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Susan Donnell - „Pocahontas” book review

After reading few horrors (including “Bonnie Winter” I reviewed last time) I was looking for a book in my favourite genre. Then I found a book „Pocahontas” on my grandma’s shelf. Obviously as most of the people that have seen this novel’s title or read a book reviews my first thought was that „Pocahontas” is just a written version of famous Disney story we all watched years ago. Although it is not a huge difference, a book was definitely written for adults. It is not a childhood story we all remember even though story plot is very similar.
The story of this Indian princess has inspired many authors over the years but Susan Donnell were the first author that had described legend of Pocahontas in a beautiful way, way full of love and sacrifice.

We meet Pocahontas when she was 13 years old. She was described as a very mature for her age. Reading the story we get to witness her path into adulthood.
She meets an English traveller John Smith. A man she falls deep in love with.
Susan writes in an interesting, colourful way the love affair of the main character and John. In some moments the story is touching, in others scary and tense. In my opinion it deserves its’ good rating. The deeper we get into this book the story becomes swifter and encourages us to further reading.
There was a presence of romance, as well as historical facts, which were quoted in a really light and friendly way.
The end is not a huge surprise (to those who watched Disney’s version) - Pocahontas resigns from the love of her life to stay with her husband (that she meets later on) and their son Thomas. How great her sacrifice is? How hard it was for main character to make such a decision and how sad the ending was for us readers… you will know once you decide to reach for this book.

Basically this book is a journey through Pocahontas life, from the moment she is 13 living among her people somewhere in today’s Virginia until her death in England.

Pocahontas” reads like a good adventure book. There are some bloody Indian rituals, forbidden romance, discovering the New World, making new friendships and starting new wars.

As I have been through many book reviews I found Pocahontas to be one of the best books I have ever reached for. After all, romances are my favourite genre and I always reach for the books recommended by other book lovers.I do trust their judgment so don’t hesitate and discover Pocahontas story all by yourself! I guarantee you will not regret it. Enjoy!