Marlette Brightwood had come inexperienced and unafraid from a sheltered life in Philadelphia to the unmapped, untamed Oregon Territory in 1842. Her guide was Ross Chesnut, a legend on the frontier.
All Abigail had to still her fears of the unknown were love, and trust in Ross Gallagher, the handsome, reckless Irishman who had snatched her from her New England family to make her his wife. But Abigail was soon to learn how frail even this man's strength and spirit were in the face of the dangers and terrors of the West. As a captive of a Sioux chieftain, Abigail was fated to experience a living hell.
A legend on the frontier, only Ross could guide the wagon train that was taking them across the vast, unmapped continent. Born white, but raised as a mighty Sioux warrior, his desire for the golden-haired Marlette had taken him from his Indian people and left his soul divided. Now together, Ross and Marlette faced the unknown terrors of this great trek west...and a stirring destiny that would test the love and courage of both...
Ross Chesnut has recovered from the tragic end in book-3, The Vision is Fulfilled, and now leaves his retreat in the Cascade Mountains of the Oregon Territory in the early spring of 1851 to find the band of Yanktonai Indians who raised him. His journey is filled with danger from the deceit of white men and the vengeance of Indians. And when he finds the tribe he is seeking he is welcomed with both favor and hatred for the message he is carrying is one of doom and forces their traditions into great peril.
When the tall, newly minted preacher named Aaron Wood came looking for a bride to accompany him on his mission to the Sandwich Islands, Elizabeth Morgan thought her prayers had been asnwered. Little did she suspect that the perfect love Aaron desired would not be for her and that escaped convict Ian McCloud, who boarded the Thaddeus at Rio de Janiero, would be the man who loves her and offers her refuge. During that refuge she discovers Ian is making his living by destroying the very people Aaron and Elizabeth have vowed to save.
As swimsuit model Claudia Jordan awaits her camera call on a Maui beach, she catches her first glimpse of the handsome man who will eventually change her life forever. As Claudia poses, David Keanu paints Black Rock and discreetly adds Claudia into his artwork, and the two soon begin a passionate love affair. But then she discovers David's drug addiction....