Branded Hearts Author:Shannon Drake No Place For A LadyA dark family secret and a dangerous destiny hold Ann McCastle to the unforgiving western frontier. A beautiful and tempestuous saloon keeper, she has dreams of vengeance to keep her strong -- until Ian McShane ride into town. An enigmatic half-Sioux ex-cavalryman, he brazenly claims her as his bride -- igniing Ann's anger, he... more »r desire . . . and a firestorm of passion and peril that threatens to consume them both.« less
Ann is out to find revenge for death of her parents and willing to go to any length to achieve this goal. And that includes marriage to a half-Sioux, former cavalryman, McShane. They both, as children, survived the same Indian attack, though are unaware of this and now find themselves in a marriage of convenience that is not so convenient!!
Graham/Drake give you strong, well developed characters that will stay with you long after you finish the book and put it down.
A woman raised by the Pawnee enters into a marriage of convenience with a handsome half-Sioux to seek revenge against her parents' murderers but soon discovers intense passion as she and her husband plot against a common enemy.
"[Shannon Drake] never disappoints her readers...She delivers h igh quality historical romance with three-dimensional characters and a sizzling love story that touches the heart." -- Romantic Times
From the book:
"A dark family secret and a dangerous destiny hold Ann McCastle to the unforgiving western frontier. A beautiful and tempestuous saloon keeper, she has dreamas of vengeance to keep her strong- until Ian McShane rides into town. An enigmatic half-Sioux ex-cavalryman, he brazenly claims her as his bride - igniting Ann's anger, her desire...and a firestorm of passion an peril tha threatens to consume them both.
Ann McCastle is a saloon keeper in the western frontier. She dreams of vengence and than Ian McShane comes to town. He is half Sioux and half ex calvary man, and he claims her as his bride ignighting her anger