Kate

Rated 4.33/5 based on 4 reviews
Kate was born, post Civil War, in Western Appalachia. Turning eighteen, tragedy forced her to face the world alone. A Bounty Hunter introduced her to a world populated by trains, hotels, steamships, fashionable clothes, society and tracking dangerous felons. Kate is a strong lady in all aspects of her life, willing to break cultural codes on how women were obliged to deport themselves. More
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About Dwight W. Hunter

I was born and reared on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation in Northern Idaho, graduated from Nezperce High school in the class of '50, spent a four-year tour of duty in the Navy which took me to California, Tennessee, Japan and Alaska. After leaving the Navy I received a B.S. Degree in Engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology at Fort Wayne, Indiana and subsequently spent thirty years in the Aerospace industry and private business
Shifting careers in 1986 I received an A.S. Degree from the Allied Health Department of Mission College at Santa Clara, California, followed by ten years as a Psych Nurse with the California Department of Developmental Services.
Soon after retirement I revisited Idaho, to keep a blind date with Mary, who subsequently became my life partner. We pooled our money, bought a used van and RV trailer and became RV’ers.
One day, while enjoying the sun and sea at Morro Bay, CA State Park, I made a comment that someone should write bodice ripper romance novels about retired senior citizens. Mary replied with a question. Why don’t you? In answer to her question I authored my first novel about a strong-willed retired lady and a less then bright snowbird cowboy.
Like most nascent writers, following the birth of my first book I self published and quickly discovered potential readers were not scrambling to purchase this newly minted masterpiece. Setting aside my dreams for instant fame, I continued to write for my own amusement.
In six following novels I shifted time frames to the post-Civil War era and younger women protagonists. To date I have written seven titles in the Sisters of Destiny Series. Members in this fictional sisterhood possess a common gene, giving them the chutzpa to out think, out shoot and out maneuver ego driven men thoughtless enough to stand in their way.
After completing my seventh novel I learned about e-books and a friend offered to create a web site to market my books in their original print format. Unfortunately she died unexpectedly and the web site project suffered a still-birth.
A couple of years later I heard about Smashwords and quickly learned my initial attempt at website marketing books, in their print format, was not the way to bring books to market.
Mary and I have given up full time RV’ing and settled down in the quasi frontier town of Pahrump, NV. Since becoming domesticated, I have devoted a major portion of my time to converting books into Smashwords format for publication.

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Review by: Lionrhod on May 23, 2013 : (no rating)
Contains Spoilers!

Loved the character and the book. Kate is a very unique heroine.

Awesomely well done research, especially her hillbilly upbringing.

A very modern heroine set in an old time, it makes me question if our stereotypes of the 1800s are just that. After all, she exists in the same timeframe as the early suffragettes, so why not portray her as that?

The book was sheer fun all the way through until SPOILER she loses her beloved. After that point, it felt like the heart went out of the MC. And out of me. That's not a bad thing, just a sign of how invested I was in the story and characters.

Despite that, excellent read. Much fun and I'll continue on to the next in the series.
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Review by: Cynthia Seasons on April 05, 2013 :
Just finished reading ALL of Author Dwight W. Hunter's Frontier Women Sisters of Destiny novels. Unlike the 3/25/2013 reviewer, I found no distraction in the skillful vivid descriptive writing style presented in Kate, Bertha, Lorrinda,Francine, Rita,Ruby,and Mei Ling.

I remained taken along with each pioneering heroine in her own rights and varied challenges, achieving her life destinies. Perhaps this series is best appreciated by the female reader?

I became enthralled with how much I did NOT know about my own heritage and American West; as well as how little homage and credit is given to the female input into winning the rights we Americans take for granted.

I am grateful to this author for taking the obviously vast research time he expended on telling the tales of how our West was really won.

Smashword.com eBook Author Cynthia Seasons
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Review by: Narlen & Eveline Evans on March 25, 2013 :
While the story was interesting the book need an editor who can correct the numerous mistakes. Also the transition from one situation to the next was very abrupt and at times confusing.
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Review by: Cynthia Seasons on Feb. 21, 2013 :
Just read Kate. Refreshing easy read and learned tons about the 1890-1910 Northwest America to boot. Loved the idea of depicting the Real Heroine Pioneers that built this nation. Can hardly wait to read the next in this series.
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