Lucinda Glenforest’s father, a general who’d fought in the Indian Wars, taught his flame-haired daughter to out-shoot even the best men the military could put up against her. When Luci’s sister is seduced and abandoned, it’s up to Luci to defend her honor in a duel. Although she wins, the humiliated captain and his powerful family vow vengeance. The sisters’ only hope is to flee and hide until their father returns from his overseas mission. Out of money, Luci hatches a plan to disguise herself as a boy and use her sharpshooting skills in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
The chief of the Assiniboine tribe has a terrifying vision, that someone called the deceiver, or trickster, spells doom for the children of his tribe. He enlists Charles Wind Eagle to join Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, in hopes of appealing to the President of the United States for help, and to find and stop the deceiver. When Wind Eagle is paired with a girl whom he knows is disguised as a boy, he believes she might be the deceiver. Still, she stirs his heart in ways he must resist, for he has a secret that can never be told, nor ignored. And Luci can never forget that her father would destroy Wind Eagle if she were to fall in love with him.
Forced to work together, they can’t deny their growing attraction. Will Luci and Wind Eagle find a way through the lies to find true love? Or will they be consumed by the passion of deception and slander?
A richly entertaining and informational romantic story between Wind Eagle, of the Assiniboine tribe, and Luci Glenforest, a sharpshooter daughter of an Army general, after they are paired together in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Both, Wind Eagle and Luci were there for reasons of their own which they didn’t want anyone else to know. Working together, they can’t deny the growing attraction they have for each other. But is it enough for a lasting love or will their lies ruin everything?
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The author did a great job with the backgrounds of the characters and kept the story flowing from page to page. The detailed descriptions made the book visually stimulating as well. I look forward to reading more from this author.
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.