Vanessa is determined to escape from her father's men before she arrives at the Denver convent where she is to learn to be obedient. While running away she finds an Indian girl toddling about and nearby discovers a wounded Kiowa warrior.
Lone Wolf hates white people. His wife and family are dead because of Vanessa's father and men like him, but he finds it impossible to hate the woman who tends his wounds and gently cares for his niece.
Traveling as husband and wife, Lone Wolf and Vanessa encounter prejudice and danger, but it seems the more problems there are to overcome the stronger their relationship becomes, giving rise to smoldering passion and eventually love.
Across the plains, from towns to Indian villages, Vanessa and Lone Wolf strive to find a way to rescue Vanessa's sisters and free themselves from her father's vicious plans.
Sara Orwig presents readers with a moving Indian romance that explores the healing power of love as well as giving us a vibrant portrait of the West during a time of great change. SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., $4.99)