I love reading historical romantic books, and Gardner did not disappoint in this novel. Beneath the Blackberry Moon is full of history and passion that is so intense that you just cannot put it down! The setting is during the Creek War’s and the white settlers against the Indians of that territory. The story centers around two main characters. Todka, one of the “red stick” indians and Adela McGirth, a captive taken along with her mother and sister during the raid of one of the forts. Adela is a young lady with godly convictions that she holds on to, even as a slave in indian captivity. She is appalled by their ways, traditions, scalping and war paint, but as she lives among them she realizes that this is all they have ever known since their beginnings. They are upright and sincere in their beliefs. She feels herself drawn to the handsome Totka and he to her against his will. She will not surrender even though she loves him because of her love for her creator.This he does not understand and causes him to hate her “creator.” This is a most interesting and wonderfully written book, enlightening the reader in the ways of native indians. How can the two opposite worlds come together with so much toil, war, killings, hunger and death happen? April Gardner does this in such a way that you will not want to put the book down. It was my honor to read and review this book for the author.