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The Captured Girl is an enthralling saga that follows Lieutenant Will Raines's crucible of combat and young Morgan O'Connor's struggle for survival after her capture by the Cheyenne. More than four years later in 1875, when the cavalry attacks her Indian village, she is rescued by Lieutenant Raines. Now eighteen, she returns to white society with her Cheyenne son at her si The Captured Girl is an enthralling saga that follows Lieutenant Will Raines's crucible of combat and young Morgan O'Connor's struggle for survival after her capture by the Cheyenne. More than four years later in 1875, when the cavalry attacks her Indian village, she is rescued by Lieutenant Raines. Now eighteen, she returns to white society with her Cheyenne son at her side. Her struggle for survival has just begun. Filled with fascinating characters: outlaws, soldiers and warriors, English Dukes, Robber Barons, and the upstairs downstairs of back east society, this epic story of love and survival transports us from the Indian camps of Montana Territory to the mean streets of Gilded Age New York, and back again, right into the heart of the Great Sioux War. "Realistic dialog; interpersonal entanglements and characterizations that come alive. It all adds authenticity to a historical work that makes for a delicious read." Foster W. Cline, M.D, author of Parenting with Love and Logic. "The Captured Girl is a captivating story of survival and strength. Morgan's is a tale of courage wouldn't let go of my imagination even after I sadly turned the last page." Mary Haley author of Ghost Writer, The Great Potato Murder. "An excellently written and fascinating story of the Sioux War of the 1800s. It is obvious that the author Tom Reppert has spent many hours researching that period of history, and he has made it come alive as few authors can. You can feel and identify with the inner struggle that his hero, a young soldier, goes through during his first battle." Ana Parker Goodwin, author of Justice Forbidden


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The Captured Girl is an enthralling saga that follows Lieutenant Will Raines's crucible of combat and young Morgan O'Connor's struggle for survival after her capture by the Cheyenne. More than four years later in 1875, when the cavalry attacks her Indian village, she is rescued by Lieutenant Raines. Now eighteen, she returns to white society with her Cheyenne son at her si The Captured Girl is an enthralling saga that follows Lieutenant Will Raines's crucible of combat and young Morgan O'Connor's struggle for survival after her capture by the Cheyenne. More than four years later in 1875, when the cavalry attacks her Indian village, she is rescued by Lieutenant Raines. Now eighteen, she returns to white society with her Cheyenne son at her side. Her struggle for survival has just begun. Filled with fascinating characters: outlaws, soldiers and warriors, English Dukes, Robber Barons, and the upstairs downstairs of back east society, this epic story of love and survival transports us from the Indian camps of Montana Territory to the mean streets of Gilded Age New York, and back again, right into the heart of the Great Sioux War. "Realistic dialog; interpersonal entanglements and characterizations that come alive. It all adds authenticity to a historical work that makes for a delicious read." Foster W. Cline, M.D, author of Parenting with Love and Logic. "The Captured Girl is a captivating story of survival and strength. Morgan's is a tale of courage wouldn't let go of my imagination even after I sadly turned the last page." Mary Haley author of Ghost Writer, The Great Potato Murder. "An excellently written and fascinating story of the Sioux War of the 1800s. It is obvious that the author Tom Reppert has spent many hours researching that period of history, and he has made it come alive as few authors can. You can feel and identify with the inner struggle that his hero, a young soldier, goes through during his first battle." Ana Parker Goodwin, author of Justice Forbidden

30 review for The Captured Girl: A Novel of Survival during the Great Sioux War

  1. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Carano

    Won this story in a Goodreads giveaway. This story follows the life and adventures of a girl who was taken by the Cheyenne during an Indian raid, rescued and returned to society. It not only follows her struggles, but also a handful of other interesting characters. Going on the pretense of being a dime novel, the reader will more than get his moneys worth from this one. Good and well researched novel.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Darlene Franklin

