- File Size: 713 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Publisher: Dee Ann Palmer; 2 edition (March 13, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 13, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BUCJGCU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,890,060 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Where Eagles Cry Kindle Edition
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Into this strange new world comes young Cara Lindsay from Boston. After the death of her parents, she decides to take the long ship journey to her favorite aunt's place in this brave new world only to find her beloved aunt has died and her uncle, now despondent over the death of his wife, unable to care for her. Cara secures a position as companion to a married woman on the Navarro ranch. Desira is the wife of the Don, but the job will not be an easy one.
Desira Navarro has suffered severe brain damage in what was presumed to be an accident. She was pregnant at the time and the news that her child has died has driven the woman into a repressed state. Her only comfort is a doll that she clutches and cries for.
Cara's father had been a teacher, so she uses some of his techniques to calm the injured woman. After a few run-ins with Don Miguel over her methods, Cara receives permission to handle Desira as she sees fit. To make her job more difficult, Don Miguel starts showing interest in her. As she resists, her quiet desire for him grows.
But Miguel has a cousin, Arturo, also a handsome, if not head-strong, young man. He shows interest in Cara, too, but his methods are much rougher. And there is a deep-seated family feud between the cousins because Arturo has told Cara he believes the rancho was stolen from his father. And there might be proof.
Adjusting to life in Nueva California is nothing like Boston, like the scorpions, the snakes, and bears, and mountain lions. The wild west is just that, but Cara suspects some of the incidents are attempts on her life and she has to make a decision before it's too late.
There is a superstition on the rancho: when the bells ring and the eagle flies, a death occurs. The bells ring... more than once. This is a tightly written story, filled with beautiful word pictures of this bygone time and memorable, fully drawn characters. Well worth your time.
I was captivated from the start and learned much about old-time California. If you like the old west, and memorable characters, this book is for you.