Author: Hannah Howell
Publication Date: March 29/16 by Zebra (1st published 1988)
Genre: historical western romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Royal Bancroft didn't know who was behind the outlaws trying to drive him off his land, but he would fight to the death rather than lose it. Yet with his sister and brother kidnapped, he felt defeat run through him like a chill wind…until a girl with cornsilk hair and a steady gunhand rode into his life.
Antonie was wild, hard, and hurting inside, and Royal knew from the moment he saw her, that if he tried to tame her, he'd break her spirit. Instead, he would let her ride with him as an equal partner and fight beside him for a future together…
The characters in this novel were very well suited to their roles. The intricate character development shows both what the world sees and the intricacies that individuals keep to themselves and their closest acquaintances. Not only did I fall in love with the main characters, I really enjoyed getting to know the rest of the cast as well. Not only did Howell bring forth a variety of personalities, but she also brings readers into an array of different lifestyles. It was a unique combination that had me intrigued.
This novel is a great show of Howell’s writing & I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to those who love a good old western romance.