Rescued by a range...hitting the trail with the preachers daughter...
Good story, always enjoy Lynna Bannings historicals, fun read.
An engaging historical western that's just sweet all around. The love scenes are tame and too few, but Charlotte's and Will's attraction and love for each other feels true. 3 stars
DNF. The heroine turned me off the story almost immediately.
Charlotte Greenfield is crossing Nebraska in 1861, on her way to Oregon to teach little 'savages.' Along the way, she is abducted by Indians. Will Bondurant, of the Texas Rifles, crosses their path and challenges the Indian who claims the red head to a fight. While fighting to free the young woman, Will is knifed and Charlotte must try to save him from infection.
When they find the wagon train again, no one can take Charlotte in except a single man who makes suggestive remarks to her. Will isn't pleased and decides to take Charlotte to her Indian school, by way of chasing the murderer he's been following. Charlotte becomes 'Charlie,' Will's nephew, a whiskey-drinking, cigarette-making and smoking youngster.
I just thought this was a very average yarn. 'The morning after' ... just didn't ring true for a preacher's daughter. Actually, I just thought it was boring. Will seemed realistic; Charlotte did not.
Kidnapped by Indians, Charlotte Greenfield thinks her life is over. Yet when a Texas Ranger comes to her rescue, she soon discovers it has only just begun. Rugged Will Bondurant sees her not as a buttoned-down schoolmarm, but as a vibrant woman with a passion for adventure and for him.
Meeting every chanllenge their westward trek throws at them. Charolette's fire and determination warm Will's troubled heart. But Will is unaware of Charlotte's biggest secret, one that leads to danger, and could easily destroy the fierce bond they share.
This is a really good book that draws you in from the first page.