A young woman must choose between passion and pride in this historical saga from “a superb writer who does Western Americana with flair and humor” (RT Book Reviews).
Keturah “Ket” Tremayne belongs nowhere, to no one. Born of an Apache mother and a “white-eyes” father, she is an outcast in both worlds. Ket has erected a wall around her heart, a wall of hatred for all whites, especially the soldiers at Fort Davis—and her stepmother, Sabrina.
Now Ket has gone into the mountains to rescue her half-brother and his friend from Comancheros. Along with the boys, she saves a greenhorn surveyor named Blake. His gibberish confounds her, but in spite of her better judgment, his compassion draws her near.
Blake has his hands full surveying a rail line while avoiding renegade Apaches—except for Ket, the most astonishing and bewildering woman he’s ever met. Even in the snow, his blood boils just thinking of her. If it takes the rest of his life, he will tear down the wall that keeps her heart locked up.
“Vaughan charts the passage between girl and woman with an authority and delicacy few Western romance writers can match. Keturah’s heart and mind blossom like a rose unfurling one petal at a time.” —Crescent Blues Book Views