Light Native American/early American settlers romance novel. A nice light read.
An Indian western romance
Tracker Chance McCloud is hired by the Bryants to find their daughter, who was kidnapped by the Sioux a decade ago when she was 7. Chance can't pass up the money, since he knows where to find Teressa. He spent his formative years with his mother's people, the Lakota Sioux.
He finds that 17-year-old Teressa, or Winter Rain, is happy among the Sioux. However, he wastes no time broaching the subject of her past. Chance is very attracted to Rain, but knows he cannot touch her because, above all else, he is an honorable man.
When the camp is attacked by the Crow, the Sioux are taken captive. With cunning and bravery, Rain and Chance escape, and soon their attraction leads them to discover the suppressed passion they have been trying to fight. But there are still obstacles that doom their love.
In Buffalo Springs, Chance McCloud is playing cards when Edward Bryant approaches him with an offer of $500 for twenty minutes of his time. Edward asks Chance to find his daughter stolen by the Sioux a decade ago. Chance tells the man that he is wasting his money, as his daughter is Indian. Edwards wife Rosalia appears pleading for Chances help even as her husband increases the pot to $15,000. After seeing Rosalia, Chance is confident he knows where to find Teresa.
Chance visits the tribe that raised him as a half-breed to inform Blue Rain that her birth name is Teresa and her biological parents want her to come home. Blue Rain expects to wed a tribesman though she is attracted to Chance known among the tribe as Wolf Shadow, but tells him she is happy with her life. However, a Crow raid kills her future spouse and her Indian parents. She still does not want to leave so Chance takes her white parents to the tribe to see her even as he finds himself falling in love with her.
Known for her Indian romances, award winning Madeline Baker provides her readers with an exciting and insightful tale. The lead protagonists are a charming pair and the support cast adds depth to the novel. Though difficult choices are resolved rather easily through the death of the key players, fans will appreciate this warm Indian romance.
I find this to be a good book and I enjoy reading Native Americans stories.
I haven't read a Madeline Baker book in a long time. I pick this one up at a yard sale and started to read it and found I couldn't put it down. I like this book alot.
Just finished this book and as usual the author tells a very good story. The story is around a child that is taken by the Lakota at age 7. Then after 10 years she is found by a half breed named Wolf Shadow and the story goes from there. It is good and has several twists and turns.