By DiAnn Mills
1803, the colony of Texas Marianne Phillips, the daughter of a prosperous rancher, hasn't ever agreed along with her father's harsh therapy of the negative mestizos who first inhabited the colony of Texas. whilst rebels kidnap Marianne, in hopes her father will alternate again their land for her freedom, she realizes her loyalty lies together with her abductors, no longer her father, who plans to marry her off to the don of a close-by property. Armando Garcia is the locals' reluctant chief, yet his humans revere and rely on him. realizing that with no his management they might be compelled from their land, Armando accepts his function, yet doesn't approve of the most recent try to manage their enemy. while he learns that Marianne really speaks his language, of her loyalty to his humans, and of the religion that retains her robust, Armando is confronted with a tricky choice. Will his newfound love hold him from letting her cross? Or will he set her loose and chance wasting their land eternally?
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Armando’s words were low, meant only for Felipe. But Marianne heard and understood every word. Felipe whirled around and pulled her from Diablo. His hands dug into her waist, but she refused to cry out. Diablo snorted and reared. Two other men tried to seize the stallion, but the horse kicked its front legs, sending them sprawling to the ground. This time she did not offer to settle her horse. Let them taste Diablo’s wrath. She heard the sound of a whip and struggled to free herself from Felipe’s hold.
Her eyes changed from glimmering jewels to daggers. ” “Si. ” Armando’s stare fixed on the young Mexican woman’s flushed face. ” Isabella asked. – 50 – Awa ken My Hea rt “We shall see. ” He brought her hands to his lips. “Isabella, you could dance for me. ” Isabella laughed. She flung her arms around his neck and kissed his cheek. ” Swinging away from him, she rushed to the man strumming a guitar. Armando hooked his arm into Marianne’s and pulled her to a spot away from the circle of others. ” He chuckled.
Armando confessed the fair-skinned maiden tugged at his senses, and he did not like her effect at all. What father would not trade his ambitions for a gem such as this? A part of him wanted to know her name, but he saw a weakness in such intimacy. She looked too much like her father not to have his evil heart. Armando must keep his distance and use sound logic in dealing with her. The dispute with Señor Phillips involved a way of life. The matter with Felipe involved honor. If Armando returned the señorita, he looked like a coward, not earnestly seeking the betterment of his people.