Leisure, Feb 2003, 6.99, 368 pp.
In 1821 Jamestown, Louisiana, Chitamacha Princess Soft Flower now known as Jewel Ratcliffe gives birth to a son Larry. Though she loves her half-breed newborn, she also has a ten month old other son named Troy. The older boy known as Red Feather in her heart comes from her Indian marriage making him a full blood while the new infant comes from her abduction by the Louisiana planter Jon who married her under Christian law.
Twenty-five years later, Larry seems to have only one goal in life, to defeat his older sibling at everything though Troy always wins. This time it is cards and Troy wins everything including Larry's mail order bride Angela Dawn. When Red Feather and Soft Flower return to their people accompanied by Angela, Jon goes ballistic vowing vengeance and an acrimonious Larry sees the opportunity to defeat his hated sibling.
With over thirty “Savage” novels, award winning Cassie Edwards is one of the all time leaders of Indian romances. Her latest tale, SAVAGE DESTINY, is a chip off the old block, which will please the author's appreciative readers.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner