Do you enjoy learning about the native American Indians tribe? This series is based on the Arapahoe Reservation. I have all of these books and several a second time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series.


Book # 20

“THE NARROW DIRT road clung to the mountainside between the granite peaks jutting overhead and the drop-off into the valley. Ponderosas, scrub brush, and scruffy undergrowth looked fat and green after the spring rain, greener than Alan Fergus remembered the Wind River range ever looking. It was the fourth Friday in May. The foliage wouldn’t turn gray and dusty until the summer heat set in.”


The Wind River Reservation books have been a favorite since I read the first. The information about the Arapahoe and Shoshone Indian is first-rate. Usually, my emotions are involved and this was no difference. as I had tears for all the in individuals engaged in the affair. Vicky is brought into the case by another lawyer. This lawyer was killed before he could inform Vicky about the case. Five years before the Liilesheilds found a white baby left on their doorstep. They want to adopt the child now. Father John niece is visiting the Mission. Her Ph.D. thesis is about sisters captured in a raid on a wagon train, one was recused, she grew up with her family. The other married an Arapahoe and had 5 children. The sisters meet in there late life. Father John ‘s niece meets an Arapahoe Indian who was considering the Priesthood. The twists that this story takes will keep you turning the pages. The ending will leave thinking. This is must read.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkley Publishing Group through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own

Book # 18

“Late June, the Moon When the Hot Weather Begins THE CONFESSIONAL WAS warm and stuffy. The round light in the ceiling shone on the pages of the novel he was reading and radiated heat around the small area. He could hear the wind picking up outside, the June beginnings of the hot, dry winds that would scour the Wind River Reservation all summer.”


The Wind River Series has long been my favorite Native American story. I am delighted to read this book. Visiting with Father John and Vicky Holden was a great way to pass the time. Someone is taking random shots at cars on the highway. Vicky and Adam to stop to help and find a dead man. About the same time a white buffalo calf is born on the reservation. The Arapahoe believe the white calf is scared and that it a sign creator is with it. Hoards descend on ranch to see the calf. Several cowboys who work on the ranch has disappeared. The subplots are skillfully merged together.

Book # 10

“October 1907 THE THREE WARRIORS sat their ponies against a glass-blue sky broken only by the mare’s tail cloud stream streaming overhead.”

Book # 1

“A COLD GUST of wind whipped across the Ethete powwow grounds and flapped at Father John Aloysius O’Malley’s windbreaker.”

About bettylouise31 Member of Netgalley. Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for 60 years and we have a Bengal Cat, Kato. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or another source​. My reviews can be found on Amazon, Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+. I have no Facebook or Twitter accounts. Thanks for reading my blog.
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  1. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Well Betty Louise you have me intrigued now!

  2. lghiggins says:

    I can’t believe this series was not on my radar, but I can believe you have read them. I just bought the first book in the series and if I like it, I hope to add more on gradually. Thanks for sharing.

    • I first run across this series a number years ago at my library. I remember now that I missed some books. I have at least one and maybe two. I read it before I read Tony Hillerman and like it better

    • GOODREADS is sure missed up. I found a book that I thought I wrote and it even among my books. I have started answer your last note several times and it roadblocks

  3. carhicks says:

    Looks like a series I would definitely enjoy. I will see if they have any at the library.

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