Burke Cardwell has lived among the Chippewa Indians for the past 11 years with his traps and lovely Indian wife, Morning Song. Now he is a widower and suddenly decides he needs a disreputible woman to present as his wife when he returns to England. This will be the start of his revenge for being kidnapped and sent among the trappers.
Celene appears to be that woman, she is fiesty, uncultured and opinionated. Ah, but Celene has had enough of brutish men and their dominations. Never will she willingly surrender to a man's authority again.
Burke soon discovers a beauty in this silver haired, green eyed French woman that tugs at his protective instincts.
Of course, her abduction by the enemies of her father, Antoine Peugeot sets Burke on a trail of danger. Celene will have to petition her half-brother, Darkening Sky to help save Burke's life. And he still almost loses it because of Autumn Leaf's obsession with Cardwell. Oh, the troubles they live through! And she doesn't like the river.
Well the marriage finally happens and then Bayard Forrester shows up and throws everyone in a turmoil as he identifies the Eighth Earl of Hammondsford, Frederick Andrew Burke Hammond-Cardwell. WoW, is there trouble in the henhouse.
Read this great story of how Burke finally understands and gives up his idea of revenge against his grandfather, Alaric, the Fifth Earl of Hammondsford. [I think I have the name right].
What a tale - great plot - excellent characters and nasty relatives - mystical seduction - weird villians.