Blinded by the Light... Katherine Fairfield and her missionary husband were traveling to Oregon Country to bring God to the 'savages.' Then the young minister was struck down by fever, leaving Katherine alone with a deathbed promise to carry out her husband's dream. Why now did cruel Providence see fit to test her with an earthly love? Mixed-blood trapper Jed West rued the day he'd rescued Katherine Fairfield. She was a missionary, not a woman, he kept telling himself. But even while he scorned her piety, the passion that burned between them threatened to possess his very soul.