Title: Somewhere to Dream
Series: The MacDonnells #3
Publication: November 5, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 336 pp.
Source: Author via Netgalley
From Genevieve Graham, author of Sound of the Heart, comes the tale of two strangers living with the Cherokee—one with a warrior’s heart; the other with deadly dreams…
The Cherokee call her Shadow Girl. A white woman adopted by Indians, Adelaide is haunted by the dark dreams she hides—of her murdered family, of the men she fears, and most of all, of the ones that foretell the future. After her visions cause her to make a terrible mistake, she renounces her power and buries her dreams deep in her soul.
Until Jesse Black is captured by the tribe. His life is spared because the Cherokee believe his warrior spirit belongs to their fallen brother. Though he hates all Indians, Adelaide illuminates their way of life for him, just as he shines light into her shadowed heart. But when her dreams return, Jesse must help her face them…or die trying…
Family torn apart. Thrust into a new world. Adelaide feels damaged and fears white men. Jesse hates Indians for what happened to his family. He has a brutal past that he must battle and she needs the courage to embrace her gift.
" The Cherokee were human. White men were human. And yet they were dramatically different. Their hatred was a living thing, and each wanted nothing less than to annihilate the other. Somewhere in the middle was me."
Adelaide's struggle to overcome her fear of her power and her terror of what she endured before integrating with Cherokee is an interesting thing to see. She gradually comes out of her shell, she's very timid but strong. It's tough for her in the camp because her sister adapts so well to the ways of the Cherokee and she refuses to because she's afraid then her sister leaves and she must learn their ways. There are some things she finds beautiful about her new surroundings however the savagery bothers her. In one of these brutal moments she comes face to face with a pair of eyes she's seen her dreams belonging to none other than Jesse Black, the white man who had been captured and spared by the Cherokee. They have plans for him and Adelaide, though she wants no part of it. Jesse comes from a violent household, his father blames him for surviving an attack that took the rest of his family. He's angry and but he fears that he'll be just like his father. Can these two wounded souls find peace and a love neither thought possible? Overall, this is a good story about family, love and community that I think anyone that likes historical romances.