Shy and timid Hope Landers is praying not to be discovered as she runs from an abusive relationship. She doesn’t realize the man who is about to enter her life keeps a secret far worse than she can imagine. This secret will dispel every belief she has ever held and could ultimately end her life. Raven Stillwater, an Ojibwa Native condemned to death by his tribe, has remained close to his ancestral home. Trying against all odds that he will find a way to clear his name and thereby lift his sentence. Then he sees Hope and realizes he has an opportunity to correct a mistake he made years ago by letting her walk away. He would follow her anywhere even if it means leaving the protection of the only home he has known for centuries. However in order to be with her, this woman who has occupied his every waking thought and dreams, he will have put her directly into the cross hairs of his tribe eliminating not only himself but Hope as well. Can they survive the secret the tribe will kill to protect?
Please note: As of May, 2017 the book has been re-edited and recovered. Thank you.
5 Must own books! Look for her other ones as well!!!
By Kathleen Zier on July 31, 2015
An amazing Author. I honestly couldn’t get enough of the book!!! She really brings the characters to life and makes you feel a deep connection with them. One of my favorite authors, right up there with the greats!
5 Shifters Hope
By Frances on March 17, 2015
Book 1- hope book 2 is not to far behind. I like the way Ms Hawks takes the time you go back in the characters life and explains why they react the way they do. I enjoyed the story line, once I started I had to finish the book to see how they get out of trouble. Don’t want to devolve to much of the plot for those that haven’t read the book. I have purchase all of Ms Hawks novel and have enjoyed them greatly.
5 A must read for sure!
By Amazon Customer on March 4, 2015
I absolutely Loved this book! I had a hard time putting it down. I needed to know what was going to happen next. I highly recommend this book to anyone who reads paranormal romance. This book has it all. Conflict, danger, love, heartache, and redemption.
By mark franks “KINGRAOH” on February 22, 2015
a great book and a good read gotta love oz he was my favorite character.
4 Raven needs Hope like Hope needs Faith
By Sugar “Sugar” on February 8, 2015
Shifter’s Hope by Laura Hawks is a book I normally wouldn’t read, because I don’t read paranormal romance. However, I do live in Chippewa country, in fact, grew up in a town of the same name, so I was really interested in reading this book. For a paranormal romance it really held my interest to see how Raven and Hope would turn out. There was a lot of history of the Chippewa tribes in the Michigan area and I found that there were times when there was too much history in the book and it was distracting to the point I wanted to just flip past the pages to get back to the romance. There was also a lot of sex and language in the story that was graphic in my opinion, but many wouldn’t think so. I’m just putting that out there because I normally don’t review books that have excessive language or sex in them. However, I did finish the book and the ending made me smile with the wonderful way the book ended. When I put it altogether I really enjoyed the romance between Raven and Hope and learning more about the Chippewa tribe.
I give Shifter’s Hope……. 4 cups of angelic hope coffee!
4 Great Storytelling
By Beth Cutwright on February 2, 2015
Laura Hawks has a simplistic style of writing and she can certainly write a great story. Shifters Hope was the first I had read of her work, but I hope I have the time to follow the Spirit Walkers Saga through to the end.
I found her characters to be believable and realistic and the plot well planned. The story was truly interesting and I had some difficulty tearing myself away for other activities. The only problem I had with the writing was the sexually explicit scenes….way too front and center for my liking.Overall though I enjoyed the book and highly recommend it for those who love paranormal and Indian lore. Due to the language and sexual content, this read should be off limits to younger teens and children.
5 Superb paranormal romance tale that is chock full of historical facts and details
By LRS on January 31, 2015
I had great pleasure in reading Shifter’s Hope by Laura Hawks.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and feel that the author has woven a superb paranormal romance tale that is chock full of historical facts and details that make the book a delight to read.
The author is superb at setting you up with surprises and suspense while backing that up with details and melding it all together. It moves quickly hitting on issues as well as highlighting legends, sets the scenes well, and deftly jumps from the past to the present and keeps you hooked on what will happen next.
It does contain some graphic sex, and that’s not my thing, but overlooking that, I liked the book as I like history and Native American myths.
Not to be a spoiler and tell the story, however if you’re looking for a great book to read that contains historical facts, Native American nuance, and romance with some grit and a paranormal twist… this gets a high recommendation.
5 Captivating read!
By TFLReader TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 20, 2016
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Finding a new series of books that entertains and keeps you captivated right from the start is a real treat for me, and I couldn’t believe my luck when I began reading Shifter’s Hope and saw it was the first in a series. Hawk’s writing is very vivid and the scene’s feel like they’re taking place around you rather than you watching on from afar. I’ve never been particularly enthralled by Native American history but even that was quite interesting the way it is covered in the book. There are some great characters and the back-story build adds even more weight to events as they happen in the present. All in all quite a remarkable find.
5.0 out of 5 stars Spirits of love
By lynne on January 20, 2016
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This book is a fantasy of shape shifters, humans who are able to change into other shapes, other animals. In the case of Raven ,the hero of the story, he can shift into a hawk or a wolf, as desired, or as is made necessary by circumstance. Raven is a warrior, and the leader of his tribe of shifters. He was betrayed and stripped of his leadership, and has been in hiding for years, when he meets Hope, a woman emerging from an abusive marriage, whose self confidence has been shattered and who is deeply depressed. They are immediately strongly drawn to each other, when her ex husband, a truly sick and brutal man, comes to claim or kill her.
The plot and character development in this book are very good, and although there was a great deal of very graphic sex, it was appropriate for the story. I would recommend it as an adventurous fantasy love tale.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
By Book Lover on September 29, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
This story really had me riveted. Hope is a girl trying to escape a very abusive relationship where she has been made to feel inadequate in every way. Raven is a young warrior in hiding from his tribe because of a death sentence for a crime he has no memory of committing. When he sees her from afar for the second time he is forced from his safe haven for this is the girl who will complete him.
The novel is set against the backdrop of Ojibwa history combined with their legends of the Wendigo, a creature of nightmare thought to be a myth. Somehow, Raven needs to prove his innocence in order to stay alive. How the story goes is a wonderful adventure for the reader. Be aware this does contain explicit sexual scenes so is not for the faint-hearted. These are just a small part of the book though.
I loved the different take on Shapeshifters. It is refreshing and logical and so enhances this paranormal tale.
4.0 out of 5 stars Shifter’s Hope
By ALY on September 23, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a the first book I read from this author. I enjoyed the story. I did get a little distracted by all the history of the Chippewa tribe in the story, it seemed to be, for me, a little too much. But I do have interest in the Native American culture so I enjoyed some of the history. I enjoyed the background the author gave the characters to make them seem to pop off the page. I think I would give the next book in the series a chance. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*