"An insightful work"
Two years at the Academy for Select Young Ladies may
have stiffened her back, but failed to remove Suzanne
Bonneaux's abilities to ride and shoot as good as a man.
When she learns about the forced relocation of the Arapaho
including her friend Bright Water, Suzanne ignores her
mother's advice to wait for the return of her stepfather
Colonel Garrett. Instead she rides the coach without
escort from Cheyenne heading through the dangerous Wyoming
and Dakota Territories to help Bright Water.
However, a notorious gang holds up the coach and only
the appearance of legendary outlaw Black Jack Sloan saves
Suzanne from a nasty fate. Jack takes Suzanne with him to
keep her safe as he ventures across the Territories, but
soon THE COLONEL'S DAUGHTER and the famous outlaw fall in
love. However, he has a price on his head and a quest to
avenge the murders of his family making the future together
This late nineteenth century western romance is a
powerful look at the times through the varying perspectives
of the lead couple and several support players. The story
line is fast-paced while the cast feels genuine adding to a
taste of the era. Known for her robust contemporary and
historical military romances, Merline Lovelace provides
western readers and Americana romance fans an appealing
cross genre tale worth reading.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 13, 2001