Following the end of the Civil War in Texas, half-breed Sean OBrien offers a large sum of money to saloon singer Kate Harland for one night. Needing the money for her sister, Kate agrees to a one-night stand with the handsome half Irishman, vowing never again to do this sort of thing. Though he is in bliss, Sean feels guilty when he realizes his assumptions about saloon women are false as Kate was a virgin.
As Greyhawk, a half Comanche, Sean tries to bring a lasting peace between his two people. He is shocked to find Kate, the woman he cannot forget, is a prisoner in the Comanche camp. Believing that fate brought her back to him, Sean-Greyhawk makes a concerted effort to convince Kate they belong together.
The story line is exciting and insightful; the lead protagonists are wonderful; and the support cast adds depth. Yet with all that going for it, LORD OF THE PLAINS falls a bit short because Velda Sherrod uses gimmicks to insure her lovers meet, especially in the Comanche camp. Still, the plot moves at a fast pace and the latter half of the 1860s in the Lone Star State comes vividly alive so that readers will forgive the author after a moments pause for employing unlikely random chance to reunite her stars.