GREAT ROMANCE AND MYSTERY COMBINED.
Ms. Baker takes us back to Bear Valley, home of Shadow and Hannah Kincaid and their children. Told partially in the first person by Hannah, this is her son Blackie Kincaid's story. Blackie has succeeded in becoming a vet and finds a place for his office when Joey McBride agrees to let him rent her grandmother's building. But Joey isn't exactly what Blackie bargained for. Joey is short for Josephine and pretty as a picture. But her brother, who hates the Cheyenne, takes part in an attack on him.
Joey has been staying with the Kincaids and becomes aware of the rich Cheyenne cultureand even more in love with Blackie. Though Joey and Blackie share intense feelings, there are many obstacles, rooted in hatred and prejudice to overcome.
JOEY AND BLACKIE
Some folks said they were just two kids who should never have met--a girl from the wrong side of town and a half-breed who was determined to make his mark on the world Their families had fought on opposite sides at the Little Big Horn; there could be no future for them in a little Western town where time passed slowly and memories were long.
But when Black Owl looked at Joey he saw not a pretty tomboy in faded denim, but the most beautiful girl in the world. And when she pressed her lips to his, she wasn't making the biggest mistake of her life, as her gran claimed; she was finding her way home. In each other's arms, they found a safe haven from a world where hatred and ugliness could only be conquered by the deep, abiding power of courageous love. (back cover)
When Black Owl looked at Joey he saw not a pretty tomboy in faded denim, but the most beutiful girl in the world. When she pressed her lips to his she wasn't making the biggest mistake of her life, as hre gran claimed; she was finding her way home. In each others arms, they found a safe haven from the world where hatred andugliness could only be conqured by the deep abiding power of courageous love.