Carmela Wade has lived a lie since she was twelve. She's longed to break free of her uncle and their life on the road, traveling to tell others about her supposed life as an Indian captive. She's hated deceiving folks, but hasn't come up with a way to support herself and is still under age.
US Marshal Freeland McKay hopes to transport his prisoner to Prescott without incidents. When Carmela and her uncle travel on the same stagecoach, his curiosity is aroused. When problems befall them, he feels he must do what he can to protect her.
Susan Page Davis weaves an intriguing tale with just the right amount of historical details, suspense, and romance. I was sad when the book came to an end. Great job, Susan.