Smoke jumper Lory Foster fights the summer infernos that threaten the Northwest forests. Mike Steen battles those blazes from his specially equipped chopper. When fires rage, they are a team. The rest of the time they are loners, isolated by the demands of their jobs, the uncertainty of their lives and the lurking threat of sudden death. To Mike, Lory is strong and vital. He doesn't believe she'll ever need him. To Lory, Mike is an unfetted spirit soaring over the human passions of love and desire. One glorious and tumultuous weekend on the drifting currents of Idaho's Snake River ignites a passion both are sure can overcome everything....
"Loved the firefighter story"
Drawn home by her father’s death, former champion barrel racer Lynn Walker realizes her passion still burns inside her. All she needs to rejoin the exciting and competitive rodeo circuit is a horse with heart and speed - and the means to buy one. Horses are part of rodeo livestock contractor Bryan Stone’s world. Despite his misgivings, the rough and rugged man finds what his former childhood friend needs to compete - White Moon. It makes sense for Lynn to accompany Bryan as he takes his livestock from one rodeo to another. What neither anticipates is the impact of those days and nights together.
"Boring, didin't end listening to it...."
Calida, a runaway slave, once saved the life of a Seminole War chief, Panther. Calida is also the sole witness to the murder of her master's wife by his own hand. Soon after Calida joins the Seminole camp, she and Panther are deeply in love, but their mutual enemies are quickly closing in on their Everglades haven.
"I love this book."
Madsaw, war chief of the Tillamook tribe, kidnaps Twana, the step-daughter of the Nisqually shaman. Though their people are enemies, and to love a slave violates tribal law, Madsaw and Twana become lovers. Twana is endowed with an unusual power which allows her to mentally commune with animals and "see" them even though they are out of sight.
Looking out at what remains of an ancient volcanic eruption, 16-year-old Kayla Stephens sees only dark lava, high desert, and birds. Then a girl wearing traditional Native American dress appears seemingly from the mist. Crying, the stranger begs Kayla to help her snatch her baby back from the settlers who stole the infant. Does Kayla have the courage to step into the past and attempt the dangerous rescue?
In 1872, lands once thought uninhabitable are coveted by the white settlers, traders, and miners headed west. In far Northern California the last few bands of Modoc cling to their ancestral lands, trying to live in peace with their new neighbors. Farmers now plow the ground where the Modoc ancestors lived.
"nice love story"
Two different peoples, each laying claim to the same territory. Dark Water, the keeper of her tribe's history, the Yiwiyawa, has no love for the whites. Barr Conner, a loner, an outcast among his own people, has no love for the Rogue's. Yet these two must work together, fighting treachery and bigotry, to reconcile two ways of life - while fighting their own growing love.
Jessie Speer set out for California, following her father's dream which turned into a nightmare and killed her family. Now, snow-clogged mountains, beautiful but heartless, held her prisoner. She prayed for a miracle. Blizzard after blizzard left her aching with cold, one step away from starvation. As months passed, Jessie almost stopped believing in warmth, safety and rescue. Only Daniel Bear was willing to brave the fearsome mountain to answer the stranded settler's desperate need.
The Chumash warrior Black Wolf is hunted by the commander of a Spanish Garrison at a Catholic Mission in Alta California. His people have been forcibly "converted" to Christianity and live in virtual slavery under Spanish rule and the supervision of the priests. Black Wolf has gravely wounded one of the mission guards, and while fleeing is seen by Lucita, the daughter of the new Colonel, a devout Catholic and loyal Spanish subject.