Image of Awaken My Heart (Avon Inspire)


Image of Awaken My Heart (Avon Inspire)

The tug of war for land ownership
in the early 1800s comes alive. The land we know as Texas was also the beloved homeland of another culture and was defended to the death. This love story is filled with characters
who have passion for land, culture
and love.

Marianne Phillips, the daughter of a wealthy rancher, disagrees with her father's harsh treatment of the poor mestizos who first inhabited the colony of Texas. When rebels kidnap her, in hopes her father will trade their land for her freedom, she realizes her loyalty lies with her abductors.

When Arnando Garcia, the locals' leader, learns of Marianne's ability to speak his language, of her loyalty to his people and of her strong faith, he's faced with a difficult decision. Will his newfound love keep him from letting her go? Or will he set her free and risk losing everything? (Avon Inspire, Feb., 272 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Lindy J. Swanson