These are chronicles of the Old West--of the native people who lived on the land for generations and the pioneers who came from all over the world in search of riches…the struggle to survive in a land without laws…the strange bedfellows that resulted from the clash of cultures…and the common language of the heart that spoke of a love more precious than gold.
When ambitious Catalina di Ferrara turns her back on her noble Italian past to pursue her dream of designing dresses in America, she quickly learns that jobs in high fashion are scarce in the mountain town of Paradise, California. Her determination to succeed, however, earns her a position--in a less-than-upstanding establishment.
For half-native twin Drew Hawk, life means a poker deck, a Colt 45, and the open road, until he crosses the wrong man and has to make a quick getaway. But he doesn't mind hiding out in Paradise, especially when he takes a gander at the beautiful and spirited Catalina working in the town's Parlor.
Cat manages to drain the handsome gambler's funds while never quite delivering the goods. But Drew is captivated by the clever lady, and it takes all of Cat's willpower to resist the gambling gunslinger's charm. When the law finally comes for him with guns blazing, will Cat risk her heart and prove to be Drew's Lady Luck?
California Legends Series:
NATIVE GOLD, Book 1
NATIVE WOLF, Book 2
Glynnis Campbell is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure romance. She’s the wife of a rock star, and the mother of two young adults, but she’s also been a ballerina, a typographer, a film composer, a piano player, a singer in an all-girl rock band, and a voice in those violent video games you won’t let your kids play. She does her best writing on cruise ships, in Scottish castles, on her husband’s tour bus, and at home in her sunny southern California garden. Glynnis loves to play medieval matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where the bold heroes have endearing flaws, the women are stronger than they look, the land is lush and untamed, and chivalry is alive and well!
Absolutely loved every one of the books in this series including this one.
Hawks flight is crossed
When Catalina moves to Paradise California, following her dream of being a dress maker and designer, and encouraged by letters from her uncles experiences twenty five years earlier, she learns to make adjustments to her new reality. Handsome gambler and Native American Drew Hawk is also an adjustment she stumbles across when she finds herself cleaning in a saloon parlor. He is a frustrating and honorable gambler who helps save her new friend and comes with a twin who presents further adventure and challenges.
I enjoy the characters as well as the lives and stories Glynis creates, I cheer them on, fear for them and feel their energy. This is the third book in her California Legends series about a Native American Konkow family.
If you haven't read books By Glynis Campbell, dive in and enjoy all of her books.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
A great book in a wonderful series about early California
Paradise, Califonia in 1875 is where Catalina Palatino Prosperi Valentino del Ferraia to create dresses for the women living there. She chosed Paradise because of the letters her uncle had written to her father when he moved there for the gold rush 25 years early. It is not what she expected. There isn't a dress shop where she could go to work to earn money to purchase a sewing machine and because of the way she dresses and being for Italy the only job she can find is at the Parlor as a maid. THere she meets Drew Hawk, the son of a Konkow Indian and a white woman who makes his living playing cards. I really enjoyed reading how they meet and fall in love. My favorites parts are when the person Catalina is talking to speaks to her using slang and trying to explain what the word means uses more slang.
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