is a romance community member review
for Indigo Blue
Date of Review: 07/16/03
I like this author. She grants me a travel visa whenever I pick up one of her novels. Catherine Anderson’s location sketches are excellent. Her character development is exceptional. She always hooks me immediately into her provocative storylines. However, her heroines are always the sufferers of some immense misery. Here we have no departure from the Anderson blueprint.
Problems blanket the lovely Indigo Wolf. Except, now, I offer an argument regarding our heroine’s troubles. As a reader of the first book in this series, “Comanche Moon,” -- (the story of Indigo’s father, Hunter of the Wolf) – I just cannot imagine her father, a powerful Comanche warrior, allowing a group of teenage boys to attack his daughter sexually and get away with it. IT WOULD NOT HAPPEN! The impact of this assault allows Indigo to carry around enough sexual hang ups to last a woman nineteen million life spans. Nevertheless, this is the avenue Catherine Anderson traveled and Indigo’s problems are the book’s dominant focus thus, yielding to an essential story “bog down.” The book is definitely a page turner, but I was frustrated.
Yet, there is no doubt this lady can write. She tenderly handled the love between Indigo and her pet, Lobo; the words honoring the animal’s death are heart wrenching. Anderson’s portrayal of racial prejudice are insightful, establishing, for the reader, the effects of hate and ridicule. This is a good book, but it could have been so much better.
Rating: B --.
A (10) = phenomenal read.
A minus (9) = a splendid read.
B (8) = pager turner -- but problems are surfacing.
B minus (7) = page turner -- but disappointed.
C (6) = just a pleasant read.
C minus (5) = oh, oh.
D (4 or 3) = a struggle to finish.
F = I stopped reading -- to reach the end would devastate my life.