Eagle’s Song, the seventh book and conclusion to Rosanne Bittner’s Western historical romance epic “Savage Destiny” series, is another stellar example of the author’s unparalleled storytelling abilities.
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Imprint or Line: Zebra Historical Romance
Book Series: Savage Destiny #7
Published by: Kensington
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Paperback
Reviewed by: Blue Falcon
This review is of Eagle’s Song, the seventh and final book in the gripping “Savage Destiny” series by Rosanne Bittner.
As Eagle’s Song begins, Abigail Trent Monroe, the Monroe matriarch, is planning a reunion for all of her family members—children, grandchildren, and various family branches—to the ranch her family owns in Colorado.
While this is a happy occasion in many ways—it even includes the return of Abbie’s estranged son Jeremy—it’s also the beginning of more trouble for the family.
Two of Abbie’s grandsons, Hawk and Zeke, are falling in love with white women.
Hawk is in love with Arianne Wilder Her brother is an agent on the reservation his family lives on.
Zeke is in love with Georgeanne Temple. Georgeanne’s father, Carson Temple, is a hateful, bigoted man who wants the ranch Abbie owns. Furthermore, he wants to keep his daughter from any involvement with the multiracial Zeke.
More trouble soon follows. One of Abbie’s sons, Wolf’s Blood, loses his wife, Jennifer, in a shooting. He later kills the men who killed her and goes into hiding.
Temple brutally assaults Zeke for daring to see Georgeanne. Nevertheless, the lovers will later get married and have children together.
As the years advance, love and loss, triumph and tragedy occur for the Monroes and their descendants, but through it all, love remains.
As usual, Mrs. Bittner’s writing style is emotional and deep, touching every emotion on the wheel.
I have never read an author who makes me feel—both good and bad—the way Mrs. Bittner does.
Mrs. Bittner’s writing makes me think and feel. it broadens my horizons and takes me places I never go in any other books I read.
The only downside for me is this is the end of the series. I would have dearly loved for Mrs. Bittner to carry the “Savage Destiny” series all the way through history to the present day.
Mrs. Bittner is not known to me for her love scenes. They are fairly standard and only mildly exciting, focusing more on the emotions of the act than the esoterics.
It’s a warm forecast for Eagle’s Song.
Eagle’s Song is less violent than Mrs. Bittner’s previous books in the “Savage Destiny” series, but there are still assault, battery, and murder scenes here. The violence is not graphic.
Bottom Line on The Book
Rosanne Bittner has done it again. It is not hyperbole to say that Eagle’s Song is one of my all-time favorite books I’ve read.
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Warriors and dreamers, pathfinders and rebels, the Monroes are a family divided between their Indian heritage and their white blood. At their head is the indomitable Abigail Trent Monroe, whose love for Cheyenne warrior Lone Eagle became a legend. Now, as the clan gathers for a long-awaited reunion on their sprawling Colorado ranch, old hatreds and new passions explode… In heartbreaking tragedy for eldest son, Wolf’s Blood; In a forbidden love affair between Abigail’s wild grandson Zeke and a rancher’s headstrong daughter; and in an agonizing choice Wolf’s Blood’s young son must make–a choice that could seal his father’s fate.Eagle’s Song by Rosanne Bittner