A wanderer’s life was all James Randall Kirkland had known since he was an orphaned boy in San Antonio. And while years of adventure had satisfied his younger self, now he’s longing to put down roots of his own and is prepared to go it alone. But when he sees the Apache slave woman with the startling blue eyes, the course of his journey is changed forever.
Ever since the Comanche raided her village and took her for their own, Millie hasn’t known any kind of freedom. After years of being outcast, beaten and traded from tribe to tribe, she’s unprepared for James’s patient tone and gentle ways. Still, as her handsome savior slowly earns her trust, Millie struggles between desire and fear, sure it’s just a matter of time before James tires of her and her burgeoning feelings are nothing but another wasted memory.
Published: 1st August 2015
Publisher: HQN Books
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Series or Stand-Alone: Book 0.5, Ransom Canyon
I am so glad that I decided to read this book just after reading book 1 in this series, Ransom Canyon. This book takes place in the past, well before Staten, Quinn and all the others in Ransom Canyon existed. We follow James Kirkland who is travelling the land when he comes across a woman tied up and being beaten by tribes women. For the price of a broken watch, he 'buys' the woman and decides to help her. This story follows their story as they travel to a new village with James' vision of opening up a ranch.
With quite a few twists and turns in this story, I jsut could not put it down. It put a lot more perspective on book 1 in this series as this story is more of a 'this is where the story really begins'. I found that reading this book straight after reading Ransom Canyon was definately the better way of reading it.
Intrigued to find out what the story is going to be in book 2...