Legend of Love Author:Nan Ryan On the searing sands of New Mexico's wild, unforgiving territory, Elizabeth Curtin and West Quarternight meet again. Years before, they had faced certain death together in the Louisiana stockades. West had been a Colonel then, imprisoned by the Confederates as a Yankee spy. Elizabeth, a red-haired beauty, had been wrongly accused of murder. They... more » were to face a firing squad at dawn, and in the night they found a final moment of happiness in each other's arms. But fate, in the form of the conquering Union army, spared them.
The end of the war brought Elizabeth to the Northeast, where she married. West had gone out to New Mexico to become a frontier guide. Now, when West accepts a routine assignment as guide to a party of Easterners, he is stunned to discover that one of the charges is the exquisite Elizabeth-seeking her husband, who has disappeared on a quest for a fabled gold mine. Both West and Elizabeth are still haunted by the memory of the night they spent together, and, as their journey takes them across a rugged land, they find themselves unable to resist a dangerous and forbidden passion.« less