After a night she thought was heaven, a letter came, promising her she'd pay. the stalking began, and she had only Jason's promises to change to rely on--or did she?
Imposter Curt would convince Cindra he was her husband long enough to turn the tables on the man paying him to fool her and gain even more.
Cindra knew the instant she saw Curt she still wanted him no matter what he’d done. Follow Cindra’s struggles to salvage the life she’d made for herself, not let him back into her life or heart, not to trust or succumb to the charms of a man changed too much, and to stay alive while she learns why Curt left her, and why he disappeared.
A five hundred year of prophecy turned him into prey for those who carried the Cross of Death.
Deceit and betrayal end in torture Jaylon suffers all because a legend promised the return of the Bastards of Ran.
Returning from war, Ward wanted as little to do with people as possible and retreated to the forest. As a park ranger in the 70s, he tolerated the people while protecting the animals. Avoiding people as much as possible, he wanted to take pictures, write a book on the wild life, and stop the poachers. Having his publisher saddled him with a woman to retake the pictures he spends weeks on was an insult. Having her save his life when he fell into a trap set by the poacher was embarrassing, especially when he fell for her harder than he’d fallen into that trap. Ward wanted to stop the poacher; the poacher wanted to kill him, and Callie was caught in the middle. Little did the poacher know, she was as capable of fighting back as Ward and a private war started.
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"Anytime the subject of Indians comes up they talk about Jim, at least in Ester. Jim was a white boy captive taken back from the Indians. He couldn't adjust to white ways. Ask me, knowing them Hoody boys, they wouldn't let him, but the up-shoot of it is, he tore into them one day and nearly killed them before he could be pulled off."
Poppin shrugged. "Maybe he didn't have Sam's sense of humor. I don't know, and half of what they said, I don't believe. The point I'm making is, the boy was white, born white anyway. He was taught to live like the Indians, and no way around it, the Indian way is savage. So Jim was savage. A white savage, if ya will."
"How long would it take to turn a child?"
"Who knows, but it sure takes longer to unlearn than it takes to learn. That was ten years or so ago, and it don't sound like he has yet."
"Raping," he said, shaking his head.
"An Indian takes what he wants."