Legacy of love. Steve Maddox was determined to keep his oath to his friend Ned Ralston and bring Ned's estranged daughter, Raven, back to the family's Alabama plantation. But when he finally located the girl in Texas, Steve was in for some surprises. Half Tonkawa Indian, the wild, beautiful Raven had been cast out by her dead mother's tribe. While she felt no love for her father who had deserted her before birth, handsome Steve Maddox was another matter. The broad-shouldered horse trainer weakened her resolve to be independent and made her long for the heaven of his embrace.