Forced to flee her home on the windswept Texas plains, Amy Masters sought sanctuary in the golden hills of Oregon There she began a new life, but could never forget her pledge to Swift Antelope, the magnificent Comanche warrior who had captured her heart Then Swift, now a notorious gunslinger whose murderous reputation was known throughout the West, found her He vowed never again to lose the proud, sun kissed beauty who haunted his dreams, and he swore to make her honor her sacred promise But could he make her believe in his


10 thoughts on “Comanche Heart

  1. Auntee Auntee says:

    Loved it Loooved it Yes I know, it wasn t Comanche Moon , which IMO is Catherine Anderson s epic romance, and it would be hard to compete with that one This one was a little different,of a straight romance between two people who haven t seen each other in 15 years, since they were kids Both Amy and Swift Antelope Lopez have each been through hell during those years and changed so much, I wasn t sure if they could recapture the young love they had when they were a mostly carefree 12 y Loved it Loooved it Yes I know, it wasn t Comanche Moon , which IMO is Catherine Anderson s epic romance, and it would be hard to compete with that one This one was a little different,of a straight romance between two people who haven t seen each other in 15 years, since they were kids Both Amy and Swift Antelope Lopez have each been through hell during those years and changed so much, I wasn t sure if they could recapture the young love they had when they were a mostly carefree 12 year old and a blossoming into manhood 16 year old This book details the painful journey they must each take to reclaim the happiness they once shared, and how they battle racial prejudice, deal with regrets, and rediscover the deep love and trust they once shared with each other I shed many a tear while reading this one, both for Amy and for Swift Amy was practically a shell of a woman when Swift came back into her life, hiding out behind her teaching job and the protection of her cousin Loretta s family Sure it was a safe life, but it was no life for the former spirited young girl from Comanche Moon And she gave Swift such a hard time when he finally came back into her life and tried to make her honor her youthful promise of marriage Yes, I understood that she was unhappy and afraid of what he d become on the outside a notorious gunslinger who rode with comancheros , but I was hoping she d look deeper and realize this was her Swift, the man who would never intentionally hurt her Sometimes her reluctance to accept Swift irritated me, even though I couldn t blame her after all that had happened to her This girl had enough horrors to last a lifetime Since she clearly hadn t really dealt with her horrific past, I had my doubts that Swift would be able to reconnect with her But boy he was tenacious and single minded Sometimes he was a little ham handed and insensitive, but I never for one minute doubted his love for Amy Many a time I thought Don t give up Swift whenever Amy tried to shut him out.I really adored Swift as a hero I thought he was caring, sexy, sensitive, and wonderful The things he was willing to do to be with Amythe guy never gave up A couple of times he made me cry the spelling bee when he decided he would finally leave Amy alone and almost made it out of town when he finally realized the scope of all that Amy had been through when he was framed for a murder he didn t commit and still tried to protect Amy s reputation and I so wanted him to have a HEA, but I was also nervous that he wouldn t get one Just wonderful storytelling by Catherine Anderson.And Amy, oh she came a long way I was so proud of her when she finally found her self worth again her Comanche heart Her defense of Swift when he was accused of murder brought tears to my eyes That s when I was convinced of her absolute love for him.I enjoyed getting a look into the next book which will be Indigo s Loretta and Hunter s daughter story She reminds me a little bit of the brave and spirited young girl that Amy was Although I have to admit I was a little surprised with Loretta and Hunter s parenting skills I thought they gave her waay too much freedom and Indigo nearly paid for that.This was a wonderful romance, one I wouldn t hesitate to recommend to any reader Just be sure to read Comanche Moon first you won t want to miss out on the significant backstory that it provides There s romance, passion, tears, and a bit of suspense, and a very satisfying HEA Whatcould you want 5 stars


