Captured by the Indians as a child, Rebecca is torn between her love for her adoptive people and her yearning for the white man, Daniel Chamberlain. In the midst of the French and Indian War, a time when no Englishman is safe, they find their love may not be enough to keep them together.
“Rebecca.” He eased her closer, his look deep with longing. She knew he was going to kiss her, and oh! she wanted his kisses more than anything in the world.
Daniel tilted his head to touch his mouth to hers, gently at first, a slight probing of the lips. He traced feathery kisses along her cheek to her ear lobe, his breath warm on her skin as his mouth edged downward to the hollow of her throat.
“My dear one.” His arms encircled her in a warm embrace that left her wanting more.
His heart beat against hers, strong and steady. Alive with a sensation so new, so wonderful, she could think of nothing but Daniel. She gloried in the pressure of his body and ran her fingers along every ridge of his back. With deep, fiery kisses they held each other as close as possible, heart to heart, thigh pressed to thigh, their bodies molded as one.
“Daniel!” She returned his kisses with a passion she’d never imagined she possessed, no, not in her wildest dreams.
Could this really be she, Rebecca Scott, who clung to this man like a wanton, whose breath mingled with his as longing swept through her? Surely this was all a dream, a figment of her most desperate desires.
Ah, but this was no dream. How she wanted him to make love to her on the grass, to reach a fulfillment she wanted as much as he. And after their lovemaking, then what? Would he feel bound to her, that he must make her his wife? Or would he consider her an easy woman? That’s how the white people would think, but the Indians looked at courtship differently. What did he consider her, white or Indian? Either way, she mustn’t chance it.
“This is a tale reminiscent of “The Last of the Mohicans.” Romantic Times
“…deeply satisfying…” Escape to Romance
“Vividly, beautifully written, the earliest days of America come alive in this novel. If you liked “The Last of the Mohicans,” you will adore this novel. If you didn’t like the movie, read this novel anyway to fall in love with these unforgettable characters and learn about survival few Americans today could endure…”
St. Rose Press