An electrifying tale of love and adventure in the Wild West from a writer who “can always be counted on to deliver a moving, tender romance” (Affaire de Coeur).
Fort Davis, Department of Texas, 1868. Sabrina Bolton’s life is marked by terrible guilt: her twin sister’s death when they were five left their mother in a perpetual state of melancholy. Now she barely speaks to Sabrina except to admonish her.
Fourteen years later, Sabrina wants more. She wants romance. And she cannot summon one tender feeling for the suitor her mother has chosen for her.
Then Tremayne rides onto Fort Davis. Reared by Apaches after his parents were murdered, he considers himself an outcast in both worlds. To him, all white-eyes women are witless. As if to prove the point, he almost runs down a fiery-haired woman who has wandered into the street and tripped on her skirts. He helps her stand, and from that moment he finds no peace unless he is with Sabrina. Tremayne knows he must eventually leave her, before she becomes an outcast, too. But once the heart has found its true desire, can it ever let go?
“Vaughan possesses a remarkable command of place and sensation. Readers will feel the whalebone stays digging into Sabrina’s sides as her mother laces her to fit a too-tight gown.” —Crescent Blues Book Views