Book: The Half-breed Bride (The Proud Ones, Book 2) by Sharon Ihlecategories: Book, Indians, Cowboys, Love, Humor, Historical Romance
Sharon Ihleabout this book: As long-term residents of the San Diego area, where the beaches, mountains, and deserts are just a few hours away, my family and I have enjoyed many memorable camping trips to our nearby deserts as well as more distant treks into Arizona and the Colorado River areas near Yuma. It was during one of these trips that I learned about the Quechan Indians, a relatively peaceful tribe that lived along the Colorado River banks.
An avid reader, I had read several Indian romances in the past, but I couldn't remember reading one that featured the heroine as an Indian. Armed with a load of books, pamphlets, and research materials, I set out to write a historical romance novel featuring the little-known Quechan tribe and an Indian heroine. That heroine, Sunflower 'Sunny' Callahan, became the daughter of a Quechan maiden who married a gold-seeking Irishman.
The Half-Breed Bride is a story of murder, revenge, prejudice, and forbidden love. When Sunny comes home after a day of hiking up a nearby mountain, she discovers that her mother has been murdered. Her father and brother are on a trip to Northern California in search of gold, and there is no one to avenge her mother's death except for Sunny. Tracks leading away from the family home are unusual, so she mounts the family mule and follows the tracks--a trail that leads her to handsome rancher, Cole Fremont. It doesn't take long for Sunny to realize that Cole is not the man who killed her mother, and he agrees to help her in her quest. When he takes her to the family ranch, Sunny learns a lot more about prejudice than she ever wanted to know but none of it comes from Cole.
The cover for this book is one of my favorites and accurately depicts the hero and heroine of this story. This book was a real pleasure to write, and took around six months to finish. That seems to be the amount of time I need to write a full-length novel as I believe every one of them has taken six months to complete. I absolutely loved this story and I hope readers will too.
• "There is always something going on that keeps you on the edge of your chair making it very hard to put the book down."
• "Great reading. Didn't want to put the book down. "
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