  2. MelissaB MelissaB says:

    First off, you really need to read Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson before Comanche Heart because that is where Swift and Amy s story begins They fall in love at a young age and get betrothed in the Comanche way Swift Antelope stays with his Comanche tribe during their fight against the whites but promises to come for her when he is finished She waits years and he never comes, so eventually she ends up in Oregan with her sister Loretta and Hunter.At the start of Comanche Heart, it has been First off, you really need to read Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson before Comanche Heart because that is where Swift and Amy s story begins They fall in love at a young age and get betrothed in the Comanche way Swift Antelope stays with his Comanche tribe during their fight against the whites but promises to come for her when he is finished She waits years and he never comes, so eventually she ends up in Oregan with her sister Loretta and Hunter.At the start of Comanche Heart, it has been 12 years after Swift left Amy He returns to her farm only to be told she died Three years later, he makes his way to Oregon to find Hunter and Loretta after years of being a gun slinger and riding with the Comancheros He is amazed to find his Amy alive and well, living as a school teacher near her sister Amy has never forgotten her childhood love but is terrified of the hard looking Comanchero Swift had become.Swift still loves Amy and is determined to have a life with her now that he has found her again Amy is scared of losing the freedom she has at Wolf s Landing if she honors her promise to marry Swift While she still loves him, she went through a lot in her life that has left her terrified of intimacy and all but broke her spirit However, Swift is one determined man who is patient and willing to do whatever it takes to win Amy s trust.I loved Swift and Amy s story Amy went through so much in her life that she deserved to find happiness with her love At first I was a little frustrated that she resisted Swift so hard until I found out the hell she went through while faithfully waiting for Swift to come for her in Texas then my heart broke for her and I couldn t wait to see Swift heal her with his love Swift had a hard life in the 15 years since he last saw Amy, but he jumps at the chance to start a new life He is so kind and patient with Amy he truly was a hero to me This love story was beautiful and sweet Swift and Amy deserved their HEA after living hard lives then managing to work their way through many obstacles to find happiness and a chance for a life together Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys great romance Read Comanche Moon first though not only is it amazing but you see the start of this wonderful love story Comanche Heart will be rereleased in June 2009


  3. Barbara Barbara says:

    2 StarsOk here it goes.I ll try not to rant, but I will be brutally honest.I went into this not comparing Heart to Moon, but the only reason my rating was a 2 is because of Comanche Moon If I had picked this up as an impulsive buy I wouldn t have been so kind in my rating.Swifts character was man turned boyish to the 10th degree In my opinion and you know I always have one Anderson didn t shed nearly enough light on any of his trials and tribulations Sure we all know he was a famous g 2 StarsOk here it goes.I ll try not to rant, but I will be brutally honest.I went into this not comparing Heart to Moon, but the only reason my rating was a 2 is because of Comanche Moon If I had picked this up as an impulsive buy I wouldn t have been so kind in my rating.Swifts character was man turned boyish to the 10th degree In my opinion and you know I always have one Anderson didn t shed nearly enough light on any of his trials and tribulations Sure we all know he was a famous gun slinger and he d had tough times but I never felt what he actually lived through, and I think that s why I never really connected with him.I did enjoy catching up with Amy I do believe she was shown in a correct light considering all she d been through, but can t this author write about anything except rape First it almost happened to Loretta, than Amy and in this book she wrote Indigo into almost the same situation It just seems to me that the only way Anderson introduces her female characters to the hardships of life is through rape Am I the only one who that bothers So for me the book was mediocre at best I had to literally push myself through it I know the ratings are high and I m glad everyone else got their moneys worthbut I sure didn t


  4. jenjn79 jenjn79 says:

