THE TRAIL OF DESTINY AND DREAMS. . . It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for naturalist Theodora Gordon. Leaving her affluent New England home, the bookish, gently bred beauty headed west to join a government expedition across America's last frontier -- and to face the wrath of the drive's rugged, irrascible leader, Captain Blade Roberts.
The handsome son of a French-Canadian trapper and a Cheyenne princess, Blade feared for the life of the innocent, pampered Easterner he was duty-bound to protect. But in a cruel and magnificent wilderness -- on a perilous journey plagued by treachery, tragedy and deceit -- Theodora would win the virile half-breed's gruding respect with her courage and stamina . . . and win his heart with the passionate promise of an irresistible and eternal love.