Book #1 in a set.Amanda Ross has everything: money, the ancestral ranch, the big adobe house, and good breeding. What Amanda Ross does not have is compassion. Mills' has cast her hero as a rough, handsome, arrogant man named Clay McAlester. With the author's words, the reader visualizes a Clint Eastwood clone from his "spaghetti western" days . . .
- Clay McAlester may be a Texas Ranger, but the proud, powerful Comanche nation raised him; a fact Amanda Ross will not forget nor forgive. Effectively, the author summons McAlester to rescue our testy heroine, from the clutches of a rejected suitor. Despicable Ramon Sandoval abandoned the lovely Amanda, in the Texas wasteland, to die a slow death. With her golden pen, Anita Mills guides her contestants to love, and guides her reader to the showdown. The story's ending is to savor; justifiably, puny Ramon and his father pay for their heinous crimes.
This western novel takes place during the year of 1873, and the author's words flow with ease and gentle speed. This inexperienced Canadian lass enjoyed eating "prairie chicken" over an open campfire, and Mills' entire description of North American Indian food was a delightful revelation. To punctuate respect, the author profoundly wrote Clay's struggle with the end of his proud people's way of life.
Beautiful, flame-haired Amanda Ross had been sent from Texas to Boston to be a lady. But now she was going back to claim the vast ranch that was her lagacy in the untamed land where her cattle baron father and heiress mother had died at the hands of comanches. Amanda hated the Indians, just as she tried to hate handsome ranger Clay MsAlester, who had been raised by them. Yet when this fierce and fearless man took her in his arms, she could think of nothing but her desire. And when she found herself with him in the Comanche camp, she learned that kindness knew no barrier of skin, and passion was wiser than pride when it yeilded to love's sweet swearing savagery