Chase the Wind - Apache Runaway, Bk 2 Author:Madeline Baker HEADSTRONG — Elizabeth Johnson was a woman who knew her own mind. Not for her an arranged marriage with a fancy lawyer from the East. Defying her parents, she set her sights on the handsome young sheriff of Twin Rivers. But when Dusty's virile half-brother rode into town, Beth took one look in to the stormy black eyes of the... more » Apache warrior and understood that this time she must follow her heart and not her head.
Before she knew quite how it happened, Beth was fleeing into the desert with Chase the Wind, fighting off a lynch mob -- and finds ecstasy beneath starry skies. By the time she returned home, Beth had pledged herself heart and soul to Chase. But with her father forbidding him to call, Dusty engaged to another, and her erstwhile fiancé due to arrive from the East, she wondered just how many weddings it would take before they could all live happily ever after....« less
Twenty-five years ago, Jenny Fallon had given up her half-Apache son to save her husband Rider's life. Now mother and son meet at long last.
Chase the Wind is ready to hate the woman who abandoned him, but he can't. She had been a prisoner of the Apache, just as his people are now prisoners of the white man's reservations. He sympathizes with her quest for freedom and her pain in leaving him.
Before the entire family can be reunited, Chase is framed for murder and sentenced to hang. His family plots his escape, but their plans go awry when a beautiful banker's daughter interferes.
Beth Johnson hates being a lady all the time and longs for adventure. Her one brief meeting with Chase reveals that he is her true soul mate, her destiny. She breaks him out of jail and together they hide out in the rancheria. Their cultural differences are immediately evident, but love helps them survive.