Gabe Beaumont is a man of two worlds. Half Sioux, half white, he has chosen to live as a Sioux, yet feels tied to the whites until settlers kill his family and he begins a quest for revenge.

Faith Kelly is a young widow hiding a horrifying secret when she arrives at the stage stop. Taken in by the kindly woman who runs the waystation, Faith gives birth to her son and eventually takes over the running of the station.

Strange circumstances once brought Faith and Gabe together, and when his warriors attack the station and he recognizes Faith, Gabe makes a momentous decision. He puts aside his quest to go back to the station, not as the Sioux Tall Bear, but as the drifter Gabe Beaumont.

As time passes, Gabe and Faith will fight all those who stand in the path of their love. They will overcome prejudice, false imprisonment, ruthless, greedy men and any obstacle that blocks their claiming a love that knows no bounds.

Time after time, Rosanne Bittner brings a full-blown portrait of the untamed West to readers. Her tapestry is woven with authenticity, colorful characters, intense emotions and love's power over every conceivable obstacle. This sweeping tale will hold you breathless. SENSUAL (Oct., 416 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin