Leaving her native Ireland behind, Maureen O’Rourke arrives in America with her watercolors, her canvasses, and her boundless dreams. She is hired to paint the impressive manor house of Louisiana cotton farmer Taylor Clairmont—a conniving landowner with less-than-noble intentions. Painting beneath a tree one day, Maureen catches a glimpse of an Indian—the first she’s ever laid eyes on. With his broad chest, raven hair, and chiseled features, he is by far the most handsome man she’s ever seen.
A proud Chitimacha chief, Racing Moon has sworn to stop Clairmont from usurping the land allotted to his tribe. But when he sees a flame-haired beauty on his enemy’s plantation, his anger is replaced by desire. Mistaking Maureen for Clairmont’s wife, Racing Moon vows to keep his distance. But his decision is no match for his destiny…
Signet, May 2003