Jackson Wolfe has tried to forget his Indian wife's death 12 years ago at the hands of vigilantes, and the child he had to leave behind. He now returns to reclaim his daughter, Dawn Twilight.
Ever since Liberty (Libby) O'Malley rescued the lovely girl, Dawn has been the daughter of her heart. Libby will do what she must to protect and keep her.
When Jackson arrives in Thief River to find the men responsible for his wife's death, he takes a room at Libby's boarding house, not knowing his child is near. Once he discovers Dawn's identity, nothing can keep him from her.
Though Libby has legally adopted Dawn, Jackson has rights. Neither Jackson nor Libby count on their mutual attraction or the brutal man determined to claim Libby as his own.
This fine final volume in Ms. Bonander's trilogy combines the aura of an Americana with the rough and ready grit of the Old West. It's the kind of story that makes you cry with happiness for those good people who get the happiness they deserve. Filled with the magic of love and the inherent goodness of man, this is a special read. SENSUAL (March, 359 pp., $5.99)