Forever His Texas Bride by Linda Broday
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Rayna and Brett meet in jail, she's there because she got caught pickpocketing, he because he's a halfbreed and the sheriff wanted to hang him for it. They go to the town near his ranch, where he finds the sister he just found out he had. Rayna starts working with the town doctor and Brett goes to his ranch. One day an old Indian ends up at the ranch, he needs help with some sick Indian orphans. Trouble soon shows up because Bretts neighbor doesn't want a bunch of Commanche around, even though they are kids. A war between Brett and the neighbor goes on, and he and Rayna get close, but he battles with himself because he doesn't want her to be hurt emotionally or physically because of him. This is a very good love story that gives a lesson in US history about how people treated Indians and those of mixed heritage. Both Brett and Rayna are broken inside and each tries to help heal the other. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. The characters are real and you really bond with them. I highly recommend this book.