by Penny Hayes
School teacher Blanche Bartholomew and dance hall girl Teresa Stark discover an unthinkable love—a love so forbidden that it is outside every reality of their lives.
The year is 1869. The place is the hot, windswept town of Starcross, Texas.
Blanche and Teresa flee together, and attempt the impossible—to cross the Texas prairie in a covered wagon, a venture that proves to be perilous beyond all their imagining. Both women grow in strength and courage, and when the willing but naïve Blanche must fight to protect the woman she loves, she discovers how much strength she truly possesses…
This passionate, earthy love story unfolds with spellbinding adventure, and details life in the old west with breathtaking authenticity. Its setting is no less than the magnificent sweep of our land.
First published by Naiad Press 1986