Since Amelia ‘Falcon Woman’ Tucker was a small child, she heard the stories of how her mother was Rescued from the River by her father. Rising Wolf held her heart captive for years before he asked for her hand in marriage. Although the river had always called to her, she never knew how much she loved the stalwart Indian until she had to Swim the River to save him.
The gypsies have always been subject to ridicule by the non-gypsy communities. Aisley Smith knew of the dangers from an early age as her family and the clan traveled from one area to the next. When they settled on Caddo Lake in east Texas, she spied a young, golden skin man. Her mind took her to places her body would not be allowed to go if he were a gaje. Sam Grey remembered Aisley Smith as a child. But when his father sent him to request they be allowed to join her clan, he soon found she had grown into a beautiful temptress.
When confronted by a stranger threatening her, Zaidee Rogers flees her home to escape the murderous hands of the man she witnessed kill her brother. Posing as Flora Reese, a schoolteacher by profession, she meets Joseph Solomon. Joseph Solomon can’t get the gorgeous redhead out of his mind. His gut instinct tells him she’s running from something. Joseph comes up with an idea to draw out Flora’s enemies.
Orphaned at 15, Elizabeth George learned to protect herself and her ranch from ruffians trying to steal her part of the Rocky Mountains. Interrupted while tracking a mountain lion, she follows the smoke-filled air to the half-frozen body of Frank Walling. Caring for the wounded confederate soldier, his demise stirred emotions Lizzie thought she was incapable of feeling. Frank Walling fought for his beliefs during the Civil War. Wounded and half-frozen on the side of a mountain an angel appeared at his side.
When Sarah Eastin’s mother died, she was confronted with problems she was not prepared to face. Unruly ghosts swarmed her home, attacking her during the night, the dreadful creatures wouldn’t give her a minute's peace. She pushed the man of her dreams away, afraid he would think she was crazed. Sarah turned to her sons for help. They convinced her, the only man who could help was Shining Moon, the man she pushed away.
In 1850, Martha Harding chased her husband's killers to Texas. With the plan of revenge, she takes on the name of Mattie O'Sheay. She finds herself close but not close enough. Landing in the small town of Linden proved to harbor more than the killers, but also a tall handsome ranger, James Parker. The beautiful woman he kept his eyes on rented a room at his mother's boarding house. James Parker kept Mattie O'Sheay's identity secret to help draw out the killers of her husband. Little did he know, the killers were not the only ones to tear her world apart.
Carson Long fights to remain free of the swirling emotions a past love instilled in him. Denying his heart access to the long-haired beauty isn't an easy task. River Moon desperately wants to reclaim the man she lost from one irrational fit of rage. He refuses to give into her request until she and her grandparents lives are threatened. No matter what she did to him in the past, he couldn’t let her suffering go without helping her. But will he be able to resist the temptations of his past?