votes · Published: Oct 31st, 2006
Book 2 in the Keeper Trilogy. The last decade of the nineteenth century found the United States government in the final stages of decimating one of the most historical Native American cultures of all time-the great Sioux nation. America was at war with the Plains Indians. Cole Wilkins leaves the family ranch in northern Minnesota and meets a young Indian woman-one who tries to steal from him, who tests his patience to the extreme. A woman who is the mysterious figure that haunts his darkest dreams. Cole finds himself not only in the midst of a nationwide battle to assimilate her people, but also discovers love as he begins to understand his fateful dream. August Moon leads a small group of fugitive Sioux, the last holdouts of a dying nation. She fights her growing love for Cole, but not because of ancestry. Instead, a fated vision from her childhood, her loyalty to the Sioux way and the misunderstandings of two diverse cultures prevent her from seeking a life with the man who has touched her very soul. But destiny cannot be altered. No one person from her past, nor anyone she would ever meet, would have such a profound impact on her life. Note: This book was previously published elsewhere under the same title. It has been revised for Ellora's Cave Publishing.