Matt Tyler left the comfort of his privileged upbringing to serve as a surgeon in the Civil War. Now, two years after the war's end, a discovery one night changes his life forever.
Degan, a young woman of the Seneca Nation, has escaped from white men who raided her village and kidnapped her. Badly beaten, she seeks shelter in a deserted barn and waits to die ... until Matt finds her. He takes her in and treats her wounds.
Her initial fear of this white shaman slowly turns to trust as she recovers under Matt's care. Though they plan that she will return to her people once she's recovered, they cannot deny their deepening feelings for each other. When Matt asks Degan to marry him, she refuses to enter white society. How can she live among his people? It was white men who kidnapped her, shot her, and libe her to dead. She believe she cannot be Matt's wife in thewhite world.
Despite her love for Matt, Degan reluctantly returns to her people on the Allegany Reservation, New York. Matt tries to go on with his life. He begins working at a dispensary in Washington, providing free medical care to the city's poor. But he remains unable to quiet his strong yearning for Degan.
Can Degan overcome her fear and the cruelty of her past to accept a man from a strange culture who promises his love? And is it a promise he can keep?
Shaman is an Award Winning Novel.
A finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition.
Winner in it's category, Historical Romance, in 2010 Maryland Writers Association Novel Competition
Grand Prize Winner of 2010 Maryland Writers Association Novel Competition.
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January 12, 2012
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