Childhood sweethearts Leah Starr and Johnny Whitehorse had nothing in common. She was a senator's daughter. He was the grandson of an Apache medicine man and the local "bad boy." But their passion made the rest of the world seem unimportant until a cruel deception forced them apart. Years later, Leah has returned to her hometown, burdened with memories, familiar with struggle and hard work. But when she sees Johnny again, her strength is tested. Now one of the most powerful men in the country, Johnny has also returned home. His mission is to bring Leah's power-hungry father down in the dust. When their love becomes too strong to ignore, both must make the ultimate choice, between the obligations of duty—and of the heart.
Katherine Sutcliffe is a multi-award-winning national and international bestselling author of 19 historical romance and contemporary suspense novels. She has twice been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for best historical of the year, and is a two-time winner of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. A four-time finalist for the Romantic Times Best Book of the Year Award, she has also been named favorite author of the year by Affaire de Coeur, among other awards.Sutcliffe has also worked as a consultant head writer for the daytime dramas As the World Turns and Another World and has played herself on Another World. She has been featured in numerous genre magazines, major newspapers, and TV Guide, and on The Jenny Jones Show. A native Texan, Sutcliffe lives near Dallas with her husband and children.
Kate Reading is the recipient of three AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has narrated everything from Patricia Cornwell to George Eliot. Her favorite BOT recordings include Like Water for Chocolate, Middlemarch, and Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Times series, which she narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer.