Genre: Paranormal Mystery/Native American/Romance
“Nathan Gordon has been hired by a ranch owner to find his missing cowboys, and to also investigate several mysterious animal mutilations. The job brings him closer to the beautiful Navajo Medicine woman, he fell in love with at first sight. Yet, he can't quite bring himself to believe in some of their rituals. Not to mention terrifying spirits.
Bright Flower has known since she was a child, Nathan is the man she is destined to marry. However convincing her grandfather is harder than she thought it would be. Just when she and Nathan have his blessing, malevolent Skinwalkers target their loved ones, and threaten to take away all she and Nathan hold dear.
The battle they wage could end in a living hell, sending Nathan and Bright Flower to a fate worse than death.”
From Ms. Wolters’ Amazon Author page: “I've been an avid reader for years. To my husband's dismay, I have bookshelves full of books, rooms full of books, boxes full of books. My cars have books in them. I just can't seem to get rid of them after I read them. You just never know when you will want to read it again, right?
About two years ago, my husband gave me the dream gift, a Kindle. It was love at first sight and my first foray into the world of eBooks. While I still have books everywhere, I no longer take ten or twelve books with me when I go on vacation. The only thing I need is my Kindle. It never leaves my purse.
My genre of choice is romance with a paranormal twist…The women in my books are strong individuals that have moments of weakness and frailty to work through.”
Nathan Gordon, a former police officer who is employed as a security specialist, is the lead investigator assigned to determine what is happening on a large property in Arizona. Montana Rancher, John “Mac” MacAllister, is having disturbing events on his new property and he wants answers. His property borders a Navajo Reservation and they seem to understand the curse that has been placed on the land years ago.
In the meantime, Nathan has been having lucid dreams about what his friends are calling an Indian princess. When he sees her in person he is too shy to speak to her. Nathan learns she is the granddaughter of the tribe’s Shaman, Spirit Keeper. Bright Flower was not only Spirit Keeper’s granddaughter, she is also a Shaman. Bright Flower shares Nathan’s dreams and uses that time to teach him the Navajo ways. However, she has not taught him their rituals yet.
Dealing with angry spirits is a frightening experience for all, especially for white men who haven’t been raised knowing spirits are all around. As believers are gathered for the big attack on a particularly nasty spirit who is at the center of this mess. To fight all these evil spirits our small group of believers with some power of their own have to travel to where the activity is the strongest. The tensions are high, everyone is short on nerves, misunderstandings pop-up all over the place. Self-doubt sets in while waiting on real battle to begin, which just feeds the evil spirits.
Somehow Ms. Wolters is able to keep all the threads in Vengeful Spirits organized and didn’t drop even one, as far as I could tell. If you are looking for a well told story with lots of different elements, I would recommend this book. Each of the three books in Spirit Voices Series is a stand-alone book, but I can see I missed some character development because I didn’t read book 2, Ruthless Spirits. It kinda got mixed in the shuffle, luckily BigAl was able to locate it for me.
Vengeful Spirits is book 3 in Ms. Wolters, Spirit Voices Series.
There are a number of F-bombs dropped and some intimate scenes tastefully depicted.
No significant issues.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 55-60,000 words