Best Read Dancing through FireBy JoAnn Hague For Kindle ePUB or eBook – sneakerspear.co.uk

Dancing through Fire In 1775, Sarah Himmel, reared parentless in the Moravian Christian community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, marries a stranger to accompany him as a missionary to the Indians of the Ohio wilderness On the banks of the Elk s Eye, Wind Maiden dreams of a man but marries a boy Despite the two women s differences, friendship grows Against the backdrop of the Revolutionary War, through joy and misery, birth and death, they sustain one another until strength triumphs over weakness and life reigns over death DANCING THROUGH FIRE is a carefully researched account of the events from 1775 to 1782 which culminated in the massacre of than 90 Christian Indians at Gnadenhutten in eastern Ohio All historic events are actual, and all secondary characters are real Although fictional, the novel s main characters are accurate depictions of Indians and Moravian missionaries of the Revolutionary War period DANCING THROUGH FIRE is a recipient of the OHIO ARTS COUNCIL FELLOWSHIP GRANT FOR CREATIVE WRITING. Free Download Books Dancing through Fire by JoAnn Hague – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. Dancing with Fire is a historically researched account of the events from 1775 to 1782 which culminated in the massacre of 90 Brethren missionaries and Christian Indians at Gnadenhutten in eastern Ohio.I found this book very difficult to read Following the broken language which was supposed to copy the Indians language was very slow and tedious The numerous Indian tribal names became very confusing The continuous interspersing of characters speech with their thoughts was often hard to follow Danc...

  2. Since this is the first historical fiction I ve read in a while, I m not going to say much about that What I will say is that by about page 100 I was completely immersed in the history The hook was definitely slow and for the first few chapters it feltlike a chore than a read for pleasure Looking back, I could attribute that to Hague s fantastic research and detail to everyday life She really established these characters in their time As a die hard romantic, I found both Sarah and Win Since this is the first historical fiction I ve read in a while, I m not going to say much about that What I will say is that by about page 100 I was complet...

  3. JoAnn is a talented writer A couple of my favorite examples are these The sun dripped its idle rays down to the forest floor Later, referring to the sky Where it bent to touch the earth, it lightened with the snow s glow Her vivid imagery pulls you right into the story This is the first story I ve read of that time period April 24, 1775 March 23, 1782 that wasn t directly about the Revolutionary War It was interesting to see the war as a barely mentioned event with the Indian stor JoAnn is a talented writer A couple of my favorite examples are these The sun dripped its idle rays down to the forest floor Later, referring to the sky Where it bent to touch the earth, it lightened with the snow s glow Her vivid imagery pulls you right i...

  4. I received this book as a giveaway from the author through the First Reads program on Goodreads It came autographed with a nice bookmark as well Spoilers ahead, please don t read if you don t want to know about the plot.It took me a little while to get into this book at first For some reason, though I enjoy them, books with American Indians tend to take longer for me to read and get through I think it s partly since the cultures of American Indian tribes ar...

  5. This wrenchingly beautiful story of friendship between two very different women is set against the backdrop of a little known and shameful event in America s history It s that rare treat of a book literate and so compelling it s hard to put aside even after it s finished.In 1775 Sarah, insecure and self effacing, is chosen by her Brethren community to marry a stranger and accompany him to a missionary outpost in the Ohio wilderness Wind Maiden, smug, self centered young daughter of the Lenni This wrenchingly beautiful story of friendship between two very different women is set against the backdrop of a little known and shameful event in America s history It s that rare treat of a book literate and so compelling it s hard to put aside even after it s finished.In 1775 Sarah, insecure and self effacing, is chosen by her Brethren community to marry a stranger and accompany him to a missionary outpost in the Ohio wilderness Wind Maiden, smug, self centered young daughter of the Lenni Lenape tribe, hungers for ribbons and bells and a warrior husband, but must settle for a childhood friend with an invalid mother Their lives twist together in a pattern...

  6. Firstly, as I won this book as part of First Reads, I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book.This was a very interesting story about an event in history regarding Christian Indians and missionaries, focussing on the relationship between two very different women Sarah and Wind Maiden The two could not bedifferent different backgrounds and very different temperaments and personalities, yet mutual admiration and respect brings these two women toge Firstly, as I won this book as part of First Reads, I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book.This was a very interesting story about an event in history regarding Christian Indians and missionaries, focussing on the relationship between two very different women Sarah and Wind Maiden The two could not bedifferent different backgrounds and very different temperaments and personalities, yet mutual admiration and respect brings these two women together.I very much enjoyed reading about this particular time in history and found the portrayals of life and the hardships of the land and living arrangements very real and I could feel their despair, coldness...

  7. Dancing through the Fire is a beautifully written book, Hague has a nice way of being descriptive of the surroundings as well as of the people and there beliefs I agree with other reviewers that the book is very well researched as well It tells a story about an aspect of history that is not well known to everyone That is why I gave this bo...

  8. An amazing book It was a little difficult to get into at first as she writes from the point of view of two main characters from very different cultures I found it easy when I was reading the white woman s version but a littlechallenging when reading from the native american point of view But this is merely a matter of which way of thinking isfamiliar to the contemporary reader Soon enough I got into the rhythm and there was no longer a difficulty.I want to emphasise that this is An amazing book It was a little difficult to get into at first as she writes from the point of view of two main character...

  9. This story was confusing, but something about it made me keep reading anyway.

  10. JoAnn Hague is a gifted researcher She was able to accurately portray an uncomfortable, mostly forgotten time in history.