- File Size: 873 KB
- Print Length: 448 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Shirl Henke (November 15, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0068OMUVO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,563 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
Shirl is a USA TODAY Bestseller. Also, she has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer's Choice Awards from Romantic Times. In 2013, Romantic Times designated Shirl as one of the influential "pioneers" of the modern romance novel.
"I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen--it's hard to get good quills these days," she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those "devil machines." Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at www.shirlhenke.com.
Top Customer Reviews
What I like best was the story of Collin and Maggie more than of Eden and Wolf (very tender and deep of the feelings those two).But Colin was just IRRESISTIBLE !!!!
Will read it AGAIN in a near futute!!!
Maggie Worthingon was once a Boston debutante who made a bad decision and eloped with a smooth talking southerner--who had no intention of marrying her. Abandoned and forced into prostitution, she finds a way out of that world to become a madam in a successful bordello. She wants no man in her bed but longs for respectability. When she meets Colin McCrory she thinks she has found her ticket out. Colin was born in Scotland of a poor family but came to America. First he became an Indian scalper killing Apaches, but he hated the work and rose above it to become a successful rancher who now treats the Indians fairly, even looking out for their welfare on the White Mountain Reservation. A widower, he has no plans to marry having worshiped his first wife. When his daughter is taken by a man who worked for him, a smooth gunslinger, Colin sets out to bring her back. He takes with him a half Apache named Wolf Blake, a hired gun. In searching for the outlaws' hideout, they seek the help of Maggie who knows the area. In exchange for her help, and comfort for his daughter once found, Maggie demands Colin marry her. Colin wants Maggie in his bed, but he has no desire to marry a whore.
It's a good story but there were a few things that didn't quite ring true for me and it was all in the relationships.Read more ›
While searching for Eden, Colin meets Maggie Worthington, a beautiful bordello madam, who makes a shocking offer: She will find where his daughter is being held and help Eden after her father frees her -- if Colin will marry her. Realizing the futility of searching such a wide swath of Mexico, Colin reluctantly agrees.
It is obvious that there is an attraction between Maggie and Colin. He has political ambitions and needs a lady at his side; he also realizes he has no idea how to help Eden (she will be a pariah in society and worse; she will be emotionally and physically scarred by her ordeal at the hands of her abductors).
When Eden is freed, Maggie understands her needs and helps her come to terms with her situation. Maggie is the essence of a fashionable and genteel lady, in spite of her profession. She was raised as a lady in Boston and was led astray by a man she thought she loved.
Colin, still chafing from being coerced to marry a prostitute, refuses to honor his promise. However, forces beyond his control intrude on this stubborn Scot’s wishes.
This is just one of the story lines that courses through this book. This is a long story that has lots of action and drama. It kept my attention throughout the novel. 4.5 stars
This book is a good old fashioned western. I strongly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its really the story of a woman that never gave up. No matter if you make mistakes, which we all do, persistence does pay off most of the time.Published on January 14, 2014 by lisse
I enjoyed it. Really like this author. I look for her books when downloading to my kindle. Haven't been disappointed yet.Published on May 25, 2013 by roni
This is a western set in the 1880s but the tale is timeless. It's about love, yes, but it is also about guilt. Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by A Reader