Proud Heart

Proud Heart

by Dana Taylor

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Proud Heart by Dana Taylor

Free land! On April 22, 1889 thousands of hearty souls gathered at the Arkansas border. They dashed into the Unassigned Lands to claim their portion of the American dream and followed their hearts to a place called Oklahoma.

Rosa�The daughter of nobility, she lost her family to violence in Mexico. Does she have the courage to make a new life in a strange country?

Steven�The charismatic leader, fighting injustice of the downtrodden. Could Oklahoma be the New Promised Land?

Ricardo�The California horseman, alone after tragedy and misfortune wiped out his hopes. Could the Land Run offer a fresh, new start?

As newcomers struggle to settle a new territory, fortunes are made, friendships are forged. Love is tested. Will Rosa yield her proud heart to find real happiness?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149543564
Publisher: Supernal Friends Publishing
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 194 KB

About the Author

Dana Taylor writes books with a mystical touch. Born and raised in California, she attended the University of Redlands and received her B.A. with a theatre major. Her senior year sent her to Oklahoma for a theatre internship, which resulted in a whirlwind courtship and a long marriage. Her two romantic comedies, AIN�T LOVE GRAND? and DEVIL MOON: A MYSTIC ROMANCE are set in America�s heartland. Opposites attract, loveable characters, and a good dose of laughter.

Through the years, she and her husband raised two daughters and numerous animals, with varying results. A dog ate a hamster and the iguana escaped a homemade cage. One rabbit proved it could consume a remote with no ill effects (except to the remote.)The daughters turned out fine.

Her imagination led her to writing romantic adventures, also with a good dose of comedy. ROYAL REBEL began as a Romance Writer�s of America contest piece and grew into a full blown, spirited twist on the Robin Hood tale. PROUD HEART centers on Rosa Dominguez, a Hispanic heroine inspired by Dana�s grandmother. Her CHARMIN� WARRIOR, hero, Jaguar Jack, has a psychic bent that grew from Ms. Taylor�s interest in paranormal and metaphysical matters.

Nowadays when she isn�t writing, she is often giving Reiki energy healing treatments. Her interest began with the charismatic spiritual movement and led to the study of healing modalities. She is a Reiki Master in Southern California. Her non-fiction book EVER-FLOWING STREAMS: TAPPING INTO HEALING ENERGY chronicles her spiritual journey into alternative healing. She explores spirituality, energy healing, and wonder at her blog SupernalLiving.com. See all her books at DanaTaylorAuthor.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s a love story….set in the back drop of the 1889 Oklahoma land rush  Young girl is forced to leave the home of her youth and all its ideals and dreams behind….she moves to a new state, where she meets a man she dreams of a future with And a man meets a fiery girl whose heart he wants to call his own.  It’s a coming of age, an understanding of what is to live and love with an open Heart. Where the dreams and desires of a young girl tormented by a loss in her youth Derail the reality and love of a grown woman.  A true display of courage and determination to make a create a better life in a new world Place called Oklahoma.  There is a connection between the characters in the book and the reader that will Leave you wanting for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was given this book to review, and I am so thankful I was.  Proud Heart is an excellent example of what romance genre can be With a realistic setting, believable characters, and a style that draw the reader in, this is a delightful read .  The setting takes place in a period of history often overlooked. It is fascinating!  Ms. Taylor aptly described the character, land and events that made Oklahoma Oklahoma.  Rosa, Ricardo, Steven and Marva and believable, both in who they are and their responses to the events in their lives.  Although this is a romance, and follows the "formula", the story is much more than what it appears. It really is about how individuals have to be fully whole themselves before they can truly love another.The healing process makes for a great story.Treat yourself to a truly enjoyable read! You won't be disappointed, and you won't want to put it down!