"The Virginia Company of London seeks one
hundred willing maids for marriage to bachelor planters of
James Cittie Colony. Maids must be young, handsome, and
Having read this promising broadside, Modesty Brown flees
from arrest in London for the safety of married bliss in the
New World. At 26, she might not be young, nor handsome, and
most certainly not honest. But educated, she is. Upon her
arrival in Jamestown, the saucy wench is accused of
witchcraft by a ruthless nobleman - and it's either burn at
the stake or wed a savage.
In buckskins and a breechclout, Mad Dog Jones is certainly
the savage - and he abhors the thought of a wife or family -
or anything else that would remind him of his tortured past.
In the virgin forests of the newly found colony, Mad Dog
regards the tainted pub wench Modesty as the savage. Yet
their savage passions for one another cannot be denied by
night. And by day each is determined to be rid of the other
. . . even if it means for Mad Dog gambling off the
indentured contract of his wife, Modesty; even if it means
for Modesty killing off her master, Mad Dog.
In the fierce and untamed
Territory of New Mexico, the most fierce and most untamed
made love and history. Those lovers were Rosemary, the
willful Irish lass who harbored a forbidden love and claimed
the Cambria empire as hers forever ~ Lario, the handsome
Navajo, who claimed revenge on Rosemary and then claimed her
for his own ~ Grant, who wielded the Territory's political
power and who would bind Rosemary's fate with his ~
Stephanie, beautiful heiress of the Cambria empire, who
loved wildly and paid for that love wildly ~ and lastly,
decades later and bloodlines later, Chase the Wind, destined
to rule the white man's world and every woman's heart.
Sir Colin Donovan, British Under-secretary representative to
the U.S., won't give up until Anne Maren is his.
Brant Powers, rogue scout for Sam Houston's Rangers, won't
give up Anne Maren as his.
And, Anne Maren, beautiful young Scottish aristocrat, won't
give up as captive to the brutal Po-hot-y-quosh.
But as Anne journeys back and forth across the Texas
frontier, to whom will she give up her heart?
Anne Maren is willing to risk all for one thing in this life
- her childhood sweetheart, Sir Colin Donovan, which her
marriage to Texas frontier preacher Otto Maren has
prevented. Now only the soulless Brant Powers stands in her
way of reuniting with Colin. Brant, winning her in a fight
as both his captive and bride, is hauling her kicking and
screaming across the empty expanse that is the Republic of
Texas. Colin is determined to reclaim her as his own . . .
and all three must ask themselves if what they are willing
to live for is what they are willing to die for.