From the back cover:
When young, blond Andrea Sanders moved to the hills of Georgia, she was terrified that she lived next door to the Cherokee. But when she first saw the muscular, handsome warrior Adam, she was even more afraid of the turbulent passions he aroused in her. Every waking moment she yearned for the provocative brave to make her a woma; each night she tossed alone in bed craving the fulfillment only he could bring. It was impossible to consider ever becoming the Indian's wife...but all Andrea needed from him now was sthe satisfaction they could find clasped together in the most intimate embrace! Even though
some of his people had married white women, the proud and fierce Cherokee Adam swore he would never be so weak as to take a paleface. Then he met the sky-blue gaze of Andrea Sanders-and his dreams were a haze of invading ivory skin and caressing corn silk hair. As his fantasy flared into uncontrollable need, Adam swore he'd possess her once, then be rid of her. But the moment he sampled her luscious lips and fondled her ripened curves, he was helpless to deny their pleasure. Now he wanted her for all time, forever relenting to her body's magic, forever giving her his HEART'S SURRENDER.
Very hard, tragic story, and emotional to read, but that is why I wanted to read it and it didn't disappoint. I loved the history in the book it didn't slow it down, you could really feel all the conflict and hatred between the native americans and southern whites. The hero and heroine love story was beautiful and I just wanted everyone to leave them live and be happy. It was unbelievable all the hardships they had to endure, I almost don't know if it was worth it. The villains, and there were many, were so mean and ruthless, I hated them so much it was surreal. The story might have a HEA, but the H/h were so beaten down in the end I just couldn't feel good about it. I wish it would have ended it 6 years earlier, it was very hard to take the last 6 years they endured. Am I glad I read it? Yes! Would it be a reread? It would take years before I could if I could.
This is one of my favorite books by Ms. Bittner.