Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People


Book Three:  Sanctified


In the midst of a battle for leadership at their Ojibway community, two enemies of opposing families fall in love…​

After suffering a humiliating divorce, infuriated Catholic Jude Matawapit bolts to his family’s Ojibway community to begin a new job—but finds himself thrown into a battle for chief as his brother-in-law’s campaign manager. The radical Kabatay clan, with their extreme ideas about traditional Ojibway life, will stop at nothing to claim the leadership position and rid the reserve of Western culture and its religion once and for all, which threatens not only the non-traditional people of the community, but Jude’s chance at a brand-new life he’s creating for his children.

Recovering addict Raven Kabatay will do anything to win the respect and trust of her older siblings and mother after falling deep into drug addiction that brought shame and anger to her family. Not only does she have the opportunity to redeem herself by becoming her brother’s campaign manager for chief—if he wins, she’ll have the reserve’s backing to purchase the gold-mine diner where she works, finally making something of herself. But falling in love with the family’s sworn enemy—the deacon’s eldest son, Jude—will not just betray the Kabatay clan. It could destroy everything Raven believes in and has worked so hard for.

Genre(s):  Multicultural, contemporary romance, adult, inspirational.
Heat Rating: 
Level 3
Publication Date: 
September 20, 2019
eXtasy Books

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Familial and communal drama at its finest…” –Amazon Reviewer (Read more here)
“Wow, best of the three! I couldn’t get enough of Raven and Jude!” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“All I’m saying is that Sanctified is one amazing read.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“The stories are just getting more intense with each new book.” –Amazon Reviewer (Read more here)
“Maggie has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.” –Amazon Reviewer (Read more here)
“This story is well written, emotional, and compelling. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“It was fast-paced and flowed nicely. The turn of events were done beautifully and the ending was terrific!” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“This was a single-parent, enemies-to-lovers story that I couldn’t help but love. Their chemistry is per-fec-tion, and the steaminess in this book is just right.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)