Sarah Jane's future lies in Oregon. Or so she thinks when her parents pack their belongings to leave their home and friends in Nebraska. But typhoid strikes along the trail - and the Bensons are cut from the wagon train to protect other travellers from the dreaded disease. Sarah Jane needs help to care for her parents and the only person willing to sta is the group's scout, Painted Hands. Troublesome stories surround the man and Sarah Jane is terrified. Her fears only grow when the wagon master insists they marry for propriety's sake. Can true love grow from this arranged marriage? Can Sarah Jane trust God to see her through these troubled times - even if the answer comes in the form of a Kiowa husband?
This is a good book. I liked it. The author knew how to keep it interesting. They are forced to wed by a minister who abuses his position as a minister backed by severe prejudices. The new husband decides to dump his new bride once they reach their destination but when he nearly loses her, he realizes he loves her. He was taken in by Kiowa and raised and didn't know he has a brother still alive. If I tell you much more you'll know the story. Guess you will have to read it to fill in the blanks. You will like it. Enjoy.