Good story line, could not put the book down. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Wind Ryder, and the last book Sierra.
The dashing offcer Zach Mercer is held captive by a group of Cheyenne Indians. There is no way of escape for him as he is tied up and humiliated by his captors. He can only wait for the end of the day when his date with death arrives. Fortunately for Zach, Tears Like Rain, a young Cheyenne woman feels pity for him and asks the chief Cheyenne, White Feather, to release Zach so that he may become her slave. White Feather agrees and Zach becomes a slave to Tears Like Rain.
As Zach spends more time with Tears Like Rain, he notices that she is in fact white just like himself and not Cheyenne. Her skin is white, her natural hair colour is sable but covered with black dye and her eyes are grey. He discovers that she and her brother Wind Rider were adopted by the Cheyenne group when they were children after their parents had been slaughtered by Crow Indians.
As untamed as the paririe, as free as the wind, she hated what white men were doing to the Cheyenne. But spiritied Tears Like Rain risked her life to save a cavalry officer and make him her slave.
As a 6 yr old, Abby Larson watched in horror as Crow warriors killed her parents. Soon Abby and her brother Ryder were running for their lives only to be captured by Cheyenne warriors.
Abby was raised by the Cheyenne and was given the name Tears Like Rain. Tears Like Rain hated what the white men were doing to the Cheyenne and yet when a white cavalry officer-Zach Mercer-was beaten and stabbed and was on the brink of death, Tears Like Rain risked her life to save Zach. Zach longed to make his beautiful captor/rescuer desire him as much as she despised him. Each of them would have to learn the lesson that the bounds of love are unbreakable.
This is book 1 of a trilogy that continues in Wind Rider and Sierra.
I read all three books in 4 days. I literally did not want to put the books down. I was totally engrossed in the characters and the stories.