Ryder Fallon and Jenny have both been captured by the Apache and resist assimilation into the tribe. Jenny was taken from a stagecoach while on her way to meet her husband. Jenny bribes the injured Ryder by taking care of him while he is recovering from severe injury by making him promise to take her with him when he is well enough to escape. During the months until the escape, Jenny learns that she is carrying the child of the Apache chief who captured her, a man she does not love. Her love for Ryder, however emerges and grows. When the night of escape arrives, Jenny goes into labor and Ryder delivers her son; however, he gives the child over to its father to save Jenny's life. The child's father, once he has his son, sets Jenny and Ryder free. What follows involves Jenny's plight to escape an unusual and eventually abusive relationship with her husband, her growing relationship with Ryder, and her turmoil as she tries to accept the loss of her first born child. The adventure is top notch and the love story is sound. Liked this book, so will look for the follow up "Chase the Wind."