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A clean, Christian read with a romantic element. It's 1890. Called by God, nineteen-year-old Soonie Eckhart travels to an illegal Comanche and Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding. Despite her Comanche roots, she finds many in the group, including a volatile young man named Lone Warrior, refuse to accept her. After a chance encount A clean, Christian read with a romantic element. It's 1890. Called by God, nineteen-year-old Soonie Eckhart travels to an illegal Comanche and Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding. Despite her Comanche roots, she finds many in the group, including a volatile young man named Lone Warrior, refuse to accept her. After a chance encounter in the hills with a band of dangerous men, Soonie must draw on the deepest parts of her faith and courage to survive.


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A clean, Christian read with a romantic element. It's 1890. Called by God, nineteen-year-old Soonie Eckhart travels to an illegal Comanche and Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding. Despite her Comanche roots, she finds many in the group, including a volatile young man named Lone Warrior, refuse to accept her. After a chance encount A clean, Christian read with a romantic element. It's 1890. Called by God, nineteen-year-old Soonie Eckhart travels to an illegal Comanche and Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding. Despite her Comanche roots, she finds many in the group, including a volatile young man named Lone Warrior, refuse to accept her. After a chance encounter in the hills with a band of dangerous men, Soonie must draw on the deepest parts of her faith and courage to survive.

30 review for The Comanche Girl's Prayer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ellen White

    The year of 1890 a strong faith to go to Texas to teach children in hiding. She is only nineteen, what an undertaking. Given audio was good for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

  2. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    I read several books a week, and often they sort of melt all together and I can't even recall their storylines a week later. Not this book. This book will be remembered. Saying, I couldn't put it down is an understatement. At one point I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out if... but I'm not going to give any spoilers. Suffice it to say, there is suspense. And the writer knew just how to script it to keep me nervously awaiting the outcome. I loved how the author describes things using I read several books a week, and often they sort of melt all together and I can't even recall their storylines a week later. Not this book. This book will be remembered. Saying, I couldn't put it down is an understatement. At one point I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out if... but I'm not going to give any spoilers. Suffice it to say, there is suspense. And the writer knew just how to script it to keep me nervously awaiting the outcome. I loved how the author describes things using analogies. Ms. Castillo is a gifted author who brings you right into the story and let's you sit in the middle of the suspense until you almost break out in a sweat. I would highly recommend this book. I'm especially fond of Indian stories, and I did quite a bit of research on them years ago myself. I can tell she did her research well, she brought into the story many true facts about the Indians and their ways without making it sound like a history lesson as some books do. Whenever I do a review I like to point out the best points and the low points. I have to really think hard to find a low point in this book, but if I absolutely have to, I'd say it was that I didn't get enough of the Soonie and Lone Warrior, but maybe there is a sequel or book three coming. I'm off to read The River Girl's Song. Giving this 5 stars because I absolutely loved it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Katy

    This was a lovely story of Soonie, the new young teacher who is part Comanche, and who was introduced in Castillo's THE RIVER GIRL'S SONG. Her new situation in an illegal settlement of Comanches and Kiowas is rendered in gritty, heart-rending detail, and I love how determined and resourceful Soonie is, both in teaching the children, and in how she interacts with those in the settlement, the nearby fort, and the circuit preacher. There were a few places I wished the author had expanded the story This was a lovely story of Soonie, the new young teacher who is part Comanche, and who was introduced in Castillo's THE RIVER GIRL'S SONG. Her new situation in an illegal settlement of Comanches and Kiowas is rendered in gritty, heart-rending detail, and I love how determined and resourceful Soonie is, both in teaching the children, and in how she interacts with those in the settlement, the nearby fort, and the circuit preacher. There were a few places I wished the author had expanded the story into a full-length novel, it is that good, but even at its shorter length, the storyline is compelling, the characters believable, and the Comanche and Kiowa cultures treated with respect. I recommend this story to anyone interested in Texas history, Comanche and Kiowa culture, or just a good inspirational story with a dash of romance.

