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Kindred Spirits (Spirits of Nature #2) by Michelle Post

posted 8 Sep 2017, 10:41 by Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books!

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As promised, Darcy Butler returns to the Crow Indian reservation. It has been one year since she completed and sold her novel based on her roots and the Crow Indian tribe. Her novel had sold well and she decided that she would give back to a culture that had enriched her life. 

Upon her return, she finds a gift bestowed upon her from her mentor and distant cousin, Tiponi. The wise elder of the tribe has left his journal for Darcy in the event of her return as vowed by the ‘great storyteller.’ 

The book becomes a treasure to Darcy as she discovers the plight of the children of Running Wolf and The Mourning Dove. Tiponi will continue with his story taking Darcy on a journey that will entail the completion of the prophecy. It will be an emotional excursion for Darcy. 

Once again, she will witness though the wisdom of Tiponi the true character of American Indian. She will gain a new pride in her heritage as she follows her ancestors from the free roaming time to the present obscurity. 

In the end, Tiponi will have one final request. Darcy will be faced with a heartfelt wish from the grave of her departed spirit guide. If she chooses this path she will be instrumental in taking the prophecy full circle. It will also change her life forever and her relationship to Jack. Darcy will have to draw from the spirits of her heritage in her decision. Her life will run parallel to those before her as she embarks on the pronouncement of uncondional love and devotion.

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Kindred Spirits is the second book in the Spirits of Nature series, and I couldn't wait to read it as I had loved the first book. Now, due to the ending of the first book, I knew that this book would be about different characters, but I was also hoping that The Mourning Dove and Running Wolf would also pay a visit. Is this cryptic enough for you? I certainly hope so, because these two books are simply amazing.

Kindred Spirits is about the children and grandchildren of The Mourning Dove and Running Wolf, with some hard-hitting history thrown in too. There is nothing 'soft' about this book, it paints a harsh reality. At times, you will be gasping for breath amidst the sorrow as the story unfolds. And yet..., there is still hope. There are characters that still have a part to play. There is love so deep, so pure, it transcends death. And yet, not everyone gets a guaranteed HEA. This may be a fictional story, but there are so many elements of truth in it, it may just break your heart before it slowly stitches it back together again.

There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. The pace is gentle and smooth where necessary, with a brilliant story that tells its own tale at its own speed. The only thing I would say, which isn't negative by any means, is that I wish I had re-read Spirits of Nature, just so I could immerse myself for longer. Absolutely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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I am a writer currently working as a flight attendant. It gave me some good writing material. 
I love to write and enjoy doing research for novels that have some historical value.
I also love learning about different cultures. My work has given me that opportunity.

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