by Connie Mason

June 1997
ISBN: 0-8439-4260-6
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Dawn was a woman without illusions when it came to men. Called a half-breed and sold into a marriage to an outlaw, she knew what they were capable of.

But her life is changed for the better when Cole Webster shoots the skunk that had been her husband, leaving her free to go where she wanted. But she didn`t know where to go. Cole has the idea to take her to the tribe that raised him, and the tribe where his wife had come from before she died.

Through trials and tribulations, they make it to the campgrounds of the tribe and Cole tells her to find a man to be her husband so she will have someone to look after her. When she chooses one, Cole scoffs and makes love to her. Now she is pregnant.

Seeing that it isn`t going to work, she leaves the camp and Cole catches up to her and they go to his sister's home. After some more trials, Cole finally admits that he has feelings for Dawn. The end.

This book was one that I had looked forward to, having read the one before it, Flame. But it wasn`t nearly as good. Dawn is a wonderful woman, and I enjoyed seeing Flame and her husband again, but it probably would have been more enjoyable if it hadn`t been for Cole's will to stay true to his dead wife. That was fine with me, but when he told Dawn to pick a husband and then rejected the idea of the men she liked, I became very angry. This is a good book if you can overcome that, but I couldn`t.

Reviewed in September 2002 by Lucy.

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