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Meredith needs your help finding an Old Skool romance:
I’m trying to find the first romance novel I read—this would have been
back in 87-88 or so, when I was thirteen or fourteen. I remember very
vividly that the book was set in Florida, and the hero was a Seminole indian
(chief? Chief to be?) and the heroine was white. I believe she was captured
by the tribe. This may have been during the Florida Civil war or before.
One of the things that really stood out for me was that she had the
opportunity to go home and leave him at the end of the novel, but instead,
chose to stay with him and join the Seminole resistance. Even though it was
a HEA, I remember thinking that the novel expressed (and of course I knew)
that the end result would not be good for them, because, of course, Florida
is controlled by that scary cartoon mouse, and isn’t the territory of the
Seminoles any more.
I know there are a couple of novels about the Seminole out there (Heather
Graham comes to mind) but this was earlier than her books, I
think—definitely mid to late 80s, since I was reading a used copy of the
book found in a “give and take” pile at the library somewhere in 88-89. It
may even have been 87 or 86. The cover, of course, was like those old Zebra
Can any of the old-timers like me HABO?
Can I tell y’all something? I was obsessed with the curly-hair-puffy shirt guy on the spine of the old Zebras. I kept expecting him to be in the books and he NEVER was. But I bet he was on the spine of this novel. Anyone remember this book?