It is nothing short of tragic that this book is out of print. I borrowed it from the library years ago, and have wanted to own it ever since. Busbee knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seats in breathless anticipation. She paints her scenery vividly in the minds of her audience, and her characters come to life on the page. Definitely worth reading!
The usual romance but a good story line and the romance is not over done.
A murder mystery centers around a plantation in southeast Texas and further into south Texas on a rancho grande before and just after the Civil War. A story of the building of large estates and the destruction of them following the Civil War then the rebuilding of lives and fortunes. Also a story of an orpaned girl who finds compassion in her father's old friend and love with his son. Love wins in the end.
Seven year has passed since the night he was falsely branded a murderer, and Yancy has returned to reclaim his birthright. But his late father's lands now belong to Sara. The innocent girl has blossomed into a stunning and sensuous woman, a rival to be kidnapped and conquered.
Back cover: From the moment she first entered the great mansion in San Felipe, Texas, beautiful, orphaned Sara Rawlings could feel Yancy Cantrell's fire -- and sense his dangerous rage. But betrayal and tragedy drove the handsome, tormented rebel from his home... and out of young Sara's life. Seven years have passed since the night he was falsely branded a murderer -- and Yancy has returned to reclaim his birthright. But his late father's lands now belong to Sara. The innocent girl has blossomed into a stunning and sensuous woman -- a rival to be kidnapped and conquered. But though she fears her vengeful, impassioned captor, Sara's proud spirit will not be easily broken. And winning her heart will soon prove more important to Yancy than his honor, his legacy... or his life.
Orphan Sara Rawlings could feel Yancy Cantrell's fire and sense his dangerous rage. Parted by tragedy the young Sara never got to explore the taste of tempation Yancy put on her lips one night long ago. Now that she has inherted Yancy's father's lands he has come back to claim his birthright, and recapture Sara's lips once more.
Accused of murder Yancy is looking for revenge but finds that winning Sara's love might be more important like honor his legacy and his life This story takes place in the american west.