Red Carpet Book Awards 2014 Historical Fiction Readers' Choice Nominee Rave reviews from Goodreads readers: It was definitely a page turner. I found myself caring about the patients and rooting for them to win. Well written J.M. Barlog! -- Dawn, Goodreads It was incredibly hard at points to remember fact from fiction because the characters are so well formed. -- Gidget, Goodreads I loved the plot of the book and the many twists and turns it took me on as a reader. -- Teresa, Goodreads It's terrifying as it was derived from actual crimes against Native Americans, but it has moments of love, insight and suspense. -- Michelle, Goodreads It was the roaring 20s, and Americans were living the dream, except for... ... those hundreds of Native Americans wrongly committed to our nation's only Indian insane asylum. Once there, they endured unimaginable torture and abuse with hope of ever being free. These people were real. Their suffering was real. Their story will touch your very soul. This powerful, heart-wrenching saga came from the records in the South Dakota State Archives for the Canton Indian insane asylum. Highly-acclaimed, Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams is a must-read for historical fiction and Native American fans.