    I won this book through Goodreads which did not influence my review. This story about an Irish girl named Morgan who lived with Indians four years and birthed a son, moves across America with speed and emotion. Her life changes drastically from her family's death to her return to find her brother. This is an excellent descriptive read if you love the west and her history. I won this book through Goodreads which did not influence my review. This story about an Irish girl named Morgan who lived with Indians four years and birthed a son, moves across America with speed and emotion. Her life changes drastically from her family's death to her return to find her brother. This is an excellent descriptive read if you love the west and her history.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    3.5 stars "The Captured Girl" is a novel about the Sioux War, focusing on two main characters- Morgan O'Connor, an Irish woman who was captured by the Sioux at 14 (4 years ago) and Will Raines, a young military man. Morgan has been living with the Sioux since they killed her parents and took her and her brother, Conor (yes, Conor O'Connor), prisoner. Her parents had taken them from NYC for a hopefully better life on the frontier. After their capture, Conor was adopted and raised as one of the Sio 3.5 stars "The Captured Girl" is a novel about the Sioux War, focusing on two main characters- Morgan O'Connor, an Irish woman who was captured by the Sioux at 14 (4 years ago) and Will Raines, a young military man. Morgan has been living with the Sioux since they killed her parents and took her and her brother, Conor (yes, Conor O'Connor), prisoner. Her parents had taken them from NYC for a hopefully better life on the frontier. After their capture, Conor was adopted and raised as one of the Sioux, while Morgan was treated as a slave until she cut off a man's ear and was given in marriage to a chief. She seemed to be happier then and found purpose in her son, Ho'nehe. Anyway, the military is now taking out all the Sioux in a brutal manner, which Raines is not sure about and has an interesting vantage point right from the start. He meets Morgan when she is almost killed by another military man during battle. There is an instant attraction and after she is rescued, he continues to find reasons to spend time with her. Morgan is known as "The Captured Girl" and people are interested in her life for that reason. She is trying to piece back together who she is now that everything has once again upended for her. Overall, it's a steady book which captures the feeling of history and the Sioux War, I think, quite well (from what I know about it). As a warning, there is mentions and some limited description (not terribly graphic but it is described) of when she was raped. There are also some graphic descriptions of scalping and war in the book. It's an interesting book which combines the intensity of war with the day-to-day tedium of the times in between (descriptions of the women Morgan stays with, etc.). I found it steady to slow leaning in terms of pace. I think history buffs will really enjoy this one. Please note that I received this book through a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Kaniasty

    This story kept me turning the pages. Loved everything about it. It was also totally romantic.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Annette

    Very Exciting I thoroughly enjoyed this well written, well researched story. It grabbed my interest from the first sentence. I’m sorry it ended.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    Though I found the first couple of pages of this novel disturbing, since I won this book in GoodReads First Reads giveaway, I decided to soldier on, and I am glad I did. I was soon caught up totally in the story of Morgan O'Connor, "The Captured Girl" whose recovery during a bloody army cavalry raid on an indian village was splashed all over the newspapers back East. Strong characters, a page-turning plot, a relentless enemy and an unlikely story of love and friendship make for a gripping read. Though I found the first couple of pages of this novel disturbing, since I won this book in GoodReads First Reads giveaway, I decided to soldier on, and I am glad I did. I was soon caught up totally in the story of Morgan O'Connor, "The Captured Girl" whose recovery during a bloody army cavalry raid on an indian village was splashed all over the newspapers back East. Strong characters, a page-turning plot, a relentless enemy and an unlikely story of love and friendship make for a gripping read. Caught between cultures, Morgan is above all, a survivor. Her courage leads to a stirring climax.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    First things first - I received a free copy sponsored by the author but that did not influence my opinion of this book. Yes, I really liked this novel and pleased to find a new Western. At first I was a little put off by what I considered stereotypical characters but then the author fleshed them out into their own personalities. I'm not into repeating story lines or spoilers as part of my reviews. Suffice it to say, if you enjoy the Western genre then you should read this book. First things first - I received a free copy sponsored by the author but that did not influence my opinion of this book. Yes, I really liked this novel and pleased to find a new Western. At first I was a little put off by what I considered stereotypical characters but then the author fleshed them out into their own personalities. I'm not into repeating story lines or spoilers as part of my reviews. Suffice it to say, if you enjoy the Western genre then you should read this book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Thompson

    Very interesting, I enjoyed this book. I recieved it through a goodreads giveaway, thanks!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Robin MacDonald

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    tony marez

  11. 4 out of 5

    Phillip Riley

  12. 5 out of 5

    sonya amador

  13. 4 out of 5

    Janet Dooley

  14. 5 out of 5

    Linda Kellett

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    Connie Rudd

  16. 5 out of 5

    Katie Ann

  17. 4 out of 5

    jacqueline

  18. 4 out of 5

    Martin Dettmer

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    Kathy

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    Claire Graveney

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christine Greenwood

  22. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Price

  23. 5 out of 5

    S Webber

  24. 4 out of 5

    john sutton

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    Dolores Carpenter

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    Kate

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    Michael G Redmond

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine Todd

  30. 5 out of 5

    Emma Sullivan

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