    While I enjoyed Comanche Heart, I didn t like it anywhere near as much as Comanche Moon It just didn t have the same power as the first book in the series.Comanche Moon is a multi dimensional story in that it wasn t just about the romance, but also about the struggle between Native Americans and whites, the lives affected, the morality of who was right and wrongthe book just had a very well rounded feel.Whereas Comanche Heart comes off for me as a bit, well, superficial Not in a shallow, ai While I enjoyed Comanche Heart, I didn t like it anywhere near as much as Comanche Moon It just didn t have the same power as the first book in the series.Comanche Moon is a multi dimensional story in that it wasn t just about the romance, but also about the struggle between Native Americans and whites, the lives affected, the morality of who was right and wrongthe book just had a very well rounded feel.Whereas Comanche Heart comes off for me as a bit, well, superficial Not in a shallow, air head sense, but in that it didn t dig very deep The story was almost wholly about Amy, and Swift trying to convince Amy to give him a chance There wasn t much else to give the story the same kind of depth that Comanche Moon had There was a bit about Swift trying to overcome his past, but it almost comes off as a side note despite what happens at the end I just would have liked there to have beento the story than there was.To that end, I was rather disappointed with Anderson s neglect of Loretta, and especially Hunter in the book Not that I wasn t surprised by it It s something I ve noticed in other books of a series by Anderson she doesn t utilize past characters as well as she could have In this case, it bothered me a littlethan usual I wanted to knowabout Loretta and Hunter how they came to settle where they did, why Hunter took up the job he did, how he dealt with the change in cultures , etc There wasn t anything like that and it left me feeling a little short changed.Like some others who read this book, I was rather annoyed with Hunter s reaction, or lack thereof, to the incident surrounding his daughter Indigo He pretty much didn t react at all and that seemed really wrong for the character we got to know in Comanche Moon It didn t fit at all for me.It sounds like I didn t like the book, but I did Reading it, though, and having read the first book in the series I thought Comanche Heart just could have beenThe potential was there, but it didn t quite make it For me, it was a nice romance, but not the powerful drama that Comanche Moon was


  5. Kathrynn Kathrynn says:

    Loved it Comanche Heart picks up 15 years AFTER Comanche Moon The backstory for Heart is in Moon this is not a stand alone and the series should be read in order.Swift Lopez formerly Swift Antelope was 16 when he met Amy 12 after she was rescued from comancheros who had brutally raped her They vowed themselves to each other and when Swift went to fight the great fight for his People, he told Amy he would come back for her Amy hung on the hope of Swift returning for her, but after 12 y Loved it Comanche Heart picks up 15 years AFTER Comanche Moon The backstory for Heart is in Moon this is not a stand alone and the series should be read in order.Swift Lopez formerly Swift Antelope was 16 when he met Amy 12 after she was rescued from comancheros who had brutally raped her They vowed themselves to each other and when Swift went to fight the great fight for his People, he told Amy he would come back for her Amy hung on the hope of Swift returning for her, but after 12 years of waiting she was forced to leave her Texas home and fled to Oregon to be with Loretta and Hunter at Wolf s Landing where Amy became the school teacher Swift returned to her Texas home and was told Amy died He went wild Joined and became what Amy feared the most a comanchero His reputation as a gunfighter became his plague Three years later, exhausted and wanting a fresh start, he ended up in Wolf s Landing to see his friend, Hunter But what he found was Amy alive.Swift was a wonderful character He loved Amy and with tremendous patience, love and understanding, he broke through Amy s fears and found the spirited girl he knew There were a lot of tender heartbreaking moments and several times I had tears streaming down my face not realizing it as I was glued to the pages Exceptionally well written Looking forward to reading the next re issue in this series that is due to be re released spring summer of 2010


