Monday, September 20, 2010

Jim Fergus, One Thousand White Women, and More!

There are mixed reviews on One Thousand White Women, while one critic says: The best writing transports readers to another time and place, so that when they reluctantly close the book, they are astonished to find themselves returned to their everyday lives.One Thousand White Women is such a book. Jim Fergus so skillfully envelops us in the heart and mind of his main character, May Dodd, that we weep when she mourns, we shake our fist at anyone who tries to sway her course, and our hearts pound when she is in danger.Colorado Springs Gazett, other critics say it reads like May Dodd was a mom transported from 1990 to the old west and totally unbelievable.  I loved it!  It is a good addition in what's shaping up to be our year of, "not so proud moments in USA history."

If you enjoyed One Thousand White Women, You might want to read  Fergus' other novel, "The Wild Girl" already being made into a Hallmark film. Clip below:
When Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West hoping to leave his troubles behind. He joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak. As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever. 

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