  4. 5 out of 5

    April

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.” Soonie has traveled to north Texas to teach children in a secret Comanche and Kiowa village. She calls on her faith to see her difficult times. The historical and description of people and customs were well done. The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Even more delightful and poignant than the first in the series I hesitated to read this book after The River Girls Song because I feel in love with Zillia and wanted only to hear more of her story. I’m so glad I gave it a chance. This story was more delightful than the first. And I feel the same way now about Soonie as I did Zillia. I long for her life with Lone Warrior to go on in another book. But I have to shift once again to another character and get to know her deeply. I wonder if the third Even more delightful and poignant than the first in the series I hesitated to read this book after The River Girls Song because I feel in love with Zillia and wanted only to hear more of her story. I’m so glad I gave it a chance. This story was more delightful than the first. And I feel the same way now about Soonie as I did Zillia. I long for her life with Lone Warrior to go on in another book. But I have to shift once again to another character and get to know her deeply. I wonder if the third book will be as good as this one. Is it possible it can be any more endearing and delightful? I love this authors ability to connect me with her characters. Her language is not complex. Her imagery not especially astounding. Her lessons are sweet, poignant and relatable to my world though and I love that. The simple faith filled people are not preachy but full of integrity and forgiving and always seeking to apply the truths they know to be free and putting their trust in God. And there is just the right amount of antagonistic events and characters to keep the reader engaged and turning the pages.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    In The Comanche Girl's Prayer Soonie Eckhart, a young teacher travels with her Uncle to an illegal settlement in Northern Texas to become the school teacher for the community. A group of Kiowa and Comanche formed the settlement when the government began taking their children away to white school that they never returned to their families again. Soonie or Miss Su learns many things about her mother's Comanche family and the traditions of her people. She also meets a Kiowa warrior, Lone Warrior an In The Comanche Girl's Prayer Soonie Eckhart, a young teacher travels with her Uncle to an illegal settlement in Northern Texas to become the school teacher for the community. A group of Kiowa and Comanche formed the settlement when the government began taking their children away to white school that they never returned to their families again. Soonie or Miss Su learns many things about her mother's Comanche family and the traditions of her people. She also meets a Kiowa warrior, Lone Warrior and falls in love. The story shows the prejudices against Native Americans often expressed violently, but also the preacher with an attitude that he is preaching to savages. Reservations were the safest places for Native People during this period as they had no rights for freedom. It is no wonder that so many of our ancestors hid their true heritage and it is lost to so many of us with Native blood but no proof or way to find out. Soonie and Lone Warrior and their people have a story worth reading.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Whittiker

    The Comanche Girl's Prayer, Texas Women of Spirit Book 2 Soonie was one quarter Comanche and longed to find a place that could feed both parts of her soul, her white half and her mother's people, the Comanche. Her uncle asked her to go to a place to teach Comanche children. There she meets her destiny, in more ways than one. This was a really different look at everything that the People of the Indian nations lost when they were restricted to reservations to be taught how to be civilized. BRAVO 👏👏 The Comanche Girl's Prayer, Texas Women of Spirit Book 2 Soonie was one quarter Comanche and longed to find a place that could feed both parts of her soul, her white half and her mother's people, the Comanche. Her uncle asked her to go to a place to teach Comanche children. There she meets her destiny, in more ways than one. This was a really different look at everything that the People of the Indian nations lost when they were restricted to reservations to be taught how to be civilized. BRAVO 👏👏 to this author who writes so beautifully about a time in American history that to me should be viewed as a time of shame for the way that the Indians were treated and defeated. My Grandmother was an Indian born in Oklahoma. BRAVO 👏👏 We need more books like this.!!!☺☺

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Soonie didn't feel like she belonged anywhere. At least in Bastrop, Texas she had her brother, Wylder and her best friend, Zilla, who was now Wylder's wife and expecting their first child. She traveled to North Texas at the urging of her Uncle Isak to teach the children of the Commanche and Kiowa how to read and write, but in spite of her new friend, Molly, she still didn't feel like she belonged. She longed to fit in and make a difference. Then there was Lone Warrior who confused her all the mo Soonie didn't feel like she belonged anywhere. At least in Bastrop, Texas she had her brother, Wylder and her best friend, Zilla, who was now Wylder's wife and expecting their first child. She traveled to North Texas at the urging of her Uncle Isak to teach the children of the Commanche and Kiowa how to read and write, but in spite of her new friend, Molly, she still didn't feel like she belonged. She longed to fit in and make a difference. Then there was Lone Warrior who confused her all the more.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Barry A Farnsworth

    Wonderful story This is a rare Christian story about a young Indian girl, her family, and won’t become her new friends as she goes to a small Indian tribe to teach the children. She falls in love with them and their way of life. I really did not expect to like this book, but found it to be a really sweet story I love her love for her Indian tribe and her love for the Lord. She tried to spread her Christian faith as blunt as she could buy her life and her words. I would recommend this book for any Wonderful story This is a rare Christian story about a young Indian girl, her family, and won’t become her new friends as she goes to a small Indian tribe to teach the children. She falls in love with them and their way of life. I really did not expect to like this book, but found it to be a really sweet story I love her love for her Indian tribe and her love for the Lord. She tried to spread her Christian faith as blunt as she could buy her life and her words. I would recommend this book for anyone of high school age or older. In excellent read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    PAMpublish

    Always enjoy reading a historical story about Native-American history and if any truth is involved, I've learn something. Well-written with analogies and descriptions that enhance the story, yet with a somewhat predictable conclusion despite twists and turns in between. Otherwise, readers might be disappointed. Once again with the Christian theme of attempting to convert Indians that somewhat diminishes their beautiful nature-based-spiritual beliefs - would prefer a mutual respect on the differe Always enjoy reading a historical story about Native-American history and if any truth is involved, I've learn something. Well-written with analogies and descriptions that enhance the story, yet with a somewhat predictable conclusion despite twists and turns in between. Otherwise, readers might be disappointed. Once again with the Christian theme of attempting to convert Indians that somewhat diminishes their beautiful nature-based-spiritual beliefs - would prefer a mutual respect on the differences instead of one being considered better than the other.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Nipper

