A hardened lawman with no patience for the gentler things in life, Federal Marshal, Morgan Caine, is a hunter of men. At thirty-two, he has already outlived the life expectancy of a man in his profession. A survivor of an Indian massacre and raised by a Cayuse tribe, he carved a life out of the wilderness for him and his younger half-Indian sister. When his sister is brutally murdered, Morgan must track her killers. There is no place in his life, or his heart, for the young, headstrong daughter of his long time friend.Lacey Ashton has dreamed all of her life for a place to belong. After battling years of cultural diversity in England where she was a virtual outcast, Lacey journeys back to America to live with a father whom once abandoned her. An idealist, she lands in a man's world that has no tolerance for anything weak. Lacey vows to make Morgan see her as his equal. But when a powerful enemy returns from the grave to destroy them both, Lacey discovers the crippling legacy that has shadowed her life for twenty years. Where the will to love is stronger than life itself, Lacey will fight for the life of the man she loves.Autumn Star combines the traditional west hero with a society woman who aches to find her place in the world. Together they learn the importance of depending on one another, trust and finally love.
Warm historical romance
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
.... In 1873, US Marshal John Morgan Caine had a personal reason to see that justice occurred, vengeance for the murder of his sister by Bret Lawton and his men. Now a hero by delivering Bret and company several hundred miles to San Francisco to stand trial, Morgan still feels lonely. While Bret and many of his gang are to publicly hang, English lady Lacey Ashton arrives in town to stay overnight before continuing her journey to Portland to see her father for the first time in thirteen years. She finds no room as everything is booked for the gallows spectacle, but Morgan gallantly gives her his room, but in gratitude she desperately steals from him after someone stole her stuff. She continues to Portland where she meets up with an obsessed Morgan still completing his trek of revenge and justice. As they begin to fall in love, her past and his quest seem tied together. This makes their growing feelings seem moot as a permanent relationship between the idealistic romantic female and the realistic cynical male could never happen. AUTUMN STAR is a captivating romance starring two opposites in life’s philosophy. The story line is captivating because of the diverse thinking of the lead twosome. Fans of western romance will enjoy Lori Morgan’s trek along the Pacific Ocean states that provides a warm wonderful reading experience.Harriet Klausner
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