She came to the West for rest . . . what she found was a passion.
Classically trained pianist and singer Natalie Curtis can’t seem to recapture the joy that music once brought her. In 1902, her brother invites her to join him in the West to search for healing. What she finds are songs she’d never before encountered–the haunting melodies, rhythms, and stories of Native Americans.
But their music is under attack. The US government’s Code of Offenses prohibits America’s Indigenous people from singing, dancing, or speaking their own languages. Natalie makes it her mission not only to document these songs before they disappear but to appeal to President Teddy Roosevelt himself, who is the only man with the power to repeal the unjust law.
Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick weaves a lyrical novel based on a true story that captivates to the very end.
I don’t typically read Jane’s books because I struggle to get into them but I wanted to give this one a shot since the main character was a musician and I thought I might like this story.
Unfortunately, this was not the book for me. I really wanted to like it but I really couldn’t get into it. The setting was interesting and what Natalie was trying to accomplish and prove but it just wasn’t for me. I am sure many people will enjoy this book though, it just wasn’t my style.
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A copy of this book was given to me through the publisher. All opinions are my own.