A story of star crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the War of 1812. Includes a great deal of historical and military details along with tender and emotional love scenes. While heavy on historical detail it is not too much and it helps the reader to understand the angst of Samuel and Olivia as their relationship is foiled time and time again by Samuel's duty to his government. Well researched and written by Ms Henke, this book is a great read for anyone who enjoys romances with accurate historical details.
Withe the Mississippi beckoning, Colonel Samuel Shelby is eager for his mission: making peace with the fierce Osage Indians. He is certain the task will prove easier than making peace with his faithless wife. The dangerous wilderness seems a welcome refuge...until he meets beautiful headstrong Olivia st. Etienne...
When the fire-haired Olivia discovers that her guardian plans to sell her as a mistress to the darkly handsome colonel whom she dreamed would marry her, the heartsick girl flees, only to be cast unwillingly into his arms.
Together, Olivia and Samuel must survive the savage wilderness, engaged in a battle of wills which both vow to win, but which both are fated to lose. From ballrooms along the Potomac to Osage lodges on the Missouri, from rowdy St. Louis down the mighty Mississippi to elegant new Orleans, the lovers discover a passion as wild, as turbulent, and as as deep as the rivers.
Colonel Shelby is on a mission:making peace with the OsageIndians.The dangerous wilderness seens a welcome refuge until he meets the beautiful , headstrong Olivia. A very interesting book. I couldnt put it down.