Moved by the desire for adventure and a yearning to help the Ute Indians, 20-year-old Shiloh Wainright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. Soon she finds herself caught in the crossfire between the Utes, their unyielding Indian Agent, and the unrealistic demands of the US government. Her unexpected encounter with Jesse Blackwater, an embittered half-breed Ute and childhood friend, only complicates matters.
Heather Gordon has enjoyed the privileges of 16th-century Scottish nobility her entire life. Duncan Mackenzie has never known a life beyond the rugged Highland countryside. But a daring task brings this unlikely pair together. Deceit, betrayal and unexpected love will draw readers into this gripping story.