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Historical Romance Discussion > i'm looking for a book where the heroine and a male relative set out with a wagon party to travel to someplace new

I AM LOOKING FOR A BOOK .The book takes place in the post civil war era. Slavery has been abolished and a wagon train is taking people west to new lands and lives. The heroine of the story is a naive, young woman traveling with a male relative. The hero has deserted the war. Because of his strong fighting skills and leadership qualities he is chosen to become the Wagon Master and lead the wagon train. He holds closely his dark secret of desertion, though, during the course of the story it is revealed why all in the wagon train are leaving their former homes to set out on the dangerous journey through wilderness territory. The fancily dressed women (whores) of the party make no secret they hope to share their many sexual skills and attentions with those willing to share their gold, and the young heroine hopes to escape from a man that has long sought her for a mate.
Our heroine becomes enamored and is seduced by the strong leader of the traveling group. The two find themselves in the back of a wagon in the throes passion. With the leader not mindful of the young woman's inexperience. She finds his administrations painful and humiliating. With her body and pride hurt she demands with violent intentions the puzzled hero to leave her wagon, and to her leave alone.
As time goes on the man from the young woman's past is seen abusing and raping a young Indian woman the hero kills him in the end
The hero and heroine find each other again, both having felt the loss of their separation and the young woman revealing she is carrying the hero's child.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterunknown