This Widowed Land

Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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Lovely Andiora is a Huron Indian in seventeenth-century North America. A seeress with a bond to the spirit world, she has beheld a frightening vision-of a blond man in a black robe, whose coming will bring death and despair to her people.

Father Marc Dupre is a French missionary who has come to Quebec to preach Christianity. He is not prepared for his own growing love for Andiora, an attraction she shares with all her heart.

But more than a forbidden union threatens them both. A mysterious epidemic is devastating the Hurons, and vengeful shamans blame the "Black Robes" from Europe, crying out for the priests' deaths.

Menaced by war and disease, torn between their desires and their sacred callings, Marc and Andiora struggle to find peace and fulfillment.

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This Widowed Land
ONEOur hope is in God and Our Lord Jesus Christ who shed His blood for the salvation of the Hurons as well as for the rest of the world. It is through His support, and not our own efforts, that we hope one day to see here a flourishing of Christianity ... . All we have to fear is our own sins and imperfections, and I more than all. Indeed, I judge myself most unworthy of this employment. Send to us those who are saintly ...Very humble and obedient servant in Our Lord, JEAN DE BREBEUF, S.J. 
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"Absorbing...Harsh, powerful descriptions of 17th-century Quebec...horrific ordeals. Breathes life into daily events at the Huron village." -Publishers Weekly

"Strong descriptions of the Huron way of life, Marc's ambivalence about his priestly vows and his love for Andiora...Recommended." -Library Journal

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has twice received the federal government's Special Achievement Award for "outstanding management" of our nation's cultural heritage.

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and her husband, W. Michael Gear are co-authors of the First North American Series and Anasazi Mystery Series (USA Today bestsellers) and live in Thermopolis, Wyoming.

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This Widowed Land
Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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Tor Books
October 2006
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ISBN: 9781466818507
ISBN10: 1466818506
448 pages
$7.99
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