Really good in parts, but some some of it is just so eye-rollingly contrived, to the point of being almost absurd. It very much reminds me of a Pamela Clare American Colonial period historical; there are a LOT of similarities. Internal conficts this dumb though, I can't say that Clare is prone to writing. The hero is taking the heroine to a settlement where he lives & is the doctor, and the catch is, it's so she can marry some other guy she hasn't met yet. They mess around on the way there (of course) & fall in love, but he won't admit it - is resistant to it or whatever - and then she actually marries the other guy, and the hero stands by & watches her do it. Argh. They don't consummate the marriage or anything, but you still have that problem to deal with, and while you'd think or hope that Williamson would come up with a resolution to the problem that's beyond the obvious easy way out, nope, she doesn't; she just takes forever to get around to it. More than once actually, but I can't get specific about that without posting a spoiler:P It's not an awful book though. There was a lot of it that I thoroughly enjoyed, and the love scenes are positively scorching & plentiful. It's not one I'll forget by next week, but it could have been much, much better. In terms of quality, not at all up to what I've come to expect from this author.
Sensuality Rating: R
Very good book. It has it all - abuse, poverty, indians, children, etc...
I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
This is a great book. I have one on my keeper shelf.