Running to escape a life of servitude may have taken her out of a bad situation but being a Native woman means she can never escape the way people see her. The prejudice Morning Dove faces is a daily reminder that she doesn't really belong with these people but one man makes her forget she's an outsider. Looking at him, she longs for things she never thought to have and all she has to do is reach out and grab them … if she could only get over her fear of speaking to him.
Ben Atwater has more problems than any one man should and most of them he brought on by himself. The only bright spot in his life is a pretty Native girl who will barely look at him. Morning Dove is an enigma he wants to explore but his past has tainted his future. Will a woman like her want a man as miserable as him? And if so, can he keep her once he has her in his arms?
A beautiful love story
This is the story of Ben Atwater and Morning Dove. It is part of the Willow Creek series and while it can be read alone I strongly recommend reading the series so that you get a better feel for the characters. I loved this story! Morning Dove is a Native American woman that was badly abused by a white man, and still suffers the prejudice of the townsfolk. Ben is a man struggling with his past and his relationship with alcohol. Both just want to be accepted and loved. Together they find that love and learn to let go of the past and build a future together. This book was well written and the love these two feel for each other comes across the pages beautifully. This entire series is wonderful and I look forward to any future books!