Under Apache Skies Author:Madeline Baker When a rugged stranger darkens the door of her family's ranch, Martha Jean Flynn can tell right away that Ridge Longtree is nothing like the other cowboys who show up in search of work. For in the eyes of this raven-haired half-Indian loner, Martha sees the hint of danger, the depths of sorrow -- and the tiniest spark of untold passion. — Ind... more »eed, tragedy forced Ridge Longtree to leave the Apache stronghold at young age. But when Martha's father is murdered and Apache kidnap her younger sister, he cannot bear to see her distraught. He agrees to lead her to the stronghold to save her kin. But somewhere along the jagged mountain trail, the two discover a passion that threatens to set their hearts aflame and endanger their mission of rescue.« less
Liked the idea of two parallel stories!
The moment Martha Jean Flynn lays eyes on the "cowboy" at her door she knows that he's no cowboy. His hard, piercing eyes say it all. He's a dangerous man with a gun for hire who always hits his mark. And if anyone can help her find her missing sister, Danielle, who's been abducted by renegades, it's the sexy half-breed.
Ridge Longtree never stays in one place for very longwhen you murder someone in every town you go through, it's a little hard to settle down. But when he chances upon a cozy ranch, he secretly longs for a life he knows he can never have. And when he meets Miss Martha Jean, she scorches his blood like no other woman ever has. She needs him to help find her sister, but if Ridge has his way, she'll be needing him for a whole lot more.