Some call him half-breed and she's called a lady. Few in 1825 would judge them equals~
Rafe McKuen, the son of an Osage chief's daughter and a successful American fur trader turned planter, has one foot in each world. Since childhood, he's visited his mother's tribal camp near St. Louis. And at his father's New Orleans Plantation, he's the "invisible" but beloved son. Where will he make his home--in which world?
Miss Eve Holcombe is an Eastern beauty with influential relatives. Her father's unexpected and sudden announcement that they are going West startles Eve and worries her. Why, she asks. But her father has a secret and a plan he won't reveal. He insists she trust him and what other choice does she have? If she stays in the East, her ambitious aunt will try to marry her off to her aunt's advantage.
Both Rafe and Eve are on a journey, a Journey to Respect. But such journeys are rarely uncomplicated or without dangers. And falling in love is the most dangerous of all.