When Hannah's father promises her in marriage to a man she doesn't love, escape is her only choice. A strange coincidence proves providential when Cole Wilder, also on the move, agrees to escort Hannah to her aunt's home in Missouri.
The long trip from Texas is not an easy one. Heat, dirt, and long hours in the saddle take their toll. And then there are the Cheyenne, in particular, one amourous tribesman who has his eye on Hannah.
Now dangers of another sort are on the horizon of Hannah and Cole. Will their journey to Missouri end in a handshake or will they realize in time their hearts' desire?
I've read this book twice and loved it both times! Hannah irritates me at first, but I understand where she's coming from and she grows on me. She has a lot of spunk, as evidenced by her frequent beating up of anyone she thinks is threatening her. My favorite scene includes this: "His hair was pulled back and held away from his face in the same manner the Cheyennes had worn theirs. He looked magnificent and powerful."
The only complaint I had was about the ending - it wasn't as dramatic as I would have expected. But overall, a delightful book with 2 interesting backstories and intriguing characters throughout. A quick, easy, pleasant read. 170 pages, small print.