From Amazon Blurb: When Darby McPhee falls in love with Cayo Bradley, a wild cowboy from a nearby ranch, her world is ripped apart. Caught in a lifeless existence of caring for her father and brothers since her mother’s death, Darby does little else but work. But a death-bed promise to her mother to get her education now stands in the way of her heart’s desire to belong to the rough-and-tumble Cayo Bradley.
Darby is Cayo’s redemption from a horrific act in his past that torments him. After being captured as a young boy by the Jicarilla Apache, he now tries to settle back into white society—but how can he? If he loses Darby, he loses everything.
Darby is determined to keep her promise to her mother, but will Cayo wait for her? In this stunning tale of love and loss, Darby comes to understand that no matter what happens, she will always be THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAYO BRADLEY…
I just finished this novel and it has all of the feels and more! It is a period novel set mostly in New Mexico. If you don’t know how life was back, or if you, this book will give more insight as far as different races and cultures. The writing is prefect. I found zero errors. I anxiously wanted to see how it would end as I read the struggles of each character. Five stars. Ten if that was a star option.