Sarah dreams of the warrior who saved her life while she was just a child. Now a woman, she has been put under the guardianship of her evil cousin, Willy.

Willy cruelly tells Sarah the truth of her heritage; her father had been her mother's Indian lover. Beyond that, if Sarah refuses to comply with his marriage proposal, Willy threatens to kill the elderly couple who watch over her and expose her as a half-breed.

Golden Eagle, still obsessed by thoughts of the white girl he saved long ago, is on a mission to find and kill the man who beat and raped girls from his village. Golden Eagle and his war party are led to Willy's home.

Before the war party can exact their revenge, Golden Eagle catches Sarah fleeing into the night. Sarah tells him of Willy's deception. Believing the Great Spirit has led him to the blonde-haired woman, he takes her into his care.

At first Sarah fears the warrior who has become such a powerful man, but when he promises to spare the old couple, Sarah agrees to pretend to be his captive slave.

WHITE WIND quickly becomes unputdownable. The relationship between Sarah and Golden Eagle is like an unquenchable fire and the twist and turns in the story make the characters lovable and real. Akin to an Indian Romance by Cassie Edwards, this debut novel by Susan Edwards heralds a new talent in the genre. SENSUAL (March, 400 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cyndie Dennis-Greer