By Lyn Cote
A brand new Orleans girl and a half-breed frontiersman turn into not likely allies as they trip the wilds of texas. In 1821, whilst conditions make it most unlikely for her to stay in New Orleans, Dorritt and her family members head west to hitch Stephen Austin's cost and recoup their fortune in Texas. Quinn is a guy of the frontier who has made a reputation for himself as a peerless scout. yet as he and Dorritt's social gathering commence a grueling trek throughout untamed Texas, the good fortune in their trip is in grave doubt. Mexico has damaged with the Spanish Crown, and armies from either countries—plus marauding Comanches—roam the pine forests and prairies. And one of many social gathering is plotting destruction. Now, with their lives joined in a virgin land fraught with peril, can Dorritt and Quinn positioned all their belief in God and obtain the needs in their hearts?
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He came, looking concerned. “Amos, get the mule ready for us. ” He ran off toward the mule. She turned and her stepfather was before her. “What do you think you’re doing, girl? ” She started past him. 56 LYN COTE “You’ll only find their bodies. ” Kilbride moaned. Jewell and even Quinn might need help now. She didn’t have time to cater to her stepfather’s dramatics. “I know you want to go,” she lied. “But you must stay to protect mother, our people, and possessions. Amos and I will go and find them.
He was a stranger. But she was in desperate need of help. And perhaps he was the Lord’s provision. She nearly reached out to press her hand to his leather shirt. “Would you . . ” “I do not understand. ” Her lungs constricted. She should have expected this response. Quinn was after all a man. ” “Then why do you ask me, not your stepfather? ” Crickets brought the darkness alive with their endless chant. This man’s insight was acute. But perhaps living outside civilization forced one to observe closely.
It would be best to take the extra time and get everything safely onto the Texas riverbank. As Quinn told the Negroes how they would be crossing the river, Kilbride’s daughter, Miss Jewell, announced in a good like- The DESIRES of HER HEART 53 ness of her father’s high-handed manner, “I will cross with my mare. ” “I’m sorry but I must do what’s best for the stock,” Quinn told her. ” Miss Jewell began to wrangle. But her mother beckoned her away and then talked to her apart from the rest. The girl didn’t look ready to settle down.