  6. Azet Azet says:

    Comanche Heart is the sequel to the epic romantic saga Comanche Moon i read many years ago,on the list of my all time favourite novels.I had earned for an opportunity to read this book because i was so excited for Swift s and Amy s own story,as we all got charmed by them as kids in the first book,and today finally found it and finished it over 5 hours,full of anxiety and excitement This story follows the second chance love story between the tortured heroine Amy Masters cousin of the h from Comanche Heart is the sequel to the epic romantic saga Comanche Moon i read many years ago,on the list of my all time favourite novels.I had earned for an opportunity to read this book because i was so excited for Swift s and Amy s own story,as we all got charmed by them as kids in the first book,and today finally found it and finished it over 5 hours,full of anxiety and excitement This story follows the second chance love story between the tortured heroine Amy Masters cousin of the h from Comanche Moon and her long lost betrothed ,comanche warrior Swift Antelope.They were kids when they promised each other marriage in Comanche Moon ,but war separated them for over 15 yearsand when Swift finally has found his Amy,she is now a scarred woman who refuses to acknowledge him This journey follows the biggest challenge in Swift s life..he have defeated battles and warriorsbut his fight to win back Amy s love and trust will be the hardest of them all.I as a reader cared,smiled and cried for him.For Swift the essence of Amy went far beyond the physical.He both lived and breathed his love for Amy,and i love how Amy slowly and painfully surrenders to him.Their love was so eternal,heartbreakingly beautiful and passionate that i just cried so many times throughout the book.I love Swift,and his endless pursuing after his woman.He is a true hero that i simply couldn t resist, a tall,rugged,fearless,shadow filled handsome stranger that tugged at the strings of Amy s heart together with mine Every scene with him was mind blowing,he is a man to be looked with awe Amy becomes the heroine she deserved to be.And after all the dark and disgusting shit she got through,i wouldn t have blamed her if she wanted to commit suicide,but some deep notion made her continue on to live.I loved meeting Loretta and Hunter again H and h from Comanche Moon and their children Chase and Indigo,how wild and untamed they are I really look forward to Chase s book in Comanche Magic ,as he came off as a very promising character..having the deathly and fear less nature his father and Swift has.This is a book i will never forget,i just loved it so much i can t explain it Catherine Anderson is one of the best author who creates honest brutally love stories with adventure and actionand everlasting love stories with hero and heroine to die for Comanche Heart went straight to my heart He turned her face to regard her,his eyes smiling As for you not being the same girl i knew You look like her,speak like her,smell like her He slowly bent his head towards hers Ask me to cut off my right arm for you,and i will do it.Ask me to lay down my life for you,and i will do it.But,please,don t ask me to give you up now that i have found you again.Don t ask that,Amy Swift Antelope


  7. Ally72 Ally72 says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was such a beautiful book and one that I knew I had to be in a certain mood to read I expected it to be filled with emotion between Amy and Swift and I was right The story takes place approximately fifteen years after Comanche Moon ends In the last book we read the suffering Amy went through while captured by the bandits Unfortunately, her suffering doesn t end at that point and there wereproblems ahead for Amy I think the worst part about reading it was knowing those kinds of cr This was such a beautiful book and one that I knew I had to be in a certain mood to read I expected it to be filled with emotion between Amy and Swift and I was right The story takes place approximately fifteen years after Comanche Moon ends In the last book we read the suffering Amy went through while captured by the bandits Unfortunately, her suffering doesn t end at that point and there wereproblems ahead for Amy I think the worst part about reading it was knowing those kinds of crimes happened to women and children Swift and Amy loved each other as teenagers and that never changed as they became adults despite all of the problems they endured Swift Antelope Lopez is truly what a hero is meant to be in my opinion He is one of my favorite characters that I have ever read about and Amy was a perfect complement to him There were parts in the story that I had to stop and take a break because Amy made me feel so sorry for her If someone hasn t read this book and is reading this review, it probably sounds very dark It really isn t because it is also about hope and the courage to continue on when faced with traumas Comanche Heart is not really similar to Comanche Moon other than the characters are the same I loved both books for different reasons and I highly recommend it to anyone who is in the mood for a romantic and emotional filled book Lastly, the ending was very satisfying and made me feel so happy on the last page


