WOW - this is the first book I have read by this author and I cannot wait to read the other 5 books in this series.
Set in 1861, in what would become Arizona, with the backdrop of the unrest between the white men and Apaches led by Cochise and Geronimo, this is a love story with a historical background. Captured by the Apaches, Daniella is adopted by Cochise but not before she is tortured and traumatized. Travis is wounded and left for dead and his son is captured by the same Apaches. After Daniella is released by Cochise and then rejected by her family, she becomes determined to help Travis find his son. A strong, tender and yet passionate love develops between them. How do you heal from the trauma that they have both suffered? A wonderful tale of how such healing occurs.
Ms Hudson did a wonderful job of researching this period of history and incorporates real events and people into fiction. This is one of the best fiction books I have read regarding one of my favorite periods of history. This story captures the true essence of a native people trying to survive against events and odds that were totally against them and how it colored all their interactions with the white man.
Daniella Blackwood could not wait to leave stuffy Boston and return to her family's Arizona ranch. But before the stagecoach reached its destination, a band of Chiricahua Apache captured Daniella and tied her to a towering pine tree. When lightning split the tree, Daniella awoke, free and unharmed. Awed, the APache adopted her and gave her a new name, Magic Woman. But no magic could protect Daniella from the bolt of passion that seared her senses when she first met Travis Colton. And while her second sight told her she would soon find his small son and rescue him from his captors, her heart demanded that tonight she must lie in the circle of Travis's strong arms, feel his lean body pressing hers, and surrender to loves ardent promise in a storm of passionate caresses. On his way home to his Arizona ranch from a visit to New Orleans, Travis Colton and his ten year old son were captured by a band of Cochise warriors, just short of Apache Pass. Left for dead, Travis managed to make his way home, determined to do whatever it might take to get his son back, even if that meant bargaining with Cochise himself. But amoung the first Apache he encountered on his search, he spied a small female warrior with waist length ebony tresses. Magically drawn to her, Travis found his way to Daniella Blackwoods side and into her heart. As if bewitched, he longed to stroke every inch of her lithe and lovely body, kiss her lips until she swooned in rapture, then share at last the unleashed spendor of this beloved womans Apache Magic.
First time to read one of this author's books but highly recommend this book for those of you who enjoy Indian romance.
One of the best books I've ever read!
I enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down now I would like to find the 2nd book Apache Promise.