SOARING EAGLE'S EMBRACE
By 1895, the dark areas representing Native American land on a map of the United States looked like a smattering of freckles. As heroine Kali Wallace comes to Montana to photograph the land and members of the Blackfeet Tribe, white ranchers and dishonest Indian agents still seek to take over everything that's left. Kali strikes a pact with Soaring Eagle that she'll reveal his side in her story if he will trust her intentions to help the tribe.
Karen Kay writes an entertaining story and definitely takes her romance into the realms of legend with these lovers, their dream marriage by the sun and their happy ending. But she also misses a chance to really explore the question she raises about prejudice's true meaningwhether it's a failure to communicate fully or simply the failure to love. Sensual (Jul., 364 pp., $5.99)