To pioneering settlers, Oregon is the "promise land". To the Rogue Indians, it is home.
Dark Water is the keeper of her tribe's history. Pregnant, she searches for her missing husband. When she finds him dead, murdered by the whites, her labor pains begin.
Barr Conner, a loner, has been hired to protect the local miners. Once enslaved by the Rogues, Barr knows how they think and despises them all. But he can't turn his back when he comes upon Dark Water in labor. Or walk away from her tears when the child is stillborn.
The divided worlds in which Dark Water and Barr live forbid what is starting to grow between them. Now they must fight for survival, fight to reconcile their pasts, their different beliefs, and ways of life. Or deny the happiness that lies just beyond reach.
"A beautiful love story; sensitive, hard-hitting on the emotions, with a unique compassion for Indian tradition." ~Catherine Anderson, New York Times bestselling author
"A powerful, and unusual love story told with grace, authority, and compassion." ~Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author
THE SOUL SURVIVORS SERIES, in series order
Spirit of the Eagle
The River's Daughter
Vella Munn is a third generation writer who has always felt the need to write. Vella's earliest creation was a comic book staring the Lone Ranger's horse, Silver. Then Vella fell in love with America's first people, the American Indian, and committed herself to bring their stories to life amid the pages of historical romance novels.