Cecily Peterson was living with an abusive stepfather after her mother passed away, and who knows what would have happened if Tate Winthrop hadnt come to her rescue. Helping her to get out of town, to college and on the road to her dreams, this would have been enough to make her fall in love with himif she hadnt already.

Against his better judgment, Tate has feelings for Cecily as well, but feels that he must marry within his tribe to keep pure Native American bloodlines alive. Cecily might fit in with his tribe and family, but that doesnt make her any less the white woman who he cant have.

For years theyve played this tug of war, but Cecily has finally had enough and is trying to get on with her life. Then a scandal that could change Tates life forever erupts and Cecily knows that she will do whatever it takes to help him.

Ms. Palmer has penned an interesting plot line with a lot of potential, but her characters remain a little two-dimensional and the storyline tends to be repetitive. (Dec., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson