LOVE FINDS YOU IN PENDLETON, OREGON
Carlson's latest seems to focus more on her characters' Indian heritage and less on love. While family and learning about the past is important, readers might be disappointed if they're expecting a love story.
Sunny Westcott is one-quarter Cayuse Indian but knows nothing of her heritage, until she takes a temporary modeling job in Pendleton, Ore., during the annual rodeo roundup. Realizing that her grandmother was raised on a nearby reservation, she decides to visit and do some research. With help from cowboy Cody Barrett, secrets about her past come to light. (SUMMERSIDE, Mar., 320 pp., $12.99)