by Julie Garwood

December 1988
ISBN: 0-671-73783-X
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Mass Market Paperback

Beware: when you pick up this book, youíre going to be swept back into history into the clutches of a story that refuses to let you go . . ..

Christina Bennett is a woman of two worlds. Renegade Indians, while fleeing to the west from Christinaís evil father, killed her mother. She was a child when a Dakota Indian woman, who was held captive with Christinaís mother, adopted her. The tribe had been prepared to reject her as a white child, but the Shaman had seen a lioness with a long blonde mane and bright blue eyes, and knew that Christina is a child of destiny.

Christina is raised with the Dakota, learning the ways of warriors and training herself to be agile against evil forces as she plots her revenge against her own father. Once groomed into gentility, she travels to England to live with her motherís sister, Patricia, who absolutely hated Christinaís mother and, consequently, isnít very fond of Christina.

Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, was a man with a past. He had worked for the government for several years and was confident and able to handle many a sticky situation. But seeing Christina for the first time at a party took him off guard. She bewitched him in a way that no one ever had.

Knowing he would have her, he sets out to seduce her. But the joke is on him. Christine, being the lioness of her tribe, knows that Lyon is part of her destiny, and allows Lyon to pursue her.

Julie Garwood has set up a wonderful tale. From the first page, I was sucked into the world of intrigue, intense passion and betrayal. I loved how Christine was so strong willed and determined, and I loved the sheer magnetism that I felt from Lyon. I stayed up all night reading this tale and I seriously recommend this book!

Reviewed in August 2002 by Lucy.

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