Set in the American West in 1836

Cherish the Dream

The Trail of Destiny and Dreams

It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for naturalist Theodora Gordon. Leaving her affluent New England home, the bookish, gently bred beauty headed west to join a government expedition across America’s last frontier—and to face the wrath of the drive’s rugged, irascible leader, Captain Blade Roberts.

The handsome son of a French-Canadian trapper and a Cheyenne princess, Blade feared for the life of the innocent, pampered Easterner he was duty-bound to protect. But in a cruel and magnificent wilderness—on a perilous journey plagued by treachery, tragedy and deceit—Theodora would win the virile half-breed’s grudging respect with her courage and stamina...and win his heart with the passionate promise of an irresistible and eternal love.

Cherish the Dream 

He tread water next to her. “You’re a quick learner, princess.”

“Why do you call me that?” she demanded in mock irritation 

Amusement flickered over his rugged features. “The first time I laid eyes on you, I thought you looked like a princess from a fairy tale.”

He grinned at her with wicked glee. Theodora pounded both hands against the surface, sending geysers of water spraying over his head and shoulders. Before he could grab her, she screamed in mock terror, dove under the water, and headed toward shore.

In two strokes he caught up with her. He grasped her waist and pulled her to him. Even under the dark water, his mouth found hers, and he kissed her roughly, passionately, possessively ...