Temple Gordon is beautiful and proud, a Southern belle raised on her father s luxurious plantation. She is also a Cherokee. The Blade Stuart, an impulsive nearby landowner, is Cherokee as well. He and Temple share a passion for each other and a concern for their people. But, while Temple wishes to protect the Cherokee way of life, The Blade seeks to save his people from death. It s the early 1830s, and a battle rages between the Federal Government and President Jackson over the fate of Cherokee land. Temple, in the face of growing danger, wishes to stay. The Blade kws they must go. Before them is a long, tumultuous trail west. They have only their families and each other to cling to, but can their love alone see them through the pain? Previously published as The Proud and the Free, Janet Dailey s American Dreams brims full of historical tragedies and unwavering courage. Readers will be moved by its intense story of passion and hope.
Janet Dailey, who passed away in 2013, was born Janet Haradon in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska, before meeting her husband, Bill. The two worked together in construction and land development until they retired to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, setting a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was No Quarter Asked. She has gone on to write approximately ninety novels, twenty-one of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on radio and television. Today, there are over three hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in nineteen different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world. For more information about Janet Dailey, visit www.janetdailey.com.