Two Hearts Two Spirits

Helki and Igashu, friends and constant companions since childhood, will soon perform the tribal ritual of the Bow and the Basket Choosing the basket means living a domestic life, to be a Two Spirit, a lover of men To choose the bow means becoming a provider, the head of the family, and a warrior, if war should come Both are worthy choices, but for Igashu, his father s sHelki and Igashu, friends and constant companions since childhood, will soon perform the tribal ritual of the Bow and the Basket Choosing the basket means living a domestic life, to be a Two Spirit, a lover of men To choose the bow means becoming a provider, the head of the family, and a warrior, if war should come Both are worthy choices, but for Igashu, his father s sole surviving son, the obligation to lead his family after his father s death presses heavily on his heart Yet if Helki and Igashu choose different paths, their love may not survive.
Two Hearts Two Spirits Helki and Igashu friends and constant companions since childhood will soon perform the tribal ritual of the Bow and the Basket Choosing the basket means living a domestic life to be a Two Spirit a

  • Title: Two Hearts Two Spirits
  • Author: Michael Halfhill
  • ISBN: 9781615816873
  • Page: 368
  • Format: ebook
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    1. Title: Two Hearts, Two SpiritsAuthor: Michael HalfhillPublisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 10, 2010Michael Halfhill’s historical romance Two Hearts, Two Spirits is a tale of two young men coming of age and making choices that will set their feet on the path they will follow for the rest of their lives.Set in the American West in the early 1900’s, the story follows two lifelong friends, Helki and Igashu, born into a fictional tribe of American Indians. Though the tribe itself is fictional, [...]

    2. Michael Halfhill's "Two Hearts Two Spirits" was such an incredible read in so many ways. It's a lyrical book, beautifully written and such a lovely story, too. It's also surprisingly (and refreshingly) different from the usual MM romances, although it's romantic and has a beautiful HEA.Igashu and Helki are young native American men coming of age in the early 20th Century. Shielded from the outside world by seemingly impassable canyons, their tribe still retains the old traditions of their people [...]

    3. 2.5 stars rounded up to 3.0A special thank-you to Melanie for recommending and lending me this book thanks, hun! :)I liked the imagery and descriptions conjured by the author in this book. I felt like I was transported to a special, untouched world where the inhabitants lived with reverence and respect for the environment. I enjoyed the protagonists (Igashu and Helki). I was disappointed that Igashu's reluctance to commit to Helki was resolved with zero angst and very little fanfare. I would ha [...]

    4. This was a very unusual book to read. A romance, definitely, but one that focused on the main characters' inner journey to discovering who they are, and wanted to be. No overt ex, anf that, too, makes for a nice change of pace. I really liked the descriptions of Helki and Igashu's lives, their worries and assumptions about what was expected of them. Igashu feels the pressure to conform to others' expectations about what e does with his life. Helki is a freer spirit, but gets as caught up in what [...]

    5. I started this because I thought it was a shifter story, and while it was sorta it wasn't the focus. This was really about two young native american indians in the 1800's coming of age and discovering themselves. it was beautifully written and I loved every page. And while I would call it a romance with a wonderful HEA, it is not your typical m/m romance story. There was no sex in this story and I honestly didn't miss it at all. The wonderful storytelling and characters simply made it a non-issu [...]

    6. What an exquisite story! Beautifully told in rich detail. The story of two Native American boys who've grown up together and were in love in a culture where the two spirited people were revered but where familial responsibilities can still overshadow purpose and love. Helki chooses to acknowledge his two spirited nature and becomes the Nation's Wise One. Igashu chooses to honor his familial obligation as the only remaining son by chosing the way of the warrior.We follow the growth of these boy-m [...]

    7. Simply amazing story set in an Indian tribe in 1910. Beautiful language, characterization, Indian spirituality, and use of Indian mythology. Helki's devotion to Igashu is so palpable, although Igashu had his doubts. He truly loved Helki, but he felt reluctant to choose Helki because his sense of duty and his desire to be a warrior.This is truly a romance set in other culture that is so poignant without even a single kissing scene or sex scene. A must read for everyone who is bored with the same [...]

    8. Two Hearts Two Spirits is a wonderful PG-13 love story. It's chocked-full of Native American folklore, language, and culture. It's the story of two boys on the eve of manhood, each taking a journey of self exploration which will set them on the right path of life. I loved this story. It's point of view is refreshingly simple, know who you are and everything else will fall in place. I give Two Hearts Two Spirits four stars.

    9. 4.5 starsThis book completely immersed me in its world. That's a rare gift in any book, and the story of Igashu and Helki and their people carried me away. Halfhill either lived or deeply researched the customs of Native American people and he also captures the breathtaking beauty of the mountain wilderness in which they live. I love how each young man grapples with his role in their society, and how they accept that they have a responsibility to their heritage and not only to themselves. The ro [...]

    10. This was a good book over all, but I was expecting a lot more romance than I actually got. If you're looking for romance, this might not be a good choice. But if you want a somewhat sweet story that does just a little more than hint at a relationship, go for it. I enjoyed the story, but needed to actually see the characters get together in the end. They dreamed of each other and wanted each other a lot physically, but never even kissed.

    11. Michael Halfhill’s Two Hearts, Two Spirits is the tale of Helki and Igashu, two young Native Americans and the decision they must make to insure their own happiness. Set in the 19th century, the story is actually a parable, for many have faced the decision they must make—or perhaps another, equally life-changing decision—and this tale is one that leads us to know we must choose love in all cases if we are to find happiness. Halfhill writes with simple elegance, and the tribal life and cust [...]

    12. Big build up for very little payoff.This book started out very touching. The two main characters admitting up front they they loved each other but one not sure he should commit his whole life to that love. a coming of age and manhood story ends with, as expected, the two together. The only problem is that we only get a handful of words to tell us about it. Just, "Oh and yeah they hugged and lived happily ever after. For my taste, this book ended too abruptly, and so will my review

    13. 2.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this story for the feeling of history and really enjoyed walking away feeling like I had learned something, but found it a bit harder to connect with the main characters in the story, feeling as though the writing skimmed the surface of deeper feelings. Very well written. Nx

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