    Another well told story. Suzanna is Zelly’s (from book 1) best friend and new sister in law. This story is about Miss Sue’s time with her a Mother’s people as a school teacher. Angela walks you through the daily life of the Comanche people as a small group hide away from the reservation. The details and descriptions make you feel like your inside the book! Grace brings the book to life as she does a marvelous job portraying each character! God’s ways are not our ways, but He has more for us than w Another well told story. Suzanna is Zelly’s (from book 1) best friend and new sister in law. This story is about Miss Sue’s time with her a Mother’s people as a school teacher. Angela walks you through the daily life of the Comanche people as a small group hide away from the reservation. The details and descriptions make you feel like your inside the book! Grace brings the book to life as she does a marvelous job portraying each character! God’s ways are not our ways, but He has more for us than we could have dreamed!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ogz

    It was filled with so much emotion. I smiled, felt sad, was happy and thankful all in one book! A very brilliant story line of love and mercy. Examples of God’s forgiveness and how he calls us back to love filled this book. Susannah had a brave spirit, I knew that from the first book and we can see that spirit well played here, mixed with her love for God. Her life shows us how we must take God with us everywhere we go and must never fail to speak of him.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    This is a good and well written story about Soonie a part Comanche and a new young teacher that has traveled to north Texas to teach the children. She has to call upon her faith as this is a secret Comanche and Kiowa village. She is resourceful and determined to both teach the children, and to interact with those in the settlement, the nearby fort, and the circuit preacher. Hence, there is some suspense.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Randy Tramp

    Soonie Eckhart, nineteen-year-old, journies to a Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding. I enjoyed this read. It put me in the scene of history, giving an insight into the Native American culture. Very good. Tension and conflict in the story. Interesting characters in difficult situations. Rating: Mild+ for some substance use, mild sensuality, and some violence or horror; also contains mild kissing

  15. 5 out of 5

    Cherie

    Beautiful story The author writes about a sad time in American history, but includes great beauty also. The descriptions of the people, and places are so vivid and detailed that you can picture them and feel the emotions of the moment. I look forward to the next book in this series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Murphy

    Little bit of history, little bit of adventure, lots of love; romantic and God's This was an enjoyable read. It was exciting. There is a romantic love story which I wouldn't mind my granddaughters reading. It portrays strong resourceful women. Underlying is a lesson on how to practice Christian faith.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Narration five stars Story...maybe three stars Romance... *eye roll* totally as stupid as the most stupid Hallmark romance movie you have seen. I like the ideas behind these stories, but there isn't a lot of debt. I have two more books by this author and I plan to read them because I have some friends who love this author. I'm assuming her stories get better.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rita

    Having lived in Lawton, Oklahoma--Ft. Sill-- I was very interested in learning more about the history in this region. But I was disappointed and annoyed to encounter this special character embedded many places and at great length in my Kindle version. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I copied this string as an example of the poor editing in this book.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dianne Sidebottom

    This was a Bookbub book and not being my author's choice but the title took my interest. Learning some history about first inhabitants of a different land and how the bible n white man's behaviour was a huge influence. Hard and emotional times.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Arriaga

    Rushed ending The story could have been developed more aspects Soonie's and Lone Warrior's relationship. The ending just came so quick, without much detail. I enjoyed the story up until then.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Casile

    Loved this story. Have always had a soft place in my heart for native Americans. It makes you feel like you are there any them and going through the many things that they had gone through.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sally Haddock

    Good story but ending too abrupt. The turning point in the story was when tragedy struck but kindle believe a longer explanation for the change in character would have helped to finish the plot. However I did enjoy the story.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn Levia

    Sophie grew up in a safe comfortable town. Going to teach the Indian children would be a job out of love for her heritage. Half Indian and half white had her a long way outside where she had ever lived before.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    The Comanche Girl's Prayer Soonie , who is half Indian is asked by her Uncle to come and teach the children to read and write, and learn the white mans ways. She meets Lone Warrior and wonders where her heart is.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Anna Nation

    I so enjoyed this next chapter I Zilly & Sunie & the family’s story. Impressed that the timeline flows well between stories & isn’t a confusing jumble like some of these types of stories can be. I’m anxious to read Darla’s story! I so enjoyed this next chapter I Zilly & Sunie & the family’s story. Impressed that the timeline flows well between stories & isn’t a confusing jumble like some of these types of stories can be. I’m anxious to read Darla’s story!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Bensley

    So so so good I love Soonie and the rest of the characters in the story and how the story unfolded was amazing. To bring about the Christian beliefs into the story one was so smooth and incredible Just how powerful faith really is. The ending was a surprise, well worth reading.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Brickert

    Inspiring story Lovely read. Made a few good points that seem relevant to today as well as back then. Made me want to read more. Nice !

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jenark

    Adventurous Book two is as good and adventurous as book one. There were portions that had me holding my breath and others I wasn't sure if they could live through.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Frances M. Burris

    A good read This book kept my interest. This book has adventures and romance with God's love. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Trudy Gleason

    Enjoyed this book. What an adventure for a lone girl to take. Such courage.

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