Picks and Pans Review: The Pride of Hannah Wade

UPDATED 03/18/1985 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/18/1985 at 01:00 AM EST

by Janet Dailey

What happens when a beautiful pioneer woman is captured by Apaches, made into a slave/squaw, rescued by the U.S. Cavalry and returned to a fort in New Mexico Territory? In Dailey's new Wild West tale, her thirteenth novel, Hannah Wade gets a decidedly unfriendly homecoming. Her husband, in fact, wishes she'd killed herself before wickiupping-up with a brave, and the officers' wives treat her "like a dirty piece of candy." Luckily, handsome Captain Jake Cutter has a none-too-fastidious sweet tooth. The plot moves toward an end easily guessed from the start, with characters who are outlines rather than people. But Dailey didn't get to be the top-selling romance novelist in the U.S. by muddying things up with subtlety and character development. Anyway, who else offers readers a primer in elementary Apache these days? (Pocket Books, paper, $6.95)

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters