Break in The Wind

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19th Century

Deborah Tadema

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Winda escapes slavery only to face Pakwis, the Ojibwa chief, again when she needs his help. She fears that he will want his slave back and she will lose the man she has fallen in love with. But without his help they could be attacked by the Americans who are receiving shipments of a newer and more powerful rifle than the Brown Bess that the people in Upper Canada are using. Lucas Sievers is a trapper and as wild as the Indians. He drifts between cultures. Many men fear him. Yet, he is gentle and will fight to the death for the one woman who can tame him. As they ride across the country in search of an outlaw Lucas watches Pakwis closely, knowing full well of his feelings for Winda. Grant Sievers hadn't seen his brother in many years. When they do meet up again Grant is in the middle of an investigation. His main objective is to arrest Dusty Blackman and stop him from smuggling guns across the boarder. But Dusty's wife, Carrie, proves to be a distraction. Carrie's dream of a romantic wedding is shattered when her father forces her to marry Dusty. He takes her to across the country and leaves her in the wilderness alone. The only chance she has in escaping from him is with the help of her new friend, Winda.


Historical Fiction,

Short Summary

Break in The Wind takes place in the early 1800's. It includes both white people and Indians and the struggles they each face. The Sievers brothers help stop an outlaw smuggling guns to the Americans with the help of some Indians. They hope to stop the war of 1812.

Grant Sievers has fallen in love with the main outlaw's wife. The outlaw, Dusty Blackman is now dead and Grant marries Carrie. On their wedding night you will see that she is damaged from the constant rapes and miss treatment she suffered from Dusty.


Upper Canada

Based on a True Story


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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Winda

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Beautiful, Sexy, Skillful, Faithful, Gracious, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Confident, Engaging, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Lucas Sievers

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Heartthrob, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Outspoken, Badass, Charming, Masculine, Adventurous, Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Carrie Tanner

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Selfless, Uneducated, Desperate, Insecure, Modest, Naive, Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: Grant Sievers

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Charming, Patriotic, Empathetic, Perseverance, Romantic, Adventurous, Heartthrob, Engaging, Honorable, Confident, Decisive, Masculine, Faithful, Visionary, Aggressive, Complex

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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