THE LONE WARRIOR
Once upon a time, there was storyteller who spun powerful tales brimming with the history, reality, intensity, harshness and passion of the West. Austin’s forceful series has already garnered her loyal fans. This chapter integrates characters from the previous titles for her most compelling, sensual and touching romance yet. Austin will leave many readers breathless with the depth of emotion and her characters’ ability to overcome their pasts because of the love of an innocent child, their family, friends and one another. Luke and Rose’s love, which heals soul-searing wounds, will leave an indelible mark on readers’ hearts.
Honor led former Confederate soldier Luke Phelan to trade himself for others’ freedom, courage earned him the name White Ghost with Hair of Fire and death thrust him into the life of a recluse — until Rose Varner seeks him out. After her 2-year-old daughter, Lily, is taken by the Cheyenne, Rose needs Luke’s expertise, but he refuses to return to the Cheyenne camp. Luke is soon impressed by her courage and agrees to accompany her. Following the danger-laden trail to the Cheyenne camp is nothing compared to confronting the demons of their past. Luke and Rose have each suffered great loss and survived; they forge a bond that unites them in finding Lily. Yet, there is more of the past to face before Luke can take a chance on love and freedom. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Jan., 336 pp., $7.99)