RITA Award Winner for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel
She'd helped convict him of a crime he didn't commit.
Now she wants his help adopting the son he never knew he had.
Seeking refuge in a world not her own, Susan Ellison follows her conscience to the reservation of the Lakota Sioux, hoping to heal the wounds of her ravaged heart.
Sentenced to life in prison, former rodeo champion Cleve Black Horse seeks freedom and justice.
Two lonely outcasts separated by culture, stubborn pride and prison bars, their destinies are joined by a shared duty to a helpless child - and by the blossoming of a bold and magnificent love that a cruel, intolerant society forbids.
Bestselling author Kathleen Eagle retired from a seventeen-year teaching career on a North Dakota Indian reservation to become a full-time novelist. The Lakota Sioux heritage of her husband and their three children has inspired many of her stories. Among her honors, she has received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times, the Midwest Fiction Writer of the Year Award, and Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. Kathleen takes great pleasure in reading letters from readers who tell her that her books have tugged at their heartstrings, entertained, inspired, and even enlightened them. Visit her at www.KathleenEagle.com
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As with all Kathleen Eagle books her stories pull you in from the beginning. This was a very emotional, wonderfully told story. I highly recommend!
I would highlly recommend this book. I thought this story was well done. It kept my interest all the while I was reading it I felt like the characters came together very well in the story. I couldn't wait until the next page to find out how things were going to turn out. I have read some of Kathleen Eagle other books after I read this. I like reading about cowboy life and the indian life and how it interacts with the stories. I don't know if men would read it, but I think women would like them. I would recommend it for book club discussions.
cleve finds a dead body in the mens' room and the hitchhiker is gone. he is a rodeo cowboy and got a flat tire, bashed his front end of the truck and walked to the town. he got a ride and they stopped at a bar. he had a few beers and tried to get somebody to tow his truck in to fix. the other guy had a bunch of money and made sure everybody saw it. they pick up a hitchhiker and after a few more beers stop by a rest area and use men's room. cleve waited in the truck for them, 3 hours later he wakes up and find dead body of the driver. his cell won't work so he drives the truck to nearest town to notify the police. susan is on the jury. she hears his story and tries to figure out what happened with only his testimony. she is an emergency nurse who spends a lot of time in neonatal unit, she's in love with 2 lb infant there and follows him to his next Indian home. later he is released and she is attempting to adopt a child. Love to read about Indian traditions.