  8. Christel Christel says:

    Okay if the next 2 are any better than the first 2, I am in serious trouble Julie let me borrow this book, so I would not have to wait a year for it to be released.WOW Amy Masters was abducted by Comancheros when she was 12 Brutally raped and savaged she was rescured by her cousins husband Half breed Commanche Hunter of the Wolf Upon returning to Hunter s village she made friends with a young Commanche brave, Swift Antelope He was also very good friends with Hunter Before going back to he Okay if the next 2 are any better than the first 2, I am in serious trouble Julie let me borrow this book, so I would not have to wait a year for it to be released.WOW Amy Masters was abducted by Comancheros when she was 12 Brutally raped and savaged she was rescured by her cousins husband Half breed Commanche Hunter of the Wolf Upon returning to Hunter s village she made friends with a young Commanche brave, Swift Antelope He was also very good friends with Hunter Before going back to her home in Texas, Her and Swift made a Bethrothal to each other.15 years later Amy is a teacher in Wolf s Landing the town Hunter founded when he went west with Loretta to Oregon Swift has now changed is name to Swift Lopez and for the past years he has ridden with the Commancheros He is a gunslinger who has killed numerous men Amy is scared of him and to think that they had betrothed themselves to one another years before Can Swift change Can Amy devulge what has happened in the past 15 years to Swift and come to terms with what happened to her.Catherine Anderson has woven a poignant tale of love, Trust with the undertones of violence that has plagued both hero and heroine in the past and in the present I cannot wait till I can read the other 2 in the series


  9. Corrine Corrine says:

    I didn t really enjoy this book until I put Comanche Moon out of my mind, because to compare the two is unfair CM is one of those books that come along very rarely and change your life Unfortunately for me, though it was enjoyable, Comanche Heart doesn t fall into the same category.We first meet Swift Antelope and Amy as adolescents in CM It s there that Amy gives her betrothal promise to swift, and it s also there when they re torn apart by the Comanche fight for freedom Fifteen years later I didn t really enjoy this book until I put Comanche Moon out of my mind, because to compare the two is unfair CM is one of those books that come along very rarely and change your life Unfortunately for me, though it was enjoyable, Comanche Heart doesn t fall into the same category.We first meet Swift Antelope and Amy as adolescents in CM It s there that Amy gives her betrothal promise to swift, and it s also there when they re torn apart by the Comanche fight for freedom Fifteen years later, Swift, now a comanchero, is aimless His tribe has been sent to reservations, he s constantly outrunning his past, and he believes his one true love, Amy, is dead He tracks his old friends Hunter and Loretta to Wolf s Landing, Oregon, and it s there that he meets up with Amy again Unfortunately, fifteen years has changed both of them, and not for the better.I was a little disappointed that CA decided to have Amy face eveturmoil after all that s she s already been through I, like Swift, was expecting spunky, feisty Amy, and instead she was still recovering and hiding from the pain she d experienced There were times that I thought Swift was way too heavy handed with her, and even though she seemed to accept it in the end, I was appalled at parts Because of this, IMO the first half flounders a bit, as Amy, Swift and the reader struggle to get bearings on the new situation The last half pulls through though, and you can see exactly why each of them fall in love with the other B


  10. Miss Kim Miss Kim says:

    This one started out slow for me It had been about a month since I d read Comanche Moon, and I think having a few weeks to come down off that high may have contributed to why I didn t like this one as much As others have said, this one does not compare to CM However, I feel it is a good book This is typical Catherine Anderson with the wounded heroine and the gentle and patient hero.I am disappointed that there is 15 years between CM and Comanche Heart How do Hunter and Loretta get to Orego This one started out slow for me It had been about a month since I d read Comanche Moon, and I think having a few weeks to come down off that high may have contributed to why I didn t like this one as much As others have said, this one does not compare to CM However, I feel it is a good book This is typical Catherine Anderson with the wounded heroine and the gentle and patient hero.I am disappointed that there is 15 years between CM and Comanche Heart How do Hunter and Loretta get to Oregon How did he set up the town How did he become respected by the white man and build a town I really enjoyed Swift and Amy s childhood romance in CM, and looked forward to their future The entire book focuses solely on Swift trying to convince Amy that he still loves her