the Pennsylvania frontier Overall, I would rate the book as an enjoyable 3.5 5.The first third of the book was a bit rough and seemed to lack direction, but the plot eventually pulled itself together and held my interest I enjoyed the complexity of the main characters and the gradual unveiling of their backstories, as well as the connectivity between past events that emerged throughout the novel I was pleasantly surprised that the author avoided many of the predictable plot lines that I had anticipated.Perhaps the book was meant to be a quick and easy read, but I do wish it had been longer and gone intodetail at times, such as in the first sections The narration of Katie s early captivity left something to be desired, and some of the minor characters had me rolling my eyes particularly Katie s mother and siblings in the early days of their captivity with their flat and repetitious characterizations.By the time the story was wrapping up, I did feel as if it were ending too soon and too abruptly the author has clearly given herself room for a sequel here I guess I don t mind I would certainly read it

  9. says:

    The author gives a very different twist to the traditional kidnapped by Native Americans narrative I found the book intriguing and refreshing Words of wisdom spoken by Swaya, a kind of Native American mystic, will linger long The book gives insight into Native American culture More importantly, it explores how we transcend cultural barriers, learn to communicate, and appreciate those very different than ourselves The ending is weak, but that pales in comparison to the enjoyment I found in The author gives a very different twist to the traditional kidnapped by Native Americans narrative I found the book intriguing and refreshing Words of wisdom spoken by Swaya, a kind of Native American mystic, will linger long The book gives insight into Native American culture More importantly, it explores how we transcend cultural barriers, learn to communicate, and appreciate those very different than ourselves The ending is weak, but that pales in comparison to the enjoyment I found in reading the entire book Highly recommended.I thank LibraryThing for supplying the advance reader s copy

  10. says:

    I gobbled up this fun filled action packed adventure story set in 1747 Colonial America where savages and mayhem are everywhere as well as a savior for an abused Katie O Toole This touching love story with a gifted Holyman and his hunk bodyguard rescue Katie and take her on journey that changes her life and heart forever Perhapsof a young adult genre, but I really enjoyed it just the same.

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