I read this book about 15 years ago, during my Native American Frontier phase. From what I remember it wa well-written and kept me engossed in it. I liked the characters and Connie Mason is a great writer...so you might want to give it a try if you are in the mood for an "Into the West" type romance read.
BOOK #2 of "WOMEN WEST" series...
As the sheltered daughter of the once prosperous Branigan family, beautiful Shannon was ill-prepared for the rigors of the Oregon Trail, but she was still less prepared for half-breed scout, Swift-Blade. His dark eyes seemed to pierce her very soul, stripping away layers of civilization and baring her hidden longing to his savage gaze. His bronzed arms were forbidden to her, his searing kisses just a tantalizing fantasy; but as the countless miles passed beneath the wagon wheels, taking them to the heart of Indian Territory. Shannon sensed that this untamed land would give her new strength and the freedom to love the man who could fullfill her wild desire.
Don't miss the other exciting books related to Swift Blade Stryker and Shannon Branigan... PROMISED SUNRISE by Robin Lee Hatcher tells the love story between Shannon Branigan's brother Tucker Branigan; and A PROMISE OF THUNDER by Connie Mason is the love story of Swift Blade and Shannon's son Grady Stryker and Storm Kennedy.
This book can be read alone but it can also be read with the 3 "Women of the West" series books by Robin Lee Hatcher. This book has ties to characters in the first book in that series.
I did not read these books but my mother did read all of them. She loved them!