All Three Novels Blue Thunder Love By Dawn Star Gazer Blue Thunder: One nightmarish day, during the Civil War, a strong, southern woman, Melissa St. Andrew loses her parents and her sister is raped by Union soldiers. While journeying west she is abducted by Blue Thunder, a handsome White Mountain Apache. Both being strong willed individuals, they fight the strong attraction as they travel through the hot desert. At his village, Melissa subsequently saves his life after a serious injury but she's attacked by a jealous Indian maiden, who wants her dead. Her life is spared but while Blue Thunder is unconscious from his injury, the chief sends her to a fort. Blue Thunder discovering Melissa missing, goes after her and brings her back to the tribe. Once Melissa is accepted, she and Blue Thunder wed, but still, their life doesn't run smoothly as they have to contend with hate, and prejudice. A year after the birth of their daughter, Melissa, heavy with her second child, is abducted by a crazed Indian. Blue Thunder, was captured by soldiers and is to be hanged. Love By Dawn: Blake January is escorting a young slave dealer to a fort when a young, feisty kid, Casey Walsh attempts to free his prisoner and fails. When Blake discovers the kid is a pretty girl, and the sister of his prisoner, he must w deal with two unwanted people. But, as Blake journey's to the fort, he cant igre the attraction he feels for Casey. At the fort, Casey manages to free her brother from the brig and they head west only to be captured by Apache Indians. Casey and her brother are accepted by the tribe because of a white woman, called Moon Glow. After Blake discovers them gone, he's adamant about finding Casey because she had captured his heart and than made a fool out of him. On his travels, Blake is accused of killing a prostitute and jailed and has to wait until the circuit judge arrives for his trial. Luckily, the murderer is caught and he continues on his quest. When, he arrives at the Indian village, Casey isn't happy to see him, fearing he has come to recapture her brother. Star Gazer: This story depicts the life of A modern girl changing the life of a headstrong Indian living in the 1800's. Essie Sherwood, living in the present, grows up loving hot-air ballooning and takes off on her first solo adventure. Caught in a whirlwind, she crash-lands on a cliff unhurt, but with a deflated balloon. Star Gazer, believing the balloon is a giant bird that will endanger his village has shot it down, but is confused to find a beautiful woman in the basket. Each believing the other an enemy, their first encounter is far from civil. After Star Gazer takes her to his village, his brother, the chief, orders him to take her to the nearest fort. Reluctantly, Star Gazer agrees kwing he has lost his heart to the white woman. At the fort, Essie meets a scientist with a time traveling machine and the man agrees to take Essie back to her century. But, Star Gazer finds them and jumps onto the machine finding himself in the future. Soon they discover that the distant future has been changed and they have to return to the past, where their lives become even more complicated.