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    NAVAJO DAWN              Book 2

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When Revenge is not enough, surrender is sweeter.

Revenge for what the U.S. Cavalry did to his Navajo Holy man father was all Bacca lived for until he captured the general’s daughter, and then revenge was the last thing he had on his mind.

Julietta was an innocent victim in his game of hit and run with the U.S. Cavalry until he stopped her wagon, and she shot him.

Now all either of them can think of is each other and how to reconcile the differences in race, customs, creed and family.

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The Apache Warrior Series

Desire runs wild after dark.

JoAnna Lund and her father are risking everything to settle safely out west and leave their tragic past far behind. And as a lone rider blocks their trail, they are prepared for trouble.

But from the moment JoAnna locks eyes with the tall, proud Navajo brave, she feels an irresistible, dangerous desire.

Notah Begay wonders why the young woman and her father have ventured so deep into his people's territory. But he is fascinated by JoAnna's gentle spirit, and her honesty sparks a passion that his carefully-guarded heart can't deny.

And nothing - and no man - will prevent him from claiming the woman who has made him hers forever...

    NAVAJO NIGHT                Book 1

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Cochise agrees to a peace treaty after an eleven year war. Amanda Carroll finally comes face to face with her "husband" in Washington DC where he is part of an Apache peace delegation to meet President Ulysses S. Grant.

She discovers that Kayto had married her arch rival at his mother's dying request and now has a grown son who is also with the delegation.

Can Amanda and Kayto's love be rekindled or is it too late for a future on the newly established reservation where she becomes the tribe’s first schoolteacher?

Continues with the story of the taboo love between a Chiricahua Apache brave and a Baltimore belle in Southwest Arizona in the 1860s.

After her Apache marriage to warrior Kayto, Amanda Carroll is forced to find her way back to her uncle in Tucson when Cochise goes on the warpath.

Sad to leave Kayto behind, she is nonetheless happy to be reunited with her sister who has fallen in love with the gambler from her stagecoach days.

Will either sister ever find the love and peace they deserve?

Amanda Carroll and her sister travel west after their parents die. The deeper they go into the wild and untamed American west, the more they worry about possible Indian attacks.

Their greatest fear becomes reality when five armed Apaches surround their coach. Brazenly confronting them, Amanda looks into the dark eyes of their fierce leader only to be shocked by the intense attraction she feels for this bronzed Apache warrior.

As his prisoner, Amanda learns to love his family as much as she desires Kato, but can their love survive an all out war between their people?

A note from the author Carol Ann Didier: The Apache Warrior  series proves love knows no color, creed or race. Love happens in the heart, when and where you least expect it, and if allowed to grow, can conquer differences in culture, hatred and personal loss.

Tom Jefford’s meeting with Cochise is a real historical event, and after reading several accounts of it, I have written it the way I’d like to think it went. It changed the course of history. General Oliver O. Howard was able to secure an honorable peace from President Grant for the Chiricahuas, who wanted their land back and their own Apache police force to keep order instead of having the U. S. Army govern them. Tom Jeffords actually was the first Indian Agent on Cochise’s reservation, as Cochise would have no other. In my story, Tom prevails upon Amanda to become the first schoolteacher on the reservation.

This is fiction on my part as the Apache children were brutally ripped from their families and sent east to a boarding school in Carlisle, PA where they were stripped of everything they knew and were made to conform to a white man’s world.

The wild and free Apaches are finally subdued and confined to a reservation in SW Arizona.

Tom Jeffords, the Indian Agent, has pleaded with President Grant for better living conditions on the first Indian Reservation in Arizona.

Kayto’s son Cougar hates the reservation and the loss of the old ways, but he cannot deny the attraction he feels for the white nah-lin (young girl) Gabriella, Amanda’s niece who at first does not see anything to like about him.

No matter, Cougar thinks they have ‘looked’ at each other and that  some day she will be his.

The End of the Wild and Free Apaches

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    NAVAJO SUNSET              Book 3

The Navajo Series

Two star-crossed lovers - one filled with longing and unrequited love - the other with vengeance and hate.

Could there ever be a way to resolve their conflict and give into a love that would last their lifetime?

Bella Begay, the exotic Navajo maiden, and Nahilzay, the Apache warrior, have shared many experiences. However, the greatest of life’s experiences eludes them as Nahilzay follows Geronimo in one last stand, and Bella travels to Washington to see the capital city of the Great White Father.

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Didier’s novel harkens back to the classic Native American novels of the 1980s with emphasis on the culture, mores, and beauty of the Native American heritage. For readers who miss these traditional stories and their wonderful characters and western adventures, here is a book to make your heart sing.

—Kathe Robin, RT REVIEW