The bestselling author of Rapture’s Gold delivers a western historical romance of two worlds colliding in a storm of peril and passion.
Will Lassater comes to California to build a logging empire, never expecting to fall in love with the golden land. Then he beholds Santana, an exotic Spanish beauty, and in her dark, luminous eyes he sees all that is beautiful and irresistible about the rich and fertile country—all that he wishes to possess yet does not fully understand.
With every beat of her innocent heart, Santana knows this tall, handsome, blue-eyed American is the only man she can ever love. But between Santana and Will stands a lifetime of tradition—and a powerful and ruthless Spanish don who vows to kill any man who dares to covet his intended bride. Now, as Will’s dream of Lassater Mills becomes a reality, he will risk everything to make Santana his own. And though love cannot protect them from vengeful enemies or the fires of change raging across the land, it may give them the strength to face an uncertain future, and—in the midst of tragedy—the courage to begin anew.
“A poignant, touching story that will bring tears to your eyes! Rosanne Bittner proves time and time again that she is a master at her craft!